Protect your debit cards

The changes in technology mean things are becoming much simpler and quicker to do – remember the days when you used to have to sign something when you made a purchase with your credit or debit cards? Those days were long forgotten when “chip and pin” came out, but even that looks like it is being replaced – tapping your card on a screen when you spend under £30 is…

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Government’s abattoir CCTV proposal

An announcement by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has declared that abattoir CCTV is to become compulsory for areas within them where live animals are kept in an attempt to preserve the UK’s position as a world leader on animal welfare. The decision will be fiinalised following a six week consultation which began this month. The government’s manifesto stated that every slaughterhouse and abattoir in England should have CCTV present…

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Top 5 items stolen from garden sheds

Summer is well and truly here – the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and the chilly air has been replaced by something much milder. People are making the most of the warmer weather from sprucing up their gardens, clearing out their garden sheds to planning the next BBQ with the family. Have you thought about how much you protect your garden items like you do items in your…

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Local events in St. Albans

We are lucky to be based in such a beautiful part of the country – St. Albans and its surrounding areas are full of greenery and have a wide variety of places to head out to and enjoy the summer days we have been experiencing lately. As well as days out at parks, stately homes, local waterways and so on, we are also lucky enough to reside a short distance…

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Top 5 items thieves look for

We all know not to not leave valuable items in full view of windows to avoid any unwanted guests in your home, but were you aware of the top 5 items thieves look for? A survey conducted by Which? Magazine saw them interview more than 100 ex-burglars and helped them discover just what puts them off trying to enter a property – think home alarm systems, homes with CCTV installed,…

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Do you know the areas we cover?

The team at Henry Gates Security Systems have been securing homes throughout a wide area of the south east for many years – including London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, St Albans, Barnet, Watford. We are a family-run business, based in London Colney. Areas we cover: London Hertfordshire Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Surrey St.Albans Watford Barnet Hatfield Hemel Hempstead Luton Welwyn Garden City   Whether you are looking for a reputable CCTV company in…

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Five ways to protect your home during warmer weather

Protect your home during warmer weather The warmer weather brings with it the colourful gardens, the smell of delicious BBQs, the sound of children splashing about in water to cool themselves down and the thought of long-planned holidays by the sea. However, you may not be aware that it also brings out thieves as when the warmer weather arrives, break-ins also increase so it’s good to consider ways to protect…

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London boroughs most at risk of burglary

Wherever you live in the country, it is vital that you stay vigilant and ensure you do all your can to protect your family, home and workplace and a new survey, carried out by Approved Index, has revealed the top ten London boroughs most at risk of burglary. A burglary costs the average household approximately £2883 to replace stolen items or repair any damage made during the burglary. Can this…

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Deter Valentines thieves with home alarm systems

Now we have left January with its grey skies, short days and long nights, it won’t be long before the nights draw in much later and those balmy summer evenings won’t seem totally out of reach. Before then, though, we have Valentine’s Day – the day of romance – to look forward to. However, the most romantic day of the year isn’t full of love for some of us –…

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Home alarms for pet owners

In the past, many pet owners have commented that they can not protect their home with an alarm system due to having cats, dogs or other pets who are in the house during the day on their own – “surely they would trigger it off and it would be going off all day?” The thought of keeping pet locked up in one room all day to avoid this is also…

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