April 2019

When Should You Change Your Locks?

Your door locks are arguably the most important security feature on your house. They are a vital component when keeping you and your family safe from anti-social crime and burglaries. Once installed homeowners tend to forget about their door locks. This is because they don’t need constant attention, a lock is a passive security device that doesn’t require constant maintenance. However, it is important to know when you should change them. Burglary Getting burgled is obviously traumatic. Just knowing your home has been illegally entered by a criminal will leave... Read More

Are Your Windows Secure?

Windows are one of the main access points for intruders. Behind your front and back doors your windows are next in line when it comes to a burglars top target. The good thing about windows though is that you can adapt and modify them to suit your needs, you can retrofit certain devices to make them more secure. Reinforced Glass Burglars will kick windows and doors to see if they can smash their way into a property. This is a dangerous tactic for the burglar as he risks injury and... Read More

How To Fool Burglars Into Thinking Someone is Home

The Lived in Look Burglars crave anonymity and the path of least resistance. They will, on the whole, abort a mission if they feel they are about to be detected. If however you do stumble upon a burglar in the act call the police immediately. Do not engage them in any kind of confrontation, verbal or physical. The burglar will no doubt be startled and in a panicked state which could be dangerous. Simply let the culprit escape and wait for the authorities to arrive. Do not take the law... Read More

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