(Sales, Marketing & Support Ops) are Norfolk's newest House
Industry Qualifications and
Tech Security Equipment, we feel that our carefully
services are perfect for anyone who is leaving their home for any
length of time and is concerned with maintaining security while they
are away. Why not
us to discuss your particular Norfolk house sitting
Introduction - Added Insurance for your Home
House Protectors are a new,
small and fresh house sitting service
that aims to raise the quality bar within this growing
industry. Our professional house sitting service is
specifically designed to offer protection to countryside
properties which do not have overlooking neighbours and
therefore are vulnerable to burglary when the property is
left empty. Please read on and please feel free to call us
for if anything is unclear.
Norfolk House Sitting
with many growing industries, house sitting seems to be
undergoing a distinct move towards a more professional service.
have changed during the last 15 years, house prices have risen and
the need to protect property and possessions has become a real concern
for all home owners. Some security firms have modified their services
accommodate the need for a more professional house sitting service, yet
there always seems to be some compromise between the hours of active
service possible for an affordable fee. At House Protectors we hope to
offer a house sitting service that raises both the quality of service
and the level of cover for our clients.
Although the main purpose of a house sitter is to
occupancy of a property, many times the house sitters will live as they
would normally at home. Casual house sitters may come and go during the
the shops and exploring the surrounding area. Professional house
sitting services may only provide actual cover for a set amount of
hours per day and rely on their physical presence to dissuade intruders
from attempting to trespass on your property.
security focused house
sitter should be onsite for the full duration of the contract,
providing obvious signs of continual occupancy to deter any
opportunistic passers-by from entering. They should be patrolling,
checking perimeters and there should be measures in place to draw the
attention of the security operative, even during comfort breaks and
There should be backup plans
for walking pets, shopping for supplies and other necessary absences
that still leave the property occupied.
feel that our house sitting services offer more cover than other
professional providers and more value than casual house sitters:
Home Visit prior to occupancy to discuss our
directives, meet pets and complete contracts
24 Hour 'Live in'
Occupancy by an SIA Licensed Security Operative.
Smoking or Alcohol Consumption while at your
We set up a
temporary CCTV system to protect the vulnerable
areas of your property.
Our CCTV systems have movement alarms to draw
attention to breaches of security and raise
alarm even during sleeping hours.
We use Portable,
Non Mains Electricity Alarms (Smoke, Water and
Movement detectors), which protect your property
even if there should be a power cut.
bring all we need to stay at your house (i.e.
fire extinguishers, communication devices, CCTV
equipment, window alarms, general supplies, camp
bed if required etc).
We patrol at
frequent, irregular intervals, providing less
opportunity for onlookers to predict our
patrol during night-time hours as well as during
We can offer daily
reports sent to either email or mobile phone.
can provide daily office services to keep you in
touch with business matters while you are away.
incidents occur while you are away (i.e. floods,
damage, pet sickness etc) we ensure that we have
clear directives from you for these [unusual]
occurrences in advance of our time in control.
Lawn care to ensure the property has that cared
No more traumatic
visits to the kennels ... We aim to meet, feed
and play with your pets prior to commencing our
house sitting duties, ensuring your pet knows
that we are friends and that they are happy with
us being in their home while you are away.
Colin Hall (
Frontline Security Operative )
Colin holds an
HABC (Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance) Level 2 Award
in Security Guarding and an SIA Security Guarding Licence
for Frontline Security Operatives in the UK. Colin is also
holds a current Criminal Record Certificate in accordance
with sections 113A & 114 of the Police Act 1997.
At 45 years of
age, Colin has a long working history of providing security
for shopping centres, leisure industry sites (night clubs,
restaurants and sports) and private residences. Colin's
training covers a variety of building security issues
including conflict management, assessing and planning the
safe protection of property and grounds, trespasser removal,
incident reporting techniques and all manner of other
building security skills.
experience of CCTV operations, Conflict Management and
Building Security, Colin is the ideal house sitter for your
property. Working with his wife Beverley, they offer the
professional standards of a high end private security
service along with the friendly house-sitting services
provided historically by couples.
of the home of a client presents several important
priorities to the house sitting specialist. Colin is acutely
aware of the importance of preserving his client's privacy,
as well as protecting the security of the home and property
within. By hiring House Protectors to care for your property
you can rest assured that we will protect your property,
privacy and peace of mind at all times.
Protectors grows we will be adding to our frontline staff,
but during our early growth period Colin & Beverley will be
your house sitters. Their maturity, professionalism and self
control makes them the ideal house sitters for medium to
large house sitting designations.
