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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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VD Builders undertakes a wide variety of refurbishment works from fitting kitchens to tilling bathrooms. Having completed many successful projects. We offer incredibly competitive rates & can cater to any requirements, no matter how unique or challenging

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Lindsey on 20/6/2018

Valentino did a fantastic job on our bathroom - this included plastering, plumbing, laying a vinyl floor, electrics, carpentry and tiling. All of these jobs were done to a high standard. He was very reliable, worked with as little fuss and noise as possible and was friendly and polite. We felt the fee for his labour was very reasonable. We would highly recommend him.

Here at JM locksmith and glazing we offer a great value for money on all your locksmith and glazing needs, whether it be from shopfront maintenance, new glass cut to size, mirror installations, splashbacks, window filming, installation of upvc/ composite/ crittle or wooden windows and doors to lockouts (gain access) , fitting new locks / handles, closers, burglar repairs and much much more. We provide a 24/7 service 365 days of the year for all your emergency requirements reacting promptly to get your job done to an exceptional standard, fitted to the rules and regulations of british standerd. For more information about what services we provide please do not hesitate to ask our friendly service we are more than happy to help.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Repair, Burglar Repairs, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Sarah on 20/6/2018

Fantastic. James was quick to respond to my advert, took time to fully understand the job and provided an accurate quote with no hidden costs. He was punctual and efficient and did an excellent jo. Would highly recommend.

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

Trades serviced: Burglar Repairs, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, Door Opening, Door Replacement, Emergency / 24 hour locksmith

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Reviewed by george on 20/6/2018

Excellent comunication. Brillaint job for fair price. Would use again and highly recommend.

We are a family run 24 hour emergency locksmith company established 1988 . We cover all areas of Glasgow able to attend any job within 30 minutes . Lock outs upvc door specialists. Insurance approved lock upgrades.any lock problem solved. in one visit

Trades serviced: Burglar Repairs, Door Opening, Emergency / 24 hour locksmith, Lock fitting / Repair

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Reviewed by derek on 20/6/2018

ronnie came and done the job , which was simple to him , professionally and rapidly . all good.

Specialises in domestic electrical work in London

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Barbara on 20/6/2018

Lewis was excellent to deal with. He replied promptly to my enquiry, was always courteous and carried out the work quickly and efficiently. I can thoroughly recommend him

We are based in Edgware ha8 7SX,we are 3 people working plus another guy working part time.We have experience in what we are dooing,tiling work,painting jobs'paving slabs,gardening,rendering and much more.For more information contact us by email or phone.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Steve on 20/6/2018

After coming round to look at job, didn’t provide quote for job, no contact from tradesman even though I have sent message. Poor service, if he didn’t want to do the job at least let me know. I would have given no stars but it won’t let me .

We specialise is all aspects of garden maintenance, landscaping, tree surgery and property maintenance. Please check out Facebook page out. Facebook/Landpro or type Landpro Nottingham into Google to check out all of our latest work.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Commercial pest control, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Domestic House Cleaning: One off

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Reviewed by Janice on 20/6/2018

Mr Jepson and his mate were on time, very efficient and tidy. Can't fault them, and would definitely recommend them. Very reasonable price for the job.

I've been established for 20 years, as a plumber and bathroom fitter, I specialise in complete bathrooms, I've always worked on the policy of making sure that my customers are happy and satisfied when I have finished the job.

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

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Reviewed by Simon on 20/6/2018

quick communication to discuss work needed. arrived on stated time work completed with no hassle. would recommend and use again.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Demolition, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Karen on 19/6/2018

Excellent service arrived when said and completed job same day.

The Maintainer is an One Stop Shop for all your Property Maintenance needs. With many years in the trade, our objective is simple: to provide a superior service at a very competitive price. our team members are Darren, Terry , Reni and Myles.

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

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Reviewed by Nadia on 19/6/2018

Darren is very reliable, prompt, courteous and highly efficient. Would not hesitate to contact him for future jobs. Thank you again Darren.

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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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