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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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Cruelty free and vegetarian – the perfect meat free match

It may sound silly but during National Vegetarian Week (16 – 22 May) people are often so focused on the foods that they eat that they forget about other products they may use – such as household cleaning items. For those who follow a completely meat free lifestyle it can be tricky to find products that are Vegetarian Society approved and registered with Cruelty Free International. Thankfully, with Astonish, ...

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Protect your possessions when moving home

The spring and summer months have always proved a popular time of year to move home, when traditionally demand for properties outstrips supply. This could be because people aren’t away on summer holidays or busy preparing and saving for Christmas celebrations. Also, during spring, homes look more alluring with the gardens beginning to bloom and sunshine filling properties with natural light. Relocating is a ...

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – The Spring Clean

Spring is the most wonderful time of the year with the lambs leaping in the fields and the flowers starting to bloom in the hedgerows – but better still, it also marks the annual big clean. There is however some question around whether the spring clean actually exists anymore? After all, how many people focus on cleaning just once a year? It’s more that there has been an evolution of the occasion. People cl ...

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Brush up on your home security this spring

March is home to National Spring Cleaning Week, a UK initiative designed to inspire, inform and educate homeowners on the benefits of cleaning, taking place 14th – 20th March. While you’re contemplating climbing the stepladder to reach those awkward cobwebs, scrubbing the bathroom tiles, or rearranging the kitchen cupboards, the annual spring clean provides the ideal opportunity to brush up on your home sec ...

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