The PLC Security Blog

Hertfordshire Crime Statistics

The number of crimes reported in Hertfordshire rose considerably over the last year.

There was a 15.9 per cent rise in reported crimes on the year before, although this has been attributed to improved recording procedures and increased victim confidence in reporting crimes such as domestic violence and historic sexual abuse.… Read More

What Does a Secure Empty Property Look Like?

Appearances can be deceiving, as we all know, but how can paying attention to the appearance of your vacant property enhance its security?

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Short term security

For short term vacancies, such as between tenancies, keeping up the appearance of the property being in use is a good way to maintain security.… Read More

How to beat the burglars in 2017

Recent figures from the Office of National Statistics have revealed that throughout 2016, an astonishing 551,000 people were targeted by burglars during the year. With such staggering results coming to light, this shows just how many people are affected by such crimes in the UK, causing both financial and psychological impact to the homeowners and their families.… Read More

Doors and Windows

Doors and Windows

It’s vital that your door security is up to standard during the darker months. External timber doors should be secured using a mortice lock and/or nightlatch that meets British Standard BS3621 and if you have a PVCu or composite door then it is a good idea to upgrade the euro profile cylinder in your multipoint lock to a British Standard Kitemark TS007 cylinder as well.… Read More

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