The Rise of Smartphone Controlled Security Products

With mobile phones and smart technology being such a necessity today, it’s not surprising that many industries are moving to an audience who rely on their tablets and phones for day to day activities.

A large majority of the public these days use their phones as their lifelines. With the introduction of products like Apple / Samsung pay, mobile banking and businesses installing email inboxes and invoicing systems onto their mobile phones, the impression that smartphones are insecure is disappearing rapidly.

The security industry has also jumped on board, with a number of products now available to make securing your home more convenient.

Despite this, questions have been raised about the security of these products, whereby losing your smartphone essentially means losing your house keys. What do you think – is this the way forward or a big no?

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Why Use An MLA Approved Locksmith?

When searching for a locksmith, you may have noticed the term MLA (Master Locksmiths Association) on some locksmith’s websites, flyers or other marketing material.

The Master Locksmiths Association are a non-profit organisation and are the largest, most established and longest running Locksmith Association in the UK.

Thornhill Security has been a member of the MLA since 1998, with our MD and Founder, Phil Hill being an approved member since 1973.

So, what is the MLA set up to do? And why should you use an MLA approved locksmith? Find out in our latest blog post.

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Ready for the Sun? Keeping Your Valuables Abroad Whilst on Holiday

Security Tips Whilst AbroadThe summer is here and we’re sure many of you are looking forward to jetting off somewhere slightly more exotic than the UK.

Despite the excitement, it’s important to be vigilant whilst you are abroad, as having valuables such as your passport or wallet stolen can completely ruin your break.

You must also remember that your home is vacant whilst you are away, making it a potential target for a break in – you wouldn’t want to return from a wonderful holiday to find you’ve been broken in to.

In this blog post, we’ll cover off a few security tips for keeping your valuables safe whilst abroad; as well as ensuring your home doesn’t become a target for a break-in. Continue reading

Security Tips When Moving Home

Mortgage applications, meetings with estate agents, credit checks and hundreds of forms to fill out. We understand that security might not be at the forefront of your mind when moving home.

In our latest blog, we’ll look at some of the security features you should be on the lookout for in your new property. Security additions you can make yourself, as well as tips for protecting your belongings throughout the moving process.

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Going Away This Christmas? – Thornhill’s Top Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe

With longer nights and shorter days, winter becomes a prime time for burglars to operate, with an average 25% spike in home burglaries over autumn and winter.

What’s more, the Christmas period sees more high-value gifts be put at risk when left unsecured, making easy pickings for potential burglars.

However, there is plenty you can do to protect your home and valuables this festive season.  Read our latest blog to find our top tips for keeping your home and valuables safe over Christmas, with product recommendations and practical advice from the experts.  Continue reading

How To Make Your Rental Property More Secure

If you’re a landlord, you’ll know that security is an important factor for your tenants. Having proper security systems in place improves tenant satisfaction and reduces the risk of a break-in which can lead to property damage costs.

You may also have short periods between tenancies where the property is empty, this can be a prime opportunity for a break-in so its important the property is secure even when vacant.

Read our guide for help and advice on securing your rental property, as well as product recommendations designed for landlords and tenants.

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Specialist Extendor Security Cages At Thornhill Security

Rings at a jewellers If you work in or own a premises where high-value items or cash are kept onsite, you will likely have a security measure such as a safe in place to ensure that these items are protected from theft.

Whilst safes have their place, they are not always practical for securely storing bulk items such as medication, jewellery, weapons, IT equipment and precious metals.

At Thornhill Security, we have a range of products designed to keep these items safe – including our range of Extendor security cages. Find out more about these security cages and their benefits in this post.

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Thornhill Security Add ABUS Security Master Key Systems To Their Extensive Range

abus security products now available at ThornhillAt Thornhill security, we are always on the lookout for new security manufacturers and products to incorporate into our ever growing range of products. Our latest offering comes from ABUS Security, a German manufacturer of a full range of commercial industrial and domestic security solutions.

We now supply the innovative ‘zolit’ master key system, find out more about ABUS Security and the products we now stock from them to benefit our customers.

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Things To Consider When Disposing Of Or Relocating Your Old Safe

There are many problems you can face when disposing of or relocating your old safe. Safes are usually extremely heavy, and can damage furnishings such as stairways and walls if they are not removed properly with specialist equipment such as stair climbers, cranes and trolleys.

Read on to find out more about how to overcome the problems that can be faced when removing your old safe, along with the alternatives to safe disposal.

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The Ultimate Guide To Securing Your Shed In Bristol

How secure is your shed? Unfortunately for some residents in the Bristol area, they have been subject to a spate of shed break-ins, with mainly bikes and tools being stolen. With over 11 shed break-ins within less than a week, it’s clear that a padlock alone isn’t enough to keep your outbuilding and the valuables inside safe anymore and with a recent study by Halifax revealing the average Britons shed contains up to £2,000 worth of valuables, it’s certainly worth investing in your shed security.

Find out more about how to keep your outbuilding secure, including police recommendations along with product suggestions and advice from our expert team:

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