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Spares, support and advice- it's all here

Date: 02/11/2018

We are proud of our reputation as a global leader in providing quality products, making us highly regarded and the go-to company when the issue of security arises - but did you know we also provide an extensive programme of spares and support?

Our interest in our client doesn't begin and end with the sale and delivery of our products. We have nearly 35 years experience behind us as a company, the majority of our staff have been with us for the long-term and built up an unrivalled knowledge which we are more than happy to share with you.

There is always a need for security and while things change, the fundamental message is the same today as it was when we started back in 1984 - take the simple steps to ensure your property and your family are safe.

It all starts with an enquiry about our products, some customers know what they want while others seek advice on what best suits their particular needs.

We are able to draw on that vast experience by advising on what is likely to work best and how individuals, businesses and other organisations can tighten up security at home, the office, on the farm and with their vehicles. Remember, whatever it is you've got, there is always something you can do to secure it!

Our products are always manufactured to the highests specifications and with the toughest of materials to ensure strength, longevity, security and peace of mind.

Continuous use and general wear and tear of moving parts can lead to the need for some of these parts being replaced while the essence and integrity of the product remains intact.

Bulldog has a wide range of spares for wheel clamps, security posts, stabilisers, hitchlocks and lock bolts that will keep you operating at optimum security efficiency. Having chosen Bulldog, you will also be reassured to know we have an in-depth support service where you can contact us through our website or via the telephone and get the help you need instantly. This service is particularly helpful with the setting up and running of our many tracking devices - a tremendous asset to the world of security in the 21st Century. We also provide a service in supplying a spare or replacement key to your Bulldog product.

We know how easy it can be to mislay keys and we take a lot of calls from customers asking about replacements - rest assured, it's not a problem, and we can offer a quick and efficient service in replacing your lost keys.

We are always keen to receive feedback from customers as this helps us to keep our products and service in the premier league of security companies. When you choose Bulldog you know you have the best and that we are there with you for the journey.

For advice on any of our products, phone our team on 01952 728171.

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Van & HGV Security

Date: 02/11/2018

This month we take a look at our top six products you might like to consider for your van, HGV or trailer:

- Airline Lock- prevents the brakes being released.
- King Pin Lock- prevents the coupling of a trailer.
- Van Door Lock - ideal for rear doors or sliding doors on your van.
- Wheel Clamps - a range of models available to suit most types of vehicle.
- Container/ Trailer Locks- great for shipping containers and trailer doors.
- Tracker - track your fleet 24/7 and know the whereabouts of your lorry trailer.

Check out what we have to offer at https://www.bulldogsecure.com/browse/bulldog-vans-hgv-security/16

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Is Your Sports Club Safe?

Date: 10/10/2018

Sport is possibly the most popular activity outside of working hours and there are many clubs across a wide variety of sports in Shropshire. Most of these clubs are run by groups of volunteers who do it for the love of their sport and to keep their team or teams going.

They will all have a home venue with facilities ranging from very little to those associated with a semi-professional or even professional standard of club. They have equipment, in many cases quite costly, that needs to be safeguarded and some will have club rooms with bars and the capability of providing food for members and guests.

People work hard to ensure the survival of their clubs which provide the chance to take part in your favourite sport and to engage in the various social activities connected with it. What you definitely don't need is an attack from thieves or vandals.

Our team at Bulldog Security Products have worked with many clubs around the county and beyond to help lessen the threat of this kind of attack which can have such a devastating effect on the finances and day-to-day running of the club.

Clubs are usually left unattended overnight and the stored equipment, fixtures and fittings and stock make for a very tempting target - particularly as we are now heading into winter and prolonged hours of darkness.

Only recently the football and cricket clubs in Ludlow were targeted in raids which caused extensive damage to property and resulted in the theft of several charity boxes. And it's not just sports clubs that are affected, there was a case earlier in the summer about several thousands of pounds worth of cycles being stolen from a shop in Bridgnorth.

There are many other examples nationally of sports clubs having to come to terms with damage and theft that can easily threaten their very existence, so we would urge anyone connected with sports clubs to review their security and take steps to upgrade wherever possible.

It doesn't matter how good your security arrangements are we always believe there is always something else you can do.

