Thursday, 20 October 2011

Why have a Home Security System?


 In today’s life you can never be too safe, having the right home security alarm makes a world of difference, especially during our tough economic times as thieves are more than likely to be brazen about breaking into homes for valuables. With a home security system you may possibly never be one of the unfortunate victims of this country.

When thieves break into a house, they are not likely to be concerned with the personal safety of anyone in the house, beyond theft there are people who are interested in breaking into houses just to hurt those inside. Home security systems deter and help prevent these types of attacks.

The benefits of a good Home security system:

  • 24 hour, 7 days a week service for a very minimal cost
  • A security system adds actual financial value, so when selling your home it becomes an additional selling point
  • Having a home security system may lower your home insurance
  • Investing in a security system is guaranteed to bring a better nights sleep and peace of mind, knowing the family is secure and safe.

Don't keep saying: “nah it won't happen to me or my family” rather be save than regretting it later, you don't have to spend an arm and leg to make your home a safer place to live, your safety is only a click away.

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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Computer Theft and Security

Computers and laptops are very attractive items for criminals. There are a number of precautions that you can follow to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of computer theft or fraud. 
  • Crimestoppers crime prevention advice - computers 
  • Keep your computer in a locked cabinet, or lock the door to the room you keep it in to make it harder to steal. Try to keep it out of sight from windows

    • Use security screws and bolts to make it harder for people without the correct tool to open the casing to steal parts (but check with the manufacturer that this does not affect any guarantee) 
    • Use passwords, make back-up copies on disk and ‘watermark' documents. This will help protect your copyright and will mean you have a copy of your work if the computer is stolen
    • Take care with your financial information. Don't send your bank details in an email. If you are ordering goods over the internet, make sure the company has a secure server
    • If you need to carry a laptop with you, try to be discrete about it. Many laptops have distinctive bags, so try to put it in something else. Carry disks in a different place 
    • Install a security system with sensors