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!
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
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 hear of a burglary nearby it’s often a sign that there will be more, and you could be next. Recently in a St Albans there was a spate of burglaries in one particular locality. People kept having alarms fitted – after they had been burgled! Be smart and get a burglar alarm fitted… Continue reading Are there burglaries in your area?
It is argued that acquiring new clients costs in the order of five times the rate of retaining existing ones. I would maintain that the ratio might be considerably more than this, especially when you factor in the likelihood of additional business that your existing clients could provide. We recently upgraded the alarm system for… Continue reading Caring For Your Customers Brings Rewards
I love a security challenge that is a bit unusual and exercises my technical ability. We have a CCTV client in central London who is having problems with vagrants and other ne’er do wells occupying their open basement areas for their nefarious activities at night. (This has only become apparent since we installed their shiny… Continue reading Vagrants Keep Out
Imagine that you have lost your keys and need to break into your home but you don’t want to disturb the neighbours or make it obvious what’s happening. What would you do? How easily could you get in? By doing this exercise you may be able to spot security gaps. For a burglar it would… Continue reading How easy is your home to burgle
It was a lovely summer day so the windows were opened. Then the home owner needed to go out urgently – for just a few minutes. The windows were left open. When the homeowner returned half an hour later they found their house had been ransacked by someone looking for things to steal. They didn’t… Continue reading Summer time is – break in time
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