Best home security DIY deals for May bank holiday

Want to find the best home security DIY deals for the May Bank holiday?

The May Bank Holiday is traditionally the time most Brits decide to get out their paint brushes and tool kits and start on home improvements and renovations to their properties. So if you do decide to hit the home stores this Bank Holiday try not to forget about the home security of your homes new makeover.


How to find deals online for DIY

It can often be hard to find the best DIY deals on Bank Holidays as many stores will be offering great offers to the surge of customers heading to home stores to tackle DIY during the Bank Holiday.

  • Try searching the clearance sections on home store websites before you head out to find the gems in the sale sections!

  • Websites like Hot Deals are also a great place to check as many people will post deals they have spotted out and about to save you doing the hunting.

  • Shop online and go and collect, this way you can search through the products, find the deals and go and collect them, so you can spend the rest of your time in the shop browsing for other bits that might take your fancy and reap the benefits of saving before you head down.


The best deals we found online for DIY

1. Homebase are offering 3 for 2 on bare root and potted hedging making the cheapest item free. As well as making your garden more interesting and appealing hedging is a great burglary deterrent and can act as a wall making it more difficult for intruders to enter your property.

2. Yale Store have got a fantastic offer on their essential padlocks with a clearance sale knocking down their brass standard shackles from £13.38 to £4.49!

3. Again, Yale Store are running a promotion slashing the price of their easy fit CCTV system from £310.00 to £180.00. Properties are 90% less likely to be burgled with CCTV system so if you don’t have one this is the perfect time snatch one up!

4. B&Q are clearing out on mains powered floodlights, you can pick up an adjustable motion timed PIR flood light for your home for just £16.00.

5. Again hunting through the B&Q clearance section we found these mains powered bollard lights from Cano taken down to £12.00 from £27.00. Illuminate your garden or driveway with a sleek modern design for just £12.00 compatible with energy saving bulbs!


Further reading:

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5 Essential Security Gadgets For Every Traveller

Every year thousands of people decide to pack up, travel and discover different parts of the world. When travelling long distances and being far away from family and friends it’s nice to feel safe and many companies have brought new products to the market to help you with your security when travelling. These are some great gadgets we found online.


1. Door Jammer

If you find yourself in a hotel or hostel and you are unsure about the security of the room you’re staying in Door Jammers are perfect for adding extra security to the door. The device is fairly small about the same size as an iPhone and can easily be fitted into in to your bag for your travels.

Door Jammer


2. Outdoor Tech Buckshot Bro

It’s always handy to take a torch with you when travelling in case of a black out or travelling through the night, but bright torches can often be quite chunky. The Tech Buckshot is perfect for travellers the multipurpose device includes a wireless speaker that connects to your mobile via Bluetooth, a portable power bank and a LED flashlight. The device is waterproof and shockproof and acts as the perfect companion for anyone travelling.

Tech Buckshot Pro


3. Pacsafe Carrysafe

When travelling around your mobile devices can sometimes be your lifeline for either keeping in touch with friends or family or to be used in the event of an emergency, so it’s important it isn’t broken along the way. The Pacsafe Carry strap can simply strap around your wrist to deter thieves from snatching the tablet or device from your hand. The strap automatically tightens if you drop your device to stop it from being dropped to the floor and smashed helping make sure you never smash the screen to your device.



4. SleepSentinel

Travellers will stay in many places as they travel across the globe. Wherever we stay we can be at risk of fire and smoke or poisoning by carbon monoxide that can be caused by faulty heating or cooking equipment. We have to trust the hotel or accommodation provider when we stay but unfortunately many countries across the world don’t have the safety regulations as us in the UK this where SleepSentinel can help. SleepSentinel is a portable smoke and carbon monoxide detector which can easily be carried and used when travelling and sleeping in an unfamiliar place to alert you of any smoke or carbon monoxide is detected.



5. TP-Link Wifi Pocket Router

It can be important to access the internet when travelling to either plan your trip, check on transport times or check in with family. If you travel you’ve probably run into issues with trying to connect to hotel or hostel Wi-Fi. You can create your own Wi-Fi network by using a ethane cable and connecting the router the sockets found in many hotel rooms and reception desks and much more reliable way of finding internet if where you’re staying has a poor connection. The router also has a built in USB port and can be used as a charging device!

TP-Link Wifi Pocket Router

Further Reading:

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Travel security




Like many others my summer holiday is the most looked forward to event on my yearly calendar. Two weeks of relaxation, travelling and excessive indulging in food and drink from which ever culture I decide to explore on my destination of choice,  goes down extremely well. But making off and being able to travel without a worry is a must to be able to fully enjoy your trip without care. These are my top 5 tips for ensuring you enjoy a safe and care free trip away with this summer.


Lock up and leave.

Make sure before you leave you fully check your home the night before leaving. The morning can often bring a rush of excitement and with excitement sometimes things get missed. Double check all windows and doors even shed doors are locked, no valuables are left on show and no switches are left on. A good check can leave you with an enjoyable flight out.


Park on my drive.

Giving the impression you are home is a great security tactic, asking a friend, neighbour or family member to park on your drive whilst your away is a great way of giving the impression that your home.


Keep an eye on your bags.

Try and keep a close eye on your bags and try to keep them as close to you as possible when travelling to avoid being pick-pocketed. Pacsafe is a great way of keeping your items secure. They provide a range of theft proof bags prefect for the traveller abroad.


Don’t advertise your trip.

Try and keep a low profile on social media, try and save showing off all your holiday pictures of paradise till you return.


Split up your money

Divide your cards and cash between different pockets and bags this will ensure that you never have everything stolen at once.


Further reading:

Summer Security

Stay Secure at a Festival this Summer!

5 Essential Security Gadgets For Every Traveller