Elderly Woman Scammed Out of £300
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Elderly Woman Scammed Out of £300

The local London Guardian series newspaper, have recently reported on a police appeal that has been launched. The call for information and witnesses has arisen, following an elderly lady from Chingford had two credit cards stolen and was also scammed out £300. The police have released two CCTV images of men that they would like…

Bogus Caller in Crouch End and Muswell Hill
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Bogus Caller in Crouch End and Muswell Hill

Late last year Alexandra Locksmiths blogged about a pensioner in Wood Green becoming the victim of robbery following a bogus caller visiting his home. You can read the full article here. Yesterday ‘This is Local London‘ reported  that another bogus caller had been sighted in the areas of Muswell Hill, Hornsey and Crouch End. The female is…

Policing Changes Needed To Deal With Internet Crimes
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Policing Changes Needed To Deal With Internet Crimes

ComputerWeekly.com have recently reported on the lack of policing available, to deal with crimes being committed in cyber space. During a speech delivered at an organisation of business membership ‘London First‘, the Police Commissioner of London Mr Adrian Leppard stated … “The issue of policing in the digital age will reach a watershed of fundamentally restructuring…

Arrests Made Over Hatton Garden Heist
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Arrests Made Over Hatton Garden Heist

The Guardian and the online publication London24 recently reported on the arrests of men in connection with the Hatton Garden Heist. The crime took place over the Easter weekend earlier this year. Reportedly, £60 million of diamonds were stolen along with many other items of high value. The hoard had been taken from security deposit boxes within…

Summer Security for Your Home
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Summer Security for Your Home

Alexandra Locksmiths would like to offer some advice to help you with home security during the Summer months. Whilst keeping your home and/or business premises as secure as possible is a year round job, there are some specific security issues that could present themselves in the warmer weather. Lock your Windows If you are going…

80% of Crimes Unsolved in Haringey since 2010
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80% of Crimes Unsolved in Haringey since 2010

The Tottenham & Wood Green Independent newspaper reported recently on an investigation that they had undertaken regarding crimes in Haringey. Their findings were that crimes in the area yet to be solved total 80 per cent! The publication opened a ‘Freedom of Information’ request and deduced that Haringey Police force have filed ‘undetected’ as the…

CCTV Helps Capture Burglars in London
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CCTV Helps Capture Burglars in London

London24 have reported earlier today about the Draughts cafe in Haggerston’s Acton Mews, the first board game cafe in London. The Hackney Cafe was closed for Easter but sadly, during the Easter break, the premises had been targeted by burglars. The culprits committed the crime on Bank Holiday Monday. Fortunately for the business, the CCTV system that had…

Safe Buying Guide
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Safe Buying Guide

Alexandra Locksmiths have compiled this guide to buying the right safe for your needs. Be it for your home or your business premises, the following advice will help you to decide exactly what kind of secure storage solution is needed. The cash rating. The higher the cash rating of a particular safe, the more secure it is…

Potential Internet Security Threat with your Home Gadgets
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Potential Internet Security Threat with your Home Gadgets

Infoworld and TechHive have recently reported on the potential security risks of ‘smart’ homes. Homes that have many electrical remote control devices such as automatic light switches, door openers, software to restock your fridge, music playing devices etc all rely on an internet connection to manage these tasks. As well as a complicated internal wiring circuit. Other…