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5 Common Security Mistakes Made by Car Owners

Keep Your Car SecureYou may think that it won’t ever happen to you, but with over 250,000 vehicle break-ins and 85,000 vehicle thefts in the UK in 2016, thieves pose a very real risk. Don’t fall foul of these five common security mistakes.

1: Leaving valuables on display

Don’t tempt a thief by leaving your valuables on display, even if you’re just popping away for a few minutes. Make sure to remove any bags or other items when you leave the car, or put them out of sight in the boot, glove compartment or under the seats. If you use a sat nav, don’t leave the dock on your windscreen or dashboard, as this alerts thieves to the presence of potentially valuable tech. more »

Top 5 Security Precautions You Should Carry Out When Leaving Your House

Security Precautions For Your HomeWhen leaving your house for a vacation or just an ordinary outing, it’s important to take a few precautions to protect your home belongings and privacy. Employing extra vigilance is a wise practice so as to avoid being sorry if something that would have been avoided goes wrong.

Just knowing that your house is safe when away gives you the mental peace to enjoy your outing. You can actually have fun on vacation without the dread of someone invading your house and taking away your belongings. Here are top five security measures to observe before leaving your house.

1. Let your House Look Occupied

It’s important to send a message that indicates that someone lives in your house even if this is not the case. Many people do the mistake of switching off the lights when going for a far adventure. This sends an idea to people that no one is around. Passersby and neighbours don’t have to know that no one is left behind when you leave your house. You can switch the lights on and make the house look ordinary. more »

Which CCTV Systems Are Perfect For You?

CCTV systemsHome security is paramount to any homeowner especially given the sophisticated antics used by burglars to break into homes today. CCTV systems help you reinforce your home’s security by providing you real-time surveillance of your premise.

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Measures to Take To Secure Your Belongings This Christmas

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                                                 Stay safe over Christmas

Try not to leave home looking empty. Consider doing tasks such as cutting the garden before going to keep the house looking organised and not abandoned. Also, it can be very convenient to ask a neighbour if they can water your flowers or garden to keep them alive. Most people have planned to travel during the Christmas season to be with their families but worry about the safe the of their properties. Here are some interesting this to start with when planning the Christmas trip.

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Daily Tasks of a Locksmith

Daily Locksmith Tasks

A locksmith is anyone who has got all the skills needed to install, maintain, secure, fix, and opens locks on safes, doors and other places where there are locks. This is contrary to the perception of many people that locksmiths just cut keys even though key cutting is part of what a locksmith has to do. The locksmiths of today are doing more than just operating locks, they can act as security consultants, do forensic locksmithing and offer other professional services related to locksmithing. more »

The Strongest Door Locks on The Market

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Control your door locks with the use of Smart Locks

When it comes to ensuring the security of our homes, choosing a secure lock is the first priority. This means choosing the strongest secure lock, with other factors such as style, cost and finish coming afterwards. Choosing a secure lock will also depend on other factors such as whether the lock will be used in an interior or exterior door, which will determine the type of locking mechanism to be installed. It is highly recommended to invest in a high quality lock that is durable for the long time. This is to ensure you will not have to change your locks frequently. more »

What Are The Differences Between a Car Locksmith and a Door Locksmith

Car vs. Door Locksmith differences

A car locksmith and a door locksmith are two proficient technicians belonging in the same profession, for both are in the lock and key making business. What differentiates them is the specialisation in which one has majored in. A door locksmith is familiar with the door locks and repairing them as well, while a car locksmith deals with auto locking systems. more »

Six Home Security Mistakes to Avoid Making

A look at the most obvious home security mistakes you should refrain from doing

Burglar Home Security Tips image by Photographee.eu (via Shutterstock).
Stop him! Plus several other intruders of his ilk – by refraining from making schoolboy errors in your home security arrangements. Image by Photographee.eu (via Shutterstock).

“Do you remember the 21st night of September…?” Ah, September: either summer’s last hurrah, or a sure sign that autumn has arrived. Apart from being that point of the year when the schools start again, it is a popular time for burglars. If you remember one of our previous articles, it stated how autumn provided rich pickings for thieves. Sometimes with home security, we might be ill prepared, or make silly mistakes.

Silly mistakes have set the tone for this article. CPPM Locksmiths look at six home security mistakes you should avoid, to keep the burglars at bay.

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More Strange But True Crime Stories

CPPM Locksmiths’ newsround of strange crime and security related stories from various news sources

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With apologies to the graphic designer of the Tales of the Unexpected opening titles. Silhouette image by Roman Samborskyi (via Shutterstock).

As we dust off the cobwebs of another month, here’s a post you might enjoy. Following on from last December’s anthology of Strange But True crime stories, we have another selection of strange stories. A few you may have missed, whilst sunbathing in Costa del Witney or Le Cote des Abingdon. Here’s a few that made us laugh, cry, or cringe. more »

National Home Security Month Goes Back to Basics

Why National Home Security Month is looking at simple ways to improve your home’s security arrangements

National Home Security Month image by Hans Geel (via Shutterstock).
Like child’s play: this year, National Home Security Month will be looking at home security improvements that are simple yet effective. Image by Hans Geel (via Shutterstock).

How many times do you see the word ‘smart’ being added to everyday items? For example: Smart Motorways; Smart Meters; Smart Home Security. Why do we never have Stupid Motorways or Stupid Meters? O.K., we are going off at a tangent here but you will get the point. With state-of-the-art security systems wowing the plaudits, it is easy for us to take your eye off the ball and forget about tried and tested mechanical methods. This October, National Home Security Month will highlight how the simplest methods stand the test of time today.

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