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What Are The Punishments For Burglary?

The main deterrent for burglars should be the prospect of imprisonment. The loss of one’s liberty is usually enough to scare a person into living their lives within the law. However, people commit burglary and theft for all sorts of reasons. Easy money, drug addiction, poverty, greed, there is no one definitive motive why people risk their freedom to steal someone’s belongings. What Does The Law Say? When it comes to burglary and theft the law has different categories and sentences to judge and punish the perpetrators. It all depends... Read More

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How To Protect Your Shed From Burglars

Shed security should be high up on your list of priorities. Obviously, your house takes precedent over everything else when it comes to home security but your shed or outbuildings should be a close second. In most cases a shed will be unoccupied, meaning no one actually dwells within it, i.e, lives there. This will embolden a burglar to try and gain access to any shed or outbuilding as they are at a lower risk of being disturbed. However, just because your family members do not occupy your shed it... Read More

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7 Security Tips You Should Know

Crime affects us all, especially burglary. Everyone has either been the victim of a robbery or knows someone who’s had a personal item stolen from them. Building sites, offices, flats, homes, cars, garages are all prime targets for opportunistic thieves. Being alert and vigilant only gets you so far –  a quick run down of our top security tips will give you a head start on the burglars. Our Top 7 Security Tips 73% of burglars use the front door to enter a property. Check your front and back doors... Read More

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What Is An Espag Window Handle?

When looking for replacement window handles it is important to know what exact style you need. As most homes these days are built with uPVC windows and doors it is more than likely that you’ll be searching for uPVC window handles. You will either find cockspur window handles or espag window handles on most double glazed windows. Cockspur window handles are usually found on older style uPVC windows. How To Install uPVC Window Handles Espag Meaning Espag is short for espagnolette. It is a French term and refers to the... Read More

Guide To Motion Sensors

Motion detectors are a clever way to secure your home against intruders. The main function of a motion detector is to detect heat and motion when you are not at home. Once something has been detected an alarm will be tripped or a signal will be sent via the control panel to you or your security company. There are several technologies utilised in the manufacture of motion detectors and with the birth of the smart home and connected appliances the motion detector has grown to become a powerful tool when... Read More

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How Many Dogs Are Stolen Each Year?

Getting burgled is a traumatic event no matter what is taken. Valuable items such as jewellery, money, televisions etc are all targeted by opportunistic burglars. However, there are some people out there with a more sinister motive when it comes to targeting your home, they don’t want your gold rings or expensive laptop, they want your pet. Dog Thefts Are On The Rise Unfortunately the majority of pets that are stolen each year are dogs. According to Direct Line Pet Insurance dog thefts are increasing year on year with last... Read More

What Types Of Padlock Are There?

Padlocks are an integral part of everyday security. The fact that they are portable and act as a visual deterrent make them a great choice when securing your property and belongings. They can be used to secure many things such as sheds, gates, storage units, lockers etc – however, some padlocks are more suitable than others. Types Of Padlock First of all, when buying padlocks you should get them from a reputable branded supplier. Padlocks by nature can be temperamental and can be easily picked so always try and buy... Read More

71% Of Burglars Say This Will Scare Them Off

From high security multi point door locks to owning a guard dog, there are many ways to deter a burglar. You don’t want to spend the majority of your time thinking like a burglar and trying to figure out what will prevent them from trying to break into your home. However, there are certain things that you can do to reduce the risk of burglary. Although burglars are mainly opportunists they do not all think alike, one burglars methods will differ from the next. Your windows and doors are prime targets... Read More

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ABS Euro Locks in Liverpool

Euro cylinder locks are the most common uPVC door locks. They are predominantly used throughout Europe, hence the name Euro lock. We stock many Euro cylinder locks from hardware security brands such as Yale, VERSA, UAP, Ultion as well as our own brand cylinder locks. The difficulty with some euro cylinders however is that they can be snapped, leaving your property at a disadvantage, that’s why we are proud to call ourselves an approved Avocet ABS Elite Centre. What’s an ABS Elite Centre? Avocet elite centre’s guarantee the customer the... Read More

5 Ways To Weatherproof Your Home

Just as Autumn is coming to a close Winter is beginning to creep upon us. Not only do the Winter months have celebrations such as Christmas but they can bring some nasty surprises. Bad weather such as snow, rain, the cold etc can affect your home so it is best to plan ahead to avoid any problems. TOP TIPS TO WEATHERPROOF YOUR HOME Check to see if there’s any cracks in your property.Look for cracks or gaps in brick, concrete, stone wood etc and get a filler or sealant to... Read More