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G L D SECURITY

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

GLD Security was founded in 2015 and has gone from strength to strength in a short space of time. From the outset we have been customer satisfaction driven and that has not changed as we’ve grown. For all electronic security we are the company you can trust to give you a top class service at a competitive price.

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Reviewed by Neil on 21/2/2020

Turned up when he said he would and carried out the job we needed done. Recommended.

D Wilson Electrical

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

We are a Father & Son business, established 1990, based in the South Side of Glasgow.

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Reviewed by Lauren on 13/4/2020

Couldn’t fault Douglas and his son, David. They spent time explaining everything to me in full, offering different solutions, and were happy to chat this through both in person and in follow up phone calls. They were extremely professional when completing the work, and went above and beyond what I would have asked for any tradesperson- even buying me a birthday cake! The work was completed to a very high standard and they tidied up after. I won’t hesitate to use in future. A+

AK Electrical Services

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

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Here at AK Electrical Services, our team of Electricians focus has always been on giving our clients the best possible experience in electrical construction and residential electrician services. We take our integrity seriously, because we care about having a positive impact on the communities we serve. NAPIT/ STROMA CERTIFICATION -17th Edition City & Guilds -18th Edition City & Guilds -Electrical installations 2382 City & Guilds -Fundamental Inspection, Testing & Initial Verification 2392 City & Guilds -Building Regulations for Electrical Installations 2393 City & Guilds - PART P Registered

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Reviewed by Andrew on 6/5/2020

Quick service.

DJ Pritchard Electrical

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

Based In Wrexham, D J Pritchard Electrical provides electrical services across Cheshire, North Wales and the Wirral. The company is registered with NICEIC competent persons scheme and carries out Domestic Electrical work compliant with Part P building regulations. We also carry out electrical safety checks, PAT testing and Legionella assessments for landlords and property buyers/sellers.

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Reviewed by Andy on 16/1/2020

Couple of great lads. Did a first class job, punctual, friendly, knew their stuff and very professional. Would recommend them 100%

VENTURA PROPERTY DEVELOPMENTS LTD

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

With many years of experience in UK and abroad we provide vast variety of services from design, build, architectural drawings, domestic or commercial refurbishments, conversions, extensions, internal decorations, external decorations and roof repairs.

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Reviewed by Doug on 12/10/2017

Filipe and Christian have been absolutely brilliant. Very professional, polite and cheerful throughout. I have them multiple tasks and they did as requested and more. I definitely recommend them and if I move house/require work I will go back to them. Thank you!

TiCo Electrical

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

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I'm a sole trader with 14 years experience. I set up TiCo electrical up over 2 years ago and haven't looked back since. Specialise in all aspects of electrical work.

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Reviewed by Kate on 14/4/2020

Really efficient & professional

Darren Gotts Electrician

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

Electrical contractors. Domestic Commercial and Industrial We offer a wide range of services from additional sockets, fitting lights to complete rewires. We offer landlord inspections and testing as well as a 24 hour callout service. Cctv, fire alarms, burglar alarms, electrical heating, smart home installs

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Reviewed by Paul on 13/3/2017

Turned up on time, got the job done. Would definitely use again.

gp digital services

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

GP Digital Services has over 25 years’ experience in audio visual installation and TV technology. We are proud offer a reliable service in security systems such as CCTV and alarm installations also. We cover a wide variety of technology coming from a background of electronic repair and installation. Our work can also be viewed on Facebook; our reviews are also covered on Google.

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Reviewed by Mat on 26/3/2020

On time, on price, good advice and work completed with no fuss or issues. Would definitely recommend.

POWERTEC

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

POWERTEC electrical contractors, NIC EIC Approved contractors, Part P Approved, Fully insured 20 years experience, Fully qualified friendly and reliable service, covering London, greater London,surrey, middlesex All aspects of electrical work undertaken

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Reviewed by Liz on 19/8/2019

Very good all round

KI Electrical

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

KI ELECTRICAL are fully insured, registered, and DBS CRB police checked. We cover all types of electrical installations from single sockets, lighting, part rewires full rewires, fuse board upgrades, testing and inspection, Electrical Installation Condition Reports to electric vehicle charging points. KI ELECTRICAL are working in line with up to date regulations, which will give you peace of mind. The advantages of using an NICEIC electrician is that we are able to certify and notify local authorities of any work carried out and completed.

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Reviewed by Chris on 22/2/2020

Kenneth really knew his stuff. took the time to explain everything and even showed my brother (apprentice electrician) a few tips and tricks. Very highly recommended

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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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