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How to choose the best alarm installer

SSAIB certified alarm installations in Leeds and throughout Yorkshire

Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be focussing our blog upon security alarms, starting this week with our advice on how to choose the best installation provider, followed next week with tips on how to choose the right alarm system for you.

Having a new security alarm installed is a significant purchase and you’ll want to know that your money is being well spent on a reliable system and a high quality installation and after care. With this in mind, here at FirstEye we are proud to be members of the SSAIB which is the UK’s leading inspection body for organisations who provide security systems. The SSAIB certification we hold is a mark of excellence and demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality products and services.

Here are a few simple tips to ensure you choose the best possible alarm installation service:

  • A reputable installer wont try to blind you with complicated technical details but instead will explain to you in layman’s terms what a system can do.
  • Always make sure you are given a fixed price in writing but if this isn’t possible, ask for details of what could cause the price to rise and by how much.
  • Find out whether maintenance, repair or call-out cover is included.
  • Contact a couple of alarm installation companies and compare the costs.
  • Some systems are leased and not purchased: make sure you confirm which type of system you have and how long the warranty cover will last.
  • If you decide to take out a maintenance contract, make sure you find how what is included. Bear in mind that having your system maintained on a regular basis will reduce the risk of false alarms and could help to cut your insurance premiums.

One of the easiest ways to ensure you’ve chosen the right person for the job is to work with an SSAIB registered installer. Our SSAIB certification is designed to provide our customers with peace of mind and reassurance that we’ll provide you with a high quality service and reliable, cost effective services.

We work throughout Leeds and Yorkshire and our team are available to help you choose a system to suit your individual budget and requirements. Whether you’re starting from scratch with a brand new system or would like advice on upgrading your existing alarm, we can provide you with an alarm system to give you the security you need.

Contact FirstEye for advice and information

To find out more, please call FirstEye on 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk.

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Nobody home? Make sure your house looks occupied when you’re not in

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It’s widely recognised that thieves are more likely to approach a house which looks as though nobody is home. With this in mind it’s important to take steps to ensure your home looks occupied when you’re out at work or on holiday. Here’s our advice on how to take simple steps to improve the security of your home:

  • Ensuring lights are switched on and off is a highly effective way to make your home look occupied. Timer switches are cheap to buy and using just a couple will help to deter thieves. It can also help to use a timer a switch to set your TV or radio to turn on and off.
  • If you’re going to be away for more than a couple of days, consider asking a neighbour or friend to remove post out of sight away from your front door.
  • If you don’t have someone you can ask to move your post, consider using the Post Office’s Keep Safe service.
  • Smart doorbells are one of the latest home security solutions and can provide a highly effective way to enhance the security of your home when you’re not there. Designed to be linked to a smartphone or tablet, a smart doorbell will provide you with a clear image of who’s at your door, no matter where you might be. This is a great way to give the impression that someone is in, whilst also enabling you to speak to delivery drivers, the postman etc.

Contact FirstEye to arrange your free home security survey

Here at FirstEye we work with homeowners throughout Leeds and Yorkshire, providing them with a range of cost-effective home security solutions. We have the expertise to install security alarms, CCTV, smart doorbells, access control and more. To find out more or to arrange for a free, no-obligation home security survey, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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Make business security your New Year’s resolution

Business security solutions designed and installed in Leeds by FirstEye

If you run your own business you’ll be all to aware of the importance of security. However, running a business is extremely time-consuming to say the least and with this in mind, security tends to be relegated to the back-burner by many business owners.

Here at FirstEye we provide a wide range of cost-effective security solutions, designed to make business security as simple and straightforward as possible. From security alarms and CCTV, through to access control and car park barriers, we can help you ensure your business is protected from theft and crime, whilst providing you with peace of mind.

Commercial security installations Leeds

Our range of commercial and business security services include:

  • CCTV system design and installation
  • Intruder alarm design and installation, including multiple user systems
  • Access control systems including door access and intercom systems
  • Vehicle barriers and physical security solutions
  • Fire alarm design and installation
  • Security lighting

We have more than two decades of experience in all aspects of security installations and are proud to have achieved SSAIB accreditation for our services. Our team have the expertise to provide a wealth of security advice and will work hard to find the best solutions to meet your budget and requirements.

Contact FirstEye to start securing your business

So rather than putting off thinking about business security, why not get in touch with us instead? We’ll arrange for a free, no-obligation survey, designed to identify any gaps in your existing security protection, offering advice on the most appropriate approach for your business.

To find out more, please call us today on 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The team here at FirstEye would like to take the opportunity to wish all of our customers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

We’re taking a short break from blog writing this week but will be back in the New Year with more news, views and insights.

Happy Christmas!

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Control access with an access control system

Access control systems installed in Leeds by FirstEye

Designed to do exactly as the name says, an access control system will enable you to monitor who is allowed to enter your business premises. A wide range of different systems are available, providing varying levels of security with options to suit all budgets and requirements. Here at FirstEye we have many years of experience in designing and installing access control systems across Yorkshire and will work closely with you to help you choose the best product for your business.

