Worried about data security? You should be

Having in-home CCTV is becoming more popular with homeowners wanting to check on pets, children or house-sitters and with the rise in connected devices and the Internet of Things people expect to be able to operate their heating, their security systems and even their lighting from their phone. This is all great, because there have… Read more »

Will a burglar alarm stop my home from being targeted?

This is a common question, but one which isn’t easy to answer. There are a number of factors which can make your home an unattractive target for burglars, and a burglar alarm is one of them. An alarm is a visible part of a security system, so a clean and well-maintained alarm box does serve… Read more »

Crime and burglary patterns during the year

Different types of theft occur more often during specific times of the year – bike thefts, for example, are higher in the spring and summer months because more people are cycling in the nice weather. Bikes are stolen from where they are locked up in public and also from unsecured sheds and garages. The theft… Read more »

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 »