This week, (17/09/14), a man has been jailed for four years after use of an iPhone App helped police track down the thief in 30 minutes. ‘Find-my-iphone’ is an app designed to help phone owners track down their apple devices in the case of theft or loss. All you need is to have installed the application BEFORE losing your iPhone, and then the App can be switched on via web or another Apple device.
The month of September marks the beginning of a new year for many people, perhaps none more than university students, who may well be leaving home for the first time. Whether you’re living in halls or a student house, home security has never been more important. Student houses are regularly targeted for burglary because they offer a unique opportunity to thieves. Generally, the amount of electrical equipment such as laptops, smart phones, televisions, etc. per person will be much higher than the average family home.
Whilst home security becomes more and more advanced, many people forget about the other roof that needs protecting – the shed! There is a whole other world of electronics and valuables in your garden that a simple padlock cannot defend. In addition, in most cases, the shed will hold all the tools a burglar needs to break into your home!
Burglary is a quick and precise crime, often with the intruder spending mere minutes inside a property. For a swift and productive break in, this means that many burglars will stick to a quick search of the typical hiding places: wardrobes, sock drawers etc. where most people hide their valuables.
This provides opportunity for some creativity as more and more inventive hiding places are being thought of in attempt to combat theft. Here LockRite will provide our 5 most creative ideas for secret hiding places for your valuables in your home.