Fire safety for residents in high-rise buildings

Following the devastating incident at Grenfell Tower in London, many local councils and fire departments are reassuring residents about the prevention measures and response arrangements in place for high-rise buildings. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), The Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have offered the following advice for residents in […]



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Woman discovers burglar in her Cumbernauld home

A woman discovered a burglar, dressed in all black, in her bedroom at 4.30am while she was sleeping.  After the burglar fled from the property the victim noticed several of her belongings had been stolen, including her mobile phone from her bedside table. Upon closer inspection, it was brought to light that the burglar had […]



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Aggravated burglary in Carlisle

A group of three men and one woman have been arrested following an aggravated burglary in Carlisle in which a man suffered a serious head injury. Police were called subsequent to reports of a window being smashed at the property in Carlisle. Transgressors continued to force entry into the property and a male offender used […]



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The Reality of Home Insurance Requirements

With all contracts including home insurance policies, it is vital to always read the small print in order to avoid overlooking the finer details and accidentally invalidating your policy. Knowing what you are and are not covered for should be one of the initial questions you ask when purchasing home insurance, but if you are […]



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Make Home Security your New Years Priority

Make Home Security your New Years Priority – Infographic It’s that time of the year again when we decide what changes we would like to make in order to improve the New Year that follows. Unfortunately most resolutions are likely to be disregarded by the end of January, so this year consider making simple changes […]



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Security Warning Following Burglaries in Harrogate

Residents are given a security warning following a series of burglaries in Harrogate Police are urging residents of Harrogate to improve home security measures in order to reduce the chances of being burgled. Following a spike of ‘2 in 1’ burglaries, where thieves have not only broken into and stolen contents of properties but have […]



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Give the Gift of Security this Christmas

Give the Gift of Security this Christmas As Christmas approaches and you find yourself struggling to think of unique and impressive gifts to buy, it is important to remember there is nothing more valuable than the safety and security of your family and loved ones. We at Keytek have collated a list of gifts and […]



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Autumn Home Security Checklist

Often as nights become darker there is a rise in opportunistic burglaries, therefore we have created a checklist containing some simple steps you can take to improve your home security. Check you locks Make sure all exterior doors and windows are locking correctly. If you have any problems call a locksmith to either service or […]



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Where to leave your spare house key

While it is handy to have a spare key hidden around the house just in case you are ever locked out, don’t hide your key in a way that it puts your security at risk. The easiest way a burglar can enter your home is by finding your spare key. Do not leave keys under […]



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5 Worst Places to Hide Your Valuables

Most burglars will spend between 8 to 12 minutes inside the home, with the aim of entering and exiting with a large volume of items in the shortest amount of time. Discreetly storing valuables in unexpected locations around the house can prevent you losing something of personal value, however careful consideration must be taken to […]



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