How to Keep Your Home Safe and Secure this Halloween and Bonfire Night

Oct 12, 2017

We mentioned National Home Security Month in our last post and have been talking about it on our social feeds. We believe it’s an incredibly important campaign and that it is doing a great job of raising awareness of the importance of home security.

During week commencing 23rd October, the campaign focuses on shining a light on dark nights, and the week after that, the themes of Halloween and Bonfire Night take centre stage. (more…)

Smart Locks: The Future has Arrived

Oct 04, 2017

National Home Security Month is something we’ve been talking about on our social media channels. Its aim is to raise awareness around the importance of home security and it runs this year throughout October, offering seasonal tips and advice to help protect the nation’s homes, families and possessions.

During week commencing 16th October, the campaign focuses on smart security. It says that the rise of automated homes and smart technology means that connected security gadgets are becoming increasingly popular. (more…)

Locks and Insurance Compliance: How to Ensure your Cover is Valid

Sep 16, 2017

Last month we discussed the importance of adhering to warranties set out by your buildings and contents insurer, many of which are connected to security measures.

We talked in detail about how these warranties, otherwise known as conditions of the insurance policy, can stipulate that an intruder alarm is fitted and used, but we also mentioned that insurance providers will make it a specific requirement that certain types of locks are in place.

Bearing in mind that failure to comply with warranties on an insurance policy can result in refusal by the provider to pay out on a claim; the importance of understanding the stipulations is clearly evident.

In this post, we are therefore going to focus on the subject of locks and insurance so that you are armed with enough information to ensure you are compliant with typical insurer demands. (more…)

Security Standards: What Exactly does the Kitemark Stand for?

Sep 07, 2017

We have recently been discussing the subject of quality standards concerning insurance requirements. British and, whilst we remain part of the EU, European standards are incredibly important factors when selecting security products, and not just for the purpose of complying with insurance conditions.

British and European standards dictate whether security products meet certain levels of quality, functionality and, where relevant, resistance. In this post we’re taking a look at some of the most common standards associated with popular security initiatives, so that you know precisely what to look out for when making important buying decisions. (more…)

Intruder Alarms and Insurance Compliance: How to Ensure your Policy Pays Out

Aug 25, 2017

When you take out a buildings or contents insurance policy, whether it’s for your home or your business premises, in order for the cover to provide you with the protection you are paying for, you will usually be required to adhere to a set of warranties.

Insurance warranties, otherwise known as conditions, are agreements that you make to comply with the requirements of your individual policy. Many of these warranties will be security related and will govern, for example, the types of locking mechanisms you have on your final exit doors and windows. They may also include a requirement to have certain security measures in place. (more…)

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