Category: Domestic Security

Security Advice for Student Landlords

Oct 10, 2018

With a typically lax approach to security, and the potential for a wealth of attractive technology related loot, it is no wonder student accommodation sits amongst the most targeted property for thieves in the UK.

According to research, one in four students fall victim to burglaries whilst at university, with £25 million having been lost to thieves since 2014. A large proportion – some 80 per cent – of student thefts occur from privately rented multiple occupancy accommodation.

In light of these findings, the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) has issued advice for student landlords to help protect their properties and their tenants’ possessions. (more…)

Mark it, Register it, Protect it

Oct 02, 2018

There is no substitute for high quality, appropriate and professionally installed security measures to protect your home against intruders. But what more can be done to prevent burglars helping themselves to your valuables? And if they do manage to get away with any of your prized possessions, are there any measures that can be put in place to help you get reunited with your property?

In this post we’re looking at the benefits of marking and registering valuable, coveted possessions as well as providing advice and useful resources to help you do so. (more…)

Home Security Advice: Think – What’s on Show Through Your Windows?

Sep 21, 2018

Think of the windows of your home like a stage. With the curtain up, you can see the entire set. And with your curtains open at home, all your valuables are right there on display for everyone on the outside to see.

Did you know that burglars actually tour neighbourhoods with the sole aim of looking through windows to see precisely what is there for the taking? (more…)

The Master Locksmiths Association and Sold Secure

Sep 07, 2018

As one of London’s longest serving independently run businesses, and one of the most renowned security specialists in the region, it is incredibly important to us here at Barry Bros Security to make sure that our standards remain at the highest level possible at all times.

Our extensive repertoire of official accreditations provides our customers with complete reassurance of our commitment in this respect. We wrote a post a while back about our accreditations and what they mean for our customers. One of these was our position as qualified and certified Master Locksmiths, accredited by the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA).

In this post we thought we’d take a closer look at what our MLA membership means, and why for customers it is beneficial to use an MLA approved company. We’re also exploring the Sold Secure scheme, something that as a security customer you should find of interest. (more…)

A Guide to Securing the Valuables in Your Front Garden

Aug 21, 2018

Many people plough a great deal of time, passion and money into making their gardens look amazing. For some, a beautiful front garden is a statement of their pride in their neighbourhood. The trouble is that a lot of what is recorded as stolen property comes from the front garden, a lot of it being very portable.

If you’d like to make sure the garden you have invested so much in stays the way you intended it to, you’ll need to find ways of making what’s in it less portable. Precisely what we are looking at in this post. (more…)

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