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17th Edition Qualified Electricians, Electrical Engineers, Approved Contractors 15 Years EXP. Electrical Safety Registered & Government Approved Contractors. Rewire & Commercial Installation Specialists.

Trades serviced: Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting

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Reviewed by Laura on 20/5/2018

Lovely and polite. Made no mess will definitely recommend and use again thanks

Qualified and experienced electrician offering free estimates, no minimum fee and no call out charge. Based in Glasgow and delivering excellent customer service throughout central Scotland in electrical installation, repair fault finding and modernisation. Fully insured. Disclosure Scotland. All work undertaken.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair

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Reviewed by Caroline on 19/5/2018

friendly, honest service. highly recommend.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network, Fire alarm installation

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Reviewed by Stephen on 19/5/2018

Excellent job done

Highly skilled, Well experienced and Passionate Professional who puts your needs at the forefront of what I do. All my work is completed to the highest industry standards and compliance with regulations is always met.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, CCTV installation

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Reviewed by Lesley on 18/5/2018

Very good service.

Hi all. Im being working in this business for a long time and I'm providing the best quality of service. Intruder alarms any hard wired.Wireless with app on your mobile or tablet cctv with app on tablet or mobile phone .always capable to resolve problems

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network, External lighting

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Reviewed by Parth on 18/5/2018

mu system is nothing wrong but day one you not connect my siren with alarm so it mines you don't have enough knowledge

Part of a family run business that has served many happy customers for 25+ years. Full design, installation, inspection, repair and maintenance services.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Electric underfloor heating

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Reviewed by Jon on 18/5/2018

Jamie was very helpful and professional. We are very pleased with his work on the outdoor lighting repair job.

Professional reliable service with 10+ years experience in property maintenance & installation. Services include; General home maintenance & installation. Electrical. Gardening. Carpentry. CCTV, Audio and visual. Loftzone loft boarding. Blinds & curtains. Signage. Fully qualified electrician to NVQ level 3 & 17th edition wiring regulations.

Trades serviced: CCTV installation, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Fire alarm installation, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Simon on 18/5/2018

Good standard of work, good comms, fast service and very helpful. Would use again and would recommend.

I am a fully qualified apprentice trained electrician with 20yr experience. I have worked in domestic, commercial and industrial. I also am also experienced in data, intruder alarms amd CCTV. All things electrical and fault finding. NICEIC registered.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Electric underfloor heating

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Reviewed by pauline on 17/5/2018

Chris came to do our work quickly and advised us as to what would be the best type of lighting to use it was then purchased and fitted all within a morning very satisfied with a job very well done would recommend Chris to anyone requiring his services

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Fire alarm installation

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Reviewed by Karin on 17/5/2018

I've used Shaune for many different electrical jobs and he's always super. Fast, efficient and tidy.

PART P APPROVED - NIC EIC Approved Contractor & Domestic Installer - Experienced, City & Guilds Qualified & Trust Mark Registered. You can remain confident that our services meet the highest standards required.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network, Electric underfloor heating

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Reviewed by Leona on 17/5/2018

Good job, friendly man - would recommend.

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Fire alarm installation specialists - what you need to know

It might just be the most important item you ever buy – your fire alarm could save your life. So, it pays to ensure it’s installed correctly.

No matter whether you opt for a top of the range “smart fire alarm” system, or the most basic model, if your alarm isn’t fitted in the right place and set up properly, it isn’t going to give you and your home the best protection.

Fire alarms will usually be located on your ceiling, in the centre of the room away from lights or any appliances that create steam. The number and location of fire alarms you need will vary according to the size and layout of your home.

The golden rule is at least one fire alarm per floor, but as fires can start anywhere you might consider installing a unit in every room (other than bathrooms) for maximum protection. The key consideration is that you can hear the alarm (should it sound) wherever you are in your house.

Cost of fire alarm installation

Including labour and alarm units

  • Budget: 2 x battery alarms – £100-£150
  • Medium: 2 x wired and interconnected alarms – £250-£350
  • Expensive: 2 x smart home alarms – £450+

What type of fire alarms are there?

There are 4 main types of fire alarm out there, and the option you choose will depend on your home, as well as the level of protection you’re willing to pay for.

Ionisation models are very common and are often the cheapest option. They detect very small particles of smoke, alerting you before it gets too thick. However, their sensitivity makes them prone to false alarms if they’re too near the kitchen.

Optical alarms are more expensive and are particularly effective at detecting slow-burning fires – the type triggered by smouldering upholstery or overheated wires. They’re also less likely to be triggered by innocent charred toast than ionisation alarms.

Heat alarms are more advanced systems that can detect increases in temperature and don’t rely on smoke to trigger a warning. This means they are suitable for use in a kitchen, although their coverage is much smaller than smoke-detection-based units.

Finally, a new breed of smart fire alarms (including the likes of Google-owned Nest) offer you even greater peace of mind. They’re slightly more advanced smoke-detection systems that are able to automatically alert your mobile phone, as well as integrating with security and other home protection services.

It’s also possible to get alarms that detect carbon monoxide, as well as smoke or heat. You can’t see or smell carbon monoxide, so it’s advisable to get something that can detect this gas as well.

How do I look after my fire alarm?

Your fire alarm installer should be able to give you advice on how to look after your alarm. The majority of modern alarms should last between 7-10 years as standard, so replacing the batteries (or the unit itself) soon after installation won’t be necessary.

Most smoke alarms will need very little maintenance. Testing your alarm every couple of months is usually recommended (but refer to your specific model’s instructions, as they will state the exact frequency). Be sure to keep the alarm clean and free from dust or cobwebs too.

What fire alarm regulations do I need to know?

Articles 13 and 17 of the Fire Safety Order 2005 require homeowners to have fire alarms installed and properly maintained. Beyond that, the regulations aren’t as specific as you might think. The only other stipulation to be aware of is for mains-powered systems to have a battery backup.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

There are no specific qualifications your tradesperson needs to install a fire alarm. Where electrical work is involved, your installation expert may require NICEIC (the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) accreditation to sign off their work.

Insurance for fire alarm installation

Your main ask of a fire alarm installer will be public liability insurance. They may only be conducting very minor work, such as drilling holes for alarm unit brackets, but it’s easy for a hidden pipe or wire to cause big headaches. Public liability insurance will keep you and your property protected against damage.

Any units your installer supplies should also carry a warranty, so ask about that too.

Questions you should ask your fire alarm installation specialist

  • How many alarms would they recommend installing (and where)?
  • Will they show you how the system works?
  • Do the alarms they supply come with warranties?
  • Can they provide public liability insurance details?

Your local fire service

It’s also worth checking in with your local fire brigade to see what free advice or services they have. Depending where you are in the UK, most local fire brigades will do a free assessment of your home, including fitting smoke alarms if yours aren’t safe enough.

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