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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 Russell on 4/8/2020

Graeme was prompt, friendly open, honest and professional: doing what he said he would, when he said he’d do it. It was a pleasure dealing with him and I would definitely recommend him to others.

BYTEON LTD

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

ByteOn Electronics Ltd specializing in the installation and maintenance of various electronic systems. We provide bespoke solutions to private individuals and commercial clients, offering affordable and stable solutions. We are a team of qualified engineers. We only install high-quality professional systems. All of our systems are installed to meet the current European standards. Our services ensure all your needs are covered, from supply and installation through to maintenance and monitoring. With over 10 years of experience, we have a proven track record of quality service and customer satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Harmit on 3/11/2020

I have already had a quote yesterday & jobs completed today, shame you don’t have this work ethic 0*s if it was possible & for your harassment & I don’t wish to hear from you again.

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 Matt on 6/8/2020

Good service, sorted problem and good price. Would recommend

ALEF SECURITY & ELECTRICAL LIMITED

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

WE ARE A FAMILY-RUN BUSINESS OPERATING THROUGHOUT THE MANCHESTER AND LANCASHIRE AREAS. ESTABLISHED IN 1990, WE OFFER A WIDE RANGE OF ELECTRICAL AND SECURITY SERVICES: ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS, INSPECTIONS AND ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATION

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Reviewed by Sarah on 14/10/2020

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Arc Consulting technology LTD.

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

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ARC Consulting has a wealth of experience in Telecoms, Access Control,Intercom Entry System,Data Networking, CCTV ,Electrical,Alarms and Technology based solution.Our Engineers have received extensive training from Avaya, BT,Panasonic,Vodafone,etc..So are very knowledgeable.

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Reviewed by bruce on 5/11/2020

Allan did a great job for me. He arrived on time, quickly went around the house to check everything and then set about remediating my cable. I would happily recommend him to anyone.

AV & Security Scotland

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

I've worked in the TV and security industry for nearly 8 years. I'm a security specialist who can advise, supply and install CCTV-alarm-access control systems. My original background is an aerial/satellite installer and provide services to maintain/install aerials and satellites, TV wall-mounting, HDTV distribution and internet distribution. What I do best is tailor your system to your needs and more importantly your budget.

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Reviewed by Thomas on 19/11/2020

Job well done

Vision TV and Security

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

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I am a small business specialising in all aspects of televisual installations and home security within a 80 mile radius of glasgow. All work is carried out personally by myself to the highest possible standard and carries a minimum 1 year warranty.

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Reviewed by Martin on 12/11/2020

Professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. No hidden costs or add-ons. Detailed quote on request. Happy with result. I would recommend

SIMCO SECURITY LIMITED

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

Simco Security provide the latest In fire & security protection. We can supply, install and maintain any fire and security system. We are SSAIB registered and Checkatrade approved making us your first choice for all your fire and security needs.

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Reviewed by David on 16/11/2020

Luigi was excellent in his communication throughout and installed the fire alarm we required very skilfully.

Welaway Systems

Burglar, Security & Intruder Alarm Installation

Welaways Builders a former sister company of Welaway Systems was established in 1977 Free Quotations and Advice Choose us and you will be Welaway - We can Provide gas safe engineers and NIC Electricians.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 8/10/2020

Great service and very professional.

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!

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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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