How can I improve my home security

As the saying goes, an Englishman’s home is his castle, but not many of us own property with built in fortifications and a moat to keep intruders at bay, let alone a drawbridge or a team of archers defending the stronghold.  With that in mind, how can the average homeowners keep their property safe from… Read more »

Festive home security tips

The Christmas holidays are a time when many of us leave our homes unattended for long periods while we visit family and friends, or even leave the country in favour of a hotter destination for a break from the cold, dark winter days.  Unfortunately, these conditions favour burglars, for whom the cover of longer dark… Read more »

What is NSI and why should you look for it?

If you are new to the world of intruder alarm and fire safety systems, NSI may be a confusing acronym that seems to appear everywhere.  NSI stands for National Security Inspectorate and they are the leading security, fire protection system and facilities management UKAS accredited certification body in the UK.  Insurance companies place a high… Read more »

Don’t lose out on insurance with inferior intruder alarms

Home security is one of the most important factors that insurers look at when deciding on what premium any given customer should pay for their contents insurance.  The actual value of the items to be covered does make a difference, but it is the integrity of your home protection methods that determines the final value;… Read more »

How do alarm systems tell apart pets and thieves?

A recent letter to the Guardian’s Consumer Champions section queried the sensitivity settings of an intruder alarm which did not activate during a home invasion.  The homeowners lost a lot of valuable property and were shocked to find that their National Security Inspectorate (NSI) approved system had been set to allow for pets, despite the… Read more »

Winter Home Security Tips

Winter home security tips to help you protect your home as the nights get earlier. Smart Water Manage your winter home security and get in touch with your insurers to see if they offer Smart Water for free on your household insurance policy. Smart Water is an ant-criminal system which you paint onto your valuables… Read more »

The Hottest Barbecue Safety Tips

The Summer most definitely calls for a lovely barbecue; the season just isn’t complete without one. However, every year with this comes barbecue fires and related injuries. Before polishing your barbecue grill which has been sitting away for months, or head out to grab a disposable barbecue, read our hottest barbecue safety tips… Charcoal Barbecue… Read more »

Burglar Alarm Going Off During Power Cuts?

One of our most frequently asked questions is “Should my burglar alarm go off during a power cut?” Our response is no, it shouldn’t. During the event of a power cut, your burglar alarm shouldn’t be going off as the backup battery should be able to provide the alarm with power during a the power… Read more »

Intruder Alarm Has Multiple Entry Routes?

One of our most frequently asked questions is “can my intruder alarm have more than one entry route?” To answer this, you need to understand how your intruder alarm works when you first enter your home. Most people have their keypad in the hallway by their front door, and an entry time of 30 seconds or longer… Read more »

How Many Wires Should a Security System Have?

  Wires – one of the biggest concerns people have when buying a security system. We are often asked “How many wires will there be? “Will wires be on show?” “How do you hide wires?” No matter what kind security system you have, there will be at least one wire. Most security systems are wireless,… Read more »