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The Future Of Home Security

A new report published by the security company ADT and future trends expert Futurizon promises a glimpse into the future of home security. According to their predictions, your future home security system might include a burglar alarm which could identify intruders, tell them they’re being recorded and address them by name, an indelible chemical marker…

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Yale’s Security Spring Clean Campaign

Following on from our post earlier this month about outdoor security, we think it’s worth highlighting Yale’s new Security Spring Clean campaign. It’s a major consumer security campaign designed to encourage homeowners to incorporate a check of their home security into their annual spring clean, with advice such as “change the locks on all external doors and…

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Secure your home in Spring!

The weather is getting warmer (allegedly) which can mean only one thing – it’s DIY season! Spring is the most popular time of year for home improvement projects, with 60% of us taking on DIY tasks in some form or another, often spending hundreds of pounds on new tools and materials. Some of us also…

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Annual burglary hotspot figures January 2015

Moneysupermarket.com have published their annual burglary hotspot figures. The most burgled area was found to be SE21 (South Tulse Hill and Dulwich), with 7 of the top 10 most burgled areas in North and East London. There are 83 postcode areas across the UK for which they have had no claims over the last two…

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Home Security Infographic for National Home Security Month

The Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters Blog have produced an infographic about home security. Alexandra Locksmiths have Sainsbury’s kind permission to share this data and we thought it extremely relevant in October as it is Yale’s National Home Security Month (NHSM). The NHSM scheme was introduced some years ago, with a different theme to each of the weeks in the month. Each…

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Four Out Of Five Burglaries Go Unsolved

A recent report in the Telegraph, has highlighted the fact that newly published statistics have shown as many as four out of five burglaries go unsolved. The data has in turn initiated fresh debate, on exactly how police forces respond to the crime of burglary. Last month, the Home Office published the figures and subsequent analysis…

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‘Water Board’ Bogus Caller In Waltham Cross

Following a recent report in the Enfield Independent regarding bogus callers, Alexandra Locksmiths wanted to re-highlight the potential dangers and what to do about such visits. Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, a man had called at a home in Bullsmoor Way, Waltham Cross. He had claimed that there was problem with the local water supply…

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CCTV Systems And The Data Protection Act

An article on the Crime Prevention Website, recently reported about the proposed changes in the rules and regulations governing images captured with CCTV systems. This will also include CCTV systems that are used in private homes. If you have a CCTV system installed and in use at home, it is necessary for any user to be…