Make your security system as safe as houses

Domestic security products and connected home services are becoming more mainstream with constant camera monitoring now being used by a range of customers to keep an eye on pets while they are out of the house, to watch kids if they are home alone for a short period and to check on the property while… Read more »

Trust the professionals

At P&R Alarms we consider ourselves to be expert professionals in the security industry, but there is another group of security professionals, in a sense, who we should listen to when it comes to keeping our homes and businesses safe and secure – the professional burglar. It might seem odd to ask burglars for security… Read more »

What do you do when you hear an alarm sounding?

Picture the scene… You’re relaxing after mowing the lawn on a Sunday afternoon. The smell of freshly cut grass mingles with the barbecue smoke drifting across the row of gardens and the distant sound of children playing and the chatter of people talking creates a peaceful atmosphere, in which to enjoy a cold beer and… Read more »

Deterrents – what works and what doesn’t

Back in the days when CCTV was a relatively new product on the domestic security scene, there was market for dummy cameras to act as a deterrent to thieves.  Some of these fake CCTV cameras looked quite convincing, even having a cable attached to a wall to make it appear live, and with red flashing… Read more »

Protect your cherished Christmas presents and your home

Although the glow of Christmas has faded to a distant memory, we have all received something we cherish as gift, or something very expensive that we have wanted for a while. Perhaps last Christmas brought you a delivery from Father Christmas that you just can’t live without, or you have made a major family purchase… Read more »

Break in and theft patterns to be aware of

Your local news might not be the most exciting bulletin, and sometimes the local papers really scrape the bottom of the barrel for a newsworthy story, but there is something very valuable in these local news items that can help you sharpen up your home security. Reports of break-ins and thefts are a regular feature… Read more »

Summer security standards – don’t let the heat get to you!

Finally, the weather has changed for the better and it seems like it’s here to stay for the summer (I do hope I haven’t spoken too soon!). It’s that time of year when people let their hair down and have fun in their gardens, at the beach or at a local park and it is… Read more »

What can you do remotely?

In many industries there are tasks that can be carried out remotely, or set on a timer to free up human resource from being physically present at all times.  Performing office work from home involves an internet connection and a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to be able to access the office network, and surgeons can… Read more »

There’s an app for that… Texecom Connect arrives at P&R Alarms

The smart, connected home is becoming much more mainstream as people start to use apps for controlling their heating, or for checking who is at the door with video doorbells, and security alarms are no different.  What was once the preserve of high end homes and futuristic building projects is now a standard feature of… Read more »