Access control systems offer a range of benefits such as:

  • Have complete control over who enters and leaves your business premises.
  • Enhance the protection of reception areas and entrance ways.
  • Increase protection in secure areas of your business premises such as storage areas and stock rooms.
  • Control staff access to different areas.
  • Reduce the risk of internal theft.
  • Access control systems help reception and front of house staff to feel more secure.
  • Eliminate the expense and hassle of replacing lost keys.

The access control systems we install cover a wide range of options, from simple intercomm systems through to state-of-the-art camera or finger print recognition. We understand that all businesses are different though and will talk through your requirements before helping you decide which system would provide the best protection for your business.

Contact FirstEye to find out more

Access control installations cover just one area of our expertise and if you would like advice on the best ways to protect your business from crime, please get in touch to arrange for a free, no-obligation security survey.

Our services are available throughout Leeds and Yorkshire and because we are accredited by the SSAIB and IPAF and are also Which? Trusted Traders and Safe Contractor Approved, you’ll have the reassurance of knowing that the security of your business is in experienced hands.

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Don’t give burglars a place to hide – protect your home with security lighting

Security lighting installed in Leeds by FirstEye

The long winter nights tends to signal an increase in burglaries as thieves use the cover of darkness to break into homes. The single most effective way to deter thieves is to install security lighting, designed to illuminate the exterior of your home and prevent burglars from finding somewhere to hide.

Here at FirstEye we have the expertise to design and install a range of security lighting solutions; from sensor lights, designed to be triggered by movement, through to patio lighting, garage lighting and exterior feature lighting.

Placing lights above your front and back door, or patio doors if you have them, not only helps to deter thieves but will also ensure you feel more secure when arriving home at night. Garden lighting looks stunning and offers a beautiful way to highlight trees and planting, whilst also discouraging thieves from entering the space. Patio lighting provides another practical solution which not only enhances the look of your garden at night, but will also help to make outdoors areas safer.

Sheds and garages are being increasingly targetted by thieves who know they are often used to store expensive bikes, DIY and sports equipment such as golf clubs. Sheds and garages need protection too and installing security lighting helps to increase security by providing a visible, effective deterrent.

Contact FirstEye for further information

If you would like to find out more about our home security installation services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to arrange for your free, no-obligation security survey. Contacting FirstEye is easy: simply call 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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Beat the burglars with a new home security system!

Domestic security systems designed and installed in Leeds by FirstEye

Unfortunately the run up to the festive season is often used by burglars as an opportunity to break into homes, looking for all those expensive electrical items we buy to give as Christmas gifts. Home security is, of course, vital throughout the year but during the winter months it’s important to be extra vigilant. So what steps can you take to protect your home?

Here at FirstEye we have many years of experience in helping homeowners in Leeds choose the best security systems to suit their properties. From CCTV and security alarms, through to security lighting and video doorbells, we install systems for all budgets. Even a simple, low-cost security installation can make a real difference; here are our suggested strategies for giving your home the protection it deserves:

  • Security lighting: designed to switch on when it’s dark or to be triggered by movement, security lighting is a low-cost way to enhance the security of your home. If your front and back door, garden and driveway are protected by security, thieves are more likely to look elsewhere as they prefer to operate under the cover of darkness if possible.
  • CCTV: offering unbeatable protection around the clock, CCTV is a highly effective, visible deterrent which is becoming increasingly popular with homeowners in Leeds. We install systems to suit all budgets and whether you’d like just one camera or ten, we’ll design a system which meets your individual requirements. The latest systems are designed to provide crystal clear images which can provide invaluable evidence for the police or as part of an insurance claim. Images can be viewed in real time through a smart phone or tablet app, offering you the capability to monitor your home regardless of where you are.
  • Smart doorbells: one of the newest security systems available, a smart doorbell allows you to check whose at the door before answering it, even if you’re not at home! Perfect for the elderly or vulnerable, a smart doorbell can be used to speak to delivery drivers or ask for ID whilst providing you with peace on mind.
  • Security alarms: a security alarm will provide your home with comprehensive protection – the sight of a visible alarm bell box is often enough to deter thieves. We install systems to suit all budgets, with the latest alarms designed to be operated through an app, allowing you to set or unset the system whilst you’re away from home.

Contact FirstEye to find out more

As security installation specialists in Leeds, we have the expertise to help you secure your home. To find out more or to arrange a free, no-obligation security survey, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon possible.

