Planning an electrical installation? Spread the cost with our flexible payment options

Cost-effective electrical installations in Leeds

If you’re undertaking a major installation or refurbishment project, planning ahead and spreading the cost can be difficult when you’ve got lots of bills which seem to come in all at once! With this in mind, we’ve decided to help our customers by offering the option to pay a 25% deposit, with payment of the remaining balance to be paid on completion of installation. This is a great way to ensure work gets started on your installation, whilst giving you extra time to plan your finances accordingly.

We’re also pleased to announce that we can now accept credit card payments either over the phone or in person via Barclaycard’s Payzone system. We can accept most debit and credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Solo and Discover. We’re hoping that by introducing card payments, we’re making life just that little bit easier for our customers.

Our electrical installation services

We offer a wide range of electrical installation services, including the installation of domestic and commercial security, CCTV and fire protection systems. In addition and following requests from our existing customers, we now also offer a wide range of property maintenance services, renovation, repair and improvement works, designed for both residential and commercial properties.

Contact FirstEye to find out more

If you would like to find out more about any aspect of our services, or to arrange for a free, no-obligation quote, please email quote@firsteye.co.uk or call 0113 228 8599.

Crimes against the wholesale and retail sector continue to grow

Protect your business against theft with a security system installed by FirstEye

According to figures* released last month by the Home Office, incidents of crime in the wholesale and retail sector increased significantly in 2017.

Shoplifting is still the most common crime to affect this sector and accounts for 63% of all crimes, with the average cost of shoplifting higher per victim at 2017 at £500, compared to £237 per victim in 2012. With this in mind, the importance of security for the wholesale and retail sectors is of paramount importance and investing in a security systems is a cost-effective way to help minimise the impact of crime upon your business.

Business security solutions for the wholesale and retail sectors

Here at FirstEye we have many years of experience of working with clients in the wholesale and retails sectors, providing them security systems designed to meet their individual requirements. The most appropriate type of system for your business will depend on a range of factors. A shop, for example, is most likely to benefit from CCTV to protect the shop floor, with a burglar alarm designed to protect the premises whilst it’s unoccupied. Wholesale business can also benefit from CCTV as installing security cameras is an excellent way to deter and prevent internal theft.

When thinking about business security it’s important not to overlook outside areas such as car parks, loading bays or reception areas. A range of systems are available which can help to significantly improve the security of such areas, including security lighting, surveillance cameras, car parking barriers and access control systems. In addition, for commercial premises it can also be worth considering the installation of further security measures such shutters and screens.

FirstEye – working to provide security solutions for businesses in Leeds

If you would like to find out more about protecting your business from theft, or to obtain a free, no-obligation security survey, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with FirstEye by contacting us on 0113 228 8599.

*source:

Home Office: Crime against businesses: findings from the 2017 Commercial Victimisation Survey

 

CCTV provides unbeatable protection for businesses of all sizes

Protect your business with a CCTV system installed by FirstEye

Regardless of the size of your business or your budget, a CCTV system can be designed to work for you. There’s a misconception that CCTV is the preserve of big businesses but this is not the case and installing a CCTV system offers a highly effective way to protect your staff, stock, sensitive data and business assets.

CCTV cameras can be used outside or indoors or a combination of the two and depending on the type of system you choose, can record in colour, in daylight or darkness and high definition.

The benefits of CCTV systems for small businesses

CCTV offers the combined benefits of working in a preventative AND retrospective way:

  • designed to provide a highly effective preventative measure, CCTV cameras offer a proven way to deter thieves
  • CCTV also provides a very useful way to collect and record evidence if a crime should happen on your premises, whether it’s a theft carried out by an intruder or internal theft

Ideally, a CCTV system will deter criminals for attempting to enter your premises, therefore preventing a crime from happening in the first place. However, if the worst does happen, CCTV offers a way to help limit the damage by helping the police to identify those involved or through the provision of evidence in an insurance claim.

What’s the difference between CCTV and surveillance cameras?

Although CCTV and camera surveillance work in a similar way by recording events which could cause problems for your business, each type of system is, in fact, used in very different ways.

