Top Security Considerations When On Holiday

This summer was very different from the normal experience.  Although there are air bridges in place for tourists (so they don’t have to quarantine themselves after returning from holiday), many people will be avoiding an overseas holiday this year due to the pandemic and also for cost reasons.  More of us did holiday in the… Read more »

Is Your Smoke Alarm Just For Show?

You may be surprised to know that when we visit our customers’ homes to carry out routine maintenance and service on their intruder alarm systems, one of the most common sights we see is a smoke detector with the cover off and no battery in it.  Often what happens is that people take the battery… Read more »

Been burgled? Here’s why you should install an alarm now

If you have been burgled you’ll know that the aftermath is wide ranging and affects you in many ways.  There’s the insurance claim, the replacement of vital items before any compensation comes through, the practicalities of tidying up and dealing with the emotional element that comes with having your privacy invaded.  There’s also the matter… Read more »

Is It Time For Your Intruder Alarm Service?

With most of us staying at home for months at a time this year, it’s easy to overlook your intruder alarm service. It may be the case that you haven’t even set it since March if there has always been someone at home, and we can easily fall into the trap of forgetting we have… Read more »

Do You Know A Burglar? You May Be Surprised

The statistics on burglaries can throw up some interesting facts, including this little nugget on whether the perpetrator was known to the victim. In 51% of burglaries the thief was a stranger, but in 49% the victim was an acquaintance of, or well known to the perpetrator. In fact, 31% of burglaries are committed by… Read more »

Keep Your Shed As Safe As Houses

Your shed has probably been one of the places you’ve been glad to spend some time during lockdown. Every shed needs a tidy up now and then, and you’ll uncover all sorts of things you thought you’d lost or thrown away. It’s also a place for storage, a workshop set up and even for laundry… Read more »

It’s a lovely day, let’s keep it that way

As I write this the sun is shining and soon I’ll be out enjoying the beautiful weather. There’s always a bit of gardening to do – even when you’re on top of it the weeds seem to spring back up overnight. Armed with a trowel, fork and collapsible garden waste carrier I’ll be out there… Read more »

Getting The Family Involved In Home Security

When you have a busy family keeping on top of home security can be difficult, especially when you have family members coming and going at all hours and changing plans with very little notice. Making sure the doors are locked and your burglar alarm is set can be quite a challenge and even more so… Read more »

Can you Break into Your own Home?

If you’ve ever locked yourself out you’ll know whether you can break into your own home, and if so you will probably have taken steps to prevent the same thing happening again, especially if that escapade resulted in a costly emergency locksmith call out. Perhaps you’ve hidden a key somewhere outside, like under the doormat… Read more »

Home Security For Your Little Ones

Babies, toddlers and young children aren’t able to do much in the way of home security, but they do pose an extra security risk for parents who may get easily distracted when getting ready to go out or while cooking. It’s very easy to be getting together the car seat, pram, nappy bag, spare clothes… Read more »