IDS Security News
All the latest security news and information, plus insights and updates from IDS Security Systems Ltd.

Door opening in dark room

Having an intruder in your home is a nightmare scenario that everyone hopes will never happen to them.

In figures published by the Office of National Statistics, it was reported that over 430,000 burglaries occurred in England and Wales during the year ending June 2018. That's a 2% increase on the previous year.

That figure equates to around seven burglaries per thousand people. According to Brandwatch.com, the average Facebook user has around 338 Facebook friends - so, statistically speaking, two of your Facebook friends will be burgled in the next year.

Burglary and home invasion are rare but real occurrences, which begs the question: what would you do if an intruder entered your house while you were in?

This guide is here to help you answer that question and prepare for this worst-case scenario.

What to Do During a Break-In

So, picture the scene: you're at home, you hear the sound of glass breaking downstairs, and you know there's someone in your house. What do you do?

It's often recommended that you either:

  • Escape the premises and get to safety, calling the police as soon as you are able to do so, or...
  • Hide in a safe place where the intruder is unlikely to find you. This may be a safe, lockable room (ideally one equipped with a phone) or a safe spot that is out of general visibility.

While confrontation isn't encouraged, self-defence may be necessary if you come face to face with the intruder(s). At this point, it's good to know that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) allows anyone to use "reasonable force" to protect themselves or others. You are also permitted to carry out a citizen's arrest in order to prevent a crime.

However, it's important to note that this isn't a green light to act like John McClane. Confronting an intruder can result in dire consequences, especially if the invading party is armed. You should only engage your intruder as a last resort - it's always best to get out if you can, or hide if escape isn't possible.

Preventing a Break-In

It's long been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and taking certain security measures can help to ward off intruders before they've even set foot in your home.

The mere presence of a camera or alarm in a visible spot attached to your property can be enough of a warning sign to dissuade opportunistic criminals, making them a great crime deterrent as well as a useful reactive safety feature.

Home Security from IDS

We at IDS Security, we offer a variety of options to help keep you, your family and your property safe from home invasions, ranging from basic intruder alarms to state-of-the-art surveillance equipment.

House Alarms

Monitored around the clock from a remote monitoring station, our high-quality house alarm systems utilise the latest digital signalling equipment to provide ample protection in the event of break-in, alerting the emergency services should such an incident occur.

Access Control Systems

While more commonly used for business premises, door entry systems can also be used to great effect in residences. They offer designated people access to specific rooms using a card, fob, etc. This can be particularly useful if you want to keep a particular room off-limits - ideal for a safe room.

CCTV Cameras

We use cutting-edge security innovations to provide you with the most advanced CCTV solutions available. This can include digital recording, fibre optic / radio transmission and computer monitoring, as well as remote-controlled lights.

For more information on our home safety systems, call 029 20 753 251 today to speak with one of our specialists or contact us online via the link below.

Contact IDS Security >>

intruder alarm installation

No one wants to feel in danger at their own property, whether its somewhere you live or somewhere you work an intruder poses a devastating threat to you and your property. The best way to deter or to catch an intruder is to install a security system that is designed specifically to protect your lifestyle. 

At IDS we offer top-of-the-range intruder alarm installation that will reassure you that you are protected. We create advanced security systems that fit into your lifestyle because they are designed to meet your specific requirements. Whether you need an intruder alarm for your business or home, we have something to make you feel safer. To learn more about our intruder alarm systems, click here

intruder alarm

 

Your intruder alarm can be monitored around the clock, and our engineers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This means not only will your intruder alarm installation reassure you that any criminals will be caught, but that your alarm system is performing it's best to look after you and your family. An intruder alarm has lots of other benefits too, such as:

  • Acts as a deterrent against break-in attempts.
  • Provides peace of mind, even when you are away from your property.
  • Reduces insurance costs.

We recommend our intruder alarm installation as our experienced team are experts in providing top-quality service. Thanks to decades worth of experience within the industry, there is no one better to carry out your intruder alarm installation. The installation of the intruder alarm is paramount to the effectiveness of any security solution and we can help you learn about the system and how to use it to its full capabilities. 

To find out more about any of our security systems, or any of the other services we offer feel free to get in touch with our expert team. Contact us today.

brake in

Be it your home or business, the event of a burglary can have a devastating impact on your life and livelihood. From the financial impact to the emotional damage, there are a vast number of ways in which this crime can impact the individual, both directly and indirectly. 

Whether it's your source of income, or your family home, installing effective security at your property is certainly a worthwhile investment. Systems can be monitored around the clock, and with a 24 hour engineering service all year, the burglar alarms we provide are ideal for both home and business security.  As soon as an incident occurs, we will inform the relevant emergency services, allowing a quick response to the scene.

Here are a few of the advantages, other than their obvious ability to prevent theft and damage:
  • Acts as a deterrent against break-in attempts.
  • Provides peace of mind, even when you are away from your property.
  • Reduces insurance costs.
Here at IDS, we have been installing burglar alarms in the Cardiff and the South Wales area for more than two decades, providing the most advanced systems, combined with a fantastic service. If you would like to find out more about installing intruder security systems at your property, whether it's a large business site or a family home, then please don't hesitate to get in touch!

To enquire about our burglar alarms, please call us on 029 20 753 251, or fill out our quick and easy contact form here.
©   Copyright 2019 IDS Security Systems Limited   Cookies Policy | Legal | Sitemap
Responsive website by Designer Websites Ltd