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Smart Sensors – The Latest Way to Protect Your Home, and Your Family

Apr 12, 2019

Smart security is taking off in a big way, especially as so many homes now own a smart hub. Wireless door, window, motion and presence sensors allow homeowners to be alerted on a mobile device in the event of anything untoward occurring, as well as triggering useful events, such as the switching on of lights and heating ahead of arriving home. Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which smart sensors are being used to safeguard the homes of today. (more…)

A Guide to HMO Security

Apr 08, 2019

Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) are homes which are shared between at least three tenants who are not related, and who share basic amenities such as a kitchen or bathroom. As a landlord of an HMO, there are very specific fire safety responsibilities you must adhere to, but did you also know you have certain responsibilities concerning the security of the property? (more…)

Plug and Play Home Security: The Lowdown on Smart CCTV

Mar 07, 2019

The benefits of CCTV and intruder alarms cannot be over-sung. Not only do they act as a deterrent, they also offer considerable protection together with valuable evidence should a prosecution become necessary.

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Lock Bumping: Problems and Solutions

Mar 01, 2019

Lock bumping is a commonly used method by intruders to gain entry to a property. It involves using a modified key to manipulate the lock open. It is a sad fact that these modified ‘bump keys’ are available to buy online, and the lock bumping method is even capable of compromising a fairly decent deadbolt lock. In this post we are looking at the problems associated with lock bumping, and how to overcome them.

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Security Measures to Prevent Identity Theft

Feb 21, 2019

Fraud costs the UK economy around £193 million per year. Personal identity information is one of the most valuable forms of data targeted by criminals. Details like names, addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers as well as financial information can be used to steal an identity and open credit and bank accounts and apply for loans, benefits and official documents such as driving licences and passports, leading to an array of devastating issues for the victims.

Whilst identity thieves are well known for targeting online sources in their quest to acquire personal information, the fact remains that physical means like bank statements, tech devices and the contents of a wallet can all provide inroads for fraudsters.

So what measures, aside from online security, can we employ to safeguard our personal data and prevent identity theft? Let’s take a look.

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