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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 Dexter on 30/5/2019

Michael was great to communicate with and very responsive. He completed the job promptly and left the place tidy. Understood what we wanted in the systems and was good value for money. Was courteous and polite. Would recommend with confidence

Garrison Security

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

Time served security & comms engineer, who believes in offering customers a high quality of workmanship without the inflated prices that have become common place in the industry. Covering all your needs in the security and comms sector, we install, maintain and repair CCTV and alarm systems, door entry systems, commercial grade audio and WiFi setups and offer a wide range of voice and data cabling solutions.

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Reviewed by Lorraine on 8/5/2019

Have recommended Mark to friends and family.

MC Alarms

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

I specialise in installation and maintenance of burglar alarms, CCTV, fire alarms and extinguishers at affordable prices. I install the same quality as a large company but at an honest price. I started out as I was tired of seeing honest people being charged too much for piece of mind.

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Reviewed by Anand on 17/4/2019

Very friendly, ethical and did a great job! Will definitely get in touch with him again if we have any other jobs - highly recommended !

Solo Security Systems

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

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Reviewed by Simon on 24/3/2019

He only done half the job,he took the batteries out of alarm and said he would be back in a few days. He asked to be paid in full but luckily I only gave him half. It has been over 3 weeks and he has made no attempt to contact me to finish the job. I now will have to get someone else to do it at an extra cost. Not happy

KEY SOLUTIONS EUROPE LIMITED

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

Key Solutions Europe are an SSAIB approved Security & Fire Systems installer and specialise in the installation of CCTV, Access Control, Intruder & Fire Alarm systems. We provide all year round maintenance, monitoring and an aftercare service to guarantee the continued performance of your system. Key Solutions Europe offer a range of options to meet the security needs of each customer. Our services include new installs, servicing, monitoring, remedial works and emergency call-outs - 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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Reviewed by Maggie on 13/10/2018

After an initial issue with installation the job was completed to a very high standard. Thanks!

Galician Security Solutions

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

I have a wide experience in Security Systems and Fire, for more than 12 years in this industry working as a Engineer, Team Leader and Projects Leader I am now trying as a sole trader by my own. CCTV, INTRUDER, ACCESS CONTROL, DOOR ENTRY, SECURITY LIGHTING, WIFI SOLUTIONS, WIRELESS BRIDGES, NETWORKING, FIRE (Training Certificates for all of them) Professional CCTV Engineer, IP 4K CCTV EXPERT Hikvision expert installer, HCSA Hikvision Certificate We kindly advise how to protect houses (perimeters, doors and common areas) and business (till areas, face recognition and special zones) We kindly advise about cameras qualities, using the proper cctv lens and proper quality resolutions for cameras. Wide experience in CCTV systems, HD CCTV, AHD, TVI. We are the bests installing IP CCTV, high megapixel resolution. 4K Supply, Fit, Install, Repair and Upgrade. Watch your CCTV system in your smartphone,ipad, tablet, laptop, pc and 4K TVs. Reliable, serious, clean, tidy and fast.

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Reviewed by Mark on 8/6/2019

Punctuality, quality of work and service delivery right up there. Brilliant!

CENTRAL FIRE AND SECURITY LTD.

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

Central fire and security provide electronic fire and security systems. This includes intruder alarms, cctv, door access control and fire alarms. We provide our services to many types of customers from domestic systems to large industrial and commercial customers. We focus our business on providing unbeatable customer service to our customers, providing systems that suit their needs rather than standard, one size fits all systems.

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Reviewed by alan on 7/4/2019

very good work cleaned up no mess after work

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 Edward on 22/5/2019

Excellent job done with minimal fuss. Very clean and tidy. Great value for money. Highly recommend

Tec-Secure Fire Security and Electrical. Local and reliable. Intruder alarms, Fire alarms, Access control, Security lighting, Cctv, Fire extinguishers, Lighting, Power, Sky tv. Repairs, service and installation of all the above 24hr callout service

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Reviewed by Nick on 14/6/2019

Service revealed problems and Jon was able to sort it all out at short notice despite it being a bigger job than expected. Very helpful, very reliable and good communication throughout.

HB TOTAL SECURITY LTD

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

HB Total Security is a midlands based company specialising in intruder alarms, CCTV, and door access systems. 24 hour alarm monitoring set up available for keyholder response on both residential and commercial properties. We offer services for both commercial and residential properties, and after a consultation we can tailor a system to suit your specific needs. If your current system needs upgrading we'll be happy to discuss the options available for your property to ensure you're covered. We have over 15 years experience in the security industry (residential & commercial) and we can answer any of your queries, whether big or small. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Reviewed by Collette on 26/3/2019

Well impressed with my engineer sean very clean and tidy explained and showed me everything

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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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