home automation systems installed by FirstEye

Is your home a smart home?

Smart home installations for homeowners in Leeds

Although smart home technology sounds a bit like something you’d see in a science fiction film, the latest smart home systems actually offer an affordable and easy way to enjoy a wide range of benefits. At FirstEye our team have the expertise to install a range of home automation systems and because we use a ‘retrofit’ installation system, very little drilling is required. We’ll simply replace your existing switches, sockets and radiator valves, replacing them with the smart-home compatible versions.

The benefits of installing a smart home system

When smart home technology is mentioned, many people’s eyes glaze over as they assume it’s yet another gadget, developed to computerise another aspect of our lives. This is simply not the case and using home automation offers a highly effective way to control the security, lighting and heating of your home – regardless of where you happen to be. No doubt there have been times when you’ve been delayed home from work and wished you could re-set the heating, or set off on holiday, only to realise that you didn’t set the burglar alarm? Smart home automation solves problems such as these and more, providing you with enhanced control and helping to reduce your energy bills.

Home automation also offers an excellent way to protect your home and family. The systems we install are designed to allow you to check on your house whilst you’re out or away, no matter where you happen to be in the world. To further enhance the security of your home, some systems are designed to enable you to remotely set or unset your alarm system – perfect for those times when you forget!

Contact FirstEye to find out more about home automation

Offering a cost-effective way to save time and reduce your energy bills, a home security system will also provide you with the reassurance that your home is save, secure and protected.

To find out more about the home automation systems we install for homeowners in Leeds, why not get in touch to arrange a free, no-obligation quote at a time to suit you?

security installations for businesses in Leeds

Start securing your business with a free security survey

Security installations for businesses in Leeds and Yorkshire

Protecting your business from the risks posed by intruders or theft is vital. Thanks to the wide range of security options available, here at FirstEye we provide a range of installation services, designed to take the headache out of security for businesses.

Our free security service is a great place to start and is designed to assess your business premises and provide you with advice on the most appropriate security solutions for you. We offer a range of highly effective security systems, suitable for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Here are a few examples of how we can help you safeguard your business:

CCTV systems installed by FirstEye

CCTV: CCTV is widely recognised as being one of the most effective ways to protect a premises. Suitable for a wide range of locations, including shops, offices, factories, schools, care homes and more, CCTV is not only designed to catch intruders or thieves, it can also be used to monitor staff, working procedures, customers or pupils.

The CCTV systems we install can be used to cover either the interior or exterior of a building (or both) and thanks to developments in camera technology, the latest HD IP and TVI systems will provide you with sharp, clear images. We’ll use our expertise to design a system which meets your individual requirements, ensuring the best level of protection to suit your budget.

If you already have a CCTV system, we have the expertise to upgrade your cameras from analogue to HD, offering you all the benefits of HD technology, without the additional expense and disruption of a new installation.

Security alarm systems

A reliable security system offers a cost-effective way to protect your business, providing you with peace of mind that your property is safe whilst you’re not there. Here at FirstEye we have the expertise to install, maintain and repair business security systems, regardless of size or complexity.

We know that a one-size-fits-all approach simply wont work when it comes to security for businesses and we’ll work closely with you to install a system which is designed to meet your individual requirements, from simple bell only alarms, through to monitored systems or combined fire, alarm and CCTV systems.

Contact us to arrange your free quote and security survey

The best way to begin securing your business premises is by arranging a free quote and security survey provided by FirstEye. Why not get in touch today to find out more?

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Commercial property maintenance services

Commercial property maintenance services for businesses in Leeds

We’ve recently completed a warehouse refit project for a local trade supplier, designed to maximise their storage space and help them improve efficiency. This is an excellent example of making great use of an existing space and this type of project is something we’re increasingly being asked to supply for our clients.

Maximise the potential of your business

We offer a wide range of property maintenance services for clients in Leeds, ranging from routine maintenance and repairs, through to extensive re-fit projects as mentioned above. Improving or enhancing your existing space is a cost-effective way to help your business grow and offers a wide range of benefits, not least in terms of improvements to efficiency through streamlined systems.

If you struggle to find sufficient storage space, for example, or would like to take on additional staff, we can help you create the space you need. A wide range of options are available, from building an extension, through to adding mezzanine flooring or purpose-built storage. Regardless of your requirements, we have the expertise to help you expand your business.

