Security Tips For The Festive Season

Don’t advertise what you’re up to on social media over this holiday period.  Burglaries are on the increase at the moment, we are seeing the results first hand.

Remember to lock up properly and set your alarms before going out, it doesn’t hurt to leave a few lights on and close the curtains/blinds.

Have a look at this Neighbourhood Watch link for very good advice.  http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/news_and_events/news/festive_security_tips/

Happy Christmas and New Year to you ALL.

Alarms

Burglar Alarms

60% of burglaries attempted on homes with alarms are unsuccessful, despite this 71% of homes still don’t have a working burglar alarm.

If you would like a quotation for an alarm to improve your security Contact us

Home Security

Between Halloween and Bonfire Night domestic burglaries increase by around 26%.  Dark nights, noise and distractions present the perfect opportunity for criminals.  Have fun but lock up and be vigilant.

Shed and Garage Security – Week 4 NHSM.

Shed and Garage Security

Check your garden.  Don’t leave anything lying around that a thief could use to break in and steal your possessions.

Figures show that burglaries can increase by up to 20% at this time of year and sheds and garages are an attractive proposition to thieves during winter, as they are often left unattended in the cover of darkness.

For added protection, use a ground anchor and padlocks and chains to secure expensive items in your shed.

Statistics show that less than 5% of bikes stolen in the UK are ever returned.

Safes To Protect Valuables – Week 3 NHSM

Keeping gift receipts and expensive jewellery in a home safe that’s securely bolted to the floor or wall can provide added protection to keep burglars at bay this Christmas.  On average us Britons are spending £822* on Christmas presents each year, not only increasing the value of items in our homes but also the temptation to criminals.

Contact us for advice and prices of the different sizes available.

*YouGov

Door And Window Security – Week 2 NHSM

UPVC or composite doors older than 15 years could be at risk of cylinder snapping.  Upgrade to one specifically designed to prevent this method of attack.

External timber doors should be secured using a mortice lock or  nightlatch that meets BS3621.

All windows should be fitted with at least 1 appropriate lock.

Stay secure – lock all doors and windows when you leave your home, 73% of burglars gain entry via a door.

How many people have keys to your home? If you’ve recently moved house it’s advisable to change the locks, you never know who may have a copy of your keys.

The MLA also has more great advice on the link below:

http://www.locksmiths.co.uk/news/4-basic-door-window-security-tips/

For a free survey of your home and quotation Contact us for an appointment.

 

 

Burglar Proof Your Home

Week 1 of National Home Security Month.

Did you know:

62% of burglaries take place at night?  Dark nights mean light fingers so ensure your home is properly secured as the dark nights approach.

For more information about crime in your area have a look at  www.police.uk

 

National Home Security Month

National Home Security Month is here, a nationwide initiative highlighting the importance of home security throughout the dark autumn and winter months.  We will be posting tips all through October.

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Security key

Who has keys to your property?

Do you know exactly who has keys to your property?

We have just had someone on the phone trying to get an URGENT copy of one of our Registered Security Keys, the blanks are not commercially available.

With the key number we can quickly check our records, we discovered that it wasn’t registered to them, they claimed to be a neighbour feeding the cat!!  Once challenged the urgency for the key disappeared along with the enquirer.

If you would like control of your keys Contact us for further information and advice.

Anti Snap Cylinders

This is the last week that you can grab a discount on our anti snap cylinder promotion.

All TSOO7 1 Star and 3 Star cylinders carry 30 % discount. With discount a 1 Star is £23.00 and 3 Star is £35.00.

If you are interested Contact us.