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Don’t get left in the dark this winter!

The clocks have gone back and winter has well and truly arrived. And while this means Brits tend to hide indoors to try and avoid the colder evenings, thieves thrive under the cover of darkness with November being dubbed as the busiest month of the year for burglars in Britain*. According to Police Crime Records for England and Wales, last November saw a recorded 36,752 break-ins – that’s equivalent to more ...

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How to get creative with your used yogurt pots, with Yeo Valley

Yeo Valley’s garden team are asking you to get creative with your used yogurt pots! When you finish that last spoonful of yogurt from the bottom of the pot, you don’t have to head straight to the bin. Yeo Valley pots are the perfect size and shape for growing young seedlings, giving a new lease of life to your empty pots and providing a great activity for little ones. According to the National Trust, fewer ...

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Stop your Halloween from becoming a real life Fright Night!

Halloween and Bonfire Night are perfect holidays for all the family to enjoy, with plenty of firework displays and trick-or-treating trips, but unfortunately this means that homes are more at risk of burglaries and thefts due to more people being out enjoying the events of the season. Statistics show that Halloween is the worst holiday of the year for vandalism, with malicious damage to homes increasing by ...

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How to buy your first car seat

Choosing a car seat can often be one of the more difficult decisions to make as a new parent. Some hospitals won’t let you take the child home without a suitable car seat, so it’s often a decision you have to make early, and with so much technical jargon and many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. So where do I begin? Safety is the most important aspect of choosing a car sea ...

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How safe is your home?

As the 21st-century home is becoming smarter every day, smart devices in the home now form a big part of people’s lives and provide the flexibility of controlling and managing our homes, even without being there. ADT Smart Home is the new smart security solution for modern living from UK’s leading home security provider, ADT. Whatever your lifestyle it makes life just that little bit easier by letting you m ...

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 National Home Security Month is back to fight thefts

After the huge success of previous years, National Home Security Month (NHSM) will be returning this October with even more top tips and advice for keeping your family, home and belongings safe over the upcoming winter months. In the UK alone, it is estimated that a burglary happens every 40 seconds,* with thefts surging by 38%** following the clocks going back and the onset of the darker evenings. What’s m ...

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Keep your home safe

As the 21st-century home is becoming smarter every day, smart devices in the home now form a big part of people’s lives and provide the flexibility of controlling and managing our homes, even without being there. ADT Smart Home is the new smart security solution for modern living from UK’s leading home security provider, ADT. Whatever your lifestyle it makes life just that little bit easier by letting you m ...

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Shining a spotlight on student security

The new academic term is just around the corner and students all over the UK will be buying new stationery and textbooks, as well as packing the essential home comforts. However, many undergraduates forget to think about personal safety and security when preparing to move away from home and into university halls or student accommodation. According to research by Swiftcover, one in six students have fallen v ...

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Weed out garden burglaries this summer

Did you know, more than 2.5 million homes in the UK have fallen foul of garden thefts, with the average cost of a claim now standing at £208 – that’s a total of £517 million worth of garden items that have been stolen!* The most commonly pinched items range from gardening tools such as lawnmowers and strimmers, to camping and sporting equipment, bicycles and power tools. But it’s not just about belongings t ...

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Stay secure this summer, home and away

Summer has finally arrived, which means us Brits will be busy out and about enjoying the sunshine, taking the kids to the park and jetting off on the annual family summer holiday. However, as we leave our homes vacant and vulnerable, it’s important not to overlook home security, as research reveals thieves also take advantage of the warmer weather! In fact, last summer alone there were a recorded 200,000 br ...

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Give your home a security makeover this bank holiday weekend

Traditionally, the spring May bank holiday is the time of year when Brits pick up a hammer or paint brush, and attempt to tackle those pesky DIY and renovation projects that they have been neglecting over the winter months. This year is no different, with statistics revealing two thirds* of Brits will be doing just that. But whether you’re thinking about wallpapering the hall, re-tiling the bathroom, or bui ...

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