What to do when your office is broken into

Break ins, whether they happen at home or work, can cause huge emotional distress. It’s not the monetary value that is most troubling, but the violation that comes with an intruder invading your space and stealing from you.

As a business, theft can have a devastating impact on your ability to trade. With businesses already hit hard in recent times, a break in is the last thing you need. Though sadly, the thieves are still operating even when most of us are at a standstill.

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Winter Security Tips For Businesses

As the dark nights draw in, criminals start to crawl out of the woodwork in higher numbers than ever before. Seeing the lack of light and people around as an opportunity to go unnoticed in their pursuits, crimes such as theft, damage and antisocial behaviour become commonplace.

But there are steps you can take to protect your business. As well as reducing your insurance premiums, it will also give you peace of mind especially if you’ll be at home during the festive season.

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Would a cashless society help to prevent crime?

Many people talk of a cashless society becoming the norm, and with good reason. Approximately £1.2 billion is stolen in fraud and scams every year in the UK. That figure is only what’s reported, with many people also feeling too embarrassed to admit they have been the victim of a crime involving their own money.

Money has always been a huge attraction to criminals, therefore all of us must consider how we both use and store ours. The question is, would a cashless society help to prevent crime?

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Home security mistakes to avoid

Home is where the heart is, but it’s also where a lot of your valuable possessions are too. In recent months, we’ve all been spending far more time at home than usual. This makes now a great time to review your home security to make sure your property isn’t vulnerable to criminals. After all, being the victim of crime in your own home goes far beyond the financial implications, as it can be emotionally distressing too.

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How Remote CCTV Monitoring Can Help The Elderly

While our elderly citizens may have wisdom and experience, sadly their advancing age often makes them a prime target for criminals. From distraction burglaries to criminal damage and even assault, seniors and their property are at risk. Furthermore, an investigation by The Express found that crime against the over 65s has risen by 258% in 10 years, with 26,474 crimes reported in just one year. Continue reading How Remote CCTV Monitoring Can Help The Elderly

Security Tips For Working From Home

Due to recent circumstances, you’ve likely found yourself working from home for the first time. While your attention might be on Zoom meetings and trying to homeschool the kids (if applicable), you’re probably not spending a lot of time thinking about your security. After all, when you are working from home you are guarding your property, right?

While this is true to some extent, there are ways in which criminals will still be looking to target you. So, here are our top tips to outsmart them so you can protect your home and possessions.

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Where To Position Your CCTV Cameras At Home

Installing CCTV is one of the best ways to protect your home against unwanted intruders. That being said, the positioning of your cameras can have a huge impact on their effectiveness. After all, there’s little point having cameras if they aren’t positioned correctly to capture what’s going on. The last thing you’d want is to need your CCTV for vital evidence, only to find it didn’t capture what you needed.

Considering the location of your CCTV is therefore of huge importance. Here are our top recommendations on where to place yours to help you get the most out of your system.

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How to get the most out of CCTV systems

When installing CCTV, your prime reason is to encourage the safety and security of your home, business premises or the surrounding area.

While it absolutely is the right step towards achieving just that, it’s equally important you take action to ensure your CCTV systems are running at their maximum potential. After all, CCTV not only deters potential intruders, it can also provide vital evidence to the police in case of a crime having been committed. Imagine how frustrated you would feel if you’d gone to the effort of installing CCTV cameras, only to discover they weren’t working correctly, so the evidence was lost or unusable? Continue reading How to get the most out of CCTV systems

Staying Secure Over Christmas

For most of us, Christmas is a time for spending time with our loved ones, making memories and counting down to the new year. For opportunist thieves however, it’s a time to raid your home or business when you least expect it.

According to UK Crime Stats, there were 316,110 reported burglaries between January and October 2019, an average of around 30,000 per month. When a burglary happens, it’s devastating both financially as well as emotionally.

Here at Re:Sure, we want all of our customers to have a safe and happy Christmas, so here’s our top tips to staying secure over the festive season.

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Will CCTV lower my insurance costs?

Having insurance on your home or business is essential in case of theft or damage. The downside is it can come at a significant cost depending on the value of your property and the area it’s located in. Continue reading Will CCTV lower my insurance costs?