Could you benefit from the Safer Homes Fund?

Posted on December 1st, 2009
Category: CCTV, Home Security, security.

If you live in burglary hotspot, you may benefit from a £6 million Safer Homes Fund, which pays for a local handyman to fit window locks and other security devices in your home. The Safer Homes Fund aims to improve home security for voluntary and community sector organisatons. The objective is to secure up to […]

12 ways to reduce the risk of your home being burgled

Posted on December 1st, 2009
Category: Burglar alarms, CCTV, Home Security, security.

It was reported last week by the Home Office that there has been a 4 per cent increase in the number of domestic burglaries compared to last 3 months of 2008.  So, what can you do to prevent your home becoming another statistic? Here are 12 ways in which you can improve your home security. […]

Retailers – How can you reduce losses from Employee Theft?

Posted on December 1st, 2009
Category: CCTV, security.

As a retailer, what impact is employee theft having on your business?  According to the Global Retail Theft Barometer 2009 (http://www.retailresearch.org/crime_and_fraud/2009_uk_retail_crime_stats.php) in 2009 employee theft cost UK retailers £1479m. This is a significant amount of lost revenue and profit for shop owners suffering stock shrinkage due to theft, and lost revenues from cash being stolen […]

Fire Safety in the Workplace: Lessons to be Learnt from New Look.

Posted on December 1st, 2009
Category: Fire safety.

Last week, New Look was fined £400,000 for fire safety blunders at their London flagship store in Oxford Street in April 2007. It’s a miracle that no-one was harmed in the fire, since the fire alarm was ignored by both shoppers and staff; it was only when the ferocity of the fire caused windows to […]

Burglaries in London rise as criminals flee Home Counties

Posted on November 28th, 2009
Category: Burglar alarms, Home Security, security.

A massive crackdown on burglaries in the Home Counties has led to a surge in break-ins at London homes, the Met chief said today. Sir Paul said: “There are improvements in surrounding counties in targeting burglaries and it has impacted on us. It means people will travel and that’s put pressure on outer London boroughs. […]

Burglary on the rise as recession bites

Posted on November 28th, 2009
Category: Burglar alarms, Home Security, security.

Burglaries, personal theft and knifepoint robberies have risen steeply, according to figures that indicate that the recession is fuelling an increase in property crime. Home Office statistics published yesterday showed a 4 per cent increase in the number of domestic burglaries, to more than 75,000 in the last three months of 2008. A similar increase […]

Installing a burglar alarm can get you a 7.5 per cent discount with some insurers

Posted on October 9th, 2009
Category: Burglar alarms, Home Security, security.

Do everything you can to keep your home safe. Install security measures, such as time-switch lights, outdoor security lights and join a neighbourhood watch scheme. Installing a burglar alarm can get you a 7.5 per cent discount with some insurers. Make sure you fit and regularly test smoke alarms that can be added to the […]

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