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5 Cleaning Hacks To Crush Household Chores

As Spring leads gently into Summer many of us will be trying to get our houses in order. A lot of house renovation and cleaning get done in the Spring and Summer months. Some people may dread degreasing their over used oven or cleaning their streaky windows but a lot of people actually enjoy cleaning. Either way people lead busy lives and will want the jobs doing as quickly and stress free and possible. Relaxing It may sound shocking to some but a healthy proportion of homeowners view household chores... Read More

Protect Yourself From Holiday Booking Fraud

The Summer is just around the corner and many families will be planning their well earned Summer holiday. The sad reality however is that there are many fraudsters out there who are more than happy to rip you off. Holiday Fraudsters stole roughly £7 million from innocent holidaymakers in 2018; here’s some advice to make sure that number doesn’t increase in 2019. Holiday Scams Fraudsters offer deals that seem too good to be true, often targeting families who are visiting relatives in places such as Africa and the Indian Subcontinent.... Read More

What Is ‘Police Preferred Specification’?

Whether your local area is having a house building boom or city centre is thriving with new student accommodation one thing links all new buildings – They need to comply with the latest relevant security standards. Secured By Design is the police preferred specification when it comes to the integrity and security of a building. It denotes quality and the organisation works with construction companies and security firms to guarantee that homes and security products meet the latest standards. What Is Secured By Design? It is an organisation set up... Read More

Here’s How To Think Like A Burglar

The innocent amongst us will not want to have one single criminal thought; negativity should be avoided at all costs. However, every good homeowner worth their salt should tap into their dark side and have a mental check list of things to fall back on to thwart even the most dedicated of burglars. Getting into the mind of a criminal is not exactly a walk in the park, but, thinking like a burglar might just save you from becoming the victim of one. Difficulty Is Key Like most things in... Read More

Is Your Keyless Car Secure?

Car theft insurance payouts are currently at a 7 year high. Not since 2012 has initial quarterly year claims been so prevalent. Car insurance claims from January-March 2019 have been the highest single quarter since 2012. In fact, a payout is made every 8 minutes in Britain according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). Worrying Trend Unfortunately for motorists up and down the country a lot of newly manufactured cars have been deemed ‘poor’ in terms of their security. Thatcham Research have created a ratings system for consumers so they... Read More

Is Alexa Good For Home Security?

The rise of home automation has brought with it some fascinating tools that aid modern living. Amazon’s Alexa  is a voice automated digital assistant that compliments the growing trend of smart home automation. It fits seamlessly with other ‘internet of things’ devices and responds to voice commands. Homeowner’s can use it to get information, play music, order a takeout or control the temperature of their home. The Amazon Alexa device has been shown to be endlessly entertaining, but, is it good for home security? Skills Amazon have christened the many... Read More

How To Prevent Messy DIY Jobs

Here at Home Secure we’re all for getting stuck in to some worthwhile DIY housework. Painting, repairing, cleaning, fixing are all par for the course for thrifty homeowners. Not only will it give you a sense of pride in your home but it will save you some money also. However, most jobs can be an extremely messy affair, take the necessary steps to keep you home spick and span. Professionals First and foremost it’s important to categorise certain DIY projects. Jobs that involve plumbing and electrical work will require the... Read More

How To Easily Secure Your Sliding Patio Doors

Natural light is an important component of modern housing. The more light sources your property has the more desirable it will be. Features like sliding patio doors can add beauty and natural sunlight to your property as well as giving you great views of your garden. However, you may have to take some necessary steps to make sure your sliding doors are extra secure. Reinforce The glass on your patio sliding doors could well be the weakest part. Glass is breakable and therefore is vulnerable to attacks. Furthermore, it’s like... Read More

The Changing Face Of Crime

Crime is constantly evolving. Although traditional crimes such as burglary and fraud continue to thrive in modern Britain there has been an exponential growth in so called organised crime. Criminal gangs have been found to be operating in Britain unrestricted. So much so the National Crime Agency has warned the Government they would need to spend approximately £3 billion in order to get a grip on the problem. What’s The Problem Deep Web Recent statistics have shown seismic growth in organised crime as well as internet crime. The advent of... Read More

Beware Of Online Scammers

Not only do we communicate with each other using social media but we engage in commerce also. Online social media businesses are popping up everywhere whether it be Facebook or instagram. People offering services or products online is big business these days. On the whole most do an excellent job but it is important to beware of online scammers. According to Action Fraud between October 2017 and March 2018 £706 million was lost by victims. Scams To Avoid Ghost Broking Car insurance scams are on the rise in the UK. A... Read More