CCTV: CCTV systems record footage using a number of different cameras before storing the footage onto a private, local storage location. For example, a small shop might have a camera to cover the front entrance, another covering the shop floor and a third to cover the till area. The resulting footage is saved onto an internal storage (e.g. a hard drive) but is not available to the public.

Surveillance cameras: unlike a closed surveillance system (CCTV), surveillance cameras can be accessed remotely. It is possible to access the images using a smartphone app or tablet and the footage is saved onto a cloud storage system rather than a computer hard drive.

Contact FirstEye to arrange your free security survey

A range of systems are available, with options suitable for business premises of all shapes and sizes: from factories and warehouses, through to shops and home offices. To find out more, or to arrange for a free, no-obligation security survey and quote, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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Secure your business premises with a security barrier

Security barriers installed throughout Leeds and Yorkshire

Although security barriers offer a highly effective way to control which vehicles have access to your business premises, it is important that you choose the most appropriate one for your location.

Automatic barriers and security gates are widely used to protect car parks, business premises and facilites. The perfect solution for locations where vehicles enter and exit a secure area, automatic gates are ideal for the majority of car parks, whilst electronic security gates can be used to control access on a vehicle by vehicle basis.

In most cases, security gates are installed at the entrance to a car park of facility, or in locations such as storage areas or loading bays. In addition, security gates also offer a useful way to safeguard individual blocks of parking bays within a larger car park.

Which security gate is best for you?

A range of different types of security gate are available and the majority are made from durable metal. Barrier gates are ideal for protecting car parks from unauthorised vehicles but because pedestrians are able to pass underneath, they aren’t ideal for areas where security is an issue. Swing gates are designed to swing open and closed just like a normal gate and are widely seen in domestic properties. They can also prove useful for business premises and will give effective protection from unauthorised vehicles and pedestrians alike. Folding gates are an ideal solution for areas where space is limited but because they open and close quickly, it is important that additional safety measures are used to prevent accidents.

Automatic security gates can be controlled in a range of ways, including digital keypads, card readers, intercom systems, vehicle tag readers and number plate recognition. Here at FirstEye we have many years of experience in installing security systems and access barriers in a wide range of business premises and locations – if you would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Contact FirstEye

For further information on security system installation services, why not contact FirstEye today?

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UK Crime survey shows another increase in burglaries in England and Wales

Protect your home and business from burglary with a security system installed by FirstEye

The results of the UK Crime Survey were released at the end of last month, showing a 9% increase* in police recorded burglary offences. Whilst this increase isn’t huge, it is cause for concern and clearly demonstrates the continued importance of protecting your home or business from the risk of theft.

Burglar alarms continue to offer the single most effective deterrent and will provide your home or business premises with round the clock protection. Here at FirstEye we have the expertise to install and maintain a wide range of burglar alarm systems, with options suitable for domestic, commercial, industrial and business properties. We will work closely with you to design and install a system which meets your individual requirements, providing peace of mind and protection for your property and possessions.

Installing a burglar alarm offers a range of benefits including:

  • An effective and highly visible deterrent as the majority of thieves are put off entering a property when they see that it has a burglar alarm.
  • Round the clock protection, providing you with peace of mind when you can’t be there.
  • Alarm systems to suit all budgets and requirements – from state-of-the-art monitored alarms, through to simple bell only systems.
  • A potential reduction in your insurance premiums.
  • Modern wireless alarms are simple to install and as little or no drilling is required, there are no unsightly wires.

Unbeatable protection with a combined alarm and CCTV system

For the ultimate in protection, a combined alarm and CCTV system is pretty hard to beat. CCTV is now widely used in residential  and commercial properties, offering a great way to provide enhanced protection for the interior and/or exterior of your home. Our security installation services cover the design and installation of CCTV systems and if this is something you’d like to consider, we’d be happy to provide further advice.

Contact FirstEye to find out more

Rather than become another victim of the crime rate statistics, prevention is always better than cure. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you protect your home or business from the risk of burglary, why not get in touch to obtain your free, no-obligation security survey and quote?

