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Establish Habits to Protect Your Home from Criminals

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Establish Habits to Protect Your Home from Criminals


Unfortunately, many of us become increasingly complacent over home security until the day comes when we’re burgled. We may have gotten into the bad habit of leaving doors unlocked or windows open while popping out to the shops or visiting a near neighbour. Getting into the habit of running through some basic home security checks before going out is recommended by UK police forces as this simple process is known to thwart would-be housebreakers. Your Home Security Checklist Every home is different so the specific checks need to be tailored to each situation. For example, people living in apartment buildings...

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Anti Cat Spikes and the Law

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Anti Cat Spikes and the Law


While cats make wonderful pets, if neighbouring cats are using your garden as a litter tray this can be both unpleasant and even dangerous. People troubled by cats in their gardens often seek effective ways to keep them out. In this post we look at whether anti cat spikes are legal and effective. The Danger of Cat Poo Research has shown that as many as 350,000 Britons each year are being infected with a pet-borne parasite linked with schizophrenia and increased suicide risk. Toxoplasma, which can cause serious illness and has been linked with schizophrenia and other psychotic disturbances, can...

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What is Meant by Occupiers Liability

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What is Meant by Occupiers Liability


We’ve talked about the Occupiers Liability Act (OLA) in previous blog posts considering both anti climb wall toppings and specifically anti climb spikes. In this post we clarify what is meant by ‘Occupiers Liability’. We have previously highlighted how, under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 (OLA 1957), the person who occupies land can be held liable when death, injury or property damage happens to a lawful visitor on that land. For a claim to arise there must be a duty of care and breach of duty, causing damage or injury. Who is the Occupier? Under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 the...

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Now is the Time to Assess Your Home Security

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Now is the Time to Assess Your Home Security


As previously highlighted - UK Police forces, security professionals and local authorities are warning people that the cost of living crisis will inevitably result in increased crime. As people find it increasingly difficult to make ends meet they look for ways to reduce their expenses and possibly make some cash. An example that’s been seen throughout the UK is a massive surge in garage forecourt fuel theft, prompted by the dramatic increase in costs. Sadly, petrol station employees can find themselves facing difficult and sometimes violent encounters. And while burglary incidents have declined through the COVID pandemic it’s anticipated that acquisitional...

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Cost-of-Living Crisis Prompts Crime Wave Fears

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Cost-of-Living Crisis Prompts Crime Wave Fears


With poorer households experiencing the worst of the cost-of-lving crisis and rising inflation in the UK hitting a 40 year high, Andy Cooke, the new HM chief inspector of constabulary has said  this will “invariably” fuel a rise in crime. “I think whenever you see an increase in the cost of living or whenever you see more people dropping into poverty, I think you’ll invariably see a rise in crime,”  Said Mr Cooke, a former chief constable of Merseyside Police who has worked in policing since 1985. Mr Cooke is reported to have expressed concern that UK police forces are...

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