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So far Paul Hewett has created 25 blog entries.
9 04, 2018

Burglars favorites, the most popular items stolen in home burglaries

April 9th, 2018|Home Security|

The latest figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales show that in 2015 there were just under 200,000 domestic burglaries. Wonder what was stolen the most often?

26 02, 2018

Should I upgrade my alarm system?

February 26th, 2018|Home Security|

There are all sorts of new tricks that professional burglars can use to get into your home which mean that older burglar alarms can become less effective.

22 02, 2018

Burglar alarms if you rent a property

February 22nd, 2018|Home Security|

Landlords have a legal responsibility to ensure that their properties are safe and secure. Yet that rarely translates into a burglar alarm system.

22 02, 2018

What makes your home a target for burglars?

February 22nd, 2018|Home Security|

Burglars are clever, and they’re always on the lookout for places to target. So here’s a list of the mistakes to avoid if you want to keep your home safe.

28 06, 2017

Only 14 Arrests For Every 100 Burglaries In The UK

June 28th, 2017|Home Security|

In 2017, despite our faith in police and investigative technology, only 14 arrests are made for every 100 burglaries in the UK. This shockingly low figure reflects the national average, and in some parts of the country the arrest rate is even lower; there are only seven arrests per 100 burglaries in the West Midlands, for example.

27 06, 2017

How do burglar alarms sensors work?

June 27th, 2017|Home Security|

We have all seen in movies high tech burglars hacking surveillance cameras, reflecting lasers with mirrors or revealing them with make up powder. But do you know how home burglar alarm sensors actually work, and how secured it can be?

1 06, 2017

Have Cop TV Shows Made Better Criminals?

June 1st, 2017|Home Security|

Ever since CSI: Crime Scene Investigation hit our screens in 2000 and familiarized people with forensic science, the public has devoured anything and everything related to crime. some people believe that such shows have given criminals an education in forensic science.

18 05, 2017

How burglars use social media

May 18th, 2017|Home Security|

According to a survey conducted by Admiral Insurance, 30% of social media users have mentioned a future holiday on their accounts, and 1 in 4 tag their location when travelling. 70% post photos on Instagram while away. An easy way for burglars to spot empty homes.

8 05, 2017

Talking to your fridge: The Internet of Things

May 8th, 2017|Home Security|

Smart devices with their own WiFi connections have begun to move into almost all sections of society, and it is redefining our conception of home security products.

11 09, 2016

Is neighbourhood watch effective?

September 11th, 2016|Home Security|

More and more residents are signing up every year to create Neighbourhood Watches around the UK. So what is it exactly, how does it work and is it really efficient?