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T&K ELECTRIC

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

We cover all areas inside M25 of London and offer a friendly reliable service. We are Part P Registered Company. Our registration is with NICEIC who are the largest electrical governing bodies in the country.

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Reviewed by Pedram on 5/10/2019

Andrzej and his team were quick to respond to the ad. After an initial assessment of the work, I received a detailed quote the same day. Within a couple of days, Andrzej and his team started the job in the morning and finished the same day. They were punctual, professional, and their expertise was flawless. The team was very friendly, respectful, and cleaned up after the job was done. The team tested everything and delivered top quality work. T&K Electric holds my highest recommendation. Best-in-class team!

Andrews Electrical Solutions 30 years experienced electricians all electrical work undertaken

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Reviewed by Chris on 10/9/2019

Mark did a great little job for me. Neat work and tidied up after himself. Good communications, and a friendly guy. Recommended.

Dartline Alarms Ltd

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

Security & Digital Installations, Design, Maintenance & Repairs Our main area of operation is leeds but we work all over West & South Yorkshire. With 15years expeience all our equipment is installed to the highest standard in accordance with NSI standards and in line with current Legislation. We’re new to rated people for ratings and reveiws please look us up.

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Reviewed by N on 7/10/2019

Fantastic!

Solo Security Systems

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

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Reviewed by Richard on 1/10/2019

Good job. Our alarm was faulty, going off after electricity cut off and then again in the morning. David came around, assessed the problem and provided a solution, leaving us with a working alarm. Thank you.

MC Alarms

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

A local independent fire and security company offering great quality for a reasonable price. Looking after the community from residential homes to commercial businesses. We specialize in installation, maintenance and repair of intruder alarms, CCTV, fire alarms and extinguishers. Give us a call to get a free survey and quote.

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Reviewed by Carol on 5/10/2019

Extremely happy with the system Ian fitted, the quality of his work and professionalism. Highly recommend and will definitely continue to use him for annual service

lee knowles

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

principle security have over 15 years experience in the security industry. we are fully certified and insured to carry out all security works. we are only new to rated people but have huge profiles on other sites that we are happy for you to look at. we cover alarm systems cctv systems locksmith works we are a fully police approved company, with all the relevant security checks completed

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Reviewed by Sonal on 23/6/2019

Lee was extremely efficient and helpful giving us tips on security and other matter. Highly recommend him and his honesty is a great attribute.

jrd electrcal

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

Electrical contractor with 30 years experience Burglar alarms Consumer board upgrades Lightning and power installations House requires

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Reviewed by Timothy on 26/7/2019

Unable to proceed at this time but highly recommended

MMT SECURITY

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

A small family business that offers a personal, friendly atmosphere to all its customers. Please check our website, and our Facebook page for the full range of services, offers and competitions.

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Reviewed by Scott on 13/10/2019

Outstanding service, great value for money, highly recommended for any job

SECURITY SOLUTIONS MANCHESTER LIMITED

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

Security solutions Manchester Ltd Supply and installation of CCTV/ALARM/ACCESS CONTROL/VIDEO DOOR INTERCOM SYSTEM. also we offer upgrade,repair and maintenance to our Customers . Installation will carried out by professional and certified Installers . Our target customers are residential and businesses. We will guarantee the quality and price of our products . The company based in Manchester and covers only greater Manchester +10 miles .

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Reviewed by Steven on 26/8/2019

Very knowledgeable young man. Sam is really pleasant to deal with. He explained everything in easy to understand terms not technical jargon. He arrived exactly when he had arranged and finished the installation within the time he had estimated. I would recommend Sam to anyone who needs a security system fitted.

PPC Electrical Services

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

A local electrical service specialising in small jobs. DBS Certificate, public liability insurance and an NICEIC Approved Contractor. Domestic & Commercial work undertaken Smoke detectors Lighting internal and external Fuse board upgrades Complete rewires Showers CCTV Intruder alarms Extra sockets

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Reviewed by Karen on 24/9/2019

I can highly recommend Peter ..posted this job Saturday and has been completed today ..very happy price decent and job completed satisfactory thankyou Peter

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Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation specialists - what you need to know

Burglar alarms and home security

The Metropolitan Police describe having a burglar alarm as “undoubtedly the most effective deterrent against burglary.”

The police also recommend, however, that the physical security of your home isn’t overlooked just because you have a burglar alarm. You should still have sturdy locks on all of your doors and windows, and they should all be locked whenever you leave your home. Your insurance policy might not cover you if they’re not. You can read more about crime prevention in the home here, and if you’re after a locksmith?

The different types of burglar alarm

Audible-only alarms

These alarms make a noise, but don’t contact anyone. The idea is that the noise deters burglars, and alerts neighbours or passers-by who will hopefully act on it. These alarms are great if you know your neighbours well, or if you’re part of a neighbourhood watch scheme.

Dialler burglar alarms

You can set phone numbers which these alarms will dial when triggered. Whether that’s you, your friends, or neighbours. You can usually set between 3 and 10 numbers, which dial in a sequence. If someone’s close enough to deal with it, they have the option to stop the dialler from calling anyone else.

