Crime Prevention

Security Doctor can help make your home more secure and combine that by following the simple precautions below will help reduce the risk of your home being burgled even more.

Around 20% of all house burglaries are carried out without the use of force as entry is made through an open door or window. Fit strong locks to your doors and windows and keep them locked even when you're home.

To further reduce the risk of being burgled, there are a number of security measures you may wish to consider:

Visible burglar alarms make intruders think twice. They not only act as a deterrent, but will also provide a warning that an intrusion is taking place. However 'bells-only' alarms will not give you an automatic police response; they will only act if an unlawful entry has been reported by a 999 call. Those alarms connected to a monitoring service are the best. Opting for a remotely monitored alarm, where activation signals are sent to a monitoring centre ensures the police are contacted on your behalf in the event of a confirmed signal. Signals are filtered for false activations avoiding the risk of losing police response to your alarm. Other electronic security systems include CCTV and access control.

There are many alarm systems on the market ranging from the fairly cheap 'bells-only', to the more expensive systems that need to be installed by our Security Doctor professionals.

You may wish to ask the Crime Reduction Officer at your local police station for advice before you buy a system.

Choosing a burglar alarm or security system for your home is one thing. However, if you want it to be effective and meet the requirements set out by the police and your insurer, it's important to have it installed and maintained in accordance with the required standards by a professional company such as Security Doctor.

Is Your Intruder Alarm Officially Certificated?

You will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Compliance’ on completion of the installation of an electronic security system by Security Doctor.

This provides you with evidence that the system was installed by a professional company and meets the appropriate standards.

This uniquely numbered 'Certificate of Compliance' may be required by your insurance company as proof that the system meets their criteria when it's a condition of insurance, or where an insurance premium discount is available for suitable intruder alarms.

For more information on home security and burglar prevention see the Metropolitan Police Service website .