<h1 class="entry-title">Category: Anti-Theft Advice</h1>

Ron Harrison of Surelock appointed ABI President-Elect 2019-2020

Surelock and the Association of British Investigators, are both very proud to announce the appointment as President-Elect for 2019-2020 the highly respected member and Governing Council Discipline Officer, Ron HARRISON. Ron has been a member of the ABI since November 2009, initially attending branch meetings, then got more involved sitting on selection panels for new […]

Lost Your Bag?

I recently had a trip with British Airways from Heathrow Terminal 5 when their baggage belts were not working and therefore boarded my flight knowing my suitcase did not get on with me. Thankfully I have an ingrained aversion of putting anything of value into my case, but it got me thinking of what is […]

Scrap Metal Laws to Stop Metal Theft Come into Force

All scrap metal dealers will need to apply to their local council for a licence to operate under new rules which come into effect from 1 October. The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, which clamps down on rogue traders, will also give local authorities and police new powers to inspect premises where they suspect illegal […]

BT Openreach Asks For Help to Stop Cable Theft

Openreach is a BT Group company and is responsible for the network and infrastructure that supplies telecommunication to homes, industry, business and utilities, and for the maintenance of the network. The network consists of 75 million miles of cable which is mostly underground and accessed via over 2 million manholes and millions of footway boxes. […]

New Measures Needed to Tackle Metal Theft, say Police

British Transport Police (BTP) is calling for new measures to tackle the increasing problem of metal theft. Deputy Chief Constable Paul Crowther, who also leads the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Conductive Metal Theft Working Group, has called for measures which would allow senior police officers to close down scrap metal dealers who fail […]

The ‘Grate’ Colne Scrap Metal Theft Hunt

Residents in Colne’s Waterside area have been urged to look out for scrap metal thieves stealing grates. An investigation has been ordered into a number of thefts of grid covers, after reports that one woman suffered an ankle injury after fallling into a hole left by a missing grate. And neighbours are being urged to watch […]

Narrow Boat Owners Don’t Have Mushroom

Sorry for the pun but metal theft has now taken to the water.  Narrow boat owners in New Haw in Surrey have been targeted by thieves in a spate of crimes along the River Wey. Brass ventilation covers, known as mushrooms, have been stolen from the roofs of narrow boats moored on the River Wey.  […]

Garden Security

It is important that the security of your garden is considered together with that of your home.  Effective security measures will not only protect your possessions in outbuildings and the garden itself but will also help to deter an attack on the house.  The risk is all the greater because in many households both partners […]