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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

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Reviewed by Stefanie on 30/11/2020

Efficient service. Thanks!

Simco Security provide the latest In fire & security protection. We can supply, install and maintain any fire and security system. We are SSAIB registered and Checkatrade approved making us your first choice for all your fire and security needs.

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Reviewed by David on 16/11/2020

Luigi was excellent in his communication throughout and installed the fire alarm we required very skilfully.

We are a locksmith service covering Staffordshire and the west midlands we are upvc lock specialists, we can supply and fit all types of locks including access control. If you are locked out we can gain entry with no damage to your door. Our prices are competitive and we use only genuine parts to comform with british standard. We can provide free advice and are abailable 24/7.

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Reviewed by Ben on 5/9/2020

Timely, descent and very professional workmanship. Will most definitely recommend.

We are a 24 hr emergency locksmith company that covers eh-ky-fk postcodes We aim to be competitive pricing was compared to the national companies We keep most locks on the vans but will always give you a security solution Upvc locks are one of our specialities Bs3621 upgrades are catered for Call for any info or a friendly chat about a free survey

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Reviewed by John on 12/11/2020

Reuben did the job.very efficient, good job

We are independent mobile locksmiths and security technicians, based in Beeston and serving Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas. We guarantee our LABOUR and PRODUCTS for 12 months after purchase. Omnisec Locksmiths Nottingham are new to the rated people platform and our aim, is to continue to grow and expand our customer base, while maintaining our 5 star standards. Established in 2017 and as our name suggests, our philosophy is to provide a holistic and cost effective approach to your domestic and commercial security requirements and the 5 star reviews that we have collected on other platforms around the online community, is testament to our continued commitment to excellent work and excellent customer service and aftercare. Our senior locksmith and security technician BSc (Hons), boasts 15 years experience in emergency non-destructive entry, bailiff warrant work for both domestic landlords & commercial companies, lock fitting to B.S insurance standards, uPVC doors and windows, wooden door and frame repairs, master key suites, security surveys, CCTV and access control systems, fitted and maintained to British and European legislative standards. Unlike our competitors, we are bold enough to offer our clients a 12 month warranty on our LABOUR as well as our product. Whether you have lost your keys and need a quick professional response in an emergency? or maybe you are looking for that professional and reasonably priced quote to fit a home CCTV system? Whatever your security requirements, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be pre-booked or requested for emergency attendance, where we aim to attend within 30 mins. Response times can be found on our website.

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Reviewed by David on 23/10/2020

Richard was very prompt in replying to my job post and came the next morning to sort out my front door lock. Very friendly and explained everything. Whilst he was here he also re-aligned the door for me at no extra cost. Would recommend!

Security solutions Manchester Ltd is a local company that specialises in both commercial and domestic security work. If you need a bespoke CCTV installation, get in touch with us. We can supply and fit a fully tailor-made system that allows you to be vigilant and reactive to any disturbances at your property. We are well-established, with over 15 years of experience in the industry, where our highly experienced team at hand can carry out all work to the highest standards.We Supply and installation of CCTV/ALARM/ACCESS CONTROL/VIDEO DOOR INTERCOM SYSTEM/Ring doorbell & floodlight camera. also we offer upgrade,repair and maintenance to our Customers . Installation will carried out by professional and certified Installers . Our target customers are residential and businesses. We will guarantee the quality and price of our products . The company based in Manchester and covers only greater Manchester +10 miles .

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Reviewed by Bernard on 19/9/2020

Did my house, very professional, on time, very quick, very neat, Kind regards Bernie

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 Russell on 4/8/2020

Graeme was prompt, friendly open, honest and professional: doing what he said he would, when he said he’d do it. It was a pleasure dealing with him and I would definitely recommend him to others.

I am a small business specialising in all aspects of televisual installations and home security within a 80 mile radius of glasgow. All work is carried out personally by myself to the highest possible standard and carries a minimum 1 year warranty.

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Reviewed by Martin on 12/11/2020

Professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. No hidden costs or add-ons. Detailed quote on request. Happy with result. I would recommend

ARC Consulting has a wealth of experience in Telecoms, Access Control,Intercom Entry System,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 bruce on 5/11/2020

Allan did a great job for me. He arrived on time, quickly went around the house to check everything and then set about remediating my cable. I would happily recommend him to anyone.

Sean is a fully qualified, UKLA accredited Locksmith covering all aspects of domestic and commercial locksmith work, from window handles and hinges to gaining entry and multipoint locking systems and fresh installations of British standard Insurance approved locks. Locksmith services in SO PO SP SN OX RG GU HA UB TW and KT postcodes You can count on Sean to provide an efficient, cost effective service catering service. Sean is approachable, reliable, and professional and all work is guaranteed. Your piece of mind is Sean's priority.

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Reviewed by [email protected] on 14/11/2020

Sean many thanks for the lock. Thanks 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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