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Intruder alarms offer valuable peace of mind. They act as an effective deterrent to would-be burglars, and alert property-owners to any unwanted visitors. Whether you want to protect your commercial premises or your home, an intruder alarm is an important security feature. Below, we’ll take a closer look at intruder alarms, including how they work and the best type for your needs. What is an intruder alarm? An intruder or burglar alarm has two main functions. Firstly, they can act as a simple but effective deterrent to potential intruders, who may see......

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Commercial Access Control Explained

If you run a business of any size with physical premises, controlling who has access to your building is vital to ensure the security of your property and your staff. There are lots of access control systems available, from simple keypads to more sophisticated biometric-based technology. To help you decide which is best for your needs, we take a look at commercial access control, including the main options for keeping your workplace secure....

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What Are the Best CCTV Systems in 2024?

The stats speak for themselves – closed-circuit television (CCTV) is essential for modern security. In 2024, these systems have advanced, offering better surveillance and smart features for homes and businesses. They come with high-quality cameras and AI technology, making it easier and more effective to keep an eye on things and stay safe....

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5 Home Security Trends for 2024

In the constantly developing world of home security, staying informed about the latest trends is vital for ensuring your family's safety. To keep personal information safe, manufacturers are using better encryption and data protection. In a worst-case scenario, inadequate security measures could lead to data breaches, compromising personal information and home security....

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5 CCTV Statistics You Can’t Ignore

CCTV (closed-circuit television) has become an integral part of our modern world, used for security, monitoring and even capturing funny pet videos. Did you know that in the UK, for example,  there is one camera for every 13 people? Or that China has a whopping 437 cameras per 1,000 people? It’s hard to ignore CCTV in our modern world and even harder to ignore the statistics. Read on for five examples of the impact of CCTV on safety and crime prevention. 1. 51% crime rate reduction CCTV cameras are superheroes in the......

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CCTV at Christmas: How to Get the Most Out of Your Cameras

Christmas is the season of joy, but it’s also unfortunately become the season of increased burglaries. Don’t worry though, as your CCTV cameras are ready to work overtime, ensuring that the only person sneaking around your home is Santa Claus. Here’s how to make the most out of your CCTV system this Christmas. Positioning is key Starting with camera placement, look at where you are likely to catch an unwanted guest.  Place cameras at entry points – front and back doors, windows and don’t forget the garage. Ensure the security systems are......

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What’s the Best Security Equipment for an Empty Office?

Ever locked up the office and then worried if everything was secure? You’re not alone. But with the right security gear, those worries disappear and you can relax knowing your office is safe at all hours. So read on for the best security equipment to keep your office safe and sound, even when you’re not there. 1. Surveillance cameras When it comes to keeping tabs on your office, a robust surveillance camera system is your extra set of eyes. Choose cameras with night vision and motion detection to catch any intruders who......

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Should You Set Your Burglar Alarm at Night?

After a tiring day, you’ve finally got into bed when suddenly you wonder – “Is the alarm on?” It’s a classic dilemma of getting out of bed to check versus staying cosy and leaving it to chance. It’s a common occurrence for some, while others are simply unsure whether there’s any need at all. But if you set your alarm as part of your bedtime ritual every night, you can be sure that your home is safe when you pull the duvet around you. With the alarm on, you can drift off......

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