Archive

November 2018

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

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Guide To Window Furniture

Windows are an integral feature of most buildings, whether it be a house, a flat or an office block. They let in sunlight and are great at ventilating your home, flat or office, allowing you to breathe in more fresh air. They also secure your property and if double glazed keep out unwanted noises. Window Handles The type of window handle you need will depend on what material your windows are made out of. For instance, timber window frames will need different handles than uPVC window frames. It also depends... Read More

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Ways To Prevent You And Your Home From Being Attacked

Upgrading your home’s security might only be a once a year endeavour. Different things throughout the year might trigger you to invest in some brand new home security. For instance, an increase in local burglaries in your area could trigger you to invest in some new anti snap locks or a home alarm system. However, not all crimes committed against your property is linked to burglary. Sometimes a home can be targeted for more sinister reasons, ie, in order to cause stress or damage to the occupant. Unfortunately, anti social... Read More

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Bonfire Night Safety Tips

The old maxim of ‘don’t play with fire’ gets thrown out of the window every year on November 5th. For November 5th is Bonfire Night, and this is the one day of the year when you can literally play with fire! Bonfires, fireworks and sparklers are part and parcel of the yearly Bonfire Night celebrations. Done correctly and safely they can add fun and spectacle to you and your families celebrations. However, if done incorrectly or in the wrong environment the results can be catastrophic. The Dangers Of Bonfire Night... Read More