Commercial property maintenance services designed to meet your requirements

Our team have more than two decades of experience of working in commercial buildings of all shapes and sizes, from shops, retail units and factories, through to manufacturing plants, warehouses, offices and business parks. We can provide you with property maintenance solutions designed to meet the individual requirements of your business, including but not limited to:

  • Building work and roofing
  • Commercial and office refits and refurbishments
  • Plumbing and drainage
  • Interior and exterior electrical work and installations
  • Groundworks
  • Exterior work including landscaping and fencing
  • Emergency repair work
  • Regular and planned maintenance work

Contact FirstEye to find out more

If you would like to find out more, we can provide you with a tailor made, no-obligation quote which is offered free of charge. No matter how large or small your project, we’d love to hear from you so why not get in touch today to discuss your requirements?

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Prevention is always better than cure when it comes to home security

Security alarm and CCTV installation services for homeowners in Leeds

We’ve received a number of phone calls recently from customers who have been burgled and want to have an alarm system or CCTV installed. If your home is currently unprotected by a security alarm or CCTV, it’s far better to install an alarm now, rather than keeping your fingers crossed and hoping for the best.

Installing a burglar alarm is widely recognised as the single most effective step you can take to protect your property from burglars and the sight of a bell box is often sufficient to deter all but the most determined of thieves. With this in mind, a fully functioning alarm system is by far the best option and here at FirstEye we install systems to suit all budgets and types of homes.

Alarm systems installed in Leeds

Modern wireless alarm systems are quick and simple to install. At FirstEye we have many years of installing alarm systems for homeowners throughout Leeds and West Yorkshire and we’ll use our expertise to install a system which ensures your home is adequately protected. Wireless alarm systems require very little drilling and our team will work with you to design a system which covers any entry points to your home, including patio doors etc. In addition, a range of alarm systems are now available which are designed to be linked to a mobile phone or tablet app, enabling you to check your home is safe and secure, regardless of where you are.

Take home security to the next level with a CCTV system installed by FirstEye

Thanks to developments in technology, CCTV has now become a viable option for homeowners. The ideal way to take the security of your home to the next level, CCTV cameras can be used to protect the interior and exterior of a property, enabling you to keep an eye on things whilst you’re out. Here at FirstEye we have the expertise to install a range of CCTV systems, from state-of-the-art HD CCTV, through to entry-level systems. We’ll help you choose the best system for you, providing you with the reassurance that comes with knowing your home is protected 24/7.

Combining an alarm system with CCTV will provide you with an enhanced level of protection and if this is something you’re interested in, we’d be happy to offer further advice.

Don’t leave home security to chance – contact FirstEye today

Rather than leaving your home exposed to the risk of theft, why not call us instead to find out more about our security alarm and CCTV installation services in Leeds? Our quotes are always free and without obligation and can be arranged at a time to suit you. Whether you have an outdated or unreliable alarm system, or are looking to have a new system installed, we have the expertise to help.

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Which? highlights the risks of faulty electrical products

Which? Trusted Traders electrical services in Leeds

As members of Which?’s Trusted Traders scheme, we’re proud to work with the UK consumer rights organisation to help promote electrical safety and safe working practices. Once of the Which?’s current campaigns is to highlight and reform insufficiencies in the UK’s current product safety regime and with this in mind, we thought we’d highlight some of the dangers posed by faulty electrical products.

Which? are campaigning for action on dangerous electrical products and when you consider that in some of the very worst cases lives have been lost as result of fires started by faulty tumble dryers, washing machines and fridge freezers, this campaign is vital. However, whilst many electrical fires are triggered by an appliance fault, many are also caused by wiring which is no longer fit for purpose, is old or has been overloaded.

Electrical services for residential customers

Here at FirstEye we provide a range of electrical services for residential customers and whether you are about to buy a new appliance or are concerned about the wiring in your home, we’d be delighted to help. It’s important to remember that although it’s very tempting to try and install an appliance or carry out electrical repairs yourself, it really is best to leave electrical safety work to the professionals. By choosing to work with us you’ll have the reassurance of knowing that not only are we recognised as a Which? Trusted Trader, but that our team are all fully qualified and highly experienced.

The importance of electrical safety in the home should never be underestimated and if you suspect that one of your appliances may be faulty you must unplug it from the mains and contact the manufacturer as soon as possible. Caring for your appliances is a good way to help ensure that they work safely so make sure you keep your tumble dryer free from lint and make sure your fridge freezer is regularly de-frosted. Never overload electrical sockets and if you smell burning or spot scorch marks on plugs or sockets, contact a professional electrician as soon as possible.