*source: Office for National Statistics, Crime Survey for England and Wales 2018 http://www.crimesurvey.co.uk/SurveyResults.html

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Get your home and garden ready for summer with our home improvement services

Renovation and home improvement services for homeowners in Leeds

Summer seems to be here at long last and what better way to celebrate the warmer weather than making the most of your garden? Here at FirstEye we offer a wide range of home improvement services, designed to help you ensure your garden and home look great; from fencing, patios and decking, through to lighting installations, decorating and building work. No job is too large or small for our team!

Garden landscaping and building services

We understand how house-proud our customers are and that having an attractive home and garden is important to you. Whether your garden needs to be designed and landscaped from scratched, or simply needs a little TLC, we have the expertise to help. Our experienced team have the skills to cover all aspects of garden landscaping, from the design and building of raised beds, garden walls and paved areas, through to fencing, decking, ponds, water features and more. Our home improvement services are ideal for projects of all shapes and sizes and we’ll work with you to ensure your garden is the envy of your neighbours!

Home improvement services

There’s little point in having a stunning garden if the exterior of your home is looking a little past its best. If your home could do with exterior renovation, our team have experience in decorating, woodwork, window installations, plaster work and general renovation work. As with all our services no job is too small for us so please get in touch for further details.

Contact Dalec to find out more

Our services are available to homeowners throughout Leeds and West Yorkshire. For further advice on home maintenance or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote at a time to suit you, why not get in touch with FirstEye today?

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CCTV vs burglar alarms – which is best for you?

Should you consider CCTV over a security alarm system?

We’re often asked by business and homeowners whether it would be best for them to have a CCTV system rather than a burglar alarm. Unfortunately it’s difficult to give a definitive answer to this question as with many things in life, a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work! A number of factors need to be taken into consideration if you’d like to decide whether or not CCTV is best for you, including:

  • Is CCTV going to provide you with the most cost-effective solution to protecting your home or business premises?
  • Is regular maintenance going to be possible to ensure that the CCTV system continues to provide effective protection?
  • Is the best option to simply install a security alarm AND CCTV system?

Whilst there’s little doubt that CCTV cameras act as highly effective deterrent, without the benefit of remote monitoring, camera footage can only be used retrospectively as evidence. Although the sight of CCTV cameras is usually enough to put off the majority of thieves, there are some who simply aren’t phased. With this in mind, remote monitoring is the most effective solution and can help you save money on other crime prevention measures.

What is remote monitoring?

A CCTV system which is remotely monitored will alert you as an incident happens as those monitoring the system will contact you or the emergency services. Obviously this offers a much better opportunity to catch thieves whilst they’re committing a crime and footage only needs to be used once the offence has occurred. In the majority of cases though a remotely monitored CCTV system is usually sufficient to stop intruders in their tracks.

Monitored burglar alarm systems

Burglar alarm systems are also more effective when they’re monitored as unlike bell only systems, depending on the type of monitoring you choose, either yourself, an emergency contact or the police will be informed in the event of a break in. Monitored alarms are much more efficient than bell only systems as when the alarm is activated, the professionals who monitor the system will asses the risk to security. A well-designed and professionally installed burglar alarm offers real benefits to home and business owners alike, providing you with protection and peace of mind, regardless of where you are.

Burglar alarms and CCTV systems installed in Leeds by FirstEye

Burglar alarms and CCTV systems have the potential to provide your home or business with effective round-the-clock security protection. The best type of system for you will depend on a range of factors and if you would like to find out more, please get in touch for arrange for a free, no-obligation security survey.

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Protect your business with a commercial fire alarm

Commercial fire alarm systems designed and installed by FirstEye

Fire can cause untold damage to a business; whether in terms of the risk to life or the damage to stock, equipment and more. Ensuring your business is sufficiently protected is absolutely vital and here at FirstEye we have the expertise to design and install a commercial fire alarm system to safeguard your assets and provide you with peace of mind.

Fire alarms are designed to protect commercial buildings, offices, factories and more by detecting the unwanted presence of smoke and fire. A wide range of systems are available, with options suitable for all types of commercial or business premises, with systems operating along the same principle of detectors which either sound when triggered, or through a manual break glass unit.

