Security Advice

Security issues for seniors living alone

Posted on April 23, 2022 at 5:51 pm

As the population ages there are now more elderly people living alone in the UK than ever before. Sometimes their family do not live locally and so are worried about their loved one’s safety and security whilst at home so what are the best ways to keep the elderly or vulnerable safe in their own homes?

Having the essential good quality locks on windows and doors and a chain on the front door is a basic requirement and should you need a carer or relative to access the property a door safe or keypad is a worthwhile consideration. It is always a temptation to hide a key under a pot or a mat, but this is not advisable as should someone gain access to the property in this way it could invalidate the home insurance should it be necessary to make a claim on the policy. A doorbell camera is a good way of being able to see who is at the door without opening it and some come with a feature that allows the occupant to speak to the caller. 

If there is a danger that the person could have a fall in the home then a panic alarm which can be worn around the neck or around the wrist as a watch can bring great peace of mind to family members who may be worried about the person living alone.

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Why Is My Home Alarm Sounding?

Posted on January 18, 2022 at 1:19 pm

When you decide to install a home security alarm, there are a few aspects that you need to learn about. One of these is the reasons why your alarm may sound.

Commonly, the alarm will sound when someone breaks into your home. This is to alert the people that are around you that your home is in danger and they should do something to protect it. But what about when you are home, why is your alarm sounding when you are home?

One reason why your alarm may be sounding why you are home is simple, you may have forgotten to turn it off. If you did forget to turn it off, this will be an easy fix by simply turning it off and letting it know that you are back home.

Another reason why your alarm may be sounding why you are home is a fault. If there is a fault in the system it may cause your alarm to sound. This can be something simple from a low battery that simply needs changing.

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Choosing The Best Security Supplier For Your Business

Posted on December 29, 2021 at 9:45 am

When owning a business, it is important that you choose the best security supplier for your businesses protection. Here is a list of some things you should consider to ensure you are choosing the best option.

Their Travel Radius
Some security businesses will only travel a certain distance from their office on call-outs. So, do check that you are within their radius. It is ideal for them to travel to you for if issues with your security occur outside of their business hours, you do not want extra charges.

Their Customer Reviews
Another thing you want to look at is previous customer reviews. This will help you to know what the company is like from an outsiders point of view. If the reviews are good, this may be the best company for you.

Their Price Point
Finally, you want to research their prices. This should be considered as you need to ensure you are not eating into your profit by working with a chosen security company.

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Home Security In Time For Christmas

Posted on November 29, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year. But also a time of the year that is high for crime in properties across the United Kingdom. Crime rates seem to rise due to the number of gifts people will have in their home, decorations outside their home, and items of high value that criminals want to sell on for cash. This is why it is vital that you get home security in time for the Christmas Season.

The main security system that we recommend you get in time for the Christmas season is CCTV. These security cameras will record the outside of your property 24hours a day. This will help to prevent and capture any criminals that are potentially trying to steal your festive goods from outside your home. They are vital for providing you with protection and evidence for if anything was to be stolen from your property during the festive season.

Another piece of security equipment that we recommend you install in time for Christmas is an Alarm System. We recommend an alarm system for those who are storing many Christmas goodies inside their homes. Criminals will target homes during the festive season as they know families will be gathering gifts that are new and can be sold on. An alarm system will help to prevent this, as well as alarming you and your neighbourhood that there is an intruder around.

These are two of the main kinds of security systems that we recommend you invest in and have installed in time for the festive Christmas period. It will be devastating for your home to be targeted at this time of year. So protect yourself and your belongings to ensure you have the best Christmas possible.

Security of your home should not be taken lightly at Christmas. So ring up your local security engineer for your quote today.

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Security for Christmas

Posted on November 4, 2021 at 8:16 pm

When you think about Christmas, security may not be top of your priority list, but it is something that you should be considering and planning ahead for.

Unfortunately break ins after rise around the festive period as criminals know that lots of people will have gifts stored in their homes, sheds and garages. Being broken in to at any time of year but at Christmas is truest devastating and you may struggle to replace all the items in time for the big day.

Planning a head and being smart with your security can help avoid you falling victim to these sorts of awful crimes. Having CCTV installed, alarms set up and camera door bells can all help to keep you safe. People have found themselves targeted by people pretending to be door to door salesmen, so it is vital that you keep your wits about you and don’t be afraid to question someone or ask to se their ID card.

When storing presents, try and not keep them altogether. If someone does happen to break in to your home they may well not find all the presents if they are spread out or may even get caught in the act as they are having to take longer in the property.

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Car Security You Shouldn’t Forget

Posted on October 30, 2021 at 10:06 am

When owning a car, it is important that you keep it as safe and secure as possible. Not only when you are driving it, but when it is parked up or you are leaving your car. Here are some of the main car security tips you should never forget.

