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SSAIB Registered alarm installers in Leeds

Accredited security installation services from FirstEye

We know how important security and customer service is to our customers and with this in mind, we’re focussing our current blog posts upon the accreditations we hold. Following on from last week’s post on our Which? Trusted Trader accreditation, this week we’re going to focus upon our SSAIB Registered alarm and CCTV installation services.

The SSAIB is a leading certification body for organisations who install CCTV security systems, fire detection and alarm systems. When it comes to protecting your home or business from crime, you can’t afford to take any chances and this is why it’s important to choose a provider with the relevant expertise, qualifications and experience.

Why choose an SSAIB Registered alarm installer?

Choosing an SSAIB Registered alarm installer offers a number of benefits including:

  • a reduction on your home or business insurance
  • to meet SSAIB requirements all of our staff have been security screened and DBS checked, providing you with peace of mind
  • all of our security installations have to meet British standards
  • membership of the SSAIB scheme means that we’ve had to open our business to independent security, providing you with reassurance that we are a responsible and professional company

We work with residential and business customers throughout Leeds and surrounding areas, providing a wide range of SSAIB accredited alarm and CCTV installation services. We install a range of alarm and CCTV systems, with options to suit all budgets and requirements so if you don’t have any security protection and are considering having a system installed, we’d be delighted to help.

Our quotes are available for free and with no obligation so if you would like to find out more, or to arrange for a free security survey, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk For further information on our alarm installation services, please visit our website.

Next week we’ll be focussing upon our Safe Contractor Approved registration so come back next week to find out more about our trustworthy security installations in Leeds.

Which? Trusted Trader

Trustworthy security installations

Accredited security installation services in Leeds

As a long-standing company with over 22 years of experience, we take great pride in our reputation for providing outstanding customer service, with much of our new business coming to us through personal recommendations.

We take take the safety and security of our customers extremely seriously and by choosing to work with us, you’ll have the reassurance of knowing that your home or business is in safe, qualified and experienced hands.

Over the years we’ve gained a number of accreditations and over the next few weeks we’ll be covering each of them in turn, explaining what they mean and how they could benefit you. We know that choosing the best electrical installation contractor can be daunting; however choosing an accredited company such as FirstEye will provide you with peace of mind.

Which? Trusted Trader

You’re likely to have heard of Which?, the well known consumer champions who have spent many decades testing products and helping consumers choose the very best services. Which? Founded their Trusted Trader scheme over four years ago and we’re incredibly proud to have been the first security systems installers in the Leeds area to have been accredited by the scheme.

The Which? Trusted Trader logo is a sign that you’re choosing a trader with a trustworthy reputation and who has successfully passed a rigorous assessment process carried out by the scheme’s trading standards professionals. The assessment process covers everything from customer satisfaction and business procedures, through to the financial health of a business and a face-to-face interview carried out by a member of the Which? Trusted Trader team.

We’re absolutely delighted to have been recommended by 100% of our customers who have kindly left reviews for us on the Which? Trusted Traders website. We take great pride in the quality of our workmanship and our team of polite, reliable and highly trained engineers and feel that our membership of the scheme is testament to this.

Contact FirstEye – Which? Trusted Trader in Leeds

If you’d like to find out what makes FirstEye a Which? Trusted Trader in Leeds, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to arrange for a free, no-obligation quote at a time to suit you.

For further information on the Which? Trusted Trader scheme, please visit their website.

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Is your garage or shed burglar-proof?

Security solutions for garages and sheds installed in Leeds

For this week’s blog post we thought we’d shed (sorry!) a little light on the importance of protecting garages and outbuildings from the theft. Sheds and garages tend to be overlooked when we think of home security but because they’re often used to protect valuable items such as bikes, power tools and golf clubs, it’s vital that they have the security they need.

Why you need to protect your shed or garage

Thanks to the rise in the popularity of cycling over recent years there has been an unfortunate increase in the number of bike thefts from sheds and garages. Thieves often steal bikes ‘to order’ and are more likely to target properties where they know expensive bikes are stored. With this in mind, it’s a good idea not to leave a bike rack permanently attached to the roof of the car as this is a visual clue thieves will look for.

Most bikes are stored in a shed or garage located on a driveway or garden. These areas can be particularly dark at night and so installing security lighting is a great way to further deter thieves. We install a range of security lighting products with options to suit all requirements and by illuminating the outside areas of your home, you’ll not only enhance the security of your outbuildings but the rest of your home as well.

We also install security systems suitable for protecting sheds and garages. With options including stand-alone systems or systems designed to integrated with an existing alarm, fitting a security alarm offers a great way to give your valuable bikes the protection they deserve.

It goes without saying that all these security solutions are ideal for protecting most sheds or garages – regardless of what you store in it! Taking a few simple steps to improve security could also help you reduce your insurance premiums whilst providing you with much needed peace of mind.

