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How To Make Your Home Safe and Secure

Your home should be somewhere that is safe, secure and comfortable. We show you how to keep your home safe and secure at all times with affordable home alarm systems.


Matt Morrell Provides Home Security Advice on BBC1 - Safe Simple Secure

We were delighted to have Matt Morrell featuring on BBC 1’s Holding Back The Years this week. You can watch him in action here.

Home Security Systems

There are many alarm systems that can help you feel safe and secure at home. These include:

  • burglar alarms
  • CCTV
  • fire & smoke alarms
  • door entry systems

Putting The Myths To Bed About Home CCTV

Putting The Myths To Bed About Home CCTV

There are 5 comments we often hear about home CCTV that are just not true. Some may have been true in the past but new technology or a change in the way we live has meant they are no longer true.

  1. We have nothing worthwhile stealing so don’t need CCTV
    There are very few homes in Scotland today that don’t have at least some of the top items wanted by thieves:

  • Tablets & laptops
  • Smartphones
  • Cash
  • Jewellery
  • Bicycles All these items are quick and easy to grab and then easy to sell on quickly.

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How To Keep Your Home Safe While On Holiday

How To Keep Your Home Safe While On Holiday

When you are about to go on holiday your mind is probably thinking about packing, buying currency, getting travel insurance, booking an airport car park space and making sure you have packed your passport.

Do you think about the security of the home you are leaving behind? Is it safe from burglars? Read our top 10 tips for keeping your home safe and secure when you are away.

Smoke & Fire Alarms

Fire is by far the most destructive and disruptive cause of damage to your home. It is possibly one of the most catastrophic events a building is likely to experience and carries devastation not just to the property, but to the occupants too. It is through this potential devastation that you should ensure that your home has taken the necessary precautions. Smoke alarms and heat detector systems are a vital component to help alert you immediately in the event of a fire outbreak.

10 Effective Ways to Deter Burglars and Intruders

It’s believed that a home burglary occurs every 40 seconds in the United Kingdom. That could mean that by the time you have spent reading this blog, three home burglaries have already taken place.

That statistic alone is enough to frighten any homeowner, but as security specialists, it gives us nightmares.

Although not mutually connected, at Safe Simple Secure we like to compare home security to an onion. What we mean by this is that your home security should have multiple layers. As you begin peeling back each layer, it should get more difficult for a burglar to get what they want; enough to make them cry.

To help strengthen the security of your home, we wanted to provide you with a short guide on some of the most effective (and affordable) burglar deterrents.

10 Burglar Deterrents That Work


Door Entry Systems

Door Entry Systems

Door entry systems control the access of people to flats, apartments or commercial premises. At Safe Simple Secure we can install, upgrade or repair all aspects of door entry systems in Edinburgh and across Scotland, including:

  • Audio Entry Systems
  • Video Entry Systems
  • Biometric Entry Systems
  • Pin/Code Entry Systems
  • Card & Proximity Systems
  • Gate Entry Systems

DIY Alarm Systems

DIY Alarm Systems

Why a DIY Home Alarm System Doesn’t Make Sense!

It’s a fact that burglars will avoid homes which have a well fitted home alarm system. Especially if it is well maintained which means that it has annual checks which thoroughly test all components. Your local DIY store will sell home alarm systems which you might consider because of their relative cheap cost compared to a professionally installed alarm system. But these systems do come with several disadvantages.

To find out all the disadvantages please read on -


Pet Dogs

Pet Dogs

Owning a pet dog is a fantastic intruder deterrent. Just hearing a dog barking is enough for a potential burglar to change their mind.

Home and Personal Property Security by Police Scotland

Secure your Home and Personal Property
You work hard for your property – protect it from criminals and improve your chances of your property being recovered if it gets lost stolen by looking at our advice on how to keep your home and personal property secure.

Secure your Bicycle - Police Scotland

Keep Your Bike Secure
More than 500,000 bikes are stolen in the UK each year because they’re poorly secured or not secured at all. More than half of all bikes stolen are taken from the owner’s property.

Help protect your bike by following these guidelines:

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How To Make Different Types of Homes Safe And Secure

The ideal home security system will depend on the style of your property. This article is to guide you on where you may have security weaknesses and advise on some possible solutions.

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Know who is at your door from the safety of your living room or even when you are at work with a new video door entry system.


Pet Monitoring

Pet Monitoring

Pets at home CCTV
Not only does CCTV protect your home but you can see what your pets are up to from your phone when you are at work. Have you been on COVID-19 lockdown and this is the first time your dog is home alone? Having CCTV installed will help you know that they are OK without you.