Category: Keys

Ten Ways to Secure Your Home This Winter

Jan 06, 2017

With so few hours of daylight, it is no wonder winter is well known as a burglar’s favourite time to be on the lookout for opportunities to make their move. The thing is, a burglar is never a fan of a challenge, so they will always be scanning for easy pickings. Homes that have security flaws are prime targets for burglars, so take some time now and make sure yours isn’t one of them by following these tips. (more…)

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…)

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…)

Three Common Period Features of London Properties, and how to Secure them

Jul 10, 2015

London is awash with an eclectic range of buildings, and the fact that period properties sit amidst the backdrop ultra-modern constructions is probably one of the capital’s most redeeming features.

If you are lucky enough to own a period property in London, whether it’s an 18th century Georgian townhouse, an Edwardian family home or a Victorian mews house, you’ll no doubt be precious about its alluring characteristics.

The trouble is some of these typical characteristics can prove to be a risk when it comes to security. Here we look at three of them, and give our take on what you can do to protect your property whilst maintaining the qualities you admire. (more…)

Security and Fire Safety in Flats

May 14, 2015

Sometimes security measures can impinge upon fire safety provision, or vice versa, fire safety processes can have an effect on the efficiency of security. However, it is essential that both are equally balanced. People need to feel secure in their homes, but they must have a clear path of evacuation in the event of fire. Some types of building are more prone to issues than others, for example blocks of and basement flats.

The good news is that experienced security experts will be able to come up with an effective security plan that is also evacuation and fire safe, whatever the building type, so it is well worth seeking advice before embarking on any upgrades or works.

You may also find this post helpful, as we are taking a look at some of the property types that are more prone to clashes between security and fire safety, assessing the typical problems and offering suggestions on how they can be overcome. (more…)

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