Press coverage for WRB Fire & Security
It might seem like there’s little that you can do to stop criminals breaking into your home.
But there are a range of measures to help keep your property — and more importantly your family — safe.
Many people have never considered having an alarm installed at their home, but it’s one of the most effective things you can do to stop thieves in their tracks.
The Tele has teamed up with Kean2Slaters for the Safe as Houses campaign – in a bid to ensure people don’t fall victims to scam artists, bogus callers or thieves.
We spoke to home security expert Paul O’Brien, who is a director of WRB Fire and Security, based in Dundee’s North Ellen Street — and he has a wealth of experience in making homes secure.
The firm specialises in the installation and maintenance of intruder alarms, fire alarms, access control and door entry systems, and CCTV cameras.
Paul, 46, has headed the family-run company for eight years — but has worked in the security business for about 30 years.
He provided the Tele with his 10 top tips to keep yourself safe in your home.
1. Install an alarm by a NSI Approved installer
2. Get your system maintained annually
3. Use the alarm every time you leave the house
4. Set the alarm up so you can arm the system when you go to bed
5. If you have pets install pet immune sensors
6. Don’t put the alarm on once a year before you go on holiday. Faults on intruder alarms tend to be intermittent. Use it all year round an if you get false alarms call out your supplier and get it fixed. Modern systems if installed correctly should not give false activations
7. If you spend a lot of time away from home install a Police Signaling system
8. Don’t wait until you have been broken in to get an alarm installed
9. If you have to give your code number out to workmen etc. change it before they start the work and change it back afterwards
10. If you move into a new house with an alarm change the code you don’t know how many people know the existing one
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