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Five things to do to improve a home security system.

As technology takes over many of the functions in our homes, we need to pay a little attention to how we use it, and how we maintain it. Let us take a look at some of the simplest things that can undermine a security system, and how we can fix it before it is too...

Who’ll answer the door?

Three months ago, a family of five people moved into their brand-new house. The two proud parents who had just bought the house, their two children, and their beloved grandmother. Soon, the house was decorated, the routine settled, and new school activities took most...

Let’s analyse the work of a jet-setting master thief

A few weeks ago, Bangalore Mirror reported that a thief was caught, and valuables worth lakhs were recovered from him. But apart from the mention of jewellery and cash, there were two other aspects about his modus operandi that we should note. First, he confessed that...

Six tips to make your home security system work better

Keeping your home secure is one of the most important things. Traditionally, all homeowners have relied on various simple steps to keeps the burglars away and they have worked. Now, technology is starting to play an important role in keeping you safe. But that does...

5 Ways Investing in Home Security Will Reap Benefits

Technology has become an integral part of our lives. We use it to communicate, entertain ourselves, buy and sell stuff, make important decisions, and of course, do our jobs. But there is one aspect of our lives which receives very little attention from technology, and...

Beat the numbers to stay Secure with Sure

In 2013, official records available with the Government of India show that property worth more than 442 crores was stolen from homes only in the state of Karnataka (excluding the value of stolen vehicles). Also, there were 1836 reported cases of kidnapping with 1862...

Security is no longer about security. It’s about simplicity

If you look at how security has worked in the past, you can see two distinct approaches. They are: Housekeepers and Personal Assistants For centuries, wealthy families have employed housekeepers, who tended to domestic affairs (Mrs Hudson in the Sherlock Holmes...

How simple can home security be?

Home security systems demand not just investment but constant monitoring and management. But is there a way to simplify it? With Sure Bell, you have the perfect example of how simple it can actually be. The Smart Bell integrates a set of useful features with simple...

It is Time to Upgrade Home Security

Your home’s security has traditionally depended on simple things – a window next to the door, a peep-hole, and maybe a dog. But as thieves get more sophisticated and your lifestyle demands that you travel more, it is time to upgrade home security. So now the question...

Burglars are smart. But with Sure Bell, you are smarter

Three weeks ago, I found out that my friend had caught a notorious burglar in Bangalore. The news surprised me, because my friend is a journalist and is currently on assignment in France. But here is the thing. He doesn’t need to be here. He has the wifi-enabled smart...

What every house really needs: A smart video doorbell

Ten years ago, my grandfather’s house in Bangalore was burgled. I know, because he had come to pick me up from school and by the time we went back, the door-lock was broken, and the house had been ransacked. Today, I don’t have to worry. As I leave home to pick my...

What to Consider Before Moving into a New Society

If you are planning to move into the new house or apartment anytime soon, what is your first concern? Without any second thought, it should be about the safety of your neighbourhood or your society. If you are living in an unsafe society then you are most likely going...

An Eye Beyond CCTV Cameras for Schools

After the recent murder case of an 8-year-old kid in Gurugram, CBSE issued a notice to all affiliated schools enlisting the guidelines to ensure child’s safety on school premises. One of the major guideline mentioned is to fix the surveillance by installing CCTV...

Stranger Danger

Warning kids about the usual stranger danger are not effective most of the time since it’s difficult for kids to know what or who is the stranger. There can be good strangers as well as bad strangers.

Safeguard your Business this Festive Season

Navratri Mahotsav, Durga Pooja, Diwali – the days when people spend the most and you are going to grow your sales exponentially. But there are also spike in criminal activities during these festive times as criminals know that there would be certain days when you will not be present at your store or the office.

Safeguard your home this Festive Season

A crime victimisation survey was conducted by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, a Delhi based NGO, in July/August last year, to help understand police operational response to crime, better direct the use of police resources and prompt better methods of...

Own Apartments? Make Better Security as your Top Priority

With the increasing crime rate in cities, security is the first concern for any new buyer or renter. And the concern gets even bigger when buyer/renter family have children or aged-parents home alone. Even though gated communities are considered safest still one does...

CCTV Camera in 2017? Are you Sure?

The story dated back in 1861 when the first crime was ever recorded. Yes, that’s how it started 156 years back and today this has changed to more murders, more thefts, and increased crime rate. We all know today it’s not a rare occurrence. None of us is safe, not even...