Property Marking Advice

Property Marking Advice

Every year the police recover thousands and thousands of pounds worth of property from the hands of criminals. Often one of the biggest drawbacks in an investigation is trying to trace the owners of this property. Being able to trace the ownership of these items not only helps the owner to get the property back, but it can also provide evidence that is vital in securing convictions.

In order to help with this, it is a very good idea to mark your property in such a way that it can be easily identified as yours. The cheapest and most effective way of doing this is by using a UV marker pen to write your home postcode and house name or number on the item of property. It is a good idea to write this information on the underside of the item, so that sunlight does not fade the information.

Every police station is equipped with UV lights and when property comes into police possession, the items are checked for UV markings. Officers also take portable UV lights with them when carrying out raids, to check contents in criminals’ homes to see if they have been stolen.

You can make a real difference in protecting your property by ensuring that you use a UV marker pen to postcode all your valuable items, such as TV’s, DVD players, Ipods, Hi-Fi systems, mobile telephones, and any other items which have a hard surface. You should also keep a note of the serial number of the item, and note the place where you have written the postcode.

Items that are too small to mark, such as items of jewellery, should be photographed and any identifying marks recorded.

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Redlocks Locksmith are trained StranDNA Installers of Chain Reaction forensic alarms

Chain Reaction Forensic Alarms
Chain Reaction DNA is a new perimeter defense mechanism designed to ease the fear associated with doorstep crime and to deter a burglary, forced entry or home invasion robbery from being committed. If activated emits an ear piercing high decibel alarm to draw attention to the fact unlawful entry is being attempted but at the same time the attacker will be sprayed with the latest UV based forensic trace technology.

What we think
We at Redlocks Locksmiths strongly believe that the installation of this door limiter along with the implementation of warning stickers situated on or around the front door will deter these type of offences but more importantly ease the fear associated with the crimes it has been designed to combat. This will enable a homeowner to answer a call at their front door confident in the fact that any attempt by a caller to gain unlawful entry into their home will be met with a direct proactive response.

Advanced Intruder Deterrent
Harnessing forensic trace technology StranDNA have developed and have received Police approval regarding this totally new and innovative door security product. If activated assists the Police in the subsequent forensic identification of the individuals who perpetrate these criminal offences more effectively resulting in a 100% conviction rate. This is because it sprays the perpetrators with a unique UV based forensic marker to which the DNA component is registered to a specific door at a specific address!

Chain Reaction DNA is installed at entry points around a home and can be attributed to unoccupied properties, commercial premises or rear delivery doors as an opt-out door security device. If an attempt to gain unlawful entry is made Chain Reaction DNA automatically sounds an alarm to […]

Things are happening at Northstowe housing development – South Cambridge

Things are on the move at Northstowe again

Things are beginning to move again on the North Stowe development. Dates have been released whereby you can discuss with the team face-to-face in the next phase of development development  and have your say.

Friday 21 March
4pm to 8pm
Longstanton Village Institute
High Street,
Longstanton
CB24 3BS
Saturday 22 March
10am to 4pm
Oakington & Westwick
Sports Pavilion
Queens Way
CB24 3AW
Saturday 29 March
10am to 4pm
Longstanton Village Institute
High Street,
Longstanton
CB24 3BS

Furthermore you can view the second stage of proposals at the listed dates and places below or as from 21 March 2014 you can view the proposals online at www.northstowe.com

Monday 24 to
Friday 28 March
4.30pm to 9.30pm
Swavesey Village College
Gibraltar Lane
CB24 4RS
Saturday 29 March to
Friday 4 April
(during opening hours)
Bar Hill Library
Gladeside
CB23 8DY

If you have comments you would like to submit regards the second stage of planning and development comment forms are also available at:

Willingham Library
Church Street
Willingham
CB4 5HS
Willingham Medical Practice
52 Long Lane,
Willingham
CB24 5LB
Longstanton Branch Surgery
Magdalene Close,
Longstanton
CB24 3EG

Don’t miss your chance to have your say, the consultation will close on Friday, 4 April 2014, get involved it’s your community!

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Secure Your Property – Redlocks Locksmiths

Statistics show that burglaries increase by up to 20% during the winter months when the clocks change as criminals take advantage of the darker evenings. Here are a few of  Redlocks basic pointers in keeping your family and property safer.

Doors and windows
It’s important that your door security is up to standard during the dark winter months. External timber doors should be secured using a Mortice Lock and/or Nightlatch that meets British Standard and if you have a UPVC or composite door then it is a good idea to upgrade the euro profile cylinder in your multipoint lock to a British Standard cylinder as well.
A property is not properly protected unless all points of entry are secured and Redlocks Locksmiths recommends that all windows, both upstairs and downstairs, are fitted with at least one appropriate lock. Many burglars will avoid smashing a window and will instead try to force the window frame itself. There are locks available for all types of windows, including wooden, aluminium and UPVC, as well as locks that are suitable for French doors and patio doors.

Sheds and outbuildings
It’s important not to forget sheds garages during the winter months. You can secure these outbuildings with a weatherproof padlock to help deter would-be thieves and protect against unwanted intruders. Weatherproof padlocks with a solid multi-layered steel body to protect against erosion and saw attack, plus a keyway cover cap to prevent rusting. Heavy-duty padlocks are recommended for shed doors, whilst anchor locks and cables can secure individual items of high value inside an outbuilding.
Lighting
A useful addition to perimeter security can be exterior lighting, either switched manually or automatically operated if the light is activated. Lighting should be seen as an aid, but on […]

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