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May 5, 2015

The Dangers of Traditional Lock and Key Security

By AAI Security

The phrase “under lock and key” means to keep safe and secure, but it is one that perhaps needs updating somewhat.   Locks have provided properties with an element of protection from intruders for hundreds of years, combining simple and effective design with relatively inexpensive production costs. However, the lock and key system has never been completely safe, with the threat of forced entry or picked locks forever present. So just what are the dangers of traditional lock and key security? Lock Risks Unless they are high-security models, any lock is vulnerable to being opened by a professional. In fact, it…

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February 24, 2015

London’s Most Burgled Towns

By AAI Security

With crime statistics so readily available, it’s often quite easy to discover how your area ranks compared to the national average for things like vandalism, street crime and burglary. While the figures may not always reflect your own personal experience, increased crime can have a negative impact on a number of factors, including property prices and the safety of your home and belongings.   Dagenham and Redbridge postcode of RM8 has come out on top as the the UK’s most burgled area. Despite Manchester leading the way in terms of burglary numbers for many years, a recent survey by MoneySuperMarket has…

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January 28, 2015

What is the Likelihood of a Burglary at your Home?

By AAI Security

Crime statistics play an important role in many aspects of modern life; from the purchasing of new homes to the distribution of police and crime prevention budgets. With two primary measurements of crime levels available in the UK (official police statistics and estimations made by the annual Crime Survey for England and Wales), figures can often be manipulated to tell different stories. Current Crime Levels It is generally agreed that the level of crime has fallen steadily across the UK since a mid-1990s peak, with burglary among those to see a decline. The UK Crime Survey recorded a 32-year low in…

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January 9, 2015

Is a Lock Enough?

By AAI Security

Securing any home or business against the threat of vandalism and theft is a priority for all property owners, and increasing the number of ways in which a building is protected is the best way to deter any unwanted intruders. Locks are a good place to start, and ensuring that you have the correct lock for your needs will go a long way towards putting off burglars. Often, particularly for those living or working in areas where crime levels are statistically high and the threat of a break-in is increased, simply fitting the property with a decent lock is sometimes not…

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November 24, 2014

Fire Safety and Security: The Landlord’s Responsibilities

By AAI Security

It’s estimated that around 3.9 million people are currently renting homes in the UK – a figure that has risen from 2.2 million ten years ago. Whatever may be the reason for this, whether fluctuating house prices or growing personal debt, it has put more and more power in the hands of landlords. With so many now living in rented accommodation, regulation of the practices of landlords has never been more pertinent – particularly in regards to their responsibilities when it comes to fire safety and home security. Fire Safety Responsibilities The vast majority of a landlord’s responsibilities when it comes…

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September 11, 2014

Save Money on your Home Insurance with an Improved Alarm System

By AAI Security

Many of us are becoming more and more prudent with the cost of living, perhaps in the light of recent financial crises that have affected the national and the global economy. Homeowners have become particularly cautious, especially first-time buyers, as this is one area where fluctuating prices can have a serious impact. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to reduce the costs involved with owning property, some as simple as making a few improvements to its security… Why fit an alarm? The most obvious way to reduce the risk of crime occurring at your home is to have…

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August 27, 2014

Burglary in the UK at its Peak During the Autumn Period

By AAI Security

As the leaves start falling and the nights grow longer, the threat of opportunistic burglars and intruders starts to rise.   Darkness is a thief’s best friend, and when the clocks go back and the sun goes down earlier and earlier each day, it’s time to avoid making your home an easy target. Keeping doors and windows securely locked, fitting an effective alarm system and putting your lights on timers so that they come on after dark are all common sense ways to put off burglars. However, sometimes that’s just not enough. Crime Stats Recent statistics from UKCrimeStats, covering England and…

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June 11, 2014

BBQ Fire Safety Guide

By AAI Security

As a nation, Britain is famed for making the most of every last drop of sunshine.  This is not surprising when you consider how little of it we get throughout the year! From country walks to lounging in the park; when the sun comes out, so do we. Easily among the most popular activities in warmer weather is to get the BBQ out and do some al fresco cooking. Whether inviting friends and family over, or simply taking advantage of not having to use the oven, cooking on the BBQ can be a great way to spend a summer’s evening. However,…

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May 8, 2014

Home Security When Moving Home

By AAI Security

It’s often cited as one of the most stressful things that we do in life, so it’s no surprise that mistakes are often made when we move house, and security might not be as tight as it could be. Whether it’s leaving the front door open while moving belongings from the van to your new home, not having a sufficient alarm system for the property, or failing to properly scout out the area that you’re moving to, there are a number of errors that can be made before, during and after your move that can compromise your home’s security. So what…

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April 24, 2014

Top 5 Tips for Discouraging Burglars

By AAI Security

Home security can take a number of different forms, and many of us have some sort of a system in place to help improve the overall safety of our house and possessions. From visible deterrents to CCTV monitoring, there are a range of options open to the every homeowner, so the security experts at AAI Security Systems have drawn up a few of the best for your consideration…   Burglar Alarms Let’s start with the most obvious and, in many cases, the most effective weapon against break-ins: intruder alarms. With a wide range available to suit all needs, whether a monitored…

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