Colin is also
available to hire for holiday and sickness cover for your
security staff -
Please follow this link for more
To contact Colin
directly please feel free to email:
Beverley Hall ( Business
Beverley is our
secret weapon when it comes to house sitting for our
business owning clients. Whether you are breaking for a
holiday or travelling abroad on business it is always a
chore to manage your paperwork, appointments and accounts
while you are away.
Beverley is an
FIAB licensed bookkeeper with over 13 years of bookkeeping
experience and a further 10 years experience in PA /
Secretarial. She has managed accounts and administration for
a variety of companies ranging from large complicated
partnerships to sole traders.
While away from
your desk you can rest assured that you will be kept
informed of all important issues, while being free from the
drudgery of dealing with the telephone calls, the post and
payment chasing etc.
In addition to
working for many years for other businesses, Beverley has 3
years experience in running her own successful bookkeeping
business. She has received praise from her peers in industry
magazines, she has built a large contact list which is
essential when building a business and, above all, she has
achieved all this while building trusting relationships with
Trustworthiness and Loyalty are the main attributes that
Beverley brings to our high end house sitting team.
administrative services are available to all of our business
clients at very reasonable rates. We usually find that we
can include these services into our basic house sitting
charge (less than 2 hours per day).
To discuss these
services in more depth please feel free to contact Beverley
( Sales & Marketing )
Spencer has over
20 years experience in sales and marketing and he is
responsible for our face to face marketing at local business
clubs and also for our online advertising using Search
Engines and Social Media Websites.
Facebook and Linked will be a major focus for Spencer over
the next 12 months. Please contact him for more info.
In his spare
time he enjoys martial arts and is a fully qualified fitness
instructor and nutritionist.
Our next 12
months will see Spencer working hard to deliver the House
Sitting services of the House Protectors to Norwich and
Norfolk areas. By showcasing the quality and dedication of
the House Protectors team, we hope that his efforts will
help us grow into one of the regions favourite house sitting
Spencer is also
responsible for our off-site backup operations, ensuring
that Colin and Beverley have third party cover should they
need it. This important role is essential in maintaining the
safety of our frontline security operatives, providing them
with a single button alarm system for emergencies and also a
remote manager for contacting emergency services in the rare
instances that they are required.
For any information regarding our public relations, sales
and marketing please contact Spencer at
We may be just
at the beginning of our journey as partners in this new and
fresh house sitting team, but we feel that our skill, drive
and passion will help us to prove that house sitting has
entered the 21st Century.
We are able to provide high level house sitting services to
the following Norfolk towns & surrounding areas: Acle,
Attleborough, Aylsham, Cromer, Dereham, Diss, Downham
Market, Fakenham, Hingham, Holt, Loddon, North Walsham,
Rackheath, Reepham, Sheringham, Stalham, Swaffham, Thetford,
Watton, Wells-next-the-Sea, Wroxham & Wymondham. In addition
to these local areas we can easily house-sit in the
Cambridge and surrounding areas.
Please note that we can travel further to care for your
property, but this will involve travel charges for both the
miles travelled for any preliminary meetings and also the
journey to & from your property. Charges will be reflective
of the miles travelled and will be agreed in advance of any
To discuss your particular house sitting assignment please
either call us on 01603 866606 or Email at
For last minute bookings or matters of urgency please call
Colin on 07787 910918.
makes our House and Pet Sitting Services unique ?
Personal Quality Service
to your security, privacy and peace of mind is at the core
of our philosophy. Our aim is to provide you with a
professional house sitting service, specifically tailored to
provide security for your property and belongings, privacy
to your lifestyle and the peace of mind that comes with a
house sitting service that you can trust and rely upon. We
try to offer all of the benefits of a friendly house-sitting
couple with the professionalism of a qualified and licensed
remote property requires some measures that other house
sitters may not feel comfortable undertaking. At House
Protectors we provide 24 hour occupancy, which means that
the property has someone onsite all of the time providing
continual signs of occupancy (lighting, movement, sound
etc). We cover areas of vulnerability with CCTV IR-cameras
which are linked to movement detectors and also cover areas
around ground floor windows with PIR Movement Alarms,
providing a shrill alarm, drawing the house sitters
attention should anyone attempt to gain entry. We also
undertake frequent patrols of the property and grounds
checking for signs of tresspass, damage and maintenance
issues. Our patrols are set at irregular times, changed
daily and even extending through the night time hours. By
planning irregular patrols we keep the dishonest onlooker on
their toes as they puzzle as to when we would next walk by.
CCTV with Movement Activated Alarms
impossible for one house sitter to cover every angle at all
times. We believe that by using our specifically designed
mobile CCTV system that we can provide constant cover to the
weakest areas of your property. Our CCTV cameras record 24
hours per day and utilise the latest in movement technology
technology which record all movement occurrences and draw
the attention of the house sitter.
