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…

Infographic: Latest Burglary Hotspot Figures Released
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Infographic: Latest Burglary Hotspot Figures Released

Last month Money Supermarket released their annual figures for burglary occurrences within different postcode areas. The data is based on claims for the two years to 30th November 2014 and over 2.6 million quotes were analysed to determine the final figures. Of the top ten areas with the highest number of burglary claims, seven were within the Greater London area. Six of…

Police appeal for witnesses following attempted robbery
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Police appeal for witnesses following attempted robbery

The Enfield Independent recently reported on an assault in Southgate, London. Police are appealing for witnesses following the crime. On Tuesday 27th January a woman was attacked in an attempted robbery at about 9.25pm. The incident occurred in Southgate’s Trent Gardens, close to the junction on Avenue Road. The 53 year old female victim suffered a…

New Year Resolutions – Improved Home Security?
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New Year Resolutions – Improved Home Security?

As reported on the Crime Prevention Site recently, if you are unfortunate enough to be burgled then research suggests that you are very likely to be the victim of another burglary in the time period immediately following the original crime. The reasons for this can be wide and varied, however some possible explanations are as follows…

Small Business Saturday at 10 Downing Street
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Small Business Saturday at 10 Downing Street

Small Business Saturday took place on 6th December 2014. The Small Business 100 that had been selected from various fields of British industry and commerce joined together on the day before (Friday 5th) for a celebration in Downing Street, London. Alexandra Locksmiths were very proud to be involved – as you can see from the photo…

Your Security Cameras Are Private? Maybe Not!
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Your Security Cameras Are Private? Maybe Not!

Network World and Mashable have both recently published articles regarding the security risk of having CCTV systems installed at home or work and not changing the default password. Many  internet connected security cameras have IP addresses that are rather generic, or offer administration access from easily entered websites. Therefore anybody wanting to manage, control and ultimately…

101 – The Non-Emergency Police Telephone Number
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101 – The Non-Emergency Police Telephone Number

The Crime Prevention Website have recently highlighted the information campaign from the Home Office that is promoting the correct telephone number to use when contacting the Police force in a non-emergency situation. The 101 telephone number is current and correct for every Police force across the whole of the UK. The cost of any call to this…