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Easy ways to protect your home from intruders

Many homeowners used the recent COVID lockdowns as an opportunity to begin eagerly anticipated DIY chores around the house or add a home office to their home or garden room for at home entertaining. These investments mean that is well worth taking a few easy steps to improve your security and reduce the likelihood of...
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Seasonal variations in property crime

Research has been conducted into the seasonality of property crimes that discovered clear trends in property crime over the course of the year. As the seasons change, we must be aware that some crimes are more prevalent at particular times of the year, and we must take steps to reduce our chances of being targeted....
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Security tips for your first home

No-one wants to experience a break-in and it can be particularly traumatic for first-time home buyers. It is often overlooked, but one of the things that should be near the top of every new home owner’s to-do list should be reviewing the security of their property and taking measures to update it to provide the...
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Summer holiday security for your home

Going away this summer? Burglars are targeting your house and outbuildings at this time of year. Because the majority of burglaries occur when no one is at home, owners being away is an ideal opportunity for thieves to attack. Homes with no security measures are significantly more likely to be burgled than those with even...
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When should I give my children house keys?

When you have children, the security of your home becomes even more crucial. As they get older, you’ll have to strike a balance between your family’s security and their wants and responsibilities. It is critical to secure your home’s entrance. Unfortunately, the days of leaving our front doors unlocked so that our children could come...
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What to do after a burglary

If your home has been broken into, you may be wondering, “What do I do now?” Learn what to do immediately after experiencing a housebreak, whether you’re panicked or just don’t know where to turn. This advice will help you get through the process as swiftly and painlessly as possible. Call Police Scotland The first...
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What techniques do burglars use?

We’ve put together a list of some of the latest tricks used by housebreakers and ways you can help to protect your home against them. Fake trade callers Burglars often break into your home during the day by pretending to be utility workers, roofers, electricians, plumbers, gas engineers, or even police that you may be...
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Who is the average burglar?

When you think of a burglar, what comes to mind? Is cartoon-like masked figure wearing a black and white striped sweater and carrying a brown swag bag with a money symbol on it hiding in the shadows waiting to strike? This may be the first thought that comes to mind for those of us who...
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How to protect your home while you’re on holiday

School holidays are almost upon us, and it’s not just Cliff Richard who wants to go on a summer holiday. After the enforced confinementĀ of COVID, we all want to get away, and while many people are looking forward to a well-deserved vacation, housebreakers are planning to take advantage of the holiday season. If you’re planning...
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Home security in a connected world

Only a few years ago, the Internet of Things (IoT) was a word that only geeks understood. Despite the fact that the expression has become increasingly prevalent in our everyday lives in recent years, many people still see the Internet of Things as a future concept. In truth, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been...
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