Home Security Tips

Make your home look occupied and reduce the risk of burglary

I Was Burgled – What Should I Do?

Though they can be difficult to identify there are usually subtle signs indicating our homes are being targeted by burglars. It’s never nice to know that someone unwanted has been through our peaceful abode. Sometimes the damage can be detrimental to us. It is important to understand that burglars have a strong tendency to scope …

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Burglars tend to stay away from well lit homes

Wireless Alarm Systems WIFI Cameras

  Research conducted by the crime prevention unit reiterates the importance of burglar alarm systems. Experts have identified through post arrest interviews that a burglar is less likely to attempt to enter a home with an alarm system installed. These very same alarm systems have now evolved with the advent of the digital age.  Wireless …

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Summer Burglary

Don’t Let More Than The Breeze In This Summer

Do you Sleep with the window open in summer? Burglaries often increase during the Spring and Summer months, when burglars take advantage of people leaving doors and windows open during the warmer weather. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying the change in weather but it’s important to keep the burglars out. According to Halifax Home Insurance, …

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Make your home look occupied and reduce the risk of burglary

January Sees Burglaries Peak

Get ready for the January blues and to send out the red alert for cat burglars. Christmas has come and gone and your home is full of new exciting goodies. Flat screen plasma televisions and games consoles, coffee machines and new smaller than your remote mobile phones. You’re the absolute thrilled showing off your new …

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Make your home look occupied and reduce the risk of burglary

Protecting Yourself Online

Find out the Hacking Methods used by criminals use to crack your lifestyle wide open. Hacking methods Online scams: Scam attempts have gotten way more sophisticated than the stereotypical Nigerian Prince trick. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (ic3.gov) lists dozens of variations on email and online scams – from fraudulent automobile auctions to online dating …

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Holiday Check List – Timer Lights

The dos and dont’s of holiday security DO – Make your home look occupied. Set your lights on a timer Ask a neighbour to pop round occasionally Ask a neighbour if they don’t mind parking their car on your driveway. Cancel milk and newspaper deliveries. Register for the Royal Mail ‘Keepsafe’ service Double-check that you’ve …

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Timer Plugs – Keeping Your Home Safe When You Go On Holiday

Many people use timer plugs to leave a light on when they go on holiday Timer plug advantages Give the appearance of being in when you’re out. Turn lights, radios, etc on or off even when you’re not there. can be programmed to switch the connected appliance ‘On’ and ‘Off’ But using timer plugs when …

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Should You Leave A Light On When You Go Away On Holiday?

Police and security experts would all say yes, but which lights should you leave on. Its a well known fact that burglars prefer to target empty homes. So to minimise the risk of being targeted whilst your away it makes sense to make it look like your home is occupied. Lighting has been highlighted as …

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Visit The Crime Prevention Website

Grab a coffee and visit the Crime Prevention Website. this is really the best information site we have seen.  Packed full of practical insight and advice. This really is a great resource for information about crime prevention. Written by Calvin Beckford, a retired Metropolitan police officer and author, with many years of crime prevention experience this website …

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