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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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Great timely work, friendly service and kept in contact until paperwork came through. Would highly recommend and hire again in future.

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Reviewed by Lisa on 27/9/2018

Andrew was great. What struck me about me the most was how proud he was about his star rating, and he therefore worked hard to ensure he retained it. He was reliable, fair, and went above and beyond to do a thorough job. I've recommended him to all my friends.

Qualified and experienced electrician offering free estimates, no minimum fee and no call out charge. Based in Glasgow and delivering excellent customer service throughout central Scotland in electrical installation, repair fault finding and modernisation. Fully insured. Disclosure Scotland. All work undertaken.

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Reviewed by Jack on 30/8/2018

Great job

We offer complete construction and landscaping services.More of our work can be seen at:.cnconstructionscouk

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Reviewed by Kenny on 20/9/2018

Great. Fast and efficient

We are a Building and electrics firm with over 200 five star ratings. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We cover all domestic electrical services to the public and offer innovative ways to improve the efficiency and lifespan of your electrics.

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Reviewed by Christina on 19/10/2018

Contacted us straight away and came the next morning. Did an excellent job and sorted some additional jobs out too. Completed the job same day and all at a reasonable price. Thank you

Electrician with 15 years experience in all types of electrical work. Three key words - Affordable - Reliable and Professional.

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Reviewed by Heather on 30/9/2018

The guy turned up on time contacted me really quickly. No mess. Very professional. Would not hesitate to contact him again. Heather :

About Folarinmaintains: We are a family run company that specialise in electrical interior, exterior, handyman and general maintenance. We offer Same Day Service and guarantee our work for 12 Months. Most jobs fixed within a few hours. Experience/Quality/Peace of mind: We install/remove and cover all aspects of electrical work from as small as changing a light bulb, emergency callouts to completing an entire rewire and this is for both Landlords as well as private home owners, domestic and commercial properties. We take pride in our work and always complete to the highest standard and that is why we offer a 12 months Guarantee! Qualifications: City and guilds electrical installation levels 1-3 17th edition in electrical installation BS7671 Extensive years of experience. WHAT THE CUSTOMER WANTS IS WHAT WE WANT TO DELIVER.

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Reviewed by David on 2/10/2018

A nice polite person who did the work to good standard would use again.

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Reviewed by Ben on 15/9/2018

Shaune provided a great service. He was quick and the quality of work was great. I’d recommend him to anyone.

Domestic electrical installations and services in the area of Milton Keynes, Bedford, Luton, Northampton, Hemel Hempstead and Oxford. C&G 2394 Inspection and Testing , C&G 2395 & Periodic Electrical Installations Condition Reports added in September 2014

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Reviewed by Ian on 6/8/2018

I had 6 down-lights installed and am very happy with the work.

We have over thirty years experience in 1st & 2nd fix carpentry ,internal and external from wardrobes and shelving to fences and decks.

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Reviewed by Debbie on 21/10/2018

Excellent

I am a small business specialising in all aspects of televisual installations and home security within a 40 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 Matt on 17/10/2018

Once we'd sorted dates out he was on the case and very helpful.

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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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