When the hot weather arrives it’s so easy to leave windows and doors open or undone at the end of the day – and then an intruder can just walk in. You might think that the chances of this are low but think again because it is well know that some burglars have regular routs… Continue reading Hot Weather Watch!
Burglaries take many forms. It isn’t just a case of people quietly breaking in late at night or while homeowners are out. Here are two different examples that are apparently on the rise according to crime statistics. Distraction break ins This happens when one person knocks on the front door and engages the homeowner in… Continue reading Burglary Watch
People sometimes say that they live in a “safe area” so security isn’t an issue, but this just doesn’t hold true in reality. Here are two examples… 1. In a very respectable area of town a teenager started taking drugs and it soon got out of hand. In order to get money to fund his… Continue reading What is a Safe Area?
We strongly believe in the deterrent value of the security systems that we install. This is borne out by the statistics that I have compiled over the sixteen plus years that we have been protecting our clients. This amounts to millions of accumulated hours that have kept our clients safe from intruders. Compared against national… Continue reading The Value Of First Class Security
As the days shorten and there are more hours of darkness it becomes an easier time for burglars. It’s not uncommon for them to go down a road trying house doors and car doors to see if anyone has forgotten to lock up. And it’s perhaps not surprising how often that happens. It pays to… Continue reading Autumn Burglaries
Yesterday I spoke to someone who had a break in at his home last Saturday. For reasons I won’t go into he knew that the whole thing had only lasted 5 minutes, including the opening of his front door which was locked. He lost a number of small valuable items. Do you have a modern… Continue reading How fast is a break in?
It is a very good idea to fit a smoke detector in your home. It really can be a life saver because, at night, it can wake you up if a fire starts and before you sleep forever from smoke inhalation. However, when you leave home a free standing smoke detector won’t be heard by… Continue reading Fire!
If you have CCTV you have the advantage of a deterrent before a potential incident and a way of gathering evidence afterwards. Obvious perhaps but often overlooked.
Earlier this week we installed a wireless alarm and two cameras in a four-storey Central London property. The property had a concrete structure which meant the occupants could not get wifi signal unless they were in the living room where the router was. Before installing the security system we set-up a new router and a… Continue reading Central London Install
None of these include an alarm, CCTV or dummy bell boxes as they are the most obvious deterrents. Instead this list focuses on simple ‘old-school’ deterrents outside your property that can make it that bit more unlikely of your home being targeted. 1) Security Lights Other than loud noises – what to burglars fear most?… Continue reading Four Ways to Deter Burglars (That You May Not Have Thought Of)