• 5 Really Simple and (mostly) Free Ways to Secure Your Home

    5 Really Simple and (mostly) Free Ways to Secure Your Home

    Nobody wants to be burgled but, until you’ve had your first bad experience, you might be somewhat blasé about your home security. While there are obvious home protection measures your can deploy such as intruder alarms, additional common sense steps...

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  • Using Your Old Smartphone as a Security Camera

    Using Your Old Smartphone as a Security Camera

    If you're anything like me, you probably have more than one old smartphone hanging around in draws and boxes, just gathering dust. I think I've got three, from an old (and very reliable) HTC Desire to a Sony Z3 that doesn't work as a phone (my wife d...

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  • Joined Up Thermostats Make Your Home Even Smarter

    Joined Up Thermostats Make Your Home Even Smarter

    Last week was half term, so feeling the need to see the coast, we packed the family in the car and headed off to a wet and windy Wales. We turned the heating off, as we always do because we didn't want to waste energy and money heating an empty house...

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  • The Top Six Items Stolen From Homes

    The Top Six Items Stolen From Homes

    Nobody leaves their home entirely unsecured these days. Even if you just close and lock the door, you're doing something to make it harder for people to get in. But is that it? Do you do anything else?The thing is, even if you lock the house, there's...

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  • Are Our Smart Homes Becoming a Burglar's Dream?

    Are Our Smart Homes Becoming a Burglar's Dream?

    For decades, home security was a pretty easy thing to consider. As well as putting locks on windows and doors, you would consider an alarm, and that alarm would consist of sensors around the home in key points and a big box on the wall outside....

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  • Stay Secure this Festive Season, and Beware On-Line Scams

    Stay Secure this Festive Season, and Beware On-Line Scams

    We speak a lot on this blog about the need to ensure your house is kept secure at all times. It makes sense, especially at Christmas when the bad guys are on the prowl and most people are likely to have a lot of very expensive tech lying about. ...

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  • How to reduce false alarms in your home security system

    How to reduce false alarms in your home security system

    Nobody likes it when alarms keep going off. It's especially galling when it's quite obvious that a cat is the culprit and nobody is going to shut it off soon. They upset the neighbours, annoy the locals and if you're connected to an automated respons...

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  • Don’t Invite Burglars in This Christmas

    Don’t Invite Burglars in This Christmas

    In the run up to Christmas, there's every chance you'll be doing the same as almost everyone else. That is, shopping 'till you drop, dumping all those presents in the back of the car and then transporting them home to be wrapped ready for the big day...

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  • CCTV and House Alarms in Synergy can be the Ultimate Deterrent

    Whether you live in the centre of a major city or a rural area, home security is always a concern. Your property needs to be protected from prying eyes and the threat of a burglary whether you are at home or not. Thanks to modern technology, there ar...

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  • Do Burglar Alarms Actually Work?

    Do Burglar Alarms Actually Work?

    I'm sure you've been woken one night by the sound of an alarm ringing in your street and apparently nobody taking any notice. It's quite common in old alarm systems, especially those without battery backup or anti-tamper systems because they can be t...

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