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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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Shawa Security are experts in HD and IP CCTV Designs, Installations and maintenance. we have in depth experience with systems such as Hikvision, Dahua, Swann, Qvis, Samsung, Axis, Honeywell, Sannace, Predator etc. We have highly trained and qualified Engineers who’ve worked on the London underground stations and Heathrow Airport. We are proud to say we cover both the domestic and commercial sector. with over 16 years experience in this field, our aim is to give our clients the best service and standards of installations, putting your needs first. we’ll ensure that we work with you from start to finish discussing what we intend to do and also giving you the best and Professional advise gained over the years. . All our systems will be networked so your cameras and be viewed via your smart phone or tablets. our Products come with a standard one year manufactures warranty. We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully doing business. Many Thanks

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Reviewed by Sam on 11/12/2018

Very highly skilled, prompt and great value. Would 100% recommend.

JE Locksmith is a 24/7 locksmith based in Horsham. The locksmith covers areas in Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and London. Both commercial and residential work is covered by JE Locksmith and services include lock replacement and uogrades, burgary repairs, emergency lockouts and key cutting.

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Reviewed by Stuart on 2/12/2018

Great Job, Great Attitude

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 on Yell. 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. I 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 Paul on 21/11/2018

Carl responded quickly to the posting, did an excellent job virtually next day, great value for money, great work and a nice guy, very reliable, would highly recommend him.

Keysafe Security Specialists provide a reliable and high quality Domestic/Commercial Locksmith service and CCTV Installation. We combine honest pricing with a conscientious work ethic to provide a professional level of service to each customer.

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Reviewed by Christopher on 5/10/2018

Timely, professional and good quality of work.

GM Locksmiths is a 24 Hour emergency service that covers Glasgow and surrounding areas, All locksmiths are Accredited and CRB checked.

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Reviewed by Lee on 5/8/2018

Replaced damaged lock within 24hours of calling. Great service.

Here at impact our business is protecting your business.we specialise in alarm systems,Cctv, access Controll and electrical maintenance/installation .we serve both domestic and industrial .

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Reviewed by Tony on 25/10/2018

Great job reasonably priced and on time, all the work was explained before and after the job. Would highly recommend Nick.

ARC Consulting has a wealth of experience in Telecoms, Access Control,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 Susan on 23/11/2018

He was knowledgeable,polite and reliable. He bailed me out of difficulty when another contractor did a no show. I highly recommend.

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Reviewed by simon on 5/12/2018

James was professional,punctual and reasonable price.All positive and would use again.

Installer and maintainer of: intruder alarms, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, emergency lights, CCTV, number plate recognition systems, door entry, card reading systems and home automation.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 27/10/2018

Michal is very friendly and did a great job. He was very responsive to text messages , was clear on pricing and turned up on time. He helped fix our fire and security alarm . I would recommend

I specialise in installation and maintenance of burglar alarms and CCTV 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 good people being charged too much for piece of mind.

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Reviewed by Jeff on 7/12/2018

First class service, Ian turned up on time, did the job at a reasonable price and left the place clean and tidy

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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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