Tag: home security

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 »

There’s an app for that… Texecom Connect arrives at P&R Alarms

The smart, connected home is becoming much more mainstream as people start to use apps for controlling their heating, or for checking who is at the door with video doorbells, and security alarms are no different.  What was once the preserve of high end homes and futuristic building projects is now a standard feature of… Read more »

Festive home security tips

The Christmas holidays are a time when many of us leave our homes unattended for long periods while we visit family and friends, or even leave the country in favour of a hotter destination for a break from the cold, dark winter days.  Unfortunately, these conditions favour burglars, for whom the cover of longer dark… Read more »

Don’t lose out on insurance with inferior intruder alarms

hands presenting a small model of a house

Home security is one of the most important factors that insurers look at when deciding on what premium any given customer should pay for their contents insurance.  The actual value of the items to be covered does make a difference, but it is the integrity of your home protection methods that determines the final value;… Read more »

How do alarm systems tell apart pets and thieves?

dog looking out of window

A recent letter to the Guardian’s Consumer Champions section queried the sensitivity settings of an intruder alarm which did not activate during a home invasion.  The homeowners lost a lot of valuable property and were shocked to find that their National Security Inspectorate (NSI) approved system had been set to allow for pets, despite the… Read more »

How night setting works on your burglar alarms

How Night Setting Works On Burglar Alarms

Unfortunately not everyone sets their burglar alarms at night, putting themselves at risk. This can often be due to people not knowing how to use the night setting on their burglar alarm. If you’re a victim of burglar, the first thing your insurance company will do is ask for a copy of the alarm log… Read more »

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