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Forecourt Eye launched to reduce crime at Petrol Stations

Early this year The Daily Mail reported that driving away from a petrol station without paying for fuel is no longer considered a crime. The decision came about after Devon and Cornwall Police said it would not investigate forecourt crimes unless there was obvious proof of criminal intent. The force has blamed budget cuts for their decision but this leaves countless business owners at risk. Where does this leave Petrol Station owners? Many business owners install CCTV systems with a Digital Video Recorder to capture evidence of criminal activity so Police can investigate. This method is effective at reducing crime...

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms will be a legal requirement for rental properties

Under new measures announced by the housing minister Brandon Lewis, all landlords will be required by law to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms (CO) in their properties from October 2015. The move is part of a wider government push to ensure sufficient measures are in place to protect public safety, without driving up the cost of rent or restricting the supply of homes. The proposed changes have garnered strong support following a consultation on the condition of properties in the private rented sector. Dwellings with no smoke alarm accounted for 38% of deaths in home fires in Great Britain,...

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Tony Porter proposes a voluntary CCTV code of practice for home-owners

Tony Porter has proposed that a code of practice be bought into affect from March 2015 to regulate Home CCTV use after a surge of complaints about neighbours being spied on using surveillance technology.

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Protect your home this Winter with our recommended security tips

The nights are getting darker, which means opportunistic crime is on the rise especially in residential areas throughout the UK but don't worry - we've compiled a list of things you can do to maximise the security of your home. On the 1st October 2014, Charlotte Neal of the Hampshire Chronicle reported that two villages near Winchester were targeted by, "an organised gang" who struck 14 times in just four hours. The article only goes to highlight the importance of home security during Winter and why you should look into securing your home. Home Security Month reports that, "60% of...

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