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Crown Securities UK publishes occasional online articles that offer help and advice on security matters for home and business. Articles range from choosing effective CCTV camera systems to picking a good door lock, from advice on setting up a home security alarm system to choosing garden plants that help to keep burglars at bay.

If you have any questions or concerns about security material published here please do not hesitate to get in touch using our Contact Page. We hope you enjoy reading the articles and remember, expert staff at Crown Securities UK are always happy to give free advice on security system installations for home or business.

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Door entry security systems without keys

Door entry systems cover a wide range of access control systems and, over the past few years, the advances in technology have made them far more sophisticated and much cheaper than they once were. Developments in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and smartphone technology, as well as the increased sophistication of

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Camera shy burglars avoid the limelight

A CCTV camera is a different kind of security system and one that needs a different approach if you want to keep your home or business free of unwanted intruders. Some crime prevention systems make buildings harder to break into, make valuables harder to steal or help keep people free from attack or

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Secure sheds protect your valuables

A secure shed can provide the perfect answer to many domestic storage needs, but sheds are too often the target of thieves. Sheds today quite often contain high-value items that are easy to steal such as bicycles and power tools, so it's vital to have good shed security. One of the first steps to

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Pet friendly burglar alarms

Britain is a nation of pet lovers, so it is not unusual for our skilled burglar alarm installation engineers to be asked if a dog or cat will trigger endless false alarms. The answer is no, but with some caveats. Pet-friendly burglar alarms are very efficient these days and can usually differentiate

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Do CCTV cameras cut down crime?

The UK has a reputation as a 'surveillance society', and it is a leading user of CCTV cameras to prevent, detect and to help solve crime. An estimated 5.9 million CCTV cameras are currently in use in towns and cities across the UK, and that's a surveillance camera for every 11 people in

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Picking away at door lock security

Security begins with good locks, whether it is for your home or business that needs to be made safe from burglars and other intruders. But choosing the best window and door locks for your security needs is not a simple matter as it may first appear. When selecting a lock for the home or business, yo

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Keep a close watch on your security camera

Installing a CCTV security system makes common sense for those wishing to protect home and business. But as well as the technical issues, there are data management questions to consider for anyone thinking of recording and storing images. The Data Protection Act was brought in in 1988 to protect the

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Seven steps to making your home secure

As a home security company, Crown Securities UK is not going to try and persuade you that a home burglar alarm system is unnecessary. We honestly believe that you and your family are better protected with a professional alarm system in place, and we trust we are the company that can best serve your

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Making sense of security alarm sensors

Sensors form the very heart of any intruder alarm system, so it's useful to know just a little about why they are used and how they work. Two types of sensor are usually incorporated into any burglar alarm system: active sensors and passive sensors. Although the purpose of different systems is the

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Shut the door on thieves and burglars

Home security is mostly about prevention. If it's a cure you need, you've probably already been burgled and will know to your cost what it is like to have your privacy invaded, your valuables snatched, and your life made a misery. At Crown Securities (UK) we always advise installing a burglar

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How to burgle your own house

When the expert staff at Crown Securities UK are asked to design the best burglar alarm system for a home or business, it pays for them to be able to put themselves in the shoes of a thief. Installers of home security systems are only too well aware of the weak spots when it comes to assessing the r

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Plants to help keep burglars at bay

Installing a burglar alarm system is one of the most effective ways to keep intruders at bay and protect your property, but it is not the only one. A cheap and efficient way of keeping your home or business safe from burglars is to use prickly plants in gardens or borders. Nature herself can provide

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Burglar alarms are good for you

You are more likely to suffer from a burglary than from any other type of crime. Statistics show that a break-in is one of the most common types of crime with more than a million incidents each year. The numbers of break-ins may have been falling in recent years. One of the reasons for this is the

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Choosing a CCTV camera system

It is vital to choose a reliable CCTV camera security system if you want to secure your home or business against burglars and other intruders. The first thing to consider before selecting a security camera system are the problems you need to tackle. You need an idea of how much you are willing to sp

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