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*New to Rated People* Closed View Security have over 12 years experience installing and maintaining electronic security from CCTV, Access Control, Intercoms and Intruder alarms. Our systems can be monitored privately by yourself or by a monitoring station. Please get in touch whatever your requirements for a free no obligation quote or just a bit of advice Closed View Security specialise in the design, installation, commissioning, verification and aftercare of electronic security systems. We specialise in providing intelligent security control system solutions to satisfy the evolving safety requirements of complex buildings. Closed View Security has over 10 years of experience in supplying a comprehensive range of high quality products and services which meet the exacting specifications of our clients. From new installations to system enhancements we make sure our clients have the correct level of security and safety to satisfy their long term requirements. we pride ourselves on: Partnerships with our clients; Professional and personal approach; Highly skilled engineers and reliable systems; Intelligent control systems; Design specification utilizing trusted manufacturers to deliver peace of mind and value for money; Deliverance of quality installations on time and in budget.

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

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Reviewed by iain on 18/2/2018

Cant praise Matt enough. I had a few quotes come in. I decided on Matt due to price & the comprehensive info about the products. Great communication skills. He answered all my questions (and i asked a lot) quickly & comprehensively. Matt turned up on time & completed the job very professionally. I went with all of Matts recommendations on alarm, CCTV & security light. All are working well & all were very reasonable in price. Nice chap & a good service. Highly recommended.

I'm Leon. I'm a time served carpenter with NVQ 1,2 and 3 qualifications.I have more than 10 years experience in Construction, I am new to rated people that's why I have no ratings.I can garantee quality, reliability. I look forward to your business.Thanks

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Tina on 18/2/2018

Leon, did a great job of correcting shoddy workmanship by a previous so called joiner. He basically put the both of them to shame. He was professional from the outset from the initial quote and communicating timescales, materials etc. I was so impressed, I've asked him to do a few more jobs for me. I would highly recommend Leon, you will not be disappointed A*

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Commercial pest control, Conservatory, Crown Reduction

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Reviewed by Steven on 18/2/2018

Walter turned up when he said he would and, in the course of a day and a half, jetwashed a path and patio and turned a messy, tired, end-of-winter garden into a smart, neat garden ready for summer. He pruned, weeded, replaced the garden edging and re-barked the garden. I couldn't have been happier with the result. More than happy to recommend him.

We provide all Building Work: Electrical,,Lighting,Wiring, Internal renovation, Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Through Walls,Ceilings, plastering,Skimming,External renovation,Pointing ,Extensions, loft Conversions, Garage Conversion

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/2/2018

Great Job. Thank you. Would recommend again - prompt service and fair pricing.

Friendly local family run multi trades company, able to take on most jobs if not all. Reliable, punctual.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Lorraine on 18/2/2018

Turned up on time. Job well done. Thank you

I have just started advertising on Rated People and so do not have many reviews yet, but please do not let that put you off, as I will provide high quality work and am someone that you really can trust! I have over 30 years of experience in many skills, working in domestic and business premises, and am what I would describe as an experienced handyman! I will do any home improvement or repair work you need doing, from painting your house to changing taps, from building a bespoke shed to putting up shelves. I aim to provide a personal service at a great price and quality, all the time working to the customer's budget and expectations. It can be tough to get great service for all those odd errands around the house you simply don’t have time for, so give me a call for a no-obligation chat and advice. My one-stop-shop for all your home and garden needs is based in Eye, Suffolk, and covers all the villages, hamlets and towns in the surrounding areas. I understand that your growing “To Do” list can feel overwhelming, so call for advice and a free estimate, and start feeling at ease — you’ll be glad you did!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Claire on 18/2/2018

Quick to quote and made a good job of sorting the fence, thank you.

Locksmith In London Ltd provides 24 hour emergency locksmith service in London and surrounding areas, 365 days a year, provide a trustworthy and efficient service, with a quick response time and competitive prices. We are Fully Insured

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Burglar Repairs, Door Opening, Door Replacement, Emergency / 24 hour locksmith

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Reviewed by Abdul on 18/2/2018

very friendly and explains things well Abdul

We have been trading for 33 years within the plumbing and building industry, i have no certificates but i do bring 33 years of experience. if you have any any questions feel free to ask, thank you Anthony Gilbert

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Domestic House Cleaning: Regular, Door Opening

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Reviewed by Stephanie on 18/2/2018

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Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Lorna on 18/2/2018

Did exactly what i asked for. Left the house how he found it. Would use again. Number now in my phone.

Experienced, friendly self-employed electrician with public liability. Happy to do any job - big or small! Skills include plastering, painting and decorating, fitting bathrooms and kitchens as well as electrics

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Andrew on 18/2/2018

Good job replacing an electric shower and was able to start really quickly. Friendly communication and even rearranged the appointment without complaint when I had to move it at the last minute, would definitely use again.

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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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