How to reduce the risk of burglaries.

#AD. In the interest of disclosure and transparency, the syndication of this article has been provided and paid for by FBD Insurance There is no doubt that having your home burgled is a very distressing experience. That is why FBD Insurance have prepared a few simple a few simple steps that can help protect your home and reduce the risk of burglaries.  Light up  Keep your home well lit – nearly half of burglaries (46%) occur between 5pm and 11pm (source: www.garda.ie) Shine a light – garden lights and motion-detecting floodlights can make approaching your home too conspicuous for a… [Read More]

Protecting Your Home When You Are On Your Summer Holiday

It’s that time of the year when the school holidays are upon us, and it’s time to start getting excited about your annual family holiday. I know I always get excited as it draws nearer to the time when you are either flying off somewhere abroad or driving to a place in our country to stay at a beach resort in a hotel, a caravan or you could be going camping. Whatever your destination is family holidays are always to be enjoyed. An opportunity to leave all the worries of the daily grind behind you for a week or more…. [Read More]

Home Security Tips, Crime Prevention and Home Safety

Your home should be your safe place where you can relax and unwind after a difficult day. Unfortunately things can go wrong even at home. You can even be targeted by burglars. In fact a burglary takes place about every 18 seconds in the US. Fortunately, thanks to the second amendment you have the right to protect your home with a gun; providing you have obtained it legally. There are several ways in which you can secure your home: Get A Gun You can visit a local store for your weapon and then visit gungods.net to locate the right accessories…. [Read More]

Present Patrol to Protect Christmas Presents this Christmas!

I’ve teamed up with ADT for their newest campaign which encourages children to find the best ways of protecting their presents from intruders! ADT take security as seriously as Father Christmas takes delivering presents on time. That’s why our very own Present Patrol – the nation’s children, are being asked to help keep stock of their stockings! ADT’s research reveals over half (58 per cent) of UK kids are developing Christmas security solutions to protect their presents from sneaky siblings, pesky parents and other potential ‘gift-grabbers’. As part of the Present Patrol we were sent two ingenious inventions floor plans… [Read More]

Home Security whilst you are on Holiday

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In today’s world our homes are filled with expensive gadgets of modern living. If you just glance around your home Apple Macs, iPhones, Xbox, smart TV, to name a few and this would easily add up to thousands of pounds. Security is so very important to protect all the nice items you have purchased with your hard earned money. You also don’t want anybody breaking into your home whilst you are away. It’s an invasion of your home and so often if somebody does break in they make a terrible mess. Securing your home against a break-in is so important… [Read More]

Improve your Home Security

Yale have realeased an infographic for National Home Security May Day 2016. On it you will find a lot of advice and tips to make your home more secure this summer. It has statistics of the types of jobs that people make a mess of and when it’s better to get the professionals in to do the job for you. It’s a pretty handy infographic! I was staggered to read that 22 billion pounds a year is spent on DIY every year in the UK by homeowners. Being a painter and decorator I was surprised that two of the most… [Read More]

What Makes Your Child Feel Secure

I am a father of five children. I know! doesn’t he ever learn?! However, all five of my children had some form of feeling secure. My oldest child, J, had to have a blanket and a dummy. The blanket was a pink fleecy one with a silk edge. She would not go anywhere without it! In fact I had two blankets because one of them was always being misplaced and she would never go out or to sleep without holding the silk edge of her blanket and she had to have a dummy in her mouth too. She was fast… [Read More]