The Neighbourhood Watch scheme has an alliance with the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) to help keep local communities safe. The scheme, which originated in New York in 1964 and was introduced to the UK in 1982, works to reduce crimes such as burglary and anti-social behaviour.

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This year has seen most of us spending more time than ever before in our homes. The lockdown, followed by continued restrictions on working in offices, going out and visiting family, means that many of us have spent a good deal of 2020 holed up in our homes.

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An Edinburgh-based home security firm is on the hunt for a reformed burglar to help test if a new high-tech security system is ‘criminal proof’.

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Making sure that your home is properly protected and secure is essential, as you never know when you might be targeted by burglars and it’s certainly always better to be safe than sorry.

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The new academic year might be slightly different than any that have gone before, and there could be many concerns about the coronavirus pandemic it could be easy to forget about home security.

However, with university cities often being places of high crime and burglary rates, it is probably wise to brush up on a few home security basics for your student digs.

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A secure lock on your door is one of the most effective ways to protect your home, family, and possessions. Since the arrival of smartphone operated smart locks, there has been a debate about whether they are as safe and as secure as traditional locks.

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There’s little else that can bring a sense of safety and security to your home than ensuring it is secure from burglars. There are many ways you can achieve this, but have you considered having a security audit undertaken to make sure your home and valuables are safe?

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When you rent a property it can sometimes be hard to know what you are and aren’t allowed to change in terms of making your home more secure.

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As useful as technology certainly is for helping us stay safe and deter all sorts of crimes, you do need to be mindful about how you use it or you could potentially be putting yourself at risk.

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It happens to the best of us – no matter how organised and clear-headed we usually are, there is sure to come a time when we misplace something of great importance… like the keys to our house.

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