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New Year Resolutions – Improved Home Security?

Window security grill

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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Official security advice from the Police 1.

There are no better qualified people to give you reliable security advice for your property than a professional locksmith or the police. The installation of 5 Lever Mortice deadlocks is just one of many important reasonably priced security measures that you can embrace to protect your property, family, valuable possessions and yourself. Door and Window…

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Burglars Using Social Media Websites To Target Victims

  A recent survey suggests that the majority of burglars are using social media websites to help them target their victims. Over 75% of convicted burglars questioned said sites like Google street view play a massive part in them planning their entrance and escape routes, while Facebook and Twitter – where users ‘check in’ to…

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Diamond Jubilee security raises fears over Olympics

Former deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott has raised fears over Olympic security after suggesting that cheap labour could be used to undercut better, more experienced security workers at the Olympics. Prescott tweeted his fears after it was reported in the Guardian that security volunteers from a government work programme had to spend a night sleeping…

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Garden time

So the weather has finally changed and we are all enjoying some well deserved sunshine and some relaxing time in our gardens. This is a good time to remember that our front and rear gardens are a good access point to burglars. It is important to know that burglars are usually opportunists and often lazy…

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Postman Attacker in Enfield, North London

Last month Alexandra Locksmith became aware of a horrible incident in Enfield as an elderly woman was attacked and had her car stolen by a man posing as a postman. The victim was alone in their Enfield home when the attacker struck, disguised in a postman’s jacket and carrying a parcel. As soon as the…

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Window Grilles and Night Patrols should lead crime-fighting tactics

The Lib-Dem mayoral candidate Brian Paddick has announced he would encourage Londoners to set up their own crime-fighting night patrols across London if he was elected mayor. Mr Paddick revealed his plans during a visit to a south London borough where residents have already started their own patrols after a string of muggings and burglaries.…

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Burglars Letter Taunting His Victim

A burglar has sent a disgraceful letter of apology to his victim, in which he calls the victim “dumb”. Click on the link below to read the full story.

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Homeowner Cleared Of Killing Burglar

A man from Bramhall, Stockport, has been cleared of stabbing to death a burglar at his home. Raymond Jacob was stabbed to death whilst he was burgling Mr Vincent Cooke home. Mr Cooke was home alone initially but his wife and 12 year old son came home during the burglary, but luckily escaped unharmed. Paramedics…

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