December 21, 2010

Fighting Against A Fraudulent Christmas

Filed under: Counterfeit Detection — admin @ 12:27 pm

With only a few shopping days left, and what with the recent severe winter weather, it is a high priority for most to access the local shops and markets and get as much shopping in as possible. This is usually a very busy time for some street traders and small shops with waves of shoppers bustling in and out, with money passing hands quickly before the next customer pushes in.

This is all a welcome boost to shop owners, however there is a darker side to this time of year… Counterfeit money is big business and millions of pounds of it is in our streets every day. Organised crime gangs know that shopkeepers and market traders are ideal targets and will be looking to pass on fraudulent money in return for legitimate goods. Remember, once you receive a counterfeit note it is illegal to pass it on to another customer. By Law you have a legal responsibility to take the fraudulent money to the proper authorities and out of circulation.

Here at Crime Prevention Products we have a number of counterfeit devices, that will quickly check and highlight to you that the money you’re receiving is either legal or fraudulent.

December 16, 2010

Xmas Party Season Safety Tips

Filed under: Personal Alarms — admin @ 2:03 pm

Over the next weeks, many work employees will be heading out to restaurants, bars and night clubs as the winter party season gets in to full swing. With more people than usual out and about, celebrating and being merry, it is essential that a proper responsibility of care is shown by all. Nobody want to be a party pooper but neither is starting the New Year off with a harrassment charge hanging over their heads.

As the drinks begin to flow the atmosphere can become more and more relaxed, causing a certain amount of flirtation between some employees. Some people say this is ‘healthy’, and some people enjoy the attention it brings. However, when does simple flirtation become full blown harassment? For some men and women the Christmas party will end in tragedy with them being sexually assaulted. Work functions are covered by sexual harassment laws and the Work Christmas party is considered a ‘work activity‘ and is not just confined to your place of work – it can be an off-site party and also includes the journey home.

Examples of sexual harassment at a Work Christmas party include the following :

  • Unwelcome physical contact
  • Suggestive comments / sexual propositions
  • Leering / staring
  • Unwelcome enquiries into a person’s private life
  • Persistent unwanted requests to go out

Crime Prevention Products have a wide range of personal alarms that will alert anyone passing by that you are in need of assistance. A personal alarm can be a great detterent and help the victim gain some valuable seconds to get away from their attacker.

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December 15, 2010

Burglary and Domestic Intruder Facts

Filed under: Burglar Alarms — admin @ 11:09 am

An Englishman’s Home is His Castle“, so when it comes to protecting it, you’d think that he’d do everything in his power to secure it! Yet every year, millions of pounds worth of goods are burgled from people’s homes, never to be found again. This not only happens in England but in every city, town and village across the UK. Here’s the facts…

  • Every 37 seconds a house in the UK is burgled. By the time you’ve finished reading this article, 2 homes will have been broken in to.
  • There are over 1 million burglaries and attempted burglaries each year in the UK.
  • There is a 13% chance your home will be burgled more than twice and around 7% chance for it to be targetted three times or more.
  • Between 25% to 50% of domestic burglaries happen because doors and windows have been left unlocked.
  • Domestic burglary is on the increase!
  • Home security is the best way to reduce your chances of being burgled.

This year alone thousands of people will be heading out on celebratory nights out only to return to find their hard earned cash, goods and more importantly their children’s Christmas presents gone.

If you don’t want to become a statistic in a government report then there are several precautions that you can take to ensure that no-one infringes your personal space. As around the majority of domestic burglaries are opportunistic – one of the best deterrents is a burglar alarm. Here at Crime Prevention Products we supply a wide range of burglar alarms that will ensure that if anyone tries to enter your personal space it will not only alert you, or your neighbours, but will greatly reduce your chances of becoming another needless victim of crime.

December 1, 2010

Don’t Present Thieves With The perfect Opportunity To Break Into Your Garage or Shed

Filed under: Garden Security — admin @ 2:06 pm

It’s round about this time of year the opportunistic thief can really cash in, with many residents high on Christmas spirit their sense of security seems to take a back seat. Many will be too busy thinking about where to hide their newly purchased goods that they will not give a second thought to where they are hiding them. Garden sheds, garages and outhouses will be used as the ‘perfect‘ hiding places for anything from new bikes, remote controlled cars and dolls houses.

When it comes to hiding your Christmas presents please give a thought to where you are placing them, an old blanket over your goods at the back of the garden shed is not a good idea. However, if you have no option to use your garages and outhouses make sure they are well secured. Here at Crime Prevention Products we have a wide selection of Garage / Shed security products that will ensue that your xmas presents are safe no matter where you place them.

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