Cold Weather and Doors: The Maintenance Jobs You MUST be Doing This Winter

Feb 14, 2017

Last month we looked at ten ways to secure a home during the winter. One key area we looked at was doors, which as we said should form the best form of defence possible because they are the very things that stand between you and the outside world.

Checking the condition of doors on a regular basis throughout the year is vital for both home and commercial premises owners, as is introducing reinforcement where necessary. However, during the winter, certain things happen to doors, and it therefore becomes doubly important to carry out thorough maintenance and additional checks at this time of the year.

Here we take a look at how doors can be affected during the colder weather, and what can be done to counteract the common issues that arise. (more…)

Keyless Cars: Major Security Risk Warning for Vehicle Owners

Jan 18, 2017

In America in 2015 there were over 57,000 vehicle thefts connected with keyless vehicles. Labelled ‘freebie thefts’ because they stemmed from owners leaving their keyless entry fobs in the vehicle, the problem has grown considerably and is not limited to the US; in fact it is becoming an epidemic across Europe where high value SUVs are being taken and shipped to Eastern Europe and the Middle East and sold along with forged paperwork ready to be registered to their new ‘owners’. (more…)

Ten Ways to Secure Your Home This Winter

Jan 06, 2017

With so few hours of daylight, it is no wonder winter is well known as a burglar’s favourite time to be on the lookout for opportunities to make their move. The thing is, a burglar is never a fan of a challenge, so they will always be scanning for easy pickings. Homes that have security flaws are prime targets for burglars, so take some time now and make sure yours isn’t one of them by following these tips. (more…)

How to Make Your Door Your Best Form of Defence When it Comes to Security

Dec 14, 2016

The doors to your property are the very things that stand between you and the outside world, and of course one of the key things that must protect you from unwanted intruders. For this reason, your doors must not be anything other than your strongest form of defence.

In this post we will take a look at various ways to ensure your doors are suitably protecting you, your loved ones and your property. (more…)

Restricted Key Systems and High Security Locks: The Best Form of Defence for Residential Letting Agents

Dec 01, 2016

Last month we looked at security solutions for commercial property management companies. Of course, a quality security programme is vital for any type of premises including those let to residential tenants.

If you are in the business of acting as managing agent for residentially let properties including multi-tenanted blocks and HMOs, two of the most vital elements of your security armoury should be high security locks and registered keys. As far as locks are concerned, we will look at these in a future post so that we can focus our attention fully in this blog on registered keys. (more…)

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