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    22 March 2024
    Can I Buy My Own Security Cameras And Get You To Install Them?

    We get it, you want to reduce the expense of getting a new home CCTV system by purchasing or installing the hardware yourself. Cost is a big consideration when choosing your home security, so we're going to answer this question as honestly as we can.

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    1 March 2024
    Beat the Burglars with THEIR OWN Tips!

    Psst! Want to know a secret? A recent interview with a convicted burglar reveals how he picked homes to target - and it's not what you think!

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    12 January 2024
    Hot Dog! CCTV App Alerts Essex Man to Fire Started By His Pup

    You expect a puppy to chew your slippers. You don't expect them to set your house on fire! Here's what happened in Stanford-le-Hope, and how home CCTV linked to an app saved the day - and the dog!

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    30 November 2023
    The Muddy Burglar & The Home CCTV System - Homeowners Beware!

    A CCTV system is critical if you want to deter burglars from targeting your home and keep your family safe. A convicted robber even admitted that CCTV systems put them off!

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    23 November 2023
    How Many Security Cameras Do I Need & Where Should They Go?

    If you're expecting an answer like “X number of cameras per X square foot” … sorry to disappoint! BUT the good news is we can help get you the right cameras in the right place for the right price!

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    17 August 2023
    Why A Professional CCTV Installation Is So Important

    CCTV - installed by a professional, loved by homeowners and feared by the bad guys! Yet many homeowners opt for a DIY CCTV system, which is good news for the criminals! Poorly installed security cameras are less likely to work properly, so burglars have less chance of being caught...

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    18 May 2023
    Eye Spy a Prison Sentence! CCTV in Basildon Shop Sends 3 Robbers to Jail!

    Back in 2019, a gang of thieves that robbed a Basildon shop were jailed for 3 years and 9 months each. One of them got an extra 6 months for burgling a home. Here's how CCTV helped police bring them to justice!

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    20 April 2023
    Storing CCTV Footage - A Simple One Page Guide For Businesses

    Here's Blake's one page guide that outlines the two most common methods of storing CCTV footage. Written by the experts, in simple language, for busy business owners...

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    6 April 2023
    3 Things Businesses Can Learn From a Recent Jewellery Heist

    A London jewellers recently lost up to £1m of precious stock in a robbery. The traditional Victorian building was meant to be impossible to break into. But, according to these thieves, getting into the building next door was easy!
    They spent two daysdrilling through the wall and helping themselves to precious metals and gems. Bringing back memories of Hatton Garden?
    What went wrong with the security systems? What can we learn to protect our own livelihoods?

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