Keep Your Car Locked
When your car is parked up, you want to ensure it is kept locked. This is so criminals do not have an easy way to break in without leaving any evidence. Even when you are driving you should keep your doors locked. You never know when you are stopped at lights or in traffic if someone will try to get in or steal your car. This is the same when you reach your destination. You should leave your car locked until you are ready to leave the vehicle.

Remember When To Unlock Your Vehicle
Similarly to only unlocking your vehicle when you are ready to exit. You should only unlock your vehicle when you are standing right by it ready to enter it. So many people unlock their vehicle from across the car park, but this gives criminals ample time to jump in and steal it.

Double Check Your Car Is Locked
When you are leaving your car parked up, you should always double-check that your car is locked. It is super easy to assume that you have locked your car as you pressed a button on your key. But it is always a good idea to check as you never know if one time you may press the incorrect button.

These are just a few security tips that you should not forget for your car. If you want to keep yourself, your car, and your belongings safe, make sure you follow all of these tips.

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Security when driving in your car

Posted on October 20, 2021 at 6:04 am

Many of us think carefully about the security of our vehicles. You know not to leave your vehicle open when you are not there and we often remember not to leave valuables in plain sight of passers by as this make your vehicle become a target. But do you consider your safety and the security of your vehicle when driving? It is very sad that theft or vehicles not only happens when the vehicle is parked up but also when someone is driving. People have been car jacked when they have stopped at traffic lights or even when they have stopped to try and help someone. Criminals are becoming more sophisticated and will set up scenarios to trap unwilling drivers. A common way they try and get people is to pretend they have broken down and flag someone down. Then when the person stops and gets out the vehicle, they run or have someone else run round and jump in, leaving the victim stranded. If you notice a vehicle broken down and want to check they are ok be sure to keep your doors locked, open your window slightly and pull up along side them to check, remaining in the car.

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How secure is your garden?

Posted on August 10, 2021 at 1:56 pm

When it comes to thinking about home security, it is not only the inside of your property that you need to protect, but you should also consider the security of your garden too.

The garden is your home’s first line of defence against burglary and theft. Having a good level of security around your perimeter can be enough to put off burglars and protect your home. Even having a high fence, CCTV system and locks on your gate may mean that you are not the victim in the next burglary. Criminals will also often access homes and gardens through public access routes such as an alley. If you have a private alleyway down the side of your house, talk to your neighbour about fitting a high, strong lockable gate.

When installing a fence try and ensure it is 1.8 meters and that it is as close to the ground as possible this will stop people being able to crawl underneath it. When installing your fence be sure that the panels are secured so that they cannot be easily lifted up as this is a common what for criminals to access your garden.

Although there is no way to ensure that you are not a victim to this sort of crime, these measures should help to prevent it.

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Looking after your tools when you are at work

Posted on July 20, 2021 at 9:22 am

If you work in a profession where you need to use expensive tools then you should think carefully about how to ensure that they are secure when they are in your evicle but also when you are using them. All too often tools get stolen from people’s

driveways, open boots or even from inside their house. Criminals often watch trades people and target them when they are working. They may notice that every once in a while you leave your tools unattended to go to your van to get more materials. This is the time they are most likely to strike. If you have left your vehicle unlocked or have left the tools unattended on the floor then you will most probably find that your insurance is invalidated and will not pay out.

Make sure that you not only keep your tools in site but that you also keep them within reach. If you have to go up a ladder then try and ensure that someone is stood at the bottom with your tools or that you put them away first. If you are working on the front of someone’s house then try and keep your tools inside and not on the driveway as passing criminals can easily make a quick get away with your tools. Your tools may be vital to you being able to work so be sure to protect them at al times.

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How to keep your dog secure when out and about

Posted on June 10, 2021 at 11:58 am

Since the UK went into lockdown, the cost of puppies and dogs shot up. Prior to Covid and lockdown, you may be expected to pay between £300 and £1000 for most breeds of puppies but more for a pedigree, but following on from the pandemic, puppies are now fetching between £1000 and £4000! This is a huge jump in price and has meant that lots of people simply could not afford to get one. As breeders have not be able to breed their dogs there has been a shortage on puppies, this teamed with the fact that more people wanted a puppy as they were at home and had nothing else to do sent prices skyrocketing.

If you have got a dog or a puppy then you may of heard also about the increase in crime around theft of dogs. This is a horrible thought for any pet owner and although you cannot completely ensure you don’t fall victim to this sort of crime, there are steps you can take to avoid it.

Only walk your dog in public places where you can easily get help if needed. Try and avoid letting people stroke your dog or pick him / her up. Secure their lead with a lockable clip and never let them off the lead when in a situation where they could be easily taken.

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