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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

Time To Change Your uPVC Door Handle?

Why change your uPVC door handles? There are a few reasons for wanting to replace your uPVC door handles, the current one may be damaged or has started to operate stiffly. It could just be that your current uPVC door handle is weathered or that you just want a change of aesthetic. Whatever your reason for wanting to change your door handle we’re here to show how simple it can be.  The first thing you will need to do is take 3 measurements. It is important that these measurements be... Read More

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Protect Against Blowtorch Burglary

There has been an increase in the number of blowtorch burglaries. Criminals are using blowtorches to burn through uPVC doors around the lock, doing this allows them to then bend, snap or remove the lock and gain access to the property. With criminals constantly coming up with new methods to intrude your home, it is important to make sure that your lock is offering the most protection for your property. There are two nationally recognised standards for cylinder locks TS 007 (one star or three star) SS312 (Sold Secure Diamond... Read More

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Top 5 Best Security Items For Under £10

You’ve upgraded your burglar alarm system, overhauled your CCTV cameras and replaced those old euro cylinder locks, your home is an anti-burglar paradise. However, we often get questions here at Home Secure about how to add inexpensive security items to a property that are effective and won’t break the bank. Our Top 5 5.  There is no easy solution to the recent spike in violent crime, specifically knife crime. The UK government has cut its policing budget over the last few years and so it seems like a layer of... Read More

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Security Solutions For Every Type Of Door

Depending on the homeowner the entry door to a property can be everything from subtle to colourful, bold, wooden, metal, uPVC and so on and so on. The front door is the gateway to your home and so should represent your taste and style. Doors are not all uniform and so it is important to distinguish between them, security solutions for a wooden door may be slightly different compared to security solutions for a uPVC composite door. Doors with Glass Windows and glass panels fitted in a front door can... Read More

How To Successfully Clean Your Windows

Windows are an important part of every home. They are elegant and beautifully designed, allowing light to pass through our homes, illuminating whatever’s inside. They act as a natural light source whilst maintaining our security and providing us with warmth and ventilation. As they are outfacing they can collect a lot of dirt and grime; unless treated and maintained properly they can begin to look tacky & unkempt. Interior Windows It is by no means a glamorous job but cleaning your windows is a necessary evil. Gleaming windows give a certain... Read More

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How To Reduce False Alarms In The Home

A home security alarm system is shown to decrease the likelihood of a break in on your property. Burglars choose the path of least resistance and so security measures such as CCTV, security lights, burglar alarms etc all work in tandem to keep your property safe. Burglar alarms alert your neighbours and local police force that your home has been breached, reducing the risk of further damage. Whilst this is a good thing it can be frustrating when your security alarm is set off accidentally. Reasons Although it may be... Read More

Keep Your Tools Safe: Van Security

Tradesmen everywhere rely on their tools, without them their livelihood can be affected. Builders, joiners, electricians, painters and decorators etc usually store expensive tools in their vans overnight. Unfortunately, determined thieves have found many ways to break into vans that leave them empty of tools and requiring expensive repair work. Over Half Affected Although an expensive nuisance big construction companies may have the means to instantly replace their stolen equipment, smaller companies or sole tradesmen seldom have that luxury. In fact, research has found that over half (51%) of builders... Read More

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5 Security Mistakes All Homeowners Should Avoid

Whether you are a first time buyer, a serial renter or have lived in the same house all of your life there are a few common mistakes that you could be inadvertently making. No matter what kind of property you live in home security is an issue that affects us all. Avoid The Mistakes Do not hide your house keys outside your property. Professional burglars have seen and done it all, they often know your security measures better than you do. Many people think that hiding a key under a... Read More