Your Holiday Security Checklist

It’s that time of year when we’ve been back at work for a few weeks after Christmas and our minds begin to wander towards the next holiday season, summer. Travel companies have got their enticing deals on and the more organised among us will have got their two weeks away booked already.

Before you get too excited about relaxing on the beach or backpacking over mountains, it is vital that you make sure everything at home is secure before you depart and you are not advertising your home to...

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Increase in Burglaries Prompts Concern

A sharp rise in burglaries in Darwen, Lancashire over the festive period has prompted a police warning to remain vigilant in the New Year.

Darwen neighbourhood police have noted that incidents of burglary in the area have more than doubled since Christmas 2012 with last year seeing the sharpest increase. While police have stepped up operations to catch those responsible, they have also warned homeowners to remain vigilant in order to not become victims of these crimes themselves.

Suggestions to residents included keeping an eye out for people acting suspiciously around properties and...

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How Safe Are Your Valuables?

Barely a day goes by without news outlets being plastered with stories of burglaries and robberies so the question that is begging to be answered is…how safe are your valuables?

Back in October, UK Crime Stats released their data and statistics relating to the number of different kinds of crime committed in the UK as well as individual counties and districts.

Over the course of the year (from November 2014 to October 2015) 46,632 robberies took place in the UK with over three thousand of...

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Keep Your Christmas Presents Safe

If you’re spending a great deal of time finding that special (and often quite expensive) gift for your loved one this Christmas, it’s vital you find the best possible place to store it.

Remember when you were a child and your family would store Christmas presents in the most obvious of places; the bottom of the wardrobe or in the drawer amongst their socks? Remember how easy it was to find them?

Now think about all that time you’ve spent trying to find the...

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Bank vs Private Safe Deposit Centres


Safe deposit boxes in banks are few and far between…

Over the past decade, many banks have closed the doors of their safe deposit box facilities to new customers which created a gap in the market for the rise of private safe deposit centres.

While banks were phasing out their safe deposit box services, many former users where left worried about where they would store their valuables. Most didn’t feel confident that their homes were secure enough to store items of that value so they turned to private...

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