Our Top Tips For Window Security

When we leave our homes the last thing we do is shut and lock the front door; it’s also the way we get back into the house when we return, so we can be forgiven for thinking that the security of our doors is the most important part of keeping our homes safe.  It is… Read more »

Keeping Home Deliveries Secure

Online retailing has boomed during the pandemic because it’s a contact-free way of buying items without leaving home to do so.  The convenience is clear, but there is a pitfall of purchasing items online, and that’s the “porch pirate”.  The term comes from America, where theft of packages from outside people’s homes has significantly increased,… Read more »

Bank Holiday Security

By the time we have the Easter long weekend and the May Bank Holidays we’ll be allowed to have small gatherings in our gardens, and what a welcome change that will be!  The evenings will be lighter, the smell of barbecue will be in the air and spirits will be lifted by spending time with… Read more »

Burning The Candle

There’s no denying that a relaxing bath with some scented candles, or a romantic candlelit dinner for two are some of the small luxuries we can still treat ourselves to during lockdown.  However, if you’re not careful, what starts out as a romantic night in can quickly turn into the fire brigade being called out… Read more »

Monitored Alarm Services Benefits

As a homeowner you might wonder why you should spend money on a monitored alarm service when you can just go for a standard alarm system without the extra layer of protection.  It’s a reasonable question, after all we don’t spend money on serious purchases without thinking about what we’re actually getting, and no-one likes… Read more »

Love Thy Neighbour – Listen Out

We’re firm believers in the importance of intruder alarms for domestic properties.  Most insurance companies will discount your premium if you provide proof of an alarm system that is regularly maintained.  The presence of an alarm box acts as a powerful deterrent against burglars, who will often move on to an insecure property instead of… Read more »

I’ve Been Burgled, Will They Come Back?

If you’ve been burgled will they come back?  Unfortunately, the answer is probably yes.  One in six burglary victims were targeted again following the first burglary, and over 2/3 of those repeat crimes were at the same property.  These figures, from a confused.com survey of people who had experienced a break in and contacted their… Read more »

Log Burner Safety

Having a log burner in your home is a great way of maintaining a warm and cosy house without increasing your electricity or gas bills.  More fuel efficient than an open fire, a log burger becomes almost like a night storage heater, retaining warmth in the unit itself and heating the bricks and mortar of… Read more »

Is A Dog As Good As A Burglar Alarm?

A dog can be a great deterrent against burglars; a sign warning visitors that there is a dog on the premises is one part of creating a visual deterrent, and the sound of a dog barking is an audible deterrent.  A lot of people, including some burglars, are scared of big, barking dogs.  If there’s… Read more »

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 »