Security arrangements for uncertain times

It can be hard to look back and find a time when things felt more certain – hindsight always makes a situation seem more positive than it actually was at the time, but if one thing is for certain, it’s that we’re in some pretty unstable times at the moment. With reports of crime on… Read more »

The A to Z of intruder alarms (part 1)

If you’re not a security equipment specialist (and why would you be… that’s our job) then the terminology can be a little confusing to navigate at first.  Without an in depth understanding of the terms and what they mean for you it’s easy to get muddled up and even abandon the idea of having an… Read more »

Interpreting crime statistics – how safe are you really?

When we move to a new area the crime statistics are one of the major influencing factors in the decision to move to, or to stay away from a particular area. These statistics give a good idea of the levels, and the types of crimes being committed but they must be interpreted properly or a… 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 »

Why our team is so great

P&R Alarms started out in 1983 and for the past 35 years we have dedicated ourselves to security for business and domestic customers, with fire detection, intruder detection, access control systems and CCTV incorporated into our company vision for a full-service security supplier for the Midlands. We are based in Hallow near Droitwich Spa and… Read more »

Security tips for darker nights

Winter has arrived and with it comes shorter daylight hours and longer nights. We can’t complain too much, after all this past summer holds the joint record for the hottest summer with 1910. What we need to be doing now is checking over our home and business security arrangements to ensure that we’re not giving… 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 »

When was your last alarm system maintenance check?

As an alarm system owner you may be wondering how often you should get your alarm system serviced.  If you don’t set it every day it might be tempting to skip a scheduled service, but the frequency with which you use your intruder alarm does not affect the maintenance schedule; it’s not like a car… Read more »