We live in uncertain times. But nothing changes for thieves, vandals and arsonists. The current lockdown means that many commercial buildings will be empty for an extended period of time. Have you done everything you can to ensure that your property is secure enough? A report from the Metropolitan Police Business Crime Hub gives some recommendations on how to protect your premises.
You open your front door and see that your house is not as you left it. Intruders have torn it apart to try to find and steal your valuables.
As the adrenalin kicks in, you don’t know what to do first.
Here’s a quick visual guide on where to start when burglars strike. read more…
A friend proudly took me round his new business premises. He had pictures from the last 4 months of work getting the office shipshape. It was all ready for his staff to move in on the Monday. But his happy face turned into a frown when I asked about his security arrangements. After all that effort and expense, he had forgotten that there are people out there who want to spoil it all.
I took him through a few things that can make a real difference to keeping your business safe from burglary. read more…
In 2018/2019, there were 606,282 crimes against businesses in England and Wales. Down on the previous year. But that’s still an average of 69.2 crimes every hour. Or more than one every minute! WOW… those are some sobering statistics.
This post looks at what businesses can do to lower the impact those statistics describe… And why relying on the Police is probably not the best option.
First, the most common crime!
Speak to any engineer or manufacturer and they will tell you that their biggest security problems are:
1. the theft of metal/parts for scrap – usually from an outside yard; and
2. “accidents” in the factory – meaning a lot of factories have inside cameras to make sure staff are keeping to Health and Safety rules and record any incidents.
I can see you nodding in agreement.
But there’s a third issue that is not at the forefront of your mind – although when it happens, it cuts right through to your bottom line.
“Why is my carbon monoxide alarm going off?” is one of the most frequently asked questions in Google about CO detectors.
Lots of people are going onto Google to research whether the sound from their carbon monoxide alarm is indeed a warning or just a false alarm.
And lots more are just removing the batteries to stop the noise!
Wooooahhh! read more…
Someone broke into the house whilst Jake was home alone.
He and his owner had met at a rescue home 12 years earlier.
It’s not clear exactly what happened because his owner was out at work.
And Jake did what dogs do. He tried to protect his master’s territory.
So Jake did what dogs do to intruders. He bit him.
And then the burglar did what all homeowners fear. read more…
Frightening reports are coming in from America about families who have had their Ring security cameras hacked. And about an increase in desire to want to hack such cameras!
According to Motherboard hackers have now made dedicated software specifically to gain access to Ring security cameras.
There are only two reasons why someone would want to purchase software to access homeowners’ security cameras and they are both bad:
I’ve been having a lot of Facebook conversations about home security recently. And so many people tell me that they don’t need an alarm or CCTV cameras because they have…
a German Shepherd.
After Katherine Ryan’s home was broken into by a masked burglar, she joked about swapping her two small dogs for a German Shepherd. Her furry friends had slept through the whole incident
A German Shepherd is a big dog, granted. A single bark would scare off most burglars who tried to break in, definitely.
But… read more…
Great video from Thames Valley Police about how to stay safe and stop burglaries this Christmas.