Posts Tagged ‘burglaries’

The Scandal of the Insurance Scam

Just last month we helped out a young couple who live close to our West Yorkshire headquarters after they’d lost a host of treasured possessions following a locksnapping attack on their home, writes Raymond Pearce of Avocet Hardware. Having read their story in the local newspaper, we got in touch with Mark Davies and Ruth Harrison, who…

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Keeping One Step Ahead Of The Criminals

With lock snapping on the rise and consumer awareness of this attack method growing Stephen Roberts, Head of Marketing for Yale, looks at how the market is evolving and explains what locksmiths can do to ensure customers are fully informed when it comes to the latest security solutions. Criminals’ methods of breaking entering homes in…

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Keeping The Burglars Out With Steel Windows

Difficult to force because of the inherent strength of their frames, steel windows are not liked by burglars. One of the best deterrents to a prospective thief is the traditional ‘cottage’ style steel window, divided into small frames, with interlocked steel glazing bars. Steel Window Association members also offer W40 steel windows that comply with…

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Avocet Closes The Net On Burglars

Avocet Hardware is bringing to market a product that it says can dramatically reduce the number of burglaries in England and Wales that are the result of forced entry through a door. Clive Lloyd, Avocet’s managing director, said: “At present 74 percent of burglaries take place through either a front, back or side door – a figure that means the main point of…

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14 in 100 – Arrest Rate for Burglaries is Bonkers

Police forces in England make 14 arrests for every 100 burglaries, it was claimed by the BBC in January. The number of burglaries has fallen in a year, but so has the proportion of arrests to recorded crimes. Office for National Statistics figures on recorded crime show there were 392,341 burglaries in 2014-15, while Home Office data shows 54,466 arrests were made for burglary. The…

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