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
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)
When it comes to you and your family’s safety, security and privacy… why take risks with cheap DIY products or unprofessionally installed systems? Price of course! When it comes to saving the pennies security is not the topic you want to be taking shortcuts with. A cheap security solution can and probably will cost you a… Continue reading Five Risks of Low Value Security Solutions
Burglars come in all shapes and sizes. Ultimately though, the majority of burglars are opportunists. Contrary to popular belief, 65% of burglaries occur between 6am and 6pm. If you think it is safe to leave the windows open while you pop out to the shops on a hot summers day… it isn’t. Don’t let someone… Continue reading Summer Time Burglaries
Most people have never heard of the National Security Inspectorate. However, they are an important factor when it comes to deciding who to let into your home to install your security system. Their role is to ensure that people who purchase security systems from NSI registered companies are buying security that is of the highest… Continue reading What Does NSI Accreditation Confirm?
Your alarm is no more reliable than the people installing and maintaining it. There is nothing to stop a burglar from setting up a security company and using their knowledge of your home and security system to break into your property. This is why trust between the client and ourselves is of paramount importance. Do… Continue reading Why Does Accreditation Matter?