There are two types of dialler. Speech or GSM. Speech diallers will use your landline to phone out. The only downside is that it’s possible for your landline to be cut, plus you actually need to pay for a landline if you don’t already.

GSM uses a mobile network. These can’t be cut, but your mobile reception needs to be reliable, plus you have to get a SIM card, and keep it topped up with credit.

Smart home security systems

These contact you, or any other nominated person (friends, family or neighbours), through a smartphone app. You can also control your alarm from your phone, wherever you are.

The components are varied and versatile, too. In addition to standard motion sensors you can get cameras and smart plugs. The cameras can show you a live view, or can be set to record with the additional purchase of a memory card. Smart plugs let you turn on things like lamps, to make it look as if you’re home. You can do this remotely, or on a timer.

There are a few downsides to consider though.

  • Most current smart security systems don’t have any sort of external alarm box, so if a burglar doesn’t know you have an alarm system, it’s not actually a deterrent until they trigger an alarm.
  • Most don’t have an external siren either. Internal sirens might not be loud enough for neighbours to do anything about.
  • They can be expensive, especially as the basic kits won’t come with absolutely everything you might need or want. Additional sensors or cameras will add to the cost.
  • It’s possible that without professional help to install the system, you might not put them in the most effective positions.

Remote signalling alarms

These alarms are connected to monitoring stations run by the security company, and will contact the police directly. They require a monthly contract to pay for the monitoring.

All alarm systems should have two keyholders, who are trained to operate the alarm, and able to attend within 20 minutes. They should also be contactable by telephone, and have their own transport.

The companies who install these alarms need to be registered with the police, and independently inspected to make sure they’re installing alarms under specific British Standards. That’s because the police have shown that 92% of activations in recent years have been false alarms.

Police response times – or whether they respond at all – vary depending on the resources they’ve got available and what other incidents might be taking place at the time.

If the alarm is triggered, a monitoring centre is notified. The monitoring centre alert the police, then try calling your landline to ask for password identification. If this is incorrect or no-one answers, they’ll inform the keyholders.

Overall, these systems give the ultimate peace of mind, but of course the downside is that it has a significant ongoing cost.

Wired vs wireless alarms

Wired

Most of these alarms come in wireless, or wired, versions. Wired alarms are more reliable but are more difficult to install as the wires need to be hidden. They’re generally a bit cheaper to buy, but more expensive to install.

Wireless alarms

Wireless systems look better, and are easier to install, but tend to be more expensive. You’ll also need to replace their batteries periodically to make sure the system is always working. That’s particularly important if you’ve been given lower insurance payments due to having an alarm installed. Lastly, they’re easier to take with you if you move house.

Burglar alarm costs and installation

Due to the amount of variables involved in choosing an alarm system, the price can vary quite significantly. For example, and as we’ve mentioned, wireless systems are more expensive than wired systems, but it also depends on the size of your house. The more rooms, windows and doors you have, the more sensors you’ll need, and the more it’ll cost.

If you want a monitored alarm system then there’ll be a monthly cost involved too. Anywhere from around £30-£100 a month. These need to be installed by the company themselves.

You can buy wireless systems for as little as £150 but unless you have quite a small flat then you’ll almost definitely need more sensors. Some other sets can set you back £300-£400 without installation too. You can install these yourself, but if you want an installer to do it for you then that cost will be in addition. It’s up to you who you want to install it.

Also worth considering is the money you could save on your insurance premiums if you have a burglar alarm installed.

Lastly, installation companies will most likely want to visit your home before they can provide an accurate quote.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI or NACOSS) and the Security Systems Alarm and Inspection Board (SSAIB) are the burglar alarm accreditations you should be looking out for. They check things like an installer’s vehicles and tools, as well as their general competence and financial health.

If you’re getting an alarm with a monitoring contract they should definitely be members of at least one of these organisations, but whatever installer you end up choosing, it’s something you should expect.

Planning permission for skill jobs

Planning permission isn’t normally required for installing a security alarm, but if you live in a listed building or conservation area you should check with your local planning authority.

Insurance for skill work

A quality alarm installer should have specialist insurance to cover their work, including public liability insurance.

Questions you should ask your alarm installer

  • Is the company subject to an independent inspection process and if so which organisation?
  • Are they accredited with the National Security Inspectorate (NSI or NACOSS), and the Security Alarm and Inspection Board (SSAIB)?
  • If the installation is a requirement of your insurance company – is the company acceptable to your insurer? If you’re looking to get cheaper insurance premiums then check with your insurer first that they approve of the alarm and installer.
  • If choosing a monitored or remote signaling alarm, ask the company to provide you with a list of police rules for occupiers of the premises. Ask for written confirmation that the alarm and the company are currently acceptable to the local police for the transmission of alarm messages from new installations.
  • If a company quotes crime statistics then you can check them at the website for the Office of National Statistics.
  • If you’re thinking about moving or extending, check you can move or extend the alarm.
  • If you have pets or children, ask your installer about sensors that guard against accidental triggering of the alarm.

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