Protection for your Sensitive Belongings
As well as
protecting our clients property we also care deeply for
their privacy. Leaving your home in the hands of strangers
can be worrying and sometimes there are papers and
belongings that you might feel more comfortable if they were
inaccessible to strangers.
To help with this issue we can provide lock boxes for our
clients to safely store their belongings during their
absence from home. These boxes can be locked using a
combination padlock which allows the client to ensure that
they are the only ones who have access to their sensitive
materials and thus give peace of mind during their travels
away from home.
when a house is broken into, the items stolen or damaged are
only 50% of the harm that is done to owners. The other 50%
of harm comes from the ongoing feeling of vulnerability
caused by having strangers force their way into their
properties. Although the crime may have been committed by an
opportunistic passer-by, the home owner does not know this
and the ensuing sense of fear and need to protect themselves
can become all-consuming and extremely destructive to their
Colin holds an HABC Level 2 Award in Security Guarding and a
recently updated SIA Security Guarding Licence for Frontline
Security Operatives. With a long work history of providing
security for shopping centres, leisure industry sites (night
clubs, restaurants and sports) and private residences. Colin
is trained in conflict management, assessing and planning
the safe protection of property and grounds, arrest and
removal situations, incident reporting techniques and all
manner of building security skills. His professionalism and
self control makes him the ideal house sitter for medium to
large house sitting designations.
asleep our house-sitters are still in touch with the
security of your property. In addition to our 24 hour CCTV
systems, we also use battery powered movement detectors,
flood detectors and smoke alarms, giving us security cover
even if there was a power cut. We have tried our utmost to
provide a system which will not only provide your property
with great cover, but also give you peace of mind when you
are away from home.
when you leave your property, you do so with the knowledge
that systems are in place to protect it and in the rare
event that an incident should occur we have pre-arranged a
contingency to deal with it in your absense.
In order to
hold an SIA (Security Industry Authority) it is required
that the holder be checked for criminal convictions by a
government body. Thorough identity checks and background
checks are secured at each stage of the application process,
which ensures that the candidate is confirmed by licensed
authorities. Personal references can be provided upon
We aim to
build long lasting and successful relationships with our
clients and suppliers. We are a new service and we fully
appreciate the value of regular loyal customers. Providing
our house sitting clients with a trustworthy and reliable
service is of the utmost importance to us. We will do
everything in our power to fulfil your requirements and
exceed your expectations.
Sitting / Pet Sitting Prices
Charge (12 Hrs)
Any 12 hour period
Night (24 hrs)
Any 24 hour period
60mins prior to client departure and setup time for CCTV etc.
£499 per week ( 7 days )
must be confirmed with a £100 non-refundable deposit unless
the booking is last minute (always worth trying as we have
only just started trading and therefore have plenty of
vacancies right now).
For those wishing to arrange their own home security, please
allow us to introduce you to our suppliers. We have their
permission to list their security stock on our website, so
please feel free to browse.
Security Shop Link
Security Considerations ...
It is very important to realise that your property is very
unlikely to suffer a burglary while you are away on holiday
or a business trip. The UK is still a statistically safe
place to live and this is due [in part] to the high moral
standards of its occupants and quality and legal range of
it's police service. The crime statistics for Norwich show
that the reporting of burglaries is 12.5% lower than the
national average, making our area one of the nicest to live
in the UK.
However, everyone knows that although statistics can sound
positive, they only show zonal averages and rarely can these
help to pin-point areas of hotspot criminal activity. In
most cases the only people to know how crime is in their own
area are the local residents themselves. Because of the
nature of statistics, there is usually a period of public
dissatisfaction with the local authorities before a spike in
burglaries and crimes against property are reflected in the
Local communities can help each other in these situations.
Watching each others properties while they are empty,
reporting security issues at regular meetings and being more
willing to call the police when you see suspicious behaviour
will raise your communities defensive profile in the eyes of
the criminals and they will look elsewhere.
There are of course properties that are not over looked by
close neighbours and this can make it very difficult to
preserve security when they are left empty for any length of
time. Norfolk is a large county and offers space and
tranquillity for its occupants, but this privilege can
present some difficulties when planning our holidays and
undertaking our professional commitments. It is always hard
to leave your home empty, but especially so when leaving the
country, whether for leisure breaks or on business ... This
is where the House Protectors team hope that our services
We are in the process of collating crime figures for each
Norfolk town and village - This is a work in progress, but
you can see how we are getting on here ...
Crime Figures for
Colin Hall T/A HouseProtectors.co.uk,
Swannington, Norwich. NR9 5AH