According to a report from the Office for National Statistics, there’s an attempted burglary on a private residence every 45 seconds in the UK. What’s worse is that every 76 seconds that burglary is successful. Though many homeowners take all precautions when securing their residence, there are still plenty who leave their homes vulnerable to break-ins. Thankfully, you can reduce the chances of your home becoming a target by following a few simple tips that will help secure your property and ward off any unwelcome visitors.
August 2017: Nearly seven years since Gate Safe became the first organisation to initiate a campaign for improved standards in automated gate safety, the charity marked another important milestone, as it celebrated hitting 1,000 installers on its acclaimed national register of Gate Safe Aware Installers – which currently features 459 companies.
The training session at Trade Skills 4 U – the UK’s no 1 provider of electrical training which regularly hosts Gate Safe Aware training – was attended by 17 delegates, including 4 from Acctive Systems, signifying 1,000 trained Gate Safe Aware installers in the UK.
In recognition of this important anniversary, Acctive Systems was provided with a year’s supply of Gate Safe MOT stickers, Gate Safe Aware van stickers and high-vis Gate Safe Aware Installer vests.
Richard Jackson, founder of Gate Safe commented, “When we first launched our IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety & Health) accredited training programme, our intention was always to establish a national register of installers who had undergone the necessary training to enable them to understand the requirements to deliver a safe and compliant automated gate. The training has been especially developed with the installer in mind, the course is easy to understand and not over-complicated by technical jargon; it has a strong practical emphasis and does not put too much pressure on the smaller company, both in terms of financial outlay and time spent out of the business. With such a broad (and consistently growing) spread of installers across the UK, the Gate Safe brand continues to grow both in terms of stature (Gate Safe has been commended by the HSE, is officially supported by 12 credible opinion former bodies and is the leading authority on automated gate safety) and reach.”
There’s no denying that coming home to find that there has been a burglary will be a shock. It is every home owner’s nightmare. You may feel like your privacy has been invaded knowing that strangers have been through your belongings. Knowing what to do when you’ve been burgled is important if you are to get through the experience.
Sometimes, securing a boundary or access points just isn’t enough and surveillance is the key factor in successfully securing your premises. However, the choice between CCTV surveillance with alarm facility or guard services can be considerable, varying not only from company to company, but also in relation to your site. So what are your main options and what should you consider when deciding which is best for your site?
Despite an ever-increasing number of home security products and options, it is a sad fact that homes are still made targets by thieves and burglars. Although security devices may make it more difficult for thieves to enter a home, they cannot completely eliminate the risks of them doing so. Often they may reduce the amount of time the thief has to search out and steal valuables, but many of them are experienced.