Warning the occupants of a building is, of course, of paramount importance and with this in mind, it is important that a system is designed to suit the layout of a building whilst meeting your individual requirements. Here at FirstEye we’ll use our expertise in commercial fire alarm installation to ensure your system provides you with adequate protection for your particular environment.

As a business owner you are likely to be fully aware of your obligations to ensure the occupants of your business premises are protected from the risk of fire. The fire alarms we install are in line with British Standards BS 5839-1. In addition, to help you ensure you fulfill your obligations, each fire alarm we install includes a commissioning certificate for you to display, along with an installation certificate, fire alarm plan, user guide, weekly test log book and a pre-agreed servicing plan.

Contact FirstEye to find out more

If you would like to find out more about protecting your business from the risk of fire, why not get in touch with us to arrange your free, no-obligation survey?

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Commercial security installations for Yorkshire businesses

Protect your business with a security system designed and installed by FirstEye

If you run your own business, the chances are that you’ve spent countless hours working hard to ensure it grows and is a success. With this in mind, protecting your property and assets is hugely important and here at FirstEye we provide a range of commercial security installation services, designed to be tailored to suit the requirements of businesses of all shapes and sizes.

CCTV system installations

CCTV provides a highly effective deterrent to potential intruders and will also offer you with protection when you’re not there. There’s a misconception that CCTV is mainly used to catch shoplifters or intruders; however it can also be used as an effective way to monitor working procedures or customers, whilst enhancing the security of areas used to store confidential documents or valuable equipment.

We have the expertise to design CCTV systems to cover either the interior or exterior of a building, with cameras designed to provide crystal clear images. The specifications of CCTV cameras vary though and we’ll work with you to choose the best for each particular location.

Protect your business with a security system

Thefts and break-ins cost UK businesses many millions of pounds each year. A security alarm offers an unbeatable way to protect your business and the systems we install make the most of wireless technology to provide the protection you need. We have the expertise to install a wide range of systems and will work with you to design a system which will provide you peace of mind that your business is protected 24/7.

Access control

Access control systems offer an effective way to control who has access to particular areas of a building. Ideal for schools, care homes and businesses without reception areas or front of house staff, installing an access control system will allow you to monitor visitors and staff alike. We have the expertise to install a range of access control systems, with options to suit all budgets and requirements.

Get in touch with FirstEye to find out more

To find out more about how we can help you protect your business, why not get in touch with FirstEye to obtain a free, no-obligation quote?

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Are you ready for summer?

We offer a range of property renovation services in Leeds

Dare we say it but summer could almost be here and if you’re anything like the team here at FirstEye, you’ll have enjoyed sitting outside in the garden during the recent warm weather. If your garden and outside areas are looking a little past their best though, now is the perfect time to think about carrying out a few improvements in time for summer.

We offer a range of garden services, from garden landscaping through to garden buildings and more. Whether you’d like a new patio and driveway, or have dreams of sitting in summer house, we can help you transform your garden.

Our property services include but are not limited to:

  • Fencing, gates and walls designed to enhance your garden, help improve security and give you the privacy you need.
  • Patios and decking installed to help you make the most of your garden.
  • Driveway replacement – a new driveway offers an excellent way to improve the look of your home, adding that all-important kerb appeal and provide you with secure off-road parking.
  • Pond installation or removal, including the installation of water features and lighting.
  • Garden lighting designed to illuminate your garden by highlighting features and planting.
  • Garden landscaping including paths, lawns, flowerbeds, planting and more.
  • Garden buildings including summerhouses, sheds, home offices and garden seating.
  • Exterior renovation work including pointing, guttering, roofing and painting.

Contact FirstEye to find out more

Now is the ideal time to ensure your garden and outdoor spaces are in tip-top condition, ready for you to enjoy a (hopefully!) long, hot summer. Our team have many years of experience in all aspects of garden landscaping, building and renovation work so by choosing to work with us, you’ll have the reassurance of knowing that your home and garden are in safe and experienced hands.

To find out more, discuss your requirements or arrange for a free, no-obligation quote, why not get in touch?