Tag: intruder alarm

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 »

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 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 »

The Biggest Thefts – And How They Could Have Been Foiled

One of the biggest thefts in recent history is the Hatton Garden raid in 2015 – it is often described as the biggest burglary in English legal history. The theft was carried out by a gang of retired and elderly men, who devised a plan to enter the building and get to the safe deposit… Read more »

Are dogs really good for home protection?

dog looking out of window

A survey of ex-offenders carried out by Co-op Insurance found that the second best deterrent for burglars looking to enter a home was the sound of a dog barking. Anyone with pets knows that it’s often the smaller dogs that make the most noise, and given that it’s the noise that puts thieves off any… 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 »

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 »