Category: Domestic Security

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…)

Intruder Alarms: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Aug 18, 2016

The benefits of intruder alarms are many and we readily recommend alarms in both domestic and commercial settings, especially as part of a multi-layered approach to security alongside CCTV and motion detectors.

We are not going to attempt to disguise the fact that installing an alarm can be quite a significant investment, albeit most worthwhile. Precisely why when you are planning a purchase, you need to be in full possession of all the facts and clear that what you are buying will suit your individual needs. (more…)

Security Relationships That Really Work

Jul 12, 2016

Certain security measures work well on an individual basis, but when combined with others, the resulting multi-layered solution can prove extremely effective.

In this post we’re taking a look at security measures that, when combined with others, can provide a particularly sophisticated level of protection. (more…)

Precious Metals: How to Prevent Copper & Lead Theft

May 05, 2016

In a recent post we published about protecting vacant property, we mentioned how copper piping and wiring and lead flashing can attract thieves, and to ensure steps are taken to protect any that is on the property.

There are various means of protecting a property from metal theft, which we are discussing in this post. (more…)

Tips on Securing Vacant Property

Apr 11, 2016

If you are responsible for a property that you have inherited, or one that is under your wing as an executor, or you are refurbishing a house or are a landlord with a property vacant between tenancies, you will need to pay special attention to security measures whilst your property is vacant.

Vacant properties naturally find themselves at a higher risk security wise. Vandalism, arson and theft are unfortunately very real threats, as is unauthorised entry. The good news is that there are various security measures you can employ in order to boost the security of an empty house. (more…)

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