The Crime Prevention Website

The latest crime prevention and home security news and comment from The Crime Prevention Website.  Feel free to add your comment to the posts and if you are a member of the police service or a Neighbourhood Watch and would like us to highlight something you're up to in the world of crime prevention and home security do please get in touch using Contact.

Thanks to Michael Clare from Hertfordshire Police for bringing this story in the Mail Online to my attention. This from the Mail Online article: ‘Thieves are using a new technique to steal tools and equipment from vans, shocking CCTV footage shows. Gangs use their knees to apply pressure to…

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This is to let you know that I have recently included a new section on this website that provides you with information about Smart Home Security Systems. I've added the new section because I am aware that 2016 saw a very large increase in the purchase of these systems. In essence a smart home…

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I had an email from a very concerned lady called Jane yesterday asking me about my views on various fence toppings and their effectiveness to keep out burglars. She also expressed her concern about the injurious nature of some of them.

This is what she said:

“I notice in…

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Here's the latest crime prevention advice sent to me by Stephen Armson-Smith from Essex Police, this time reminding us about the vast array of frauds that are now being committed.......... A scam is a fraud and who is at risk? - we all are! In fact you are more likely to become a victim of fraud…

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At the beginning of December last year I was contacted by a company that produces smart technology doorbells called RING™ at www.ring.com You may have seen them demonstrated on TV adverts which are currently running in London and maybe elsewhere around the country. So what does the…

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I had a call this morning from a security consultant colleague of mine, which I thought might interest my readers. The call was made by a female purportedly representing a charity involved with the care of children. She told my friend that he had sponsored them last year and would he like to do so…

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