Where are your keys? Wait! Where is your CAR?
In the last week I’ve heard of 3 cars being stolen. All of which were done by someone entering the home and stealing the car keys or handbag. This is quite a common theft these days but particularly during the dark evenings as the intruder can get about undetected.
To make matters worse, it can cost a small fortune to have your car locks, house locks and all other locks changed at the same time but it’s necessary once a bunch of keys have been stolen. And with no sign of forced entry your insurance company won’t be too happy to pay out.
The first bit of advice is to lock all doors and windows even when you’re at home. Keep keys in drawers or cupboards away from the doors. And be observant; these people are watching you come and go from the home and take note of things such as putting keys in your coat, bag or pockets.
Thee are preventative measures you can take such as:
1. Install security lights to detect people approaching your property
2. Have your alarm system chime when the doors open (we can modify all existing alarms to do this)
3. Lock the doors at all times, you can have Sash Jammers installed so that keys aren’t needed
4. Make your security system obvious. Whether it’s alarms. CCTV, locks or lights, make them obvious
5. Have a professional security company give you advice and free quotations on how to make your security measures work to protect you, but also be easy to use and comply with your insurance policy.
If you would like a free consultation please contact us, no matter where you are from, we would love to help.
So the dark mornings and nights are here. If there’s one thing burglars don’t like, its light. It isn’t exactly safe to break into a house while a spotlight is shining on you, and even worse if there are several lights that alert the home owner.
It’s true more burglaries are being commited during the daylight hours than previously. But dark nights allow more time to break into houses and go unnoticed. It also means the burglars can take their time to unload the loot from the house
At almost every house where we carry out a security assessment we recommend a security light, usually 2, unless they already have one.
At this time of the year however, the hardest thing to understand is when people post on twitter or facebook that they have been christmas shopping! Burglars live for this time of year. Keep your goods out of site, out of the way of being spotted through the window, out of the car, and keep your doors locked, even during the day.
Get a security assessment from a pro, because they dont look at keeping people out, they look at how to currently get in to a house.
If you travel a lot chances are you see a few bumps and scrapes as well as some pretty serious road traffic accidents. You may also be in the ‘high risk’ insurance group, have limited experience driving, or loan the car to your teenage kids or partner. If its a business vehicle you may want peace of mind that your actions are responsible and you drive without negligence. This would also apply if you have several fleet vehicles.
Ground Lock have a fantastic product for you which works in a similar way to a portable satnav device. Just stick it to the vehicle and you can have it switched on, off or on auto record which turns on if the device senses your vehicle is in a collision.
2 cameras operate both during the day and night. One cam records where you are driving and the other records the driver and passengers. The data is recorded onto a memory card which once transfered to your computer can show you the recorded footage, your route via a Google map, your speed and vehicle handling such as hard breaking, tight cornering etc.
If you are in an accident you could use your footage to prove your actions and others around you. If you carry passengers it will also record what they are doing too. This device can give you an amazing peace of mind and costs less than the average Insurance Excess Fee.
Perhaps another useful point is that the device is powered from your auxiliary point (cigarrette lighter) and is portable; allowing you to take it into other vehicles without worrying about cables and connections.
If your proffession is:
A Taxi driver, Parcel delivery, Driving tutor, sales or business rep or any service provider then this really is a must have device.
How much would you pay for ALL of your possessions? Does your insurance policy even cover that?
I can save you money. I can save you heartache. Burglary can be devastating, even if you move home victims claim to never feel as safe again for years. Burglary victims often suffer from violence or fear of violence (even after the event) loss of possessions (some irreplaceable or sentimental items) feelings of paranoia and intusion, fear for childrens safety and sadly, properties are often targeted a second or third time.
So again, how much would you pay?
An alarm system that monitors your property for floods, fire, intruders, has a panic alarm, and calls your mobile to let you know when these things are happening.. it can even just let you know that the kids have gotten home safely. You can ‘call’ your system for an update, and even listen in to your home. Your system can call Ground Lock when you’re away from home, perhaps on holiday if it is triggered.
How much does this cost?
A one off fee for installation of a system designed to uniquely ‘fit’ your property, family and their lifestyle. No contracts, No monthly fee, No obligations. If you need Ground Lock, we are there to support you 24/7 365, at very reasonable rates. You’ll be surprised.
Want to go the extra mile?
CCTV that can be viewed from an internet terminal or even from your iPhone, Blackberry or Android Mobile. Check on staff at your work premises, children and carers at home. Check on the pets, and of course capture any of those instances where crime comes to your door.
Here are two scenarios:
You’re away on holiday when your alarm detects a flood. It has been set to call Ground Lock in any instance of alert. Ground Lock take the call, then call a plumber whom they arrange to meet at your address. Using Locksmith techniques or our Spare Key Storage facility we can let the plumber in, stop the flood. Make repairs. Minimise Damage. Alert relevant family/neighbour. Secure the property. Take any designated, agreed action you choose.
Alarm install average from: £580. Emergency Attendance Call out from £80
You’re away from home when your alarm calls to say there is a disturbance in your home. It tells you what kind of disturbance, in this case it’s an intruder alert. You can then hang up your mobile and look at your home cctv footage via your mobile and ‘capture’ an image of the intruder! Call the police and give them a description of the intruder, what they are doing, what they are stealing. You can then email that image to a neighbour or relative to hand to the police.
Alarm install average from: £550. CCTV install average with mobile viewing from £690
Still think its a hard sell? You might also SAVE on your insurance policy too..
Ground Lock have the bonus of Locksmith services which compliment the alarm and cctv services perfectly. We can make your home secure, but also make it safe, and grant easy access to those permitted.
Ground Lock have and worked all over the country. We’d love to speak to you about any concerns you have regarding security and access. For a free, no obligation quotation give us a call.
Peace of mind is just a phonecall away.
Ground Lock is a small business with BIG capabilities regarding security.
We deal with Locks and Locksmith work, Alarm Installations, service/repair and CCTV systems. These are the main points of our business but of course there are services which compliment these such as Key Holding, Emergency Access and Call Outs. With over 12 years background in steel and timber fabrication there are a number of scenarios we can help with including fabricating and modifying bespoke products to assist your property’s security, safe access and peace of mind.
Problem solving is a key strength to our services. We don’t want to sell you a product if it won’t give you the best service possible. We look at product capability, user friendliness, life span duration, accessibility and so on to make sure what we do is right for you individually.
With many years around the trade centres, networking, social networking and genuine passion for what we do we also have a host of contacts in various trades whom we are able to call upon should our customers need further assistance, (more of this is explained in our coming blogs, posts and services) but for example, we have attended a customer’s house while they were on holiday, in order to give a plumber access to a burst pipe! Then of course re-secure the property.
We can take care of your home, work property, possessions, family safety and so on, as well as save you money on your insurance policy. Peace of mind that we are on call 24/7 to look after you is a service our customers call ‘Priceless’
If you have a safety, security, or risk concern, then give us a call. Free advice and a chat about your concerns will often surprise you with what we can offer and of course always at a competitive price.