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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.

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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.

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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?

Safe Contractor Approved

You’re in safe hands with FirstEye!

FirstEye provide Safe Contractor approved electrical services in Leeds

When choosing a contractor to carry out electrical work at your home or business, there’s no doubt you’d prefer to use an electrical contractor who offers high quality, safe and reliable services. This is why we’ve obtained Safe Contractor status and by choosing to work with FirstEye, you’ll have the reassurance of knowing that your home or business is in safe and experienced hands.

The Safe Contractor scheme

In a nutshell, the Safe Contractor scheme is designed to demonstrate that a contractor is able to demonstrate to clients that they meet particular standards of health and safety. To show that we take health and safety seriously, we undergo regular reviews of our health and safety procedures to show that we can meet the standards set by the scheme.

The Safe Contractor scheme is used by everyone from homeowners through to public and private sector organisations, providing reassurance that the contractor hired to do the work has the relevant understanding of health and safety legislation and that their working practices are up to scratch.

Here at FirstEye we provide a range of safe, reliable and cost-effective electrical installation services for homeowners and businesses throughout Leeds and Yorkshire. From security installations such as burglar alarms, CCTV systems and access control, through to car park barriers and smart home systems, our services are designed to provide high-quality results.

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Alongside our Safe Contractor status we are also Which? Trusted Traders, providing our clients with further reassurance as to the quality of our services. No job is too large or small for the team here at FirstEye and if you like to find out more about our services, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

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Running a business in Leeds? Take time to review your security systems

Security advice and installations for businesses in Leeds

Running a business is literally a full time job and many of the business owners we meet say the often find themselves working into the evenings and during the weekends. With this in mind it’s all too easy to become complacent about business security but as we know from experience, when security is overlooked, problems can occur.

Taking time out from the day-to-day running of your business to review security doesn’t have to be as time consuming as it sounds. A simple check of access points such as windows is a great way to detect potential weak points, whilst arranging to have your security alarm serviced will ensure it’s working reliably.

If you feel your businesses’ security systems are weak or inadequate, now is the time to take action and consider installing a new alarm system, CCTV and/or access control. Security systems such as these not only offer a highly effective deterrent to thieves, they’ll provide you with reassurance and could help to reduce your insurance premiums too.

Here at FirstEye we work with business and organisations throughout Leeds, providing them with effective security systems, tailored to meet their individual requirements and budgets. Whether your business is based in a factory, shop, office or warehouse, we offer a range of solutions including:

  • Security alarms designed to protect your business from theft.
  • Fire alarm systems – from simple systems through to complex systems designed to be incorporated with a security alarm.
  • Access control – offering a highly effective way to control who has access to certain areas of your premises, an access control system will help to protect you from internal and external theft.
  • CCTV – an unbeatable way to protect all areas of your business premises, a CCTV system installed by FirstEye can be designed to suit your requirements, covering reception areas, car parks and more.
  • Vehicle barriers and security gates – don’t make it easy for thieves to enter your premises – a security barrier will protect outside areas from unwanted traffic and intruders.

Contact FirstEye to find out more

If you would like to find out more about the range of security installation services we offer for businesses in Leeds, why not get in touch today to arrange for a free, no-obligation security survey?

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Electric gates designed to keep intruders out and safeguard your property

Electrical gates installed in Leeds by FirstEye

Electric gates offer a range of security benefits and in the majority of cases, they are installed for security reasons. Designed to provide a robust and highly visual deterrent to car thieves, burglars and vandals, electric gates are the ideal way to ensure your home or business premises is protected around the clock.

Close your gates from the comfort of your car

Traditional wrought iron or wooden gates which have been left wide open are, unfortunately, an all too common site. The irony is that although the majority of gates are installed for security reasons, closing them involves getting out of the car which is not ideal when the weather is wet or whilst it’s dark. This is where electric gates can prove invaluable as thanks to automated closing, they can be easily closed using a remote control designed to be kept in your car.

Electric gates installed in business car parks can be easily opened and closed in a similar way using a range of entry systems, from number plate recognition through to key pad access or remote control.

The ideal solution to unwanted traffic

If your driveway or businesses’ car park is open onto a busy street or in a high-traffic area, you’ll be all to aware of the frustration caused by other drivers using your property as a turning circle, or parking on your premises. This is also easily resolved by the electric gates which can, in addition, provide an effective way to safeguard children or pets.

Electric gates designed for businesses

Whether your business is office based or in the industrial, manufacturing or commercial sectors, the installation of security gates offers a highly effective way to protect your premises. Electric gates will not only let you control who has access, but can also be used to protect your employees’ cars from thieves and prevent unauthorised parking.

Choosing the best electric gates for you

The most appropriate type of electric gate for your property or business premises will depend on a wide range of factors. Here at FirstEye we have many years of experience in installing electric gates, bollards and barriers in homes and business premises of all shapes and sizes and we’ll work closely with you to find the best solution for your budget and requirements.

Our quotes are available free and without obligation so why not get in touch today to arrange an appointment?

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Spotlight on security lighting

Security lighting installed throughout Leeds by FirstEye

Although security lighting offers a cost-effective way to deter intruders and improve security, it often tends to be overlooked in comparison to CCTV and alarm systems. With this in mind, we thought we’d take the opportunity to shine a light on security lighting with an overview of how it could help you improve the security of your home or business premises:

  • Despite the fact that basic security lights are cheap to install, they punch well above their weight in terms of the security they offer. When used as a preventative measure, the sight of security lights alone is enough to put off the majority of potential intruders.
  • Security lighting, when installed in combination with a CCTV system, is the ideal way to ensure the CCTV cameras are able to provide crystal clear images during the hours of darkness.
  • One of the major advantages of security lighting is the increase in feelings of safety they provide in otherwise unlit areas. A great way to help your staff feel more secure when locking up at night, for example, or to illuminate your home’s driveway, security lighting is designed to flood dark areas with light.
  • LED security lights are incredibly cheap to run and as LED bulbs are designed to last for many years before they need replacing, offer a long-term, energy efficient solution.

Security lighting designed to meet your individual requirements

To get the very best from a security lighting system, it should ideally be installed by security specialists such as FirstEye. We have the expertise to ensure each light is positioned correctly so that the beam covers the right areas, making sure that all potential access points are adequately protected, without intruding upon neighbouring properties.

For the maximum in security protection, a combined security lighting, alarm system and CCTV is pretty hard to beat. Suitable for installation in commercial, business, industrial and residential properties, the security systems we install are designed to offer complete peace of mind and round-the-clock protection.

Contact FirstEye and start improving the security of your home or business

If you would like to find out more security lighting or any aspect of security, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with FirstEye to obtain further information or a free, no-obligation quote.