Keypads are popular security systems for residential and commercial buildings alike. The seemingly secure system, where users tap in a pre-set code, is often viewed as safer and more convenient than the traditional lock and key.
Homeowners and businesses have increasingly opted for this form of security system for a number of reasons. Firstly, keys can be easily lost, stolen or replicated, leaving property owners vulnerable to a break in.
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They offer a quick and convenient way to withdraw cash but also present preying criminals with an opportunity. From accosting those who have just withdrawn cash to stealing entire machines, ATMs are prime targets for criminals.
Consumers can often feel vulnerable, especially when using an ATM at night. Plus, fraudsters have the knowledge on how to tamper with the machines and steal sensitive customer information. This tampering ranges from pinhole cameras to ‘skimmers’ which are increasingly difficult for people to spot.
Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Monitored CCTV is the Best way to Protect ATMs
Traditional, non-monitored CCTV has been subject to criticism in recent years. Once seen as a sound security system, the reactive technology is proving unreliable when it comes to crime prevention and criminal prosecution.
Although the UK has more cameras per person than any other country, crimes are still being committed on a daily basis.
So why is traditional CCTV no longer effective? Here are the top 3 key reasons…
1. Traditional CCTV is not a deterrent
In 2008 a study was carried out in San Francisco to determine the effectiveness of CCTV cameras. 59,706 crimes which occurred within 1,000 feet of the CCTV cameras between 2005 and 2008 were examined.
The findings demonstrated that although crimes close to the cameras (within 250 feet of the cameras) dropped, there was a clear spike in the areas 250 – 500 feet of the cameras. This demonstrated that the cameras didn’t deter criminal activity, people just moved further down the street to commit a crime. Continue reading Why Traditional CCTV isn’t Effective Anymore
In light of Theresa May’s announcement of a ‘Stronger Towns Fund’, there has been an uproar. With allegations of the Prime Minister wanting to ‘bribe’ the public and Members of Parliament, there is a lot of controversy surrounding her plans to offer a substantial amount of money to the struggling towns and cities in the UK. The Prime Minister’s promise of £1.6 Billion being spent on the most deprived areas of the UK with a post-Brexit fund could be a fantastic way to help communities thrive in the future. But where will the money be going? How will it be distributed? And how are they going to decide which towns are the most deprived in England? Continue reading Stronger Towns Fund: Do The Most Deprived Towns In The UK Have The Highest Crime Rates?
Home surveillance systems have been around for a while now. Given that fact, it should be a pretty simple concept to understand, right?
Well, many people are surprised to learn that there are actually three very different types of surveillance systems that you can install in your home. Yes, at their heart they all use cameras as a deterrent to crime. Some, though not all – which again is surprising – of the systems also record and store footage to be used as evidence if required.
But that is really where the similarities end. We’re going to take a look at the three types of home surveillance system’s available and their pros and cons to help you to decide which one is right for you. Continue reading Home Surveillance Systems and Cameras
There are numerous home security systems on the market. There is everything from standard CCTV to burglar alarm systems, and that’s only scratching the surface. There are even those who swear by a watchdog to protect their homes – no matter the size of the dog itself!
Every home security system has its pros and cons of course. Burglar alarms can be ignored, CCTV can only record not prevent, and according to every cartoon we’ve ever seen, a guard dog can be distracted by a string of sausages.
What you need for complete home protection is a Premium Security System. To achieve that premium part, the service must provide a combination of all the home security measures listed above.
RE:SURE offers precisely that.
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There are a lot of questions to unravel in this article, so let’s get straight down to it!
Additional Methods to Protect Your Home
In addition to CCTV, there are numerous systems out there to protect your home. These can either work in tandem with an installed CCTV system or alone. The more systems you have in place, the better protected your home will be, right?
So, what additional systems are available out there on the market right now?
Well, let’s start with:
A classic home security system, burglar alarms have been on the market for decades now. In fact, if you have any home security measure in place already, it will almost certainly be in the form of a traditional alarm system.
So if they are so popular, and they have been around for so long – why is it that they are not the only home security system on the market? Why would people pay for more, when alarms seem to be everywhere already?
Continue reading Why CCTV Alone is not Enough to Stop Crime
At RE:SURE, our goal is to ensure our clients suffer no break-in and burglary-related issues at all costs. Therefore, it’s important for clients to enforce extra measures to safeguard their properties, alongside our remotely monitored CCTV system. While our system will be there whenever you need it to prevent crime – there are measures you can implement to deter burglars even further, and never even have them consider your home as a potential target. Some of these measures we recommend are listed below.
Remote CCTV Monitoring
RE:SURE is the company to turn to for your remote CCTV monitoring. Whether you are looking to protect your home, business premises or your own person while on the go, we have a service specifically tailored to your needs. What makes our services different is the fact that once you arm the system, and someone triggers it, our staff will be alerted immediately. They will be able to view the live feed coming from your cameras, challenge the intruder and let them know they are being watched, and if need be, alert the police, who will come at once. Our system does so much more than simply prevent burglary and break-ins, which is why we urge you to place your trust in us.
However, there are other things you can do to reduce the risk of burglary even further. Some of them include:
Continue reading How to Protect your Business from Burglary and Break-ins
Are you planning to install CCTV cameras at your home or business premises? At RE:SURE, we offer remote CCTV monitoring that will help you prevent potential break-ins, ensuring you’re worry-free at all times.
If you’re already planning to install these cameras at your home or place of work, you’re probably wondering how they work. Below we explain in detail how the RE:SURE remote CCTV monitoring system can help you improve the safety of your home or office space.
At RE:SURE, we offer three distinct services: RE:SURE Home CCTV monitoring, RE:SURE Business and RE:SURE Go, (a range of smartphone safety apps, a personal safety app, lone working apps, and a taxi driver app).
What makes us stand out in the overcrowded security market is the fact that our system is not there to record a crime taking place – it is there to prevent it.
Regular alarm systems may be loud, but they do nothing more than alert you or your neighbours that a break-in might be taking place. With so many false alarms going off every day, most people no longer mind them, and the chances of someone calling the police when an alarm is triggered are slim.
Even if the police do arrive – all they can do is investigate. Your valuables are already long gone.
Continue reading How Does Remote CCTV Monitoring Work?
Burglary and theft are nothing new. Since man first became civilized, he challenged the lives of other people at every step. No development in the economic set up of the nation can lower the level of crime.
In spite of so much improvement around, safety is still one of the most common issues we all face. With increasing complaints about theft and robbery threats, a range of security surveillance systems has entered the market. While some are extremely handy or beneficial, others often fail to serve their purpose.
If you think that you live in a crime-free and peaceful region, just stop and think again. Considering the unstable condition of the job market, the number of criminal activities can increase over time. Just because your neighbours are nice and hospitable doesn’t mean that you won’t experience any theft or vandalism.
The following is a good checklist to go through before leaving your home empty or for beefing up your protection against burglary.
Continue reading How to Really Secure Your Home against Burglars