14 11, 2017

How does burglary affect the victim?

November 14th, 2017|Home Security|

Anyone who has been burgled will know that the impact of the crime runs far beyond the loss of belongings. The financial impact of burglary can be significant for many people, but the emotional stress that comes from being burgled often lasts much much longer.

11 09, 2017

What animal is best to guard your home?

September 11th, 2017|Home Security|

Everyone knows that dogs traditionally guard homes, but are dogs the best pets for home security? It may surprise you to know that other animals are also effective at warding off potential intruders.

6 09, 2017

Are burglars simply opportunists?

September 6th, 2017|Business Security, Home Security|

How do burglars target property? We investigate whether burglars are simply opportunists with Brighton University's Criminology Professor, Peter Squires.

9 08, 2017

Fire & Water Damage Across Homes In The UK

August 9th, 2017|Home Security, infographic|

Fire and water can cause costly damage to UK homeowners, but it may surprise you to know just how many homes are affected. How can UK homeowners protect themselves against such an event?

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.

23 03, 2017

Investigating England’s ‘Burglary Belt’

March 23rd, 2017|Home Security|

Why is there a belt of high burglary rates across England's northern cities? We dug deep into the stats to find out. Click to discover for yourself!