Christmas has come and gone, everyone has over indulged and now we’re all trying to undo some of the festive damage with diet and exercise. Lots of water, daily running, kale, maybe bust out the Nutribullet you got for Christmas. It’s important to protect yourself from poor health, but it’s also important to make sure you and your family stay safe and secure. Make improving your safety as much as a priority as improving your health in 2017 with our guide below.

5 Ways to improve your safety

Carry a Personal Alarm

One of the easiest ways to improve your personal safety is by carrying a personal alarm. Contrary to what you might think, these devices are not designed to attract attention from other members of the public (although police will investigate if they hear an alarm). The main purpose of these alarms is to disorientate the attacker to give you vital seconds to get away. Modern personal alarms are very inconspicuous, our new POMPOM alarm doubles as a great handbag accessory. Alarms that blend in to what you already carry mean you’re much more likely to carry one, so its important to choose an alarm you’re comfortable with.


Mark your belongings

SURE offer a range of property marking pens suitable for marking electrical items, tools, equipment, bicycles, clothing, china, porcelain, glass, paintings, antiques, leather and more! Police recommend marking your last name and postcode in a discrete place on valuable items.

Marking pen type and application

UV Ink works on electrical items, tools, office equipment

Diamond Tipped works on hard surfaces including glass and

Metal compound works on China/Glass & similar ceramic materials

Tungsten Tipped works on most hard surfaces inc steel

Permanent Ink works on clothing and fabric


Fit a Window Alarm

Alarms work in two main ways. Firstly, burglars are often looking for the opportunity to break in. Window alarms are seen as a visual deterrent making the prospect of breaking in less attractive. Secondly if a burglar does attempt to try their luck the alarm will sound alerting people nearby and potentially spooking the potential thief.


Use a home security camera

Home security cameras are becoming more and more popular. You can monitor your home from anywhere in the world with an internet connection and review footage of the day. Many cameras offer alerts over a specified area with motion sensing technology.

Our top pick is the FLIR FX, as it offers smart alerts as well as RapidRecap - an exclusive technology that simultaneously presents video events recorded at different points in a chosen timeframe to help users quickly review video footage that could span hours and hours.


Install a security light

Security lights allow the area outside your home to be visible after dark, acting as a deterrent to crime and increasing feelings of security and safety. Modern solar security lights with timers use free energy from the sun, are easy to install anywhere and are low maintenance.


What do you think? How are you planning to stay safe in 2017? If you have any questions, you can leave a comment below or call us on 01949 836 990



Posted in News By

Joe Marshall