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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 mukesh on 17/2/2018

Syed did an excellent job from start to finish, I found him to be very professional and knowledgeable in his field and his pricing was very competitive .

Fully qualified Approved Electrician. All electrical work undertaken wether it's Installation, Inspection and Testing or Maintenance. Fine eye for attention to detail, ensuring all works are completed in full and to the highest standard.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting

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Reviewed by Anthony on 16/2/2018

Jack was very quick to respond to the advert and was very reliable as I had to leave work for him to carry out the work and he was always on time. He went above and beyond and even replaced switches that he thought needed updating without additional charges. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone... Honest, well priced and reliable. Well done Jack!

C&G qualified offers electrical work at affordable rates, with no job too small. Edward, has 40 years Electronics experience and offers domestic electrical work also specialises in Smart Home & home automation systems especially for the infirm or invalid.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting

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Reviewed by Emma on 16/2/2018

Did a great job was friendly and helpful. Thank you Edward

H|E - Howard Electrical is a family run business in the Bognor Regis area, we cover all types of electrical works across West Sussex, East Sussex and Hampshire.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Hilary on 16/2/2018

Kieron was polite, friendly and professional. Would thoroughly recommend his services. Look forward to hiring you again in the future, Kieron. Good luck with your new venture in March ????

Handyman, building, landscaping, painting. Public liability insurance. All major debit and credit cards payments accepted for payment convenience.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Burglar Repairs, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Steve on 16/2/2018

Dan proved to be a very reliable and friendly tradesman who quoted less than I expected. He consulted me at every step where additional work might be needed and was very flexible. More than pleased with end result - already hired him for another job

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

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Reviewed by Louisa on 16/2/2018

Great service. From the initial appointment graham made helpful suggestions of how I could optimise things, checked I could have dimmers by looking into sockets and also explained stuff in a way I could understand. During the time he and his team were here they were very respectful, helpful and courteous for example making sure my laptop had power whilst I was working. They are super clean and tidy too. Very friendly and trustworthy guys. Jobs have been done to a good standard. Recommend!

From a Socket to a Full Rewire. DJT is a local electrical company based in Bristol, but serving Bristol and the surrounding areas.

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

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Reviewed by Daniel on 16/2/2018

left job unfinished, and what he did do was dangerous with on earth. could have really hurt someone. dosnt answer phone now. or answer any emails. all work had to be redone.

All Trades have a policy, TREAT PEOPLE THE WAY WE EXPECT TO BE TREATED, we will always be at the end of the phone if something untowards happens, we take things personal and thrive to achieve best results, customers pay our wages.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Tolu on 16/2/2018

Very happy to have dealt with the Ernie and his team. They were courteous and straightforward. Price was a quoted, they turned of on time and the work was done in a very efficient manner. I am clear satisfied with the service therefore I am already using him again for another job i have in my flat.

Affordable Quality As Standard. As a property maintenance and renovations specialist, we have been working for the last 8 years exclusively for property developers and Estate Agents such as Brinkle's, Towneds, Dexters, and Cubitt&west covering All trades.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Jamal on 16/2/2018

Ken and his team were simply superstars,they tanked and reffited my bathroom to a Very high standard, they were reliable courteous and done exactly what I wanted, at half the cost of what the other tradesmen quoted me, I would definitely recommend them, certainly use them again , years guarantee also given, Thanks to you,Ken. Jamal Rashid.

Home and garden work Handyman work No job to small or to big family run Free quote and friendly advise give

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Lola on 15/2/2018

Jack is awesome (and Joe) they've come back to do other work for me as they are true professionals and help out with anything and GO THE EXTRA MILE!

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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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