How to secure an empty building using Property Guardians

Using Property Guardians as part of your security for an empty building can be part of a wider solution to the housing crisis In a recent report by The Guardian it has been outlined that housing prices have jumped 151% in the last 20 years! Meanwhile earnings have only increased by around a quarter as […]

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Top 8 reasons to use Property Guardians for your empty property

Leaving your property unprotected can lead to theft and vandalism. An empty property is easy to spot, maybe it’s boarded up or has a broken window. These features can alert vandals and thieves and they can then damage the building. It’s common for radiators and scrap metal to be stolen from empty properties.   Security […]

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How to save for your own home by being a Property Guardian

So, how can Ad Hoc help? Ad Hoc ensures that vacant properties are protected from threats such as squatting, asset stripping and other anti-social behaviours through responsible, live-in Guardians. From a Guardian’s perspective, they benefit from being able to live in unusual properties for far less money than your average deposit, therefore potentially saving enough […]

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Pop-up shops break new ground

 Economic regeneration boosted thanks to Commercial Guardian solution   It is estimated that 11% of commercial properties in the UK stand vacant. Not only do empty buildings bring down property values, it is also expensive for owners to leave them vacant and make sure they are secure.   Ad Hoc’s unique Commercial Guardian model means […]

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Smartcam security solution

Additional to the property occupation model is the Smartcam security solution, offered by Ad Hoc Property Management. The CYCLOPS Smartcam system has been designed to detect unwanted visitors in and around a property immediately. It includes video content analysis within up to eight areas as defined by the property owner, remote camera control via a […]

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How to protect your vacant home

This short interview with a Bristol property guardian talks about protecting empty homes using the guardian model from the guardian's perspective. The Property Guardian industry has been created due to the existence of empty properties across the UK, that have no use in life other than to sit around deteriorating until such a point a [...]

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Searching for empty property in London

Searching for available empty property in London can be a challenge especially if you are on a budget. Vacant property can be quickly snapped up. There is however an alternative to renting; consider instead the Ad Hoc Property Guardian Scheme. The video below provides an insight on being a Property Guardian in London. Finding empty [...]

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Who are our residential property guardians?

Who are our residential property guardians? All our residential guardians are fully vetted by an external referencing agency. They include key workers, working professionals and mature students, with an average age of 25 to 35. We have agreed house rules in place which outline that residential guardians are not permitted to have dependents or pets [...]

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How to secure property with smart camera towers

Ad Hoc Smartcam Security Towers Welcome to the Ad Hoc Smartcam Tower, Smart Camera Towers, a security solution for empty or temporarily vacant sites and properties. As specialists in securing vacant property and land our goal is to ensure that every site, be it vacant or occupied is fully protected from the threat of burglary, theft, [...]

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Securing vacant property with a wireless smart alarm

Vacant property requiring smart alarm – background A former public house in Reading became vacant following the purchase of the site by an investor. The property was not protected with a wireless alarm at this stage. It in is located in a residential area where a number of factors including an active underpass meant the […]

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