January 2018

Smart Home Automation

Home automation or ‘Smart Home’ automation as it is so often called is rising exponentially year on year. It has emerged with a lot of fanfare and has promised to deliver so much – Who wouldn’t want to control their home and gadgets with just a click or a swipe of a button? Rightly or wrongly, it’s this kind of futuristic technology that gets people excited. Controlling everything around you with one device seemed like a distant dream even 10 years ago and yet today the smart home tech boom... Read More

How Do Trickle Vents Work?

The Benefits Of Clean Air Modern life is increasingly becoming more polluted. Our CO2 levels are through the roof and our plastic waste is ruining the ocean. Even our household items are emitting contaminated chemicals. Electrical equipment such as computers and even our furnishings such as fireplaces and carpets produce and house harmful pollutants. According to WHO, 4.3 million people worldwide a year die from the exposure to household air pollution. This is due to many people around the world using traditional methods to cook their food such as wood and... Read More

How To Secure Your Garage Door

Garage doors should be treated like your front door. The better the locks and security devices you have on it the better chance you have of not getting burgled. Like your front door, your garage door is the main point of entry for a burglar. You could have a structurally sound house or garage with no signs of weakness but if your door isn’t fully secured then your properties can be accessed easily. Alarmingly, a lot of garages are connected to the home and have an entrance that leads directly... Read More

How Often Do Police Catch Burglars?

We are living in uncertain times at the moment in the UK. Brexit is upon us, inflation is on the rise, the budget is tight and cuts are being made to our public services. No more strikingly do we see these cuts than in the police force. UK police forces up and down the country have been forced to make some drastic changes in the way they police crime. It is estimated that by the year 2020 the UK police budget will have £700 million less a year to fight crime.... Read More

Child Safety For The Home

Securing your home from burglars and intruders is one thing but securing your home to keep your loved ones safe is another. Your main priority should be keeping people out. However, securing your home to keep people in should also be high up on your list. Babies and small children are naturally playful and inquisitive. They like to explore their surroundings and have no concept of danger. So, it is of paramount importance that you make your home a happy and safe environment for your child to explore without the... Read More

Why You Should Photograph Your Valuable Items

The most disheartening thing to a victim of burglary is the precious items that can get stolen. iPads, phones, laptops and widescreen TV’s, although expensive, can all easily be replaced. What can’t be so readily replaced is the one of a kind family treasures. Family heirlooms such as rings, watches, necklaces, bracelets etc can all be sold on for a profit. Thieves will even chop certain items down for their gold content or certain stones. What To Do Take a look at all your valuables. What are the things that... Read More

Quick Demo On How To Change Over A Euro Cylinder Lock

People are often surprised to know how easy it is to replace their front door euro cylinder locks. As this is the main security feature that keeps your front door from getting breached people often seek professional help. However, some people might not be able to afford the services of a local locksmith and would therefore save a lot of time and money if they completed the job themselves. The beauty of euro cylinder locks is that they all have the same profile so they are very easy to replace.... Read More

3 Tips On How To Hide Your Valuables

You can take all the precautions in the world to deter a burglar – heavy door with good locks, expensive alarm system, CCTV etc. But sometimes even this isn’t enough. A determined burglar will always find a weakness to gain access to a property. So with that being said, you need to be one step ahead of the burglar if he does break into your home. The things inside your home are what the burglar is looking for. We can’t take all our prized possessions everywhere with us so they... Read More

Top 10 Burglary Hotspots UK

A study by MoneySuperMarket has revealed where the most home insurance claims occur stemming from burglary. The safest place to live it seems is Bideford in Devon. This location had the least insurance claims for burglary per 1,000 claims. Unfortunately for Home Secure our location of Liverpool is in the Top 10, 6th place to be exact. Is yours in the Top 10?   These are the results for burglary insurance claims per 1,000 claims: Guildford – 52.3 Cambridge – 51.4 Birmingham – 51.2 Manchester – 50.4 Leeds – 50.2... Read More

How To Fit an Interior Door Handle Set

Replacing an interior door handle is one of the simplest DIY jobs you can do –  if you know what you’re doing that is. Sometimes it’s easier to get a joiner in but if you’ve got the right tools and know how then its more satisfying knowing that you’ve accomplished it yourself. What you’ll need If you’re a tradesman and you need to plan and mark out the pilot holes etc from scratch then we recommend using something like the JIGTECH DOOR HANDLE INSTALLATION KIT. This is a high quality door... Read More