Contact FirstEye to find out more

If you would like to find out more about security for sheds and garages, or to obtain a free security survey, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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Smart security solutions to help combat employee theft

Business and commercial security installations Leeds

Running a business is hard work; especially if you are a small business which is built upon trust. However, many small businesses fall victim to theft, with money and assets being taken by their own staff. A dip in profits resulting from employee theft can be catastrophic but there are ways to avoid the problem before it causes a serious issue. Here are a few suggestions as to how you could prevent employee theft:

  • Internal CCTV: whilst this might seem a fairly drastic measure, installing CCTV not only offers a highly effective deterrent, it is also an ideal way to catch staff in the act. Here at FirstEye we can help you design and install a system which meets your individual requirements, working closely with you to ensure you have cover in the areas you need it most, including stock rooms and store rooms.
  • Smart security: it really does pay to stay ahead of the game and making the most of the latest smart security systems could help you save time and money. Running a business is time consuming, with not enough hours in the day to spend time review CCTV images! Smart security apps will let you set up scenarios and will send you a notification if movement is detected in a particular area. The ideal solution whether you want to cover all angles or a particular problem area, smart security offers a cost-effective solution.
  • Door entry keypads also help to offer yet another cost-effective solution. Allowing you the capability to control or limit staff access, door entry keypads are ideal for protecting sensitive areas, valuables and stock. In addition, the latest door entry systems can also be integrated with a smart security app, enabling you to see who has had access to particular areas.

Contact FirstEye to find out more about our business and commercial security installation services

Here at FirstEye we offer a range of effective security solutions, designed to help business of all shapes and sizes improve their security. As specialists in this area, we take great pride in working closely with our clients; finding them solutions to suit their individual budgets and requirements. To find out more, or to arrange for a free security survey, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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Spruce up your home with our property services

High quality domestic property renovation and improvement services in Yorkshire

Spring seems to be finally on the way and what better time of year to spruce up your home, ready for the summer ahead.

Alongside our installation services, we offer a range of domestic improvement services, designed to help our customers improve, remodel or even extend their homes. No job is too large or small for our team and whether you’d like to re-decorate a couple of rooms, or are thinking about a new bathroom or kitchen, we can help.

Our domestic home improvement services include but are not limited to:

  • Exterior and interior building work including general renovations and repairs
  • Extensions of all sizes, including front, side or rear extensions in single, two or three stories
  • Kitchen and bathroom re-designs and re-fits
  • Loft and basement conversions
  • Roofing work
  • Electrical work
  • Plumbing work
  • Garden landscaping work including decking, patios, walls, gate and fence installations
  • Garden buildings including garages, sheds, home offices and outhouses

Choosing us for your domestic improvement project is the best way to ensure that you’re in safe and experienced hands. As an established company with more than twenty years of experience of working in homes throughout Yorkshire, we’ll work closely with you to provide an efficient, high-quality service.

Get in touch to find out more about our property services in Yorkshire

If you’d like to breath new life into your home with a few home improvements, why not let us take the strain by doing the work for you? To find out more about our home improvement and renovation services, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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Don’t put the security of your home at risk by over-sharing on social media

Home security advice from the security installation specialists in Leeds

Whilst social media offers a great way to share news and keep in touch with family and friends, over-sharing of information is being increasingly used by opportunist thieves to identify when people are away or likely to be out of the house.

According to research commissioned by Yale in 2018*, social media users were sharing information revealing that they were away abroad on holiday, with some even revealing exactly how long they would be away for. In addition, the research also discovered that users would post pictures of new cars and other expensive new items.

With this in mind, it’s important to remember that there’s a lot more to home security than locking the door or setting the burglar alarm. If you use social media you need to make yourself aware of the settings which can be used to turn off where an image is posted from. Remember that one of the best ways to protect your home from theft is to give potential thieves as little as possible to work with. Checking your social media settings and not advertising when you are away are effective steps to take, as is making your home look occupied when it’s not.

Contact FirstEye to find out how we can help you protect your home

As with many things in life, prevention is definitely better than cure when it comes to home security and whilst it’s nice to get lots of likes for those Facebook holiday posts, it’s not so nice to discover that you’ve been burgled when you return home. Here at FirstEye we are experts in designing and installing a wide range of security solutions for homeowners in Leeds, with options to suit all budgets and requirements.

To find out more or to arrange for your free, no-obligation home security survey, please call 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

*https://www.yale.co.uk/en/yale/couk/news/2018/articles/yale-helps-homeowners-to-feel-safe-and-travel-reassured-this-summer/

fire alarms installation Leeds

Don’t take the risk – ensure your business is protected from fire

Fire alarms for commercial buildings and businesses in Yorkshire

Even a small fire can cause significant damage to a business, putting the lives of those who work there at risk. All non-domestic buildings should have a fire alarm fitted for safety purposes and to detect fire, and also for insurance purposes.

Fire alarm systems operate in largely the same way; using detectors to sense heat or smoke, or a manual break unit. If the alarm is triggered, a warning sound will alert the building’s occupants, whilst some systems will also report the event to the emergency services.

