Category: Domestic Security

Mind the Gap – Between Your House and the one Next Door

Jul 11, 2018

London is home to a vast range of property types, some of the most common being terraced, semi-detached and detached houses. Some of these properties have been designed with ‘gaps’ in between them. Semi-detached and detached properties with unrestricted side access, and terraced houses with passageways in between them, are particularly prone to security risks. Here we take a look at those risks and offer suggestions as to how they might be mitigated. (more…)

Security Solutions for Those Hot Summer Nights

Jul 02, 2018

We’re certainly all feeling the heat this summer, and it looks set to continue. Getting a good night’s sleep when the mercury is hitting the high notes is never easy, and coming home to what feels like a greenhouse isn’t pleasant either.

It is always tempting to leave a few windows open at night or whilst we’re out. However, it’s important to be aware that every summer, the police report a rise in unforced burglaries, with thieves taking the opportunity to gain access through open windows whilst people sleep or are out.

Leaving a window open at night need not be banned though, providing it is done in such a way that it doesn’t leave you open to unscrupulous intruders. Here are some tips on how to keep your home a little cooler, without laying yourself open to risk. (more…)

Security Measures to Deter Squatters

Jun 13, 2018

Any unoccupied property that is not sufficiently secured will naturally be susceptible to break-ins. These are obviously highly undesirable and usually prove incredibly expensive. When break-ins involve squatters taking unlawful residence in a property however, things can become a great deal more convoluted. (more…)

Time to Spring Clean Your Security!

Apr 04, 2018

Spring is upon us at last. It’s a great time for clearing out the old and bringing in the new to make your home or workspace look and feel lighter and brighter. So, whilst you’re cleaning, re-decorating or re-vamping, how about a springtime review of your security? There’s no better time to check your home or business premises are safe and secure! (more…)

How Safe is your Safe? The Importance of Fixing your Safe in Place.

Mar 08, 2018

A common question asked of security professionals is, how long does it take to crack a safe? The answer? As long as it takes. Given time, thieves will find a way into a safe. The solution? Don’t give them the time. In other words, don’t allow the opportunity for a thief to take a safe away. (more…)

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