Cheap Burglar Alarms Could Actually Compromise Your Home Security

Everyone loves a bargain, especially when it’s a good deal on something you actually want and need.  While we all like to save money where we can, this can be a dangerous habit to get into if this becomes your default position on all purchases.  Yes, a half price pair of jeans are the same… Read more »

Keep Elderly Relatives Safe From Covid Scams

Criminals use a range of tactics to commit theft.  When targeting the elderly or vulnerable, distraction burglaries are a common method.  Distraction burglaries are usually committed by two people, one to distract the homeowner and the other to steal items when the victim’s back is turned.  Access is gained under false pretences, often with stories… Read more »

What To Do In The Event Of A Burglary

Becoming the victim of a burglary is on everyone’s nightmare list; we often see people who have been the victim of a crime and we have seen the lasting effect it can have – it’s more than just the loss of possessions.  People often report feeling unsafe in their homes, even after tightening up security,… Read more »

Security Tips For People Living Alone

Living alone can be great – no-one to answer to, full control of the TV remote and total freedom to do what you want, when you want.  There are some pitfalls, however, which are the safety and security arrangements for people living alone.  Without someone else in the home you can feel quite exposed; if… Read more »

Is The Cost Of An Alarm System Really Worth It?

At a time when many of us have suffered a reduction in salary, it’s natural that we are more cautious about spending money than in times when the economy is booming.  The cost of home security products, when weighed up against the cost of school uniforms, food and utilities, may seem like a misuse of… Read more »

National Home Security Month

October is National Home Security Month (NHSM).  This was first launched in 2013 and since then has taken place in October every year.  NHSM offers support, information and advice on how to keep your property secure. For each week there is a different theme designed to alert homeowners, and renters alike, to the common pitfalls… Read more »

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 »