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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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Fully qualified electricians with over 20 years of experience combined here at Illuminate Services LTD. We range from big jobs to small, all undertaken with quality services and a smile on our faces! Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation on any works you require.

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Reviewed by Emma on 25/8/2020

Jamie was very professional

At DK Electrics we guarantee the best quality of work at very competitive prices, for anything from changing a plug socket to a full rewire or installing extra electrics. Free quotes provided at unbeatable prices and guarantee to beat any quote.

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Reviewed by Jamalah on 28/2/2021

Great advice, clean and great work.

All aspects of carpentry and joinery work undertaken. Estiblished for over 11 years. I worked for 4 years where the company full house renovation and house extensions we did. I gained a lot of experience. I offer you quality work.

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Reviewed by Donncha on 25/1/2021

Job done on time, to a good standard at a reasonable price with minimum fuss!

We mostly deal with domestic electrical work, covering the Devon area within a 30mile radius from Crediton. Rewires, boiler control wiring, emergency breakdown, etc.

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Reviewed by Nigel on 1/11/2020

We were pleased with Trevor's quote and the quality of his work. He came and did the work promptly, and we would choose him again based on this experience.

Elite Electrical aim is to deliver high standards in the electrical sector meeting customer requirements as efficiently and effectively as possible. We specialised in domestic installations, maintenace and testing. We have over 10 years experience.

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Reviewed by John on 12/1/2020

The job was completed in a timely fashion. I am very pleased with the work carried out.

Over 10 years experience in fitting kitchens and general carpentry including doors, wardrobes, stairs, handrails, flooring, wood stud, roofing, but also electrical and other refurbishments

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Reviewed by Jean on 14/12/2020

No one is perfect, but this guy is. Not only was he always punctual, reliable, helpful and friendly but he offered alternatives, which I quickly accepted, went out of his way to complete tasks that were not part of the job. Very conscientious young man, talented and hardworking and so, so patient. I would not hesitate to have him work for me again and he is highly recommended. BEST KITCHEN FITTER and ALL ROUNDER EVER. I am really pleased with his work. I have my dream kitchen.

Bespoke Construction & Consultancy Solutions is a company formed with a passion for doing things the right way. We have expert knowledge within many aspects of construction including traditional construction, sustainable construction and eco friendly construction. So from Barn Conversions and Cottage Renovations to Bespoke Extensions and New Build Houses we have the solution and team to carry out any project from concept to delivery.

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Reviewed by Jamil on 13/3/2021

Rhys visited my property to look at an extensive renovation and said he would follow up. Chased up for a quote 2 weeks later and was told he would send something over. It has been almost 3 months since, not a word! Waste of time.

An established and friendly business offering a fully comprehensive service to customers old and new. GHS offers customers a complete suite of services to improve and maintain their properties. GHS offers a full range of services including but not limited to the following. Electrical Installations and Maintanence. CCTV and security system design and installation. Home network Installations. Sound and Audio visual equipment installations. Home automation. External security lighting. Fire and Intruder alarm installation and servicing. Here at GHS we are proud of our past, as reflected in our perfect five rating here on Rated People, but at the same time we like to innovate and would be delighted to discuss your plans with you regardless of what they entail, as we are confident that we can assist in making your projects a reality. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our customers are happy with the delivery and finish of any project that we undertake, and we are fully insured to undertake all work that we accept a commission for. Here at GHS we ensure that all of our technicians are suitably qualified and experienced in any work that we undertake, and we undertake all of our work with a eye on customer satisfaction and value for money. So whatever you have in mind call us for an informal chat, and we will arrange a visit to discuss your requirements, in detail. Call or message us today.

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Reviewed by Gavin on 22/12/2020

Gavin (owner) and his colleague Jade did a fantastic job of installing our CCTV system and moving 3 ceiling lights. Professional, chatty and very helpful. We will definitely use these guys again for any future work. Highly recommended!

Welcome to Mr. Magic electrical, your local qualified electricians based in Walthamstow, East London. We are covering areas everywhere within M25. We are commited to open and honest dealing with our customers in all matters including pricing, estimating the lenght of the job, providing materials, call out policy and fees. In addition to our quality guarantee and reliability, we pride ourselves on taking a friendly and flexible approach to customer service. We fit our work around your needs and pladge to respond to all calls as soon as they are received.

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Reviewed by Joel on 29/4/2021

Excellent job

RJG Carpentry offers a professional , friendly, reliable service at very competitive prices all in one package to improve your home or business, WHY MOVE? JUST IMPROVE! All aspects of carpentry and building works undertaken

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Reviewed by Amber on 26/7/2017

Rob and his team were fantastic. Rob's pricing and quote was completely transparent and fair. Whenever he came up against unexpected issues, he was quick to problem solve and we really valued his guidance. We are delighted with our new playroom, utility room and shower room.

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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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