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  • 19/09/2020 - Alarms Are Us 0 Comments
    The Blind Burglar!

    Zero Vision in 45 Seconds Home Security AwarenessWhen last have you reviewed your home security?Typically home security will make a noise, maybe call you or a call centre and then perhaps the police or a guard.And then the waiting game begins.How long before anyone gets to the property? Is it a real or false alarm If police response Has it been 1 or 2 devices that have been triggered? can someone verify if Someone is at the property How long with it take them to get there If you or key holder are responding: how long will it take to get back through traffic was their phone on and did they get the call if you are on holiday, will you get the call? what happens if you are travelling out of signal - on the the underground for example What if, you could have someone Verify and at the press of a button stop the intruder in their tracks? Why not message me directly to arrange a free online security review with one of my team.Our Focus, Your Peace of Mind!

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  • 17/09/2020 - Alarms Are Us 0 Comments
    The New Breed of Verkada CCTV

    This New Breed of Verkada CCTV will make reporting & responding to situations an “at point of event” rather than “after the fact investigation”.Last week we set up a few demos for some commercial clients who wanted to know why we were even wanting to schedule an online Demo in the first place.They said: Other security companies just come out, point out where cameras must go, and give us a price. I know how CCTV works - it’s wired up to a box and I can see it on my phone or monitor I need to be able to download footage on a thumb drive for police or HR etcI Said: What are you trying to capture to determine the quality of the camera image required How long do you need to retain the information to determine both on-site & cloud storage requirements What are your typical setup and running costs per site What are the key problems you/we must avoid - this will help ensure we have these covered from the beginning. Example: low-resolution images may lead to not being able to identify someone that may help lead to a conviction In my 20 years of experience, unless I ask the right questions & understand requirements, it leads to disappointment and in security can be very costly.

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  • 15/09/2020 - Mac Laubscher 0 Comments
    You don’t know what you don’t know!

    So, a while back I was telling my wife that the cleaning service we were using to help out 1-2 times a month was not doing a fantastic job

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  • Burgler uses Blowtorch to burn hole in Door
    29/11/2018 - ALARMS ARE US 0 Comments
    Recent Breakin in Edgware using a Blowtorch & Reformed burglar demonstrates other home safety flaws

    ⚠⚠ BE AWARE ⚠⚠
    DO NOT leave your keys in the door at night.
    Burglars are using a new tactic which involves burning a hole through your door with a blowtorch and then taking keys to vehicles or entering the property. This only takes minutes and creates very little noise.
    Don't let them ruin your Christmas!

    - Source: Inside Edgware Click here for original post

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  • BLIND MOTION DEVICES - THEY CAN SENSE THERE IS SOMETHING THERE, BUT NOT WHAT
    30/10/2018 - ALARMS ARE US 0 Comments
    Burglars have evolved, has your security?

    After recent articles, it has become apparent that today, more than ever before, due to the additional strain on our police resources as a result from more budget cuts, that we bring our home security into the 21st century.

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  • Victims can expect little or no investigation, or a visit from a police officer, unless they can supply evidence or name a suspect
    23/06/2018 - Alarms Are Us 0 Comments
    Victims can expect little or NO investigation, or a visit from a Police Officer, unless they can supply Evidence or Name a Suspect

    After recent articles, it has become apparent that today, more than ever before, due to the additional strain on our police resources as a result from more budget cuts, that we bring our home security into the 21st century. Stop wasting our valuable police resources and look at better ways to reduce the impact of false alarms on our economy as well as the additional stress and anxiety caused when we find out our alarm has gone off, and the worst imaginable scenarios race through our minds, only to find that it was nothing to write home about.

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  • Guide to Reduce the Risk of Burglary
    14/06/2018 - ALARMS ARE US 0 Comments
    Free Tips On Home Security

    Home break-ins and burglaries are common occurrences.

    There is a feeling of dread and violation; that comes over
    every homeowner when they realize that their property has
    been broken into. It can be a truly surreal experience to think
    about the fact that an unwanted individual entered into your
    home and made off with some of your belongings.

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  • talking to your things the internet
    12/06/2018 - Alarms Are Us 0 Comments
    Talking to your fridge: The Internet of Things

    It wasn’t long ago that the Internet of Things (IoT) was a term understood by techies only. In the past few years the phrase has found its way into our daily lives more and more, yet to many the very idea of IoT still seems futuristic. In fact, IoT has been around for a while, making a quiet but powerful impact on our day-to-day lives.

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  • burglary belt
    12/06/2018 - Alarms Are Us 0 Comments
    Investigating England’s ‘Burglary Belt

    Our research showed that there were abnormally high rates stretching across the northern cities: from Hull in the east across to Liverpool in the west. Indeed, four cities in this area feature in the top five most burgled councils.

    What’s caused this “burglary belt” to form across England? What do these areas have in common that could shed some light on how we can tackle burglary throughout the country?

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  • 12/06/2018 - Alarms are us 0 Comments
    How burglars use social media

    In 2016, several surveys were carried out in the US and UK on prisoners convicted of burglary. Some of them had an impressive hunting table with over a hundred burglaries in a 30 year career. An unexpected element stood out of the results: a significant portion of criminals used social media to choose their target during the surveillance phase.

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  • 12/06/2018 - Alarms Are Us 0 Comments
    A complete guide to home security systems

    A complete guide to home security systems
    Are you contemplating installing a security system for your home but can’t decide if you should spend that much on it? Does the security provided by the security system justify the cost? Before you make the final decision, consider some valuable facts about home security systems.

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