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AIS Total Security – Help for customers

Rossells are reaching out to customers of AIS Total Security who are realising they have gone out of business, and their systems are no longer monitored, or service engineers available to resolve faults. Our engineers have worked alongside their team to support local alarm customers in Leicester who required urgent assistance, and we’re all very disappointed to learn of their demise. It’s sad to see a security company that we knew so well fall upon bad times, and we will...

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How to prepare your business premises for the Coronavirus Lockdown

Everything about way we live our lives has changed this week, and it will be staying this way for the foreseeable future. This situation we find ourselves in is incredibly stressful for everyone, but business owners are getting it from all angles. Once all the IT changes and HR hassle of getting staff working from home has been handled, there’s another worry to add to the list: “Will my premises be safe and secure?” There are undoubtably groups of people that will be looking to exploit...

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Use smoke and sound to protect valuable stock or assets

When all has been done to deter a criminal with alarms and physical locking systems, if the end reward is still too tempting then the inevitable breach of these security systems is likely. What do we do then? The next step, is to physically stop the burglary taking place by using extreme levels of sound, and an instant smoke / fogging system. (more…)

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Summer Holiday Home Security Tips

It’s been a long wait, but summertime is finally here. The holiday has been booked for almost a year, and the special pile of holiday clothes have been patiently awaiting their grand appearance. Unbeknown to you, there is another group of our society also preparing for your trip, the burglar. Statistically, spring and summer have a lower level of crime than autumn and winter, however the summer holidays are understandably a focal point for criminal gangs as thousands leave their homes unattended. We see the aftermath of...

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PJ Alarms Q&A about Faults / Service Issues

We receive many questions surrounding the services we offer to previous PJ Alarm customers, and so we would like to provide some answers to the most commonly asked questions. As we have explained in our previous post P J Alarms – Sold in August 2016, PJ Alarms sold out to an international company. Although the initial customer contracts were automatically transferred, many customers have decided to move their support local businesses like ourselves for a more personal service. What is a ‘Takeover’ of...

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How to De-Ice your locks

If you're reading this, you're probably late for something, or otherwise in a rush so we'll get straight to it. This trick is for cylindrical based locks only, not mortice locks. Mortice locks are often referred to as 'Chubb' locks. Pour a full glass of warm (not scalding) water slowly over the lock and the surrounding area.Carefully try and insert the key, if it doesn't insert easily, repeat with the warm water.One you have removed the lock, remember that the water...

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Home Security Tips

Looking for fast advice on home security? We've listed 8 of our top tips for protecting your family and property: Keep your keys out of sight - Leaving your keys on display may persuade a thief to attack your property over another. Burglars are known to use tools that can reach in through your letterbox and grab keys or other valuables, such as cash.Social Media - Don't publish information on social media that can be used by potential thieves. Posting...

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It’s our 90th Birthday

It was in November, 90 years ago that Sydney Rossell, after travelling over from Canada to Leicester, started his own locksmith business called S.Rossell and Sons. If you want the full story, read more about the journey on our ‘About Us’ website section; however the short version is, that it paved the way for the great success that Rossells is today. Rossells is definitely one of many underdog success stories in Leicester. A small locksmiths, developing it’s customer base and...

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When your Security IS the problem

Sadly, taking proactive steps to protect you, your family or business is a necessary step in today’s world to give you real peace of mind. Criminals are getting smarter, our police ever more stretched and the whole thing just feels more out of control. However there is some good news… As technology moves forward we have more choices as to the systems and devices available and they are more accessible than they have ever been – often you can be just a...

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P J Alarms – Sold in August 2016

On 30th of August 2016, PJ Alarms of Leicester were acquired by an international alarm giant, with all customers automatically transferred into a new contract. It was a sad day for the industry, as although a competitor to Rossells, we knew some of the team very well. Customers used P J Alarms because they were a local independent, with a strong reputation for customer service in the Leicester. Nobody can blame the two directors for selling the company to...

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