Contact FirstEye to find out more

If you would like to find out more about our services please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling us on 0113 228 8599 or to read about Which?’s product recall safety campaign, please visit their website at: https://campaigns.which.co.uk/product-safety/

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Why access control?

Access control systems installed by FirstEye

Following on from last week’s blog post on our teams’ recent training in Paxton Net2 access control installation; we thought we’d highlight some of the benefits of installing an access control system.

Access control for businesses

If you run your own business, you’re likely to be all too aware of the potential risks posed by unwanted intruders. An intruder alarm is, of course, the best way to prevent a burglary whilst your premises are unoccupied, however ensuring adequate protection during business hours can be altogether more problematic.

This is where an access control system can come in very useful as installing one of these systems offers you the capability to control who has access to different areas of your business premises. Whether you’d like to control the entry of everyone, staff included, or simply have a few particular areas you’d like to secure; access control offers the ideal solution.

As covered in our previous blog post, here at FirstEye we specialise in installing Paxton’s Net2 access control systems. Designed to be tailored to suit the individual requirements and different premises, Net2 is ideal for installation in business premises of all types and sizes. The beauty of Paxton Net2 is the system’s unbeatable ‘usability’ as even the most complex systems are simple to operate and control. Perfect for use in a wide range of premises, from offices and commercial buildings, through to nursing homes, schools and leisure centres; Paxton’s Net2 range offers superb security for all businesses.

Access control for residential customers

Access control can also prove to be an effective security measure for residential customers, particularly vulnerable customers, and people living in flats or remote areas. When installed in addition to a security alarm, an access control system will allow you to identify who is calling at your home before letting them in. Here at FirstEye we install access control systems to suit all budgets and requirements, with options suitable for a wide range of homes and residential properties.

Contact FirstEye to find out more

If you would like to find out more about the benefits of installing an access control system, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more.

Enhance security with a Paxton Net2 door access system

Paxton Net2 door access systems installed in Leeds by FirstEye

Thanks to a superb advanced training session provided by the team at Paxton, our engineers are now ready to install the latest Paxton Access Net2 door access system. The ideal choice for business, commercial and residential customers, this excellent system offers the perfect solution to enhanced security, no matter where you live or work.

The Paxton Net2 system

Net2 is a highly advanced pc-based access control system, designed to provide centralised administration and bespoke access privileges to groups or individual users. Unlike other systems, Net2 is designed to be user-friendly, making it the ideal choice for a wide range of locations including flats and multi-occupancy buildings, offices, schools and colleges, sports clubs or car parks.

Net2 includes a number of useful key features, designed to make the system easy to use and manage, such as:

  • Centrally controlled access privileges
  • Event reporting
  • Can be integrated into other building systems
  • Access through keypad, magstripe or proximity
  • Manage thousands of doors and up to 50,000 users
  • Scalable system, designed to be easily extended or added to

Paxton Net2 installed throughout Yorkshire by FirstEye

Paxton’s Net2 system offers the ideal way to increase or enhance the security of your premises. Here at FirstEye our team of engineers are highly trained in installing the Net2 system and if you would like further information, or to receive a no-obligation quote, we’d be delighted to help. To find out more or to arrange an appointment at a time to suit you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

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Survey confirms that Pyronix intruder alarms provide unbeatable protection

Pyronix intruder alarms have proved incredibly popular with our customers and we’re delighted to see that this particular brand has performed especially well in a recent Which? survey of alarm systems.

Which? are well-known consumer champions and in a recent study by the organisation, designed to highlight the very best (and worst) standalone alarm systems, Pyronix alarms came out top in the majority of categories. Which? looked at a number of categories including alarm quality, alarm sensitivity, ease of use and value for money. As theWhich? survey concludes, Pyronix beat other brands including Texecom as more of those who responded said they were very satisfied with the system and it’s positive feedback such as this which we regularly receive from our customers.

Pyronix burglar alarms

Pyronix offer a wide range of alarm systems, with wired or wireless options suitable for either home or business use. Pyronix alarms are designed to include patented anti-mask detectors which can detect if someone is trying to cover the sensors up, whilst some models are available with keyfobs which allow the alarm to be turