Category: Domestic Security

Protecting Your Boundaries – Even if you Have Pets

Oct 30, 2013

When you are considering the security systems for your home, you know that being aware when someone is entering the property is all-important. When the person is unwelcome and poses a security risk, it’s crucial that you and others are alerted.

Finding the Most Appropriate Systems

The security system you need will depend on many aspects, including the size and shape of your house; whether it is one, two or three storeys high; the location of any outbuildings; the nature and height of your perimeter, as well as the pets that you have and any vulnerable people or valuables you particularly wish to protect. Your level of risk might be different at the back, and on one or both sides, from the front.  (more…)

More Security Tips to Guard Against Unforced Break-Ins

Jul 24, 2013

Following on from our recent post How Not to Fall Victim to an Undetected Break-in This Summer, as promised here are 8 more summer security tips to help keep your home protected against unforced break-ins which can cause serious problems with insurance claims. (more…)

How Not to Fall Victim to an Undetected Break-in This Summer

Jul 17, 2013

As discussed in a recent post, opportunistic, unforced break-ins become much more of an issue during the summer months and they can cause worrying issues with insurance claims. Here we take a tour around the home to point out where the risks lie, and how you can take steps to resolve them.  (more…)

Have Home Break-Ins Really Declined?

Jul 01, 2013

According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), the percentage of households that have fallen victim to burglary has dropped from 6% in 1995 to 2% for the period 2011-2012. However, according to The Crime Prevention Website, there are discrepancies between the numbers of burglaries estimated by the CSEW and those reported by the police.

Why is this? Well it could be down to general apathy – the police won’t catch them, and there’s little chance of recovering lost valuables, so why bother reporting it? Of course a crime reference number is needed for an insurance claim, but not everyone is insured so again another reason not to bother reporting the crime. (more…)

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