Love is in the air. Yes, that’s right, Valentine’s day is around the corner. Time to buy chocolate, teddy bears and dust off the old cookbook for a special candlelit dinner. But before you put your chef’s hat on consider these fire safety tips. We don’t want your evening going up in smoke. Read more ►
January, the longest month of the year (or so it seems). The Christmas excitement is over and we are all focused on our new year resolutions. But that expensive gym membership won’t be the only thing you purchase this month, winter sales are almost over. Many of us have replaced our appliances such as TV’s, ovens, tumble dryers etc. But do you know the fire risks behind some of these electrical products? Read more ►
Banham works closely with Crime Prevention Officers; this means we gain first-hand knowledge of any dangers or threats to home owners and tenants as they occur. It has been brought forward that there is a growing concern in the lack of privacy homes on the market have. Read more ►
During the day it is very likely there could be a knock on the door from salespeople, charity collections, maintenance, council workers and our least favourite, scammers. But how do you tell the difference between a legitimate worker or a greedy opportunist? Read more ►
Christmas – the cosiest, shiniest, merriest time of year. Nothing lifts the spirit like fabulous decorations. We transform our homes from the inside out and turn our doorways into the entrance to Santa’s Grotto itself. From lanterns to fairy lights, wreaths and Christmas door mats there so many ways to make your entrance way look Christmassy. Read more ►
It’s the time for family, food, gifts and all things shiny and we want to share every amazing bit of it on our various social networks. We take photos, record every precious memory, document our every move and with today’s technology we can share all of this instantly. This Christmas it is expected that millions
Tis’ the season to be jolly. The lead up to Christmas is a very, if not the most, sociable time of the year. Many of us will attend various Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties or even host parties at home. Read more ►
When you call a locksmith, you are trusting a stranger with access to your home or business. Some individuals take your distressing and vulnerable situation as an opportunity to take advantage. Reports of fraudulent locksmiths are currently at a high, which makes researching genuine and trustworthy locksmiths crucial; even when buying locks over the counter you should consider the companies’ reputability before making a purchase. Are the locks you are buying reliable? Read more ►
Halloween is consistently one of, if not the worst day of the year for deliberate acts of vandalism to domestic property. Insurance reports from previous years show home damage claims rise by 150% between Halloween and Bonfire night, while burglaries increase by 26% compared to weekly average for the rest of the year.
With one in eight victims of a burglary never recovering emotionally from the incident, it’s clear there is a link between the security of our homes and mental health. This has little to do with the theft of personal possessions either; it’s about the invasion of privacy. When we’re made to feel vulnerable, it’s more than just our physical selves and belongings that are under threat.
Recent statistics indicate that the UK is starting to consider home safes with growing importance.
Following the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU, there has been an increase in the number of people in the UK searching for Read more ►
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has noticed an increase in reports to Action Fraud of fraudsters placing fake letter boxes on residential properties in an attempt to harvest the mail. By doing this they are able to obtain letters and documents with personal information that can be used to open various lines of credit with financial providers in the name of the innocent resident. Read more ►
As the weather gets warmer windows and doors open wider, making opportunities for theft easier. Police call this type of theft ‘Sneak–In Burglary’; a break-in that occurs when windows and doors are left open. Read more ►
IFSEC International, Europe’s largest security exhibition, welcomes over 27,000 global security professionals to ExCeL Londonto experience the latest technological innovations and hear from industry leaders within the security industry – all under one roof, over three days. Read more ►
When considering installing security measures we quite often refer to friends for advice, reference movies or look up myths of the past, this leads to confusion and frustration. To make it easier we have put together a list of the top ten burglar myths not to believe:
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