Security

Biometric Door Locks: How Secure Are They?

Biometric Door Locks: How Secure Are They?

From as long as there have been humans, people have found ways to protect themselves and their possessions. First, there were caves and castles, then layers upon layers of cryptographic software. Regardless of the method, the well-being of our lives and possessions...

4 Top Tips for Building a Secure Home

4 Top Tips for Building a Secure Home

If you’re fortunate enough to be able to build the home you’ve always wanted, then you’ll experience a vast range of emotions throughout the journey. The most common, of course, is excitement. Indeed, you’ll want to enjoy the process, but don’t let this distract you...

Easy Home Defense Tips for Home Invaders

Easy Home Defense Tips for Home Invaders

  Burglary is on the decline in the UK. According to statistics released by the Office of National Statistics, police-recorded crime rose by 10% in the 12 months through March last year; that includes increases in reported burglary and theft. And according to...

5 Steps To Secure Your Empty Property

5 Steps To Secure Your Empty Property

It is no surprise that empty properties are far more vulnerable and at risk of damage than a property which has people living in it all through the year. If you own an empty property, take note of these 5 steps and you will quickly eliminate the worry of your property...

Is your home really safe with ‘smart’ home security?

Is your home really safe with ‘smart’ home security?

Mobile apps represent the latest in smart home technology. Advanced home automation softwares have made it possible for you to turn lights and appliances on and off, control thermostats and perform other handy home functions from your mobile phone. This capability has...

Changing Locks? Make Sure Your Locksmith Is Licensed

Changing Locks? Make Sure Your Locksmith Is Licensed

If you are planning on changing your locks, you need to make sure you get a licensed locksmith to do the job. Unless you’re a professional, doing it yourself could invalidate your home insurance, or leave your property vulnerable. Unfortunately, choosing a good...

How to prevent false alarms at home

How to prevent false alarms at home

There are few things more terrifying than being woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of your burglar or smoke alarm, and few things more annoying than realising that alarm was actually set off by a pet. The Metropolitan Police recently noted that 92% of...

Lost a key? You could save money and rekey your lock

Lost a key? You could save money and rekey your lock

House keys are one the most commonly lost items for adults, and being locked out of your house can be one of the most stressful, panic-inducing moments of your life. But you don’t have to replace your locks after losing your keys, and knowing the difference between...

How to protect your home when you’re away on holiday

How to protect your home when you’re away on holiday

Holidays are usually time to relax and have fun, yet many memorable experiences are ruined by burglary. In the UK there are few things we love more than taking a holiday. In 2016, we collectively spent £43 billion on holidaying abroad. Unfortunately, when many people...

Security Features to Consider When Building a Home

Security Features to Consider When Building a Home

Building your home is an exciting and fully customisable way of providing yourself with your perfect place to live. When you build your own home, you are able to choose exactly which features you’d like, and ensure that the layout and design of the property is...