Security cameras and other ways to improve home security

4:24 PM June 13, 2022

How do you know if the things you love are really safe?

“Many of us live in a false sense of security, where we assume things like theft won’t happen to us, but the unfortunate reality is that it can,” says Roberto Fiorentino, CEO of Croma Security Solutions.

“All we want to know is that our loved ones and possessions are safe. That’s why it’s important to be vigilant and proactive when it comes to security, which helps prevent bad things from happening before it’s too late.”

Years of working with crime victims and developing groundbreaking security technology has made Roberto eager to share the tools available to keep them safe with others.

Below, he reveals what you need to know about changing crime patterns and steps you can take to protect the things you hold most dear.

Q: How is crime changing in the UK?

A: Statistics collected from many British police forces show a much higher rate of burglary than burglary. People often misinterpret the difference between each crime. Burglary primarily occurs when property is empty, while burglary can occur while you are at home, which is much more serious.

More people are attacked when walking from their car to their front door, or while enjoying their dinner. We have found that criminals are willing to go above and beyond to achieve their goals, using force to take things away.

This is likely because more people now have alarm systems and safes. This means it’s easier for criminals to get in by taking you hostage – it takes less planning and they can use you to set alarms and unlock locks.

Statistics show a rise in the rate of theft crimes that can occur while you are at home, which poses an even greater threat.
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Q: What is the importance of monitoring crime trends?

A: By recognizing the threats that exist and getting into the mindset of the perpetrators, we can better understand how to protect ourselves against them.

By investigating and understanding how individuals have bypassed security in the past, we have been able to develop more robust solutions.

Knowing how the criminal operates enables us to recommend fit-for-purpose security solutions that can reduce and/or prevent loss and harm to individuals.

Q: Why is it better to take a proactive approach to security?

A: We have often met with customers who started to think about security only after they encountered a serious and life-threatening situation, by which time it is often too late.

People should not feel unsafe in their own homes, which is why it is best to take action now. We can visit your home, identify any potential danger areas, and recommend what you can do to secure your property.

We will create a security solution tailored to fit your lifestyle and hopefully reduce your family’s chance of living through such trauma.

Fastvein biosecurity technology from Croma Security Solutions in Winchester

Croma’s Fastvein Technology is an advanced biometric security system that scans blood vessels in a finger, only giving you entry into a drug or room.
Credit: Croma Security Solutions

Q: What is the best security strategy for me?

A: We do not believe there is a universal solution that can be offered to everyone, as everyone’s priorities and risks are different.

The best way to protect your home is to seek professional advice. We believe in taking a holistic approach to security and combining several technologies to ensure every corner is covered. This could include:

  • Investing in a safe to protect the legacy
  • Install intruder alarms, surveillance cameras, intercoms and radio technology on windows and doors – So you can detect intrusion on your property, around the clock, even indoors.
  • Install a panic button on your house keys In an emergency, we can’t always think clearly. Mounting a panic button on your keys ensures easy access to call for help. A panic alarm escalates the police response, ensuring they get to your home quickly.
  • Fastvein Biometric Technology Our own invention, this tool scans the blood vessels in the fingertip, and gives you entry to a property or space just for you. It is faster, more accurate and less invasive than other biometric technology.
  • Setting up security systems with artificial intelligence and detecting hostile surveillance To alert you of any unusual activity outside your home before a break-in occurs.
  • Take defensive driving courses – You will learn how to drive your car safely and you will be aware of everything in your environment.

There is very little in the world of security that we don’t. Among our wide range of technologies and services, we can find the exact mix of security measures you need. For complete security, you need multiple services working together side by side.

Q: How much does home security cost?

A: People will always ask if there is a way they can cut costs, but the truth is that effective security solutions are an investment. Lots of people waste money on equipment that doesn’t do a proper job and then need to replace or upgrade it.

Luxury Burton Safe for Home Use from Croma Security Solutions of Winchester

Invest in a safe to protect your valuables, heirlooms, and important documents.
Credit: Burton Eurovault Safes / Croma Security Solutions

You can get better value for money by spending more now to get the best range of products that will work together to mitigate any potential risk in the future. We can provide the insight and expertise you need to ensure the job gets done right the first time, and we’ll never sell you the equipment you don’t need. The true value of good security is immeasurable, for the peace and protection it can bring.

Q: Why choose Croma Security Solutions?

A: We maintain unrivaled knowledge of new and existing security technology, which enables us to offer the most effective and comprehensive solutions. We understand what is important to you, and therefore what needs to be done to keep you safe.

Roberto Fiorentino, CEO of Croma Security Solutions in Winchester.

Roberto Fiorentino, CEO of Croma Security Solutions.
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From our humble beginnings as a locksmith, we have grown from an industry leading family business to an AIM-listed organization designing security solutions for celebrities, government agencies, commercial companies and homeowners across the UK.

We have security branches across the south coast, with additional branches in Winchester, Basingstoke, Ascot and Manchester, and plan to continue expanding across the UK.

For those who do not live near a branch, you can visit our website or contact us. We offer our services across the UK, so if you have a security issue we are happy to help.

To find out how you can protect your home or find your nearest Croma branch, go to

Visit the new Winchester store at Croma Locksmith at 80 High Street, Winchester, SO23 9AP.

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