home security

  • Has Anyone Seen The Keys?

    Posted on 4th August 2011 by Andy.

    When it comes to home security, Controliss automatically operated electric blinds can offer significant peace of mind. When controlled with a Controliss programmable remote control handset, your window blinds will operate automatically at a specified times of the day, giving the impression that you are at home, even if you are miles away. Of course, the typical way we cast our home security fears aside is by locking our doors and security system. Developers are continually trying to establish a better system than the everyday, often hard to find, house key.

    Say hello to your new front door key! It’s not a key as you would normally remember, that’s because Yale have invented the Keyfree locking system. It’s very similar to the system we now use to unlock our cars, which is remote control. It’s incredibly easy to use and is great for peace of mind, especially when you’ve just got back from the weekly food shop and it’s raining. Trying to find your keys in the bottom of the bag, whilst holding a load of shopping bags that are ready to burst, and getting wet, isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. With the Yale Keyfree, you can sit in the car, unlock the front door from your seat and, hey presto, you’re straight in with minimum fuss. The key will even talk to you if you want it to. So no more rummaging for keys in your bag, no more key cutting for spares, it is one simple system, which is battery powered. Even if the batteries fail, it still works with its backup emergency power. If you head upstairs and forget to lock the front door, not a problem, one press and you’re safe and secure. The Key Free Locking system comes as part of the handle and locking mechanism inside a multipoint locking door. You have a keypad on the inside, which also works as an alarm, so you can enter a code to lock and unlock, and the alarm sounds if anyone tries to tamper with the door. The remote key fob can lock and unlock from 10 meters away, and there is a slot for a normal key, which will override the system. So you have your remote control key for your car, your TV remote, your Controliss blinds remote and now you can lock and unlock your front and back doors with the Yale Keyfree Remote!

    This Post was posted in Remote Control and was tagged with automatic, blinds, controliss, door, doors, home security, locks, remote, Remote Control, security, system, window

  • The Right To Protect Your Home

    Posted on 8th July 2011 by Andy.

    Last week, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced that home owners would have the right to protect their homes using “reasonable force”, which would void them from prosecution. In the past decades, stories have made the headlines of innocent home owners trying to protect themselves, their families and their homes, and then coming under legal fire for using force. Now this has changed, but who would really want to be faced with that situation in the first instance? It’s an incredibly frightening thought. With this in mind, I decided to take a look at some of the top security available in today’s market for your home. ADT is one of the biggest names in security, offering a range of products including continuous monitoring and key holder response. When your installed alarm is activated, ADT will respond quickly and contact you to make sure everything is in order, they even filter out false alarms in case the cat has set it off. Packages start from 99 for total peace of mind. Wireless home security has moved with modern technology, offering you a package with remotes that you can switch on and off in any room, so if you go to bed and forget to set the alarm, not a problem, with on touch of the remote, your house is secure. As a preventative measure, Controliss electric blinds could give the impression of a home owner's presence, which is likely to deter anyone who might be considering your house as their next target for a break-in, since it is usually an empty home that they are looking for. The Controliss Air 30GMT can be programmed to operate our 240V mains powered roller blinds and wood blinds at any time of the day, on each day of the week, and so will make any room look occupied whether you are elsewhere in the home, at work or even on holiday. CCTV is another option for intruder detection, monitoring entrances and grounds, and recording every minute, you can keep the recordings for a long period of time and even control the cameras' movement from an in-house set up. High tech security at your fingertips. If you feel that none of these will quite cut the mustard, security guards can be appointed to residential properties. Guard Corps offer bespoke residential security including static guarding for the entrance to your home and security officers, plus key holder response, so someone can always be around on your property, which allows you to relax, safe in the knowledge that you are totally protected.

    This Post was posted in General Posts and was tagged with alarms, blinds, Electric Blinds, home, home security, house, residential, security

  • Motorised Blinds for Increased Home Security

    Posted on 7th June 2011 by Chris.

    All over the world, one of the most common criminal acts is burglary. We all take a multitude of precautions in the effort of protecting our homes and offices from trespassers. To assist with these efforts, there are many home security gadgets available today that can alert home owners to a burglar's presence or prevent their intrusion entirely by creating the illusion of owner occupancy.

    As is often said, prevention is better than a cure, and many home security gadgets appear to have been made with this phrase in mind. Dependent on what you leave on display, you could be making your home into a burglar magnet or a burglar deterrent. You may have already heard of basic preventative measures such as placing alarm system stickers in the windows or putting up CCTV cameras or even imitation cameras. A tool that you may not have heard about is the Fake TV. This is a small, portable light that simulates the light effects of a real television whenever the room it is placed in starts darkening, but it uses less power than a standard lamp and so is much more eco-friendly than leaving your actual television on. Team this up with the installation of  Controliss motorised window blinds that, along with the Controliss Air30GMT timer, can be programmed to operate automatically at any time of the day, and your home is quickly a less likely target for burglary.

    When someone uninvited is on your property, you want to know about it. Common home security systems are very effective when it comes to letting your neighbours know that an alarm has been triggered in your home, but if you are at work or elsewhere, it is unlikely that you are aware of it. AlertMe Home Security Monitoring would enable you to receive an immediate alert, either by phone, text or email, when ever an intrusion is detected. Also with this system, a keyfob can be used to arm or disarm your entire AlertMe Home Monitoring kit or if you forget to do this, you can log on to your AlertMe dashboard to arm your system online or using your mobile, away from home. Another system you may not have considered, is a garden or driveway alarm. The advantage of installing one of these is that you are forewarned during the approach of any uninvited individuals. Keeping your house safe could not only be important for the safety of your possessions, but may also be for the safety of loved ones. Having effective security systems in place will give greater peace of mind to you and to those dearest to you, and so is worth a fair amount of consideration.

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