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 »

How to keep your pets as safe as your home

Our pets are part of the family, so we should take the same care to keep them safe and healthy as we do with the human members of our clans. The most obvious thing to do is to have a collar with your details on for cats and dogs, as well as a microchip. Collars… Read more »

Gifting Home Security this Christmas

If you’re in the midst of Christmas shopping and still have a few names not ticked off the list yet then why not consider giving the gift of home security? It’s a practical gift which conveys a lot of love and care towards your giftee – what says “I love you and want you to… Read more »

Video doorbells – how do they work?

Video doorbells are everywhere at the moment. The adverts are on TV all the time, showing us the benefit of being able to see who is outside your home and how you can talk to them, and several of the houses in my street have invested in a video doorbell. They’re a great idea on… Read more »

Remember, Remember the Month of November

November – it’s one of the most exciting months of the year in many ways, with autumnal colours all around, bonfire night and fireworks displays, every excuse to eat toffee apples (surely that’s one of your five-a-day?) and cosy nights leading up to Christmas. November is a prime time for shopping, for meeting friends for… Read more »

The Surprising Weak Spot in Many Homes

Many new build homes have a security flaw built in that most people don’t think about – the garage. Having a garage is very desirable and even if you don’t use it for car parking, it’s a valuable asset to any home for storage. Increasingly, people are using their garages as utility rooms, housing a… Read more »

Security for rental properties – what can I do?

Rental properties are more likely to be targeted by burglars than owner-occupied homes, and this is largely due to the fact that neither landlord nor tenant has much of an incentive to invest in security beyond the basics of insurance approved door and window locks. Security lighting may have been installed, but generally speaking burglar… Read more »