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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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Hi , i am fence erector and if you need a fence or advice regarding your fence then I can help you, I can promise that we arrive on time, very efficient from beginning to the end and the work always finished to a high standard with attention to detail.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Garden Clearance, Home maintenance /Repair, Man with a Van, Security Fencing

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Reviewed by Rehana on 23/6/2018

I would highly recommend them. Everything was professional from start to finish and their prices are very reasonable. They are friendly and hard working and nothing is too much trouble. I would definitely use them again.

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 Adrian on 23/6/2018

We can’t praise Patrick highly enough. He is reliable , professional, and does the job without anything being a problem at all . He took all of our worries away and we are more than pleased that we have found someone who we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and also use again in the future . Thanks Patrick.

The Heating & Plumbing Specialists. We guarantee that all of our work is carried out without any hassle and with a positive impact on the environment! Eco Energy is your traditional tradesman company in Birmingham, taking care of all your gas and water installations. We provide comprehensive advice, high-quality professional work and an extensive level of service which is monitored at all times - both during and after the completion of the project. And we're there for you, in person, both during and outside of normal office hours.

Trades serviced: CCTV installation, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Gas Fire

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Reviewed by Russell on 23/6/2018

Great guys, turned up quickly, did a great job which was more complicated than expected due to the system I had bought! They fixed it, very clean and tidy too. Would highly recommend them. Many thanks

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by andy on 23/6/2018

I've been in the trade 30 years myself , good tradesmen are few and far between! This guy is top drawer , well mannered and a perfectionist

Hi all! Offering a quality and professional service at affordable prices with guaranteed job satisfaction.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Emergency / 24 hour locksmith, External lighting, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair

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Reviewed by adrian on 23/6/2018

great job.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Door Opening, Door Replacement

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Reviewed by Sharon on 23/6/2018

Aston has done a fabulous job replacing our wooden flooring in the lounge. He is pleasant, hardworking and a good time keeper! I would highly recommend him and will definitely be having him back for future jobs.

KTM Services looking after people’s homes

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

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Reviewed by Tracy on 23/6/2018

Kelvyn agreed a price after visiting me at the property to have a look and discuss the job. The price was agreed by text and a date was set. Just before he was due to start the job, I text to ask if he was all set to start and he said he had put his shoulder out and twisted his ankle at work. I sympathised and we agreed that the job be put off for a few weeks. A few weeks went by and I hadn't heard anything so sent a texts. He never responded. Kelvyn referred to the Co as KTM. Mace & Co or KTM: A no show!

Hi there my names Terry and i cover all lock replacements , window and door repairs and new fitting of doors and windows and won’t be beaten on price. I’m usually able to give you a quote over the phone or can arrange a free Callout to discuss the work you need doing. I’m also available for 24 hour Callout emergency’s .

Trades serviced: CCTV installation, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Door Opening, Door Replacement

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Reviewed by Sarah on 23/6/2018

Excellent service very professional- would highly recommend Terry

Pinecraft construction has been established since 2003. I do all aspects of building work, joinery, plumbing,minor electrics, alterations, extensions,newbuilds,tiling,etc. No job is too big or small. I take pride in my work and will always offer the best of my ability and experience to my customers and always turn up on time as agreed. I offer a great job at reasonable prices to all of my customers.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Stuart on 23/6/2018

Did a great job

at j.s.j reputation is everything! thats why we deliver quality tradesmen to ensure top quality work, at affordable prices, with over 15 years experience, we cover all aspects of the trade ,property maintenance 2 new builds,no job too big or small

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Elaine on 23/6/2018

Professional job carried out on time for a fair price. Would recommend.

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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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