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The five ways a commercial CCTV system could help you protect your business

Commercial CCTV installations in Leeds

If you’ve ever thought about installing CCTV but have been deterred by potential cost and disruption, we thought we’d outline the five main benefits offered by the latest systems. CCTV is cheaper than ever before and whether you opt for just one camera or several, installing a system can offer real benefits. Here are five ways CCTV could help you protect your business and improve security:

  1. Deter criminals: provided cameras are placed where they can be easily seen, CCTV offers a highly effective way of deterring thieves from entering your premises. Signs to warn criminals that they will be prosecuted are displayed alongside, providing a very visible deterrent and making them think twice before attempting to break in. It’s worth remembering that criminals are most likely to target businesses which appear to have little security protection and installing CCTV is a great way to give yours the protection it deserves.
  2. Aid prosecutions and prevent false claims: today’s CCTV systems are designed to provide crystal-clear images, helping to increase chances of prosecution whilst also assisting you with an insurance claim. In addition, CCTV footage can also help to provide you with protection from fraudulent insurance claims or claims for personal injury or misconduct.
  3. Safeguard your employees: installing CCTV can help your staff feel safer, particularly those who have to work alone or at night.
  4. Enhance work and safety: an often overlooked benefit of CCTV is the benefits it can offer in terms of creating a safer working environment. CCTV cameras encourage staff to stick to health and safety rules, helping to minimise the risk of them taking potentially hazardous shortcuts. CCTV can also prove useful in emergency situations, such a spotting a fire or accident.
  5. Safeguard your premises 24/7: The latest CCTV systems can be viewed on a smartphone, tablet or laptop, offering you the capability to monitor your business premises regardless of where you are. Not only does this provide peace of mind, it also gives you the chance to take immediate action in the event of a break in.

Contact FirstEye to find out more

At FirstEye we have many years of experience of working with commercial businesses throughout Leeds, designing and installing CCTV systems designed to meet their budget and requirements. If you would like to find out more, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for further information.

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CCTV isn’t just for business customers – protect your home and see what’s happening 24/7

Domestic CCTV systems designed and installed in Leeds

Many of our customers don’t realise that CCTV offers the ideal way to protect their homes, assuming that this type of security system is just for business or commercial clients. This is not the case and over recent years CCTV has been an increasingly affordable way to deter thieves and help to protect your home from crime.

Here at FirstEye we install systems of all sizes and whether you need just one camera or several, we have the expertise to provide a system which provides just the right level of protection for you. The HD systems we install provide crystal clear images which can help to catch intruders whilst providing invaluable evidence if the worst happens and you’re broken into.

In addition, CCTV is proving an increasingly popular way to check on a property whilst it’s empty. Whether you’d simply like to keep an eye on your dog whilst you’re out, or to check everything’s OK when you’re away on holiday, CCTV will provide you with peace of mind no matter where you are.

The CCTV systems we install use the latest apps for iPhone or Android, enabling you to keep tabs on your home from your mobile phone, tablet or laptop. In addition, if you already have an analogue or first generation HD sytem, we may be able to re-use existing cabling to upgrade to one of the latest systems.

Contact FirstEye to find out more

If you would like to find out more about installing a domestic CCTV system could give your home the protection it deserves, why not get in touch to arrange for a free, no-obligation quote?

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Do you have a security plan for your business?

Business security solutions designed and installed in Leeds by FirstEye

If you run your own business you’re likely to be all too aware of your responsibility to ensure workplace safety. Whilst the term ‘workplace safety’ includes things like electrical safety etc., it’s important to make careful consideration for the personal safety of your employees, customers, whilst also ensuring your business assets are protected.

Here at FirstEye we have many years of experience in providing business in Leeds with a wide range of highly effective security solutions. We understand that not everyone has the big budgets needed to afford the latest high-tech security systems and with this in mind, we offer solutions to suit all budgets.

We also understand that the security requirements of different businesses can vary hugely as an office-based business is unlikely to need as much protection as a shop full of expensive stock, or factory used to house valuable equipment, for example. Security is important for all businesses – regardless of what they do – and we work closely with business owners to find a system that’s just right for them.

Planning your businesses’ security

Many business owners fail to think about security on a regular basis, having no idea if they are adequately protected. Whilst a ‘head in the sand’ approach might work the majority of the time, it can prove extremely expensive and stressful if the worst happens and you suffer a break in. Taking an inventory of your existing security systems is a great way to begin and spending a little time checking your alarm is a good place to start. Here are a few things you might like to think about:

  • Is your business protected by an alarm, and if it is, when was the last time it was serviced?
  • Does your business have a reception area? Is it protected by CCTV?
  • Do you store sensitive information such as financial records?
  • Is your business in a remote area?
  • Does your business have a car park and is it protected from unauthorised vehicles?

Thinking about the security of your business is a good way to identify any areas which are vulnerable and would benefit from extra protection. Reception areas, for example, can really benefit from the protection offered by CCTV, whilst an access control system is a cost-effective way to control who has access to your business premises. Car parks often benefit from the enhanced security provided by barriers, whilst security lighting offers a way to help staff feel more secure and deter potential intruders. Last and by no means least, ensuring your security alarm is in good working order, or installing an alarm if you don’t already have one is an unbeatable way to increase the security of your business.

Contact FirstEye to arrange for your free security survey

Here at FirstEye we take great pride in providing businesses in Leeds with a wide range of high-quality, affordable security solutions. From alarm installations and maintenance, through to CCTV, access control and security lighting, we have the expertise to ensure you, your staff and your business are safe, secure and protected from crime.

Please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 to arrange for your free, no-obligation security survey.