Welcome!

News Feed Item

Leeds and Bradford homeowners most at risk of burglary

LONDON, January 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Becoming the victim of a burglary is a prospect that terrifies many people in the UK and it seems the risk is greatest if you are living in Leeds.

According to a new 'planning the perfect burglary' infographic published by SECOM, the West Yorkshire city is home to the highest ratio of home thefts in the country.

Indeed, those of you residing in the LS13 postcode region should be aware that you are the most likely to be burgled of any Britons.

With a burglary taking place every 1.23 seconds somewhere in the country, it is well worth thinking about this possibility and taking adequate steps to minimise the risk.

And it is not only people living in Leeds who should be concerned, as Bradford finished second on the list of burglary hotspots, while Eccles in Manchester, North Finchley in London and Romford rounded off the top five.

On the other hand, homes in the SA9 postcode area of Swansea, SA62 in Pembrokeshire and LA14 in Cumbria were named as the least likely to have to make an insurance claim as a result of a burglary.

Now is a particularly good time to invest in solutions that will go some way to minimising the risk of a home becoming a burglary target during the winter months. The infographic shows home break-ins are 1.5 times more likely to occur during the cold and dark months of the year rather than in the summer.

Interestingly, 20 per cent of all burglaries take place on a Friday, so it is also worth being extra vigilant on this day.

Perhaps the best way to combat the threat posed by burglars is to invest in a brand new, hi-tech home security alarm. This can be linked to the Alarm Receiving Centre at SECOM, meaning help is at hand within minutes of any incident being reported.

Failing to invest in home security can be a dangerous policy, as six per cent of buildings with no measures taken were struck by thieves in 2012.

About SECOM

SECOM Plc is a world class company that supplies customised security solutions to homes, businesses and public sector organisations throughout the UK. It is a global organisation which operates at the local level and is committed to providing state of the art security solutions to all of its customers. SECOM's strength lies in its reliability and its commitment to customer service, and as a National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Gold Member, its security systems meet all requirements demanded by the emergency services and the insurance industry.

The SECOM Group, established in the 1960's, employs over 48,000 people in nearly 1,500 locations worldwide, with operations in twelve countries, assets exceeding £8 billion and an annual turnover of £5 billion from nearly two million customers. Through electronic security, technological innovation and exemplary service, it aims to provide reliable, high quality and cost effective security solutions coupled with a rapid 24 hour response service, enabling commercial, public sector and domestic customers throughout the UK to protect their assets

Press Contacts
On behalf of:
Nicole Wells
SECOM plc    
0808-163-3897
[email protected]
http://www.secom.plc.uk

SOURCE SECOM Plc

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Venafi, the Immune System for the Internet™ and the leading provider of Next Generation Trust Protection, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Venafi is the Immune System for the Internet™ that protects the foundation of all cybersecurity – cryptographic keys and digital certificates – so they can’t be misused by bad guys in attacks...
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
In his session at Cloud Expo, Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, will provide economic scenarios that describe how the rapid adoption of software-defined everything including cloud services, SDDC and open networking will change GDP, industry growth, productivity and jobs. This session will also include a drill down for several industries such as finance, social media, cloud service providers and pharmaceuticals.
Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform.
SYS-CON Events announced today the Kubernetes and Google Container Engine Workshop, being held November 3, 2016, in conjunction with @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This workshop led by Sebastian Scheele introduces participants to Kubernetes and Google Container Engine (GKE). Through a combination of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, students learn the key concepts and practices for deploying and maintainin...
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
StackIQ has announced the release of Stacki 3.2. Stacki is an easy-to-use Linux server provisioning tool. Stacki 3.2 delivers new capabilities that simplify the automation and integration of site-specific requirements. StackIQ is the commercial entity behind this open source bare metal provisioning tool. Since the release of Stacki in June of 2015, the Stacki core team has been focused on making the Community Edition meet the needs of members of the community, adding features and value, while ...
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Am...
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to imp...
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...