A number of commercial fire alarm systems are available which use combined sensors, designed to detect either smoke, heat or CO2, depending on the type of business and where the alarm is located. If you run a catering business, for example, there would be little point in installing smoke detectors as heat sensors would be a much better option. On the other hand office buildings, for example, are at greater risk of fire caused by combustible materials such as paper and soft furnishings, making smoke detectors the safest choice.

Installing the best alarm for your businesses

As fire alarm installation specialists in Leeds, we will install the most appropriate fire detection and alarm to suit the unique requirements of your business. Our alarm installations are in line with British Standards BS5839-1. Before carrying out an installation we will carry out a risk assessment to determine the type of building and how it used. A residential care home or student accommodation which have permanent residents would, for example, be assessed in a different way to an office building where people are only present during the day. We also take into account the ease of emergency evacuation which is particularly important in some environments such as care homes or schools.

Contact FirstEye and start protecting your business from fire

Every fire alarm we install comes with a commissioning certificate, installation certificate, fire alarm plan, user guide and weekly test log book. In addition, we also offer a range of servicing plans, designed to provide peace of mind and ensure that you meet legislation.

To find out more about how we can help you protect your business premises, staff or residents from the risk of fire, please contact FirstEye to arrange your free risk assessment survey and quote.

business security solutions

Security solutions for small businesses

Business security systems installed in Leeds

Although your business might be small but perfectly formed, security is just as important for you as it is for larger businesses. Here at FirstEye we offer a wide range of flexible business security solutions, designed to meet the requirements of our business, industrial and commercial clients, regardless of whether they are sole traders or large organisations.

Don’t overlook business security

We understand that running a business is extremely time consuming, with lots to think about such as cash flow, managing staff and day-to-day admin. Security, however is incredibly important for businesses but is something which is often overlooked until the worst happens and a break in, or other security breach, occurs. As with so many things in life, prevention is always better than cure so rather than putting off the security of your business, why not take a little time now to think about what you could do better?

The implications of a break in can be huge and not just in terms of property lost. If sensitive data is taken this could leave you exposed in terms of data security and management, whilst your insurance premiums are likely to rise. Staff can also be adversely affected and it is also important that you understand your responsibilities as a business owner, both in terms of loss of sensitive data and their well-being.

Business security solutions

The good news is that there is now a wide range of business security solutions available, with plenty of options available for small to medium-sized businesses. Many of our clients choose a comprehensive system which protects them from theft and fire, whilst some choose to focus on the individual aspects of security which are specific to their requirements.

Here are the main options:

  • intruder alarms
  • fire alarms
  • CCTV systems
  • access control systems
  • security barriers
  • car park security barriers

Within these options there are a wide range of different possibilities, with choices suitable for all budgets and requirements. The first step in security your business should be to contact us to arrange for a free, no-obligation security survey. We will then talk you through the range of options available, working closely with you to help you choose the best solutions for your budget and requirements.

Contacting FirstEye is easy: simply call 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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How to find the best burglar alarm for your home

Residential alarm installations and advice in Leeds

Following on from last week’s blog post on choosing a security alarm installer, this week we’re going to focus upon finding the best alarm for your home. A wide range of alarm systems are available and with so much choice, deciding which is the right product can seem a little daunting! However, we’ve put together some information, designed to help you choose the most suitable alarm for your home and lifestyle…

A number of different types of residential burglar alarms are available; here are some of the pros and cons of each type:

Wired alarms: although this type of alarm is generally reliable and robust, it has to be installed by an alarm installation specialist. Wired alarms can be disruptive to install as the wires required for the electronic sensors have to be hidden.

Wireless alarms: an increasingly popular choice, wireless alarms use battery-powered sensors which are designed to communicate with a central control panel through radio signals. The downside to this is that the batteries will need to be replaced periodically. However, as very little wiring is required, wireless alarms offer a cost-effective choice.

Bell only alarms: the cheapest option, this type of alarm is designed to make a loud noise. Best suited to homeowners with friendly neighbours or those living in a Neighbourhood Watch area, this type of alarm won’t automatically alert you or the police.

Auto-dialler alarms: designed to automatically contact you or a nominated friend if the alarm is triggered, auto-dialler alarms are connected to a phone line or mobile network. This type of alarm does need to phone line or a strong, reliable mobile signal.

Monitored alarms: if the alarm is triggered a call centre is alerted and they will then contact the police or a designated emergency contact. This type of alarm requires a fee which is paid monthly or annual and it’s worth remembering that the police will stop responding if too many false alarms are received.

Smart alarms: the latest type of alarm, smart alarms are designed to be integrated with a smart home system. Smart alarms will contact you or a family member if the alarm is triggered, whilst the system can be set or un-set using a mobile phone, tablet or laptop. Offering cost-effective, comprehensive security, this type of alarm system is becoming increasingly popular.

Contact FirstEye – burglar alarm installation specialists in Leeds

As you can see, a wide range of alarms are available, with products ranging in complexity. To bet the best from an alarm system – regardless of which type you choose – it should be installed by a professional with expertise in alarm installations. As reputable alarm installers in Leeds – please see our website for full details of our professional accreditations – we will help you choose the best alarm for your home and budget. To find out more, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please contact us by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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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.