Category: Physical security

Lock Bumping: Problems and Solutions

Mar 01, 2019

Lock bumping is a commonly used method by intruders to gain entry to a property. It involves using a modified key to manipulate the lock open. It is a sad fact that these modified ‘bump keys’ are available to buy online, and the lock bumping method is even capable of compromising a fairly decent deadbolt lock. In this post we are looking at the problems associated with lock bumping, and how to overcome them.

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Security Measures to Prevent Identity Theft

Feb 21, 2019

Fraud costs the UK economy around £193 million per year. Personal identity information is one of the most valuable forms of data targeted by criminals. Details like names, addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers as well as financial information can be used to steal an identity and open credit and bank accounts and apply for loans, benefits and official documents such as driving licences and passports, leading to an array of devastating issues for the victims.

Whilst identity thieves are well known for targeting online sources in their quest to acquire personal information, the fact remains that physical means like bank statements, tech devices and the contents of a wallet can all provide inroads for fraudsters.

So what measures, aside from online security, can we employ to safeguard our personal data and prevent identity theft? Let’s take a look.

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A Guide to Caravan and Motorhome Security

Feb 14, 2019

It is a sad fact that very few caravans or motorhomes that are stolen are ever recovered. This is usually due to the fact that their identifying features are removed before they are sold on. Here we are taking a look at the factors that can increase the chances of caravan theft, along with measures that can be taken to prevent it.

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7 Practical Ways to Secure Your Bicycle at Home

Jan 26, 2019

Whether your prized bicycle is a road or town bike, a racer or a mountain bike, you’ll be keen to keep it safe and secure. So what measures do you have in place to reduce the risk of your bicycle becoming a victim of theft?

Many people opt to keep their bicycles in a garage or shed, but the problem is that thieves know this only too well. If you are a bicycle owner, read on for the expert security advice you need to keep it protected courtesy of our seven practical tips. (more…)

Keeping Business Premises Secure During Shutdown

Nov 15, 2018

During evenings, weekends and seasonal closure, in other words when they are unoccupied, business premises are at a heightened risk of crime. Even the smallest of premises can be home to several thousands of pounds worth of goods and equipment, as well as confidential data.

Security measures for business premises should follow four main aims. The first is to make it more difficult for a crime to be committed; the second is to increase the risk of a criminal being caught; the third is to reduce the incentive to commit a crime, and the last is to cut any potential reward for the criminal. How to achieve these aims and prevent thieves from targeting business premises during periods of closure? Let’s take a look. (more…)

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