Yale’s Security Spring Clean Campaign
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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…

Home Security Infographic for National Home Security Month
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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…

‘Water Board’ Bogus Caller In Waltham Cross
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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…

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…

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…

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Infographic: Crime In London

We’ve created an infographic to show you some interesting stats about crime in London, particularly burglary. Click the image to view a larger version or scroll to the bottom for some information about the statistics. The infographic shows a number of statistics about crime (particularly burglary) in London: Burglary rates in London are dropping –…

Top hiding place for valuables is the sock drawer!
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Top hiding place for valuables is the sock drawer!

According to research of 2,000 individuals carried out last year by Confused.com, the nation’s favourite hiding place for valuables, particularly jewellery, is the sock drawer. This is followed by 9% stating that under the bed was the safe place of choice, 9% on top of the wardrobe and 6% under the sink. Most worryingly a…