Wrekin Riders BMX club at Dawley is a classic case of being more proactive with security. They were targeted twice in a little over one year and called us in to help tighten up their security. We were able to advise and supply container and gate locks which are simple but effective measures to help keep the thieves at bay.

Sadly they were targeted again recently but the containers with the Bulldog locks were left alone and they didn't even entertain the gate lock.

Our members of staff can visit your site to see where you need security and avise what products are best for you.

We supply an extensive range of door locks, security posts, anti-ram barriers, security lighting, bike locks, roller shutters and security chains - so if you are feeling a little uneasy about the security arrangements at your club, give us a call for advice on 01952 728171 or email sales@bulldogsecure.com


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Police track down the criminals and we track down your possessions

Date: 24/09/2018

We spend a lot of time surrounding ourselves with things we need, things we are interested in and things we treasure, then someone comes along and steals them!

Theft and burglary are on the increase and it's often the case that we pay little attention to keeping our prized possessions safe until it's too late. There is still a mindset of "it couldn't happen to me" in the vast majority of cases - well, unfortunately, it could and all too often does.

Whether it is our possessions at home, place of work, our favourite sports club or an organisation we belong to such as a church or community group - without those goods we would face problems. Building and premises security is one of our number one priorities - have you got any of this security in place?

It's amazing just how cavalier we can be when it comes to protecting ourselves and our property when in so many instances the most basic of precautions will avoid the heartache and distress of loss.

The police are sworn to protect life and property and while they may be committed to keeping us and our possessions safe there is no doubt that these days they need some help.

Funding cuts have necessitated a change in focus of how our police forces operate and there are not enough frontline officers on the streets to be able to deliver on that commitment as they would like.

They are still out there tracking down criminals, however, while here at Bulldog Security Products we are also committed to helping prevent theft by producing a variety of high quality devices which often stop the theft from happening in the first place.

We are also able to aid the efforts of the boys in blue by keeping track of your possessions with a range of trackers that can be fitted to almost anything you can think of. This simple device helps you trace the stolen item, aids the police in recovery and hopefully results in arrest and prosecution.

Fitting a tracker is simple and an effective way of keeping tabs on your property. We can also recommend trackers for people, with increasing numbers now turning to the device to keep track of their children or elderly relatives who may be suffering from illness.

It not only gives the reassurance of knowing where your loved ones are at all times, but also lets you know if they have collapsed or are in need of assistance.

Keeping track of your possessions is a basic step you can take to protect your loved ones and your property, it is also helping the police in the never-ending fight against crime.
For more information on our range of trackers, visit https://www.bulldogtracking.co.uk/ or call our team on 01952 728171


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How Secure Is Your HGV?

Date: 12/09/2018

GPS trackers are proving to be an important weapon in the fight against crime and more people are turning to the hi-tec low maintenance option as a reliable way of tracking and getting your vehicle back if it is stolen.

The theft of any vehicle is distressing, probably costly and certainly an inconvenience you could do without, but if you are in business and have your lorry or trailer taken these problems are magnified.

Our TR35 magnetic tracker for lorries doesn't need any power from the vehicle to operate, has up to a four-year standby time from just one charge and is easily attached to any metal object by two high-powered magnets.

We have been supplying trackers for the cab for some time; however we are now urging people to buy one for the trailer too as thieves are targeting both aspects of the articulated vehicle. It is also the case that having a second tracker fitted on any vehicle can be a great advantage.

The TR35 is manufactured from ABS and is lP66 rated for use in the harshest of environments. It can tell you through our TR03 tracking platform where the vehicle is, its mileage, speed and travel time.

It is compact and the internal antenna means it can be hidden virtually anywhere on the tracked vehicle. It is simple and effective and requires no additional SIM cards, wires or gadgets to operate.

You can keep track through a smartphone app or a PC allowing you to receive push notifications and alerts if the vehicle is moved.

Installing tracking devices is becoming the norm and is certainly a sensible, simple, thing you can do to combat the thief. It gives peace of mind in knowing your vehicle is where it should be or, in the case of theft, a location where it can be retrieved from.

The Kingpin Lock is another way of securing your vehicle, preventing the coupling of the trailer to the tractor unit. This is another simple, effective, device designed to make life more difficult for the thief.

