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Crime Prevention

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

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6 Handy Ways to Secure Your Home This Spring

Burglars and opportunistic thieves seem to come out of the woodwork when Spring has sprung. They appear when the sun is shining and take advantage of people’s laid back attitude; unlocked doors and open windows are what these opportunistic criminals are looking for. Stay Safe Whilst Sunbathing The sun and warm weather in general are major pull factors for people to leave their homes. The hot weather brings with it home security risks. Simple pleasures such as sunbathing are fraught with unwanted dangers. If you are venturing out in your... Read More

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Security Tips for When the Clocks Go Forward

Brexit may be in our midst but at least the clocks go forward to officially signify the start of the British Summertime. For those of you that are unsure the clocks will go forward on Sunday 31st March 2019, Mother’s Day! The sun will hopefully show its face in the coming months allowing Brits to enjoy the outdoors whilst topping up their tans. However, it’s important to keep on top of your home security during this seasonal crossover. Daylight Saving Time The Summer Time Act is over a hundred years... Read More

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

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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

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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