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To keep your home and your possessions safe, hire a security specialist for a tailored solution. CCTV installation, burglar alarms, and security fencing can provide you with the peace of mind you need.

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Choose the highest rated locksmith on Rated People !! EntryTec Locksmiths is a family run business . After years of working with larger companies and seeing the ridiculous prices they charge I decided to go it alone. I am based near Manchester and have clients such as Miller Metcalfe, Whitegates and many others. Not only am I a qualified Locksmith I also specialise in UPVC repairs , handles , hinges, letterboxes etc etc . Please check out my website or read my reviews here on Rated People and on Yell.Com .Feel free to ask any questions at all. If you are locked out I can get you in with no damage. If you are concerned about security in your home , I will happily offer free advise on what is best for you. Our vehicles are sign written and we carry ID. We always call 10 minutes ahead to let you know we are close by. All our work is guaranteed and carried out to the highest standards. For a great service at excellent prices use Entrytec Locksmiths Ltd

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Reviewed by Linda on 6/4/2020

On time and quick. Would highly recommend.

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.

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Reviewed by Louise on 27/3/2020

First class from start to finish

Fontwell joinery was established in 1990, we are a small company and our attention to detail is second to none. We specialize in all aspects of custom made joinery and we offer a supply and fit service.

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Reviewed by Iain on 15/2/2020

Gary fitted a new lock to my front door and did an excellent job. Very tidy and very polite, would definitely recommend

At MJC Home Improvements,we are focused on providing services with highest level of customer satisfaction -we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

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Reviewed by Warren on 6/4/2020

Couldn't rate MJC highly enough, was the first to quote and he was by far the cheapest. With many others offering a slow turn around on the quote which turned out higher. Will most defiantly using them again. Thanks Warren

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. We also specialise in house improvement , decorating, kitchen installation and full bathroom refurbishment,.

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Reviewed by Frank on 27/3/2020

I first chose T&K just to do a complete electrical rewiring and refit in my 1-bedroom flat in SW10, but it turned out that they could also replace my kitchen, install new wood flooring and skirtings throughout the flat, then completely redecorate, for all of which they provided reasonable and well-itemised quotes. They completed all of the work to a high standard within 15 working days, and kept within their estimates apart from a few minor and agreed extras. A well-deserved top rating for T&K from me.

Friendly local locksmith, happy to help with any problems and issues.

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Reviewed by Sharon on 15/8/2019

He arrived punctually was very Knowledgeable and tidied up after the job highly recommended

Hi there my names Terry and i cover all lock replacements , window and door repairs and new fitting of doors and windows and won’t be beaten on price. I’m usually able to give you a quote over the phone or can arrange a free Callout to discuss the work you need doing. I’m also available for 24 hour Callout emergency’s .

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Reviewed by Wendy on 30/1/2020

Everything OK. What more can I say?

The Hertfordshire Handyman is a small, dedicated, run business unlike any other. We are not aiming to become a business giant which allows us to give you a more personal service and keeps the price down for our customers. Unlike other large handyman companies we have low overheads and do not sub-contract out any work. Delivering guaranteed best rates together with unrivalled professionalism. We are skilled, professional tradesmen who now offer excellent handyman services. Our services cover private homes, rented properties and commercial businesses throughout London. Our rates are virtually guaranteed to be the lowest, completely transparent and on top of that we do not charge VAT so instantly you save a massive 20%!! We are in the process of upgrading our vehicles to fully electric, not only is this eco friendly but will save us all money! This will lower our overheads therefore keeping our prices the lowest of all the London handy man companies on the web!!! All our work is guaranteed for 12 months and we are fully insured. We can fix, mend or change almost anything in your home or office with piece of mind that it is being carried out by a caring, polite and professional handyman.

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Reviewed by alan on 4/4/2020

Excellent friendly service, highly recommended.

A solution for any building related need. Assess your requirements free of charge. Apply our experience and knowledge. Supply a solution for any scale of building and design works. Fully insured. Professionally managed.

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Reviewed by Nicola on 14/12/2019

Very pleased with the work done.

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Security systems / Alarms - what you need to know

Broadly speaking, security specialists carry out assessments and design security systems and processes for use at home and in the workplace. They cover a lot of areas, like information security (making sure data’s secure online) and physical security (where you can hire bodyguards to protect a building, person or object). When it comes to home security, a security specialist is someone who carries out work in your home to make your property more secure. A lot of the work they do involves fitting burglar alarms or fire alarms. They can also install CCTV so that any suspicious activity is captured on film.

What a security specialist can help with

  • Installing alarm systems - burglar or fire alarms.
  • Installing CCTV.
  • Fitting a garage door (often involving a roller shutter).
  • Fitting a new lock on a door.
  • Fitting security fences/gates/bollards.
  • Fitting security grilles to windows or doors.
  • Increasing door security by adding extras like deadlocks, a reinforced door frame, peep hole, door bolt or a security chain.
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Aside from alarms, they can work on your external doors to give you more protection against would-be thieves. If a front door doesn’t look secure, it’s going to be less of a deterrent. Reinforcing the door frame will make it less appealing and fitting new locks, plus adding things like deadlocks, a door bolt or a security chain can boost your security by putting further obstructions in the way. It stops becoming as simple as just getting past a locked door.

If you’re worried about people gaining entry to your home or the home of a vulnerable relative, a security specialist can add a peep hole so you can see who’s standing outside your front door before you choose to open it. This can not only help with thieves talking their way into a home, but also help you avoid all sorts of unwanted callers.

Burglars want an easy time of it. If they can see that it isn’t going to be quick to get into a home and there’s a high risk of drawing attention to themselves, they’ll be discouraged from trying. Placing grilles on your windows or doors is one way to send this message and if you have a larger property, a security specialist can erect a fence around your home to stop thieves getting anywhere near your front door.

Costs for common home security jobs

We surveyed our tradespeople to give you an idea of the amount you can expect to pay for common security jobs. The costs below are an approximate national average.

Some typical jobs Low High
Replacing or installing locks £30 £50
Fitting a security chain £20 £40
Fitting a door bolt £20 £40
Installing deadlocks £20 £60
Reinforcing a door frame £40 £80
Fitting a peep hole £20 £40

Types of burglar alarms

Bell-only alarms – these are alarms that go off when they detect a break-in. An external alarm will go off outside the building for a set time, while an internal alarm will go off and stay on until the alarm system’s turned off. You’ll often find that a flashing light will be turned on outside and stay on until the system’s turned off even if the external alarm is deactivated.

Monitored/speech dialler alarms – a speech dialler system contacts you or a nominated individual when the alarm goes off. You can also take out a monitoring contract with a security company where you pay them monthly or annually to respond to the alarm being triggered. They would normally call you, ask for a password and check that everything’s okay. If you or your nominated individual doesn’t take the call or give the right password, they can call the police.

Insurance for security work

There is no legal obligation for security specialists to be insured but it’s recommended that a security specialist purchases public liability insurance so they’re covered in the case of an injury or accidental damage to a property.

Questions you should ask a security specialist

  • How long have they been trading?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • What kind of jobs do they tend to do the most? Can they give you references for previous work?
  • Will it be themselves carrying out the work? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Do they have a separate servicing team to deal with any problems as well as an installation team?
  • Do they offer 24-hour phone support?
  • Can they tell you about the latest security technology?
  • How long does the warranty for the work last?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking security specialists.

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