Lost keys is a matter often taken quite lightly by most people who put it down to sheer bad luck. However, there might just be more to it than meets the eye.
While most of the time losing a key is often accidental, sometimes it might just be an elaborate scheme by criminals. Twenty-first century burglary is evolving, and the tactics adopted have become more sophisticated.
A lot of the keys in some neighbourhoods are numbered for specific houses and even if they aren’t, a burglar could just try out all the houses in the vicinity until he stumbles upon yours. In the event that you get your keys back, do not go about your business like nothing happened. The keys could simply be copied then returned to put you off the trail of a potential break-in.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so in the event that you lose your key, take it seriously. Get a locksmith to change the locks; it might just save you a great deal of trouble.
Your home is understandably the most important procession to protect, and that’s why many home owners are choosing a security system that links to their mobile device.
There are many security options for your home, depending on your budget and home needs. A great option for home security is to be able to control it from your smartphone, allowing you to see what the cameras can see, meaning you can keep an eye on your home even when you are away on holiday.
Extra security around any home works as protection but also as a deterrent to potential intruders. Burglars don’t like to risk being caught on CCTV so tend to choose a less secure home to intrude.
Investing in a home security system that links to your mobile may cost you, but it certainly would save you money compared to the price of repair and replacement if a burglar steals and breaks into your home.
When it comes to protecting your commercial property, security is one of the most important factors. No shop owner wants to wake up and find their property has been broken into and any valuable stock or money taken. While there are a few things you should implement to make your place secure, such as CCTV, Cash Safes or secure locks, you may want to also consider security grilles.
Security grilles provide a strong barrier in front of any domestic or commercial property. Not only working as a deterrent, their strong structure creates a very difficult access route into your property. Intruders don’t like to be seen or heard, making entrance past a security grille not their preferred option.
Security is something that should be taken very seriously, to minimise crime and to avoid the loss or damage to your own personal items. The cost of mending damage caused by burglars can be quite expensive, investing in extra security measures is definitely something that will benefit you in the long term.
Installing a CCTV Camera can provide you with peace of mind. Many people think that is something they cannot do themselves, however with a little effort, anyone can install a CCTV Camera and the peace of mind you will get is a result is more than worth it. The first step in setting up your CCTV Camera is figuring out a good location for both the camera and television that will be used to watch the footage. The camera should be placed above its’ target at a downward angle so there is a clear view. As for the television and recording device for businesses, an office or security room make good locations. At home, you can save money by hooking the CCTV Camera up to a television in your living room.
Now that you know where the footage will be taken, recorded and viewed, it is time to install camera mount. After that is done, install the wiring. Some systems come with one wire that carries both the footage and electricity to the camera, while other systems have a separate cable for both, but the process is the same. The wires are best kept inside the ceiling or wall until it gets to the camera. Feeding the wire or wires through walls can be tough. The best time to do this is when the recording room is on the opposite side of the wall from the camera.
Now that the wire is in place attach the camera to the camera mount and connect the power and footage wire to the camera. In the recording/viewing room, the footage wire gets connected to the recording device that you will be using. Now run a second video wire from that device to the television that will be used to view the footage. Lastly, Plug everything in and test it out. Everything should now be working. If you experience any difficulty, refer to your manufacturer instructions that came with the CCTV System.
As a business with a retail department, you may wonder if retail security is an expense that is worth its weight in gold. So many companies don’t bother with security and often find themselves wishing that they had paid the small amount of money to secure a guard on a daily basis to protect them. In most instances, the cost of hiring retail personnel can save you money in the long run. Someone shoplifting or a break in can leave you losing more money than the security services would have cost you in the first place. (more…)