Category: Home Security

Why Is My Carbon Monoxide Alarm Going Off & How Do I Stop It?

Why Is My Carbon Monoxide Alarm Going Off & How Do I Stop It?

“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…

Distraught Dog Owner: I Would Have Given The Burglar The TV

Distraught Dog Owner: I Would Have Given The Burglar The TV

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…

RING cameras hacked in the US – what can UK users do to avoid this?

RING cameras hacked in the US – what can UK users do to avoid this?

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:
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Why Your German Shepherd Is Not The Best Home Security

Why Your German Shepherd Is Not The Best Home Security

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…

Pensioner Gives Intruder More Than He Bargained For

Not all pensioners will become victims in a burglary. Take the recent story about Ms Willie Murphy. This 82 year old American woman gave a burglar more than he bargained for.

It was about 11pm when the doorbell started to ring. When she looked out, she saw a young man who was bent over. He kept pleading with her to help him because he had been shot.

Willie opened the main door but kept the chain on. Then she went to the kitchen to call an ambulance.

But the 28 year old was not what he seemed. read more…

West Midlands Burglary Gang Target Pensioners

West Midlands Burglary Gang Target Pensioners

Just because you’re old doesn’t mean you’re safe from burglars! Sadly, the days where a pensioner could leave their door open for neighbours to check they are OK is long gone.

Over a 9 day period in October, 29 men and women aged between 70 and 89 were the victims of a spate of violent thefts in the West Midlands.

The intruders rang the door bell. They wore high visibility vests and looked official. When the door was opened, they told residents they were the Police or from a utility company. read more…

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