Stop In The Name Of The Law !!!
Do you know how secure your home or business is ? Have your neighbours been broken in to ? Do you know someone that has been robbed ?
Can you answer the first question honestly and are you a person that unfortunately knows someone that the last two questions relate to ? Unfortunately you could be reading this and thinking “yes, that’s me, I have been broken in to and I was robbed”.
The security of our homes and business’s is one thing that people will relate to well, lets face it, when we go to work or come home from work we walk through the door and have a sense of security. At home we feel comfort in knowing that this is our space and no one else can be here unless invited and at work we have an obligation as business owners to look after our staff and customers.
Sometimes things can get over looked and in some cases we will hear about the shop or house that got broken into, or the van or car that was stolen but many of us will just make a passing comment about the situation and leave it at that. Do you remember saying “can’t imagine what I would do”, “I feel so sorry for them”. Lets face it we have all made those comments and a few days later or a week later we are back to our daily activities and have forgotten all about it.
Don’t Forget about it, THINK ABOUT IT !
Walking into our home or business and finding that it has been broken into, items stolen or vandalised is unbearable. If you know someone that is has happened to then you will know how devastated they were. The loss of valuables and personal items is hard and yes in some cases they can be replaced, but its the invasion of you property that hurts the most. Its that fact that you didn’t know it was happening, you didn’t know who was in your home or business and you may not even be able to put a face to the person or people that done it.
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Use These Hints & Tips To Evaluate Your Home Or Business
- Plan to “burglarize” yourself. You’ll discover any weaknesses in your security system that may have previously escaped your notice.
- Lock up your home, even if you go out only for a short time. Many burglars just walk in through an unlocked door or window.
- Change all the locks and tumblers when you move into a new house.
- For the most effective alarm system, conceal all wiring. A professional burglar looks for places where he or she can disconnect the security system.
- Your house should appear occupied at all times. Use timers to switch lights and radios on and off when you’re not at home.
- If you have a faulty alarm that frequently goes off, get it fixed immediately and tell your neighbors that it’s been repaired. Many people ignore an alarm that goes off periodically.
- A spring-latch lock is easy prey for burglars who are “loiding” experts. Loiding is the method of slipping a plastic credit card against the latch tongue to depress it and unlock the door. A deadbolt defies any such attack. It is only vulnerable when there is enough space between the door and its frame to allow an intruder to use power tools or a hacksaw.
- If you lose your keys, change the locks immediately.
- Before turning your house key over to a professional house cleaner for several hours, make sure the person is honest and reputable as well as hardworking. Check all references thoroughly. If the house cleaner is from a firm, call your local Better Business Bureau to check on the firm’s reputation.
- Instead of keeping a spare key in a mailbox, under the doormat, or on a nail behind the garage, wrap the key in foil — or put it in a 35mm film can — and bury it where you can easily find it if you need it.
- Don’t leave notes for service people or family members on the door. These act as a welcome mat for a burglar.
- If the entrances to your home are dark, consider installing lighting with an infrared detector. Most thieves don’t want to be observed trying to get in a door.
- Talk to your neighbours about any suspicious people or strange cars you notice lurking about.
- To keep your tools from being stolen, paint the handles. Thieves avoid items that are easy to identify.
- Trees located near windows or shrubbery that might shield a burglar from view can be major flaws in your home-protection plan. Consider your landscaping plan in light of your protection needs.
- Ask for credentials from any sales-person who requests entry to your home. Ask that their ID be pushed under the door. Many professional burglars use this cover to check out homes. If you’re doubtful, check with the person’s office before letting him or her in.
- Do not list your full name on your mailbox or your entry in the telephone book. Use only your initial and your last name.
- If someone comes to your door asking to use the phone to call a mechanic or the police, keep the door locked and make the call yourself.
- Dogs are good deterrents to burglars. Even a small, noisy dog can be effective — burglars do not like to have attention drawn to their presence. Be aware, however, that trained guard dogs do not make good pets. Obedience training and attack training are entirely different, and only the former is appropriate for a house pet.
MAKING SECURITY AFFORDABLE FOR EVERYONE
McGinley’s Carpentry & Construction Ltd with Safe Alarms and Security know how important it is to protect your home or business which is why we like to provide top brands at affordable prices.
What we specialise in :
· Wire free and Wired Intruder Alarms
· 24Hr Alarm Monitoring
· Full HD CCTV
· Remotely viewing / control devices
· Access Control
· Smoke Cloaks
· Data / Networking systems
· Maintenance and Servicing
. Full tv systems
Request a Free Survey
Feel free to contact us for a free survey. The survey will include one of our security technicians to attend your property and walk around the property to advise you of what would be needed to secure your property the best way possible. They will also discuss cable routes if any so there will be no surprises on the day of install. The survey will be completely free of charge.