Whatever measures you take to safeguard your property are well worth the effort and if you can't ultimately prevent a theft you can at least ensure you are giving yourself the best chance of getting it back.

For more information on these products call our team on 01952 728171 or email sales@bulldogsecure.com


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Rural Crime Is On The Rise

Date: 06/08/2018

There's just no getting away from it - rural crime is on the rise and it's becoming a real battle to stay one step ahead of the criminal in an effort to keep your property safe.

A recent report commissioned by insurers revealed a 13.4% crime increase in villages and small communities in the last eight years with the cost of the rural crimewave hitting a staggering £44.5m in 2017.

These areas are becoming more isolated as policing cuts continue to take their toll and there is little sign of that ending as forces are faced with making further savings and having to prioritise where they concentrate their efforts.

Rural locations are an obvious target for the criminal and that is why we must take the necessary steps to keep our property secure.

As the evenings start to draw in and autumn looms on the distant horizon we thought it would be a good idea to focus on rural buildings security and some of the things you can do to tighten things up ahead of the darker nights.

Farms are a veritable treasure trove for the criminal with vehicles, equipment and livestock. Make sure your animals are tagged and equipment is marked and it's a good idea to keep a file or register of all your property, with a detailed description and photograph.

Lock away anything that isn't chained down and secure or immobilise equipment or vehicles so they can't be driven off or used. Also ensure all keys are locked away in a secure spot in the house to further deter a thief.

Restrict access to your property by installing locked gates and make sure your hedges, walls and other fences are sturdy enough to make it extremely difficult for the criminal.

Here at Bulldog we have a range of products that can help you keep your property secure. We have a variety of chains you may like to consider, our high security door lock for sheds and workshops, security posts and roller shutter door locks.

Make sure all your vehicles are tracked, your buildings are alarmed, fitted with security lighting and that you consider installing CCTV.

In addition, always remain alert and keep track of who is coming and going, seek crime prevention advice and check to see if you are in an area covered by Neighbourhood or Farm Watch.

Most of the advice is pretty much common sense but it can be easy to let your guard slip and that could prove to be a very costly mistake.

For more information about our products or for advice on how we can help you stay secure, call our team on 01952 728171.


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How Secure Is Your Quad Bike Or Motorbike?

Date: 31/07/2018

Rural crime is on the increase and thieves are always on the lookout for an easy target. The added advantage the criminal has in rural areas is they are less likely to be spotted and have more time to carry out their crime.

Quad bikes and motorbikes are a particular favourite of the thief because they are smaller and easier to manoeuvre and once stolen they are virtually impossible to trace and recover.

The thief is often aided in his work by the targeted vehicle's owner and a casual attitude to security. All sorts of equipment and other items are left lying around just waiting to be stolen.

There has been an ongoing campaign recently warning people of the dangers of theft in rural areas in general and on farms in particular with a particular emphasis placed on quad bikes and motorbikes.

These vehicles are easy to steal and dispose of and are an increasingly attractive option for thieves. They are expensive items to buy and replace and an inconvenience at best to be without, so doesn't it make sense to protect these items?

More people in the country areas are recognising the threat and taking steps to ensure their property is more secure.

Our staff at Bulldog have a wealth of experience in advising on the best security products to suit your needs, giving you the reassurance of knowing you have done everything you can to protect your property.

Some of the steps you can take to ensure motorbike and quad bike security include:

Fit a tracker - This is the clever thing to do with all vehicles and the tracker will keep tabs on where it is at all times making recovery easier.

Keep your quad and motorbike out of sight - Simple advice but probably the most effective. If your vehicle is kept in a secure shed, outbuilding or even in your home it is less likely to be stolen. If you are keeping your vehicle in an outbuilding take a look at our garage locks and security post options for optimum security.

Make it extra secure - If your quad or motorbike is left outside make sure it is locked, chained or anchored to the ground to prevent theft. This is also something to be considered if your vehicle is locked away, making it even more secure.

Alarms and security lighting - There is no better way of being alerted to the presence of an intruder than by the activation of an alarm or security lighting. Not only does it tell you there is someone lurking about but can also act as a deterrent.

Get it marked - Marking your property is a very effective way of tracing it after it has been stolen. There are kits you can buy which can be used on quads, motorbikes and on any other equipment that may be targeted by thieves.


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