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Start the new year with a fully secure business premises

Date: 14th Dec 2017

Whether you’re planning on closing down your business over the Christmas holidays, or you’re going to be open but perhaps with amended hours or limited staff, now’s the time to get your business premises security sorted for the new year. That way, you can come back in January and know that one task has been […]

Why you should never take shortcuts with your home security

Date: 5th Dec 2017

According to a survey by Laptops Direct, some homeowners could be putting their home’s security at risk by not doing standard security tasks like locking their windows or hiding valuables away after using them. The survey of 2,001 people found that 42% of people don’t always set their burglar alarms, while 31% don’t close their […]

Protecting your business this Christmas

Date: 18th Nov 2017

Christmas is a time for switching off, kicking back and enjoying a few days of not thinking about anything work-related. But, when you own a small business, this is not always easy to do. It can be so tempting to say “I’m just going to check in and make sure everything’s ok”. Rather than being […]

What are the legal requirements for installing CCTV?

Date: 4th Nov 2017

Installing CCTV at your home or business premises is a highly effective way to keep your property secure and deter potential intruders. Not only does it provide you with visual evidence to give to the police if a crime is committed, but it can even stop intruders from attempting a break-in in the first place. […]

Why burglars are attracted to small businesses

Date: 18th Oct 2017

As a start-up or small, growing business, your budgets are naturally going to be smaller than those of large companies. The amount of money you have available to spend on overheads, expenses and business activities has to be meticulously planned to make sure costs are kept down wherever possible. This includes everything from salaries and […]

Everything you need to know about National Home Security Month

Date: 3rd Oct 2017

October is National Home Security Month (NHSM), with organisations across the UK raising awareness of the importance of home security to help protect homeowners and families, as well as their property and possessions. This is the fifth year that NHSM has taken place, with supporters such as Secured By Design, Yale, Airbnb and Money Saving […]

Will Apple’s HomePod add to smart-home security technology?

Date: 21st Sep 2017

At the end of 2017, Apple is set to release HomePod – its contribution to the smart home. This is a comparatively late arrival to the market, seeing as the likes of IKEA, Honeywell, Hive and Cocoon have been producing smart-home security devices for many years now. But, with Apple’s track record of developing market-leading […]

What are the benefits of two-way audio systems?

Date: 8th Sep 2017

Often, when it comes to home security solutions, the simplest ideas are the most effective. What makes them so clever is the fact that they are built around residents’ needs. Two-way audio systems are one such solution. Although the idea of phoning for help in an emergency is nothing new, two-way audio systems recognise that, […]

Tired of false alarms? Here’s how to prevent them

Date: 20th Aug 2017

Imagine the scene: it’s the middle of the night, you’re fast asleep in bed, and, suddenly, a shrill siren wakes you. It’s the burglar alarm. You jump out of bed, but, not sure if it’s safe to go downstairs, you stay in your bedroom. A police car pulls up outside your house, where your neighbours […]

What discreet security solutions are available to help protect heritage properties?

Date: 12th Aug 2017

When it comes to protecting heritage and listed properties in the UK, there is a lot to consider. Heritage crime and vandalism is a serious offence, and can cause irreparable damage to culturally and historically valuable buildings. According to English Heritage, just over 18% of all listed buildings in the UK have been affected in […]

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