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Top Security Hacks For Millennials

If you are a millennial single parent living in an urban area you are more likely to be the victim of burglary compared to other demographics. Households with younger adults (16-24) tend to be more likely victims of domestic burglary. Furthermore, millennials and younger people are the main victims when it comes to cyber crime and online fraud. More than one in ten 18-24 year olds have fallen victim to phishing scams, compared to just one in 20 55+ year olds, according to a recent survey. Although it may seem like... Read More

Home Security Over the Easter Holidays

The long Easter weekend gives us not one but two bank holidays. It starts with Good Friday which falls on April 19th and culminates with Easter Monday on 22nd April. It will be a period of comings and goings as people will be frantically trying to beat the traffic as they set out on their Easter getaways. Whether you are planning a mini vacation or simply staying home to relax make sure you have all your home security bases covered. Easter Getaway Planning ahead is key! Nobody wants to be... Read More

Are You Being Stalked?

Unwanted attention from a stranger or a work colleague can cause immeasurable distress to those on the receiving end. It is important to recognise the signs of stalking; an innocent correspondence may turn into a campaign of harassment. Shockingly, figures show the number of recorded stalking offences has trebled in England and Wales since 2014 – but prosecution rates have plunged. National Stalking Awareness Week Victims of stalking can range in age and gender and although not always ending in violence it can take a devastating psychological toll. The Suzy Lamplugh Trust’s annual... Read More

Grow Your Own Spiky Security

As crazy as it may seem you owe a duty of care to those that trespass on your property! You may feel that you are entitled to set booby traps and install barbed wire and broken glass around your home, but please be aware that you will be the one getting prosecuted. In fact you can be sued if anyone, including burglars, comes to any harm on your property: Occupiers Liability Act 1984 Thorny Issue It can be confusing being a homeowner sometimes. Just merely protecting your property can result in... Read More

Are Key Safes Actually Safe?

There are many benefits to having a key safe installed on your property. For instance, an outdoor key safe eliminates the need to store spare keys under welcome mats or potted plants. If you have an elderly or sickly relative it allows immediate access to the property in time of an emergency. But, we get asked all the time by our customers whether having a key safe is actually safe. It’s important to know what are the best practices when installing an outdoor key safe on your property. Location is... Read More

7 Clever DIY Tips For People With Arthritis

Living alone whilst having a disability or simply being a certain age can be somewhat daunting. Elderly relatives become less mobile and the day to day activities of everyday life can seem unbearable. It is important to recognise that a person’s home should be tailor made around them to make life more manageable, a poorly maintained home can easily become a prison. If you have elderly family members or friend’s with ailments/ severe conditions then think about enhancing their surroundings with some DIY quick fixes. Making Life Easier Take a... Read More

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6 Handy Ways to Secure Your Home This Spring

Burglars and opportunistic thieves seem to come out of the woodwork when Spring has sprung. They appear when the sun is shining and take advantage of people’s laid back attitude; unlocked doors and open windows are what these opportunistic criminals are looking for. Stay Safe Whilst Sunbathing The sun and warm weather in general are major pull factors for people to leave their homes. The hot weather brings with it home security risks. Simple pleasures such as sunbathing are fraught with unwanted dangers. If you are venturing out in your... Read More

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Security Tips for When the Clocks Go Forward

Brexit may be in our midst but at least the clocks go forward to officially signify the start of the British Summertime. For those of you that are unsure the clocks will go forward on Sunday 31st March 2019, Mother’s Day! The sun will hopefully show its face in the coming months allowing Brits to enjoy the outdoors whilst topping up their tans. However, it’s important to keep on top of your home security during this seasonal crossover. Daylight Saving Time The Summer Time Act is over a hundred years... Read More

Protect Yourself Against Car Key Burglaries

A car key burglary is when a criminal is only focused on stealing your car keys from your home in order to steal your car. This can be done by either fishing through the letterbox or by breaking into your home and removing the car keys. It is important for any home owner to take simple steps to improve their home security and deter potential intruders. Criminals normally go for easy targets so the harder you make it for them the more likely that they will not bother. We are... Read More

Home Security Whilst On Holiday!

Holidays are a time to relax and have fun, but they are also a time when the security of your home may be at risk. We are going to go through some of the little things that can be done to protect your home whilst on holiday. Over Sharing On Social Media More and more people are oversharing online making it one of the favourite tools for burglars. One of the most common things people share on social media is when they’re going on holiday, this may seem harmless but it actually... Read More