Kent Police have just released detailed crime statistics for the Paddock Wood area – including Matfield and Brenchley. 589 Crimes Committed, Yet No-one Goes To Prison These shocking stats show…
Burglars are always learning and adapting their techniques. Just as we let down our guard thanks to a new home security trick, a burglar is busy working out how to…
Nowadays, we love to share every little thing we have going on. A vast number of people across social media have not changed their privacy settings – which means your details are there for anyone to see.
The worrying thing about this is, you’re not just sharing information with your friends and family. You could be sharing it with criminals!
There is possibly nothing worse in the world than returning home to find that you have been burgled. A stranger has been in your home, helped him or herself to…
The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) for the year ended June 2014 shows that there were an estimated 7.1 MILLION incidents of crime against households and resident adults…
Recently Gravesend was hit by two burglaries in one day by the same culprit! In a hearing at Maidstone Magistrates Court on Monday January 23rd, Luke Reader (19) was charged with both burglaries and attempted burglary after jewellery and a laptop were stolen from a home in Austen Road and an attempted break-in in Milroy Avenue. No further news has yet been published.
This incident shows the true opportunist that is at the centre of those who steal. Unsatisfied with one hit, burglars may go on to target other properties on the same day.
In October 2014, a word of warning was voiced by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) regarding the use of CCTV security systems.
December then bought us news that Tony Porter, the Government’s surveillance camera commissioner, would be releasing new guidelines on camera use for home security. He explained, “The concerns are primarily about the intrusion into a neighbour’s privacy.”
Businesses have long been following rules and regulations to allow CCTV operation on premises, but what are the rules for CCTV security at home?
We’ve compiled a quick and easy domestic CCTV guide for home-owners to consider.
You can use our tips to ensure your security cameras are neighbour-friendly!
Kent Fire and Rescue Service have been reminding the public of safety awareness this festive season. National fire statistics show that during December, 20 people a day are either killed or injured due to accidental fires. These stats are proof that safety precautions are more important than ever. The added distractions throughout the Christmas and New Year period can be potentially dangerous for homeowners.
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Between braving a trip to the local shopping centre for gifts and testing our cooking skills with a 6kg turkey, we can easily forget to stay safe. When spending your evening wrapping a mountain of presents and writing out Christmas cards, the importance of fire safety is not often on our minds.
12 tips for Christmas | Kent Fire and Rescue Service