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Gates and Locks at Your Home
Gates and Locks at Your Home
Examples of different types of locks. How locks work and the level of security they offer. Special requirements for different types of doors, windows and garages....
How to Recognise and Handle Bogus Callers and Visitors
How to Recognise and Handle Bogus Callers and Visitors
What can be done by householders to avoid falling victim to bogus callers. Different types of bogus callers and how to recognise them....
Insurance Policy Guidelines Regarding Burglary and Theft
Insurance Policy Guidelines Regarding Burglary and Theft
Different types of insurance policies and what they cover. Conditions and exclusions affecting the validity of a policy and the policy holder’s duty to provide…...
Is Your Potential Flat Mate Safe?
Is Your Potential Flat Mate Safe?
A quiz to determine whether you should trust the person you are moving in with....
Preventing Garden Thefts
Preventing Garden Thefts
How to prevent garden thefts. The importance of keeping tools securely locked away and how to ensure that sheds, and items kept in them, are secure....
Protect Yourself from Insurance Pitfalls and Scams
Protect Yourself from Insurance Pitfalls and Scams
Common insurance scams to watch out for and pitfalls to avoid....
Questionnaire: How Safe is Your Home?
Questionnaire: How Safe is Your Home?
A quiz to see if your home is as secure as you think it is...
Questionnaire: How Safe is Your Journey Home?
Questionnaire: How Safe is Your Journey Home?
Quiz to find out how safe your walk home is...
Security Cameras and Using Them within the Law
Security Cameras and Using Them within the Law
The use of security cameras for domestic purposes. The Data Protection Act and its application to the use of CCTV. The consequences of failure to comply with the…...
Setting Up and Using a Local Neighbourhood Watch
Setting Up and Using a Local Neighbourhood Watch
An explanation of what Neighbourhood Watch is and how to set up a local scheme. How to make Neighbourhood Watch work for you and your community....
Tips on Preventing Burglars
Tips on Preventing Burglars
Tips on preventing burglars. Looking at a property through a burglar’s eyes and how to make it look occupied even when it’s empty....
Types of Home Security Systems Available
Types of Home Security Systems Available
A guide to the different types of home security systems available. How different types of alarms work and how to ensure that the system is properly installed and…...
Using Anti-Vandal Paint and Other Methods
Using Anti-Vandal Paint and Other Methods
Anti-vandal or anti-climb paint – what it is, how to apply it and what it does. The legal restrictions on its use and how to avoid being sued....
Using Barbed Wire, Glass and Other Intruder Prevention Methods
Using Barbed Wire, Glass and Other Intruder Prevention Methods
The use of barbed wire, broken glass and other similar intruder deterrents. The legal restrictions and the opinion of the police on such methods. Alternative intruder…...
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