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?
With the news full of the forthcoming EU referendum, I thought if would be cool to have a little voting session of our own. For the past couple of years our tag line has been Seriously Good Security For People Who Take Their Security Seriously, a bit of a tongue twister and perhaps it tries… Continue reading Our New Tag Line – Dedicated To You Security And Safety
Our latest client is much closer to home than the New Forest trek last Friday, in fact in Old Harlow, just around the corner from Sentinel House. They were burgled recently so we “fast tracked” them. This is a unique free service that we offer to potential clients that we consider in need of an… Continue reading Do You Need Our Free Fast Track Service?
I ask this question because unusually I have seen three of my local clients (this includes myself) targetted by thieves, since the start of this year. In each of these cases the thieves left empty handed because the security system that we installed was fully operational. So as soon as the burglars attempted to enter… Continue reading Are The Days Of The Dummy Deterrent Numbered?
It isn’t just our clients that we protect with our systems. Attempted Break-In This morning at around 4am my house alarm went off. It was because this chap and his mate attempted to break into my van. They were foiled because we fit our house alarm sensors in our vans to protect the contents and… Continue reading #GuardHomeVanSafe- Thieves Thwarted
In recent months there have been thieves who specialise in stealing power tools from vans parked outside of the owners homes. They drive around at the dead of night selecting vehicles to target. They have a master key that allows them to unlock the van and turn off the van alarms. Even CCTV does not… Continue reading Foiling The Van Thieves
The physical positioning of cameras is a key aspect of good CCTV system design. All to often I see cameras positioned above doors looking straight down? All these are good for is to check for hair loss. Often these are positioned for ease of installation, rather than to achieve a specific objective. If you are… Continue reading Positioning Cameras
Finally the cold weather has arrived, although even this month had a few days where t shirts seemed more appropriate than thermals. At the start of the month and the year, we welcomed Darren Hills into the company, as detailed in my previous blog. I am very optimistic that Darren will develop into a first… Continue reading January 2015 Review
Just a few years ago most car locks were very poor and it was easy for thieves to gain access and drive them away or steal the contents. All that changed with the rise in vehicle crime and now almost all new cars have locking systems that are very secure and it is difficult to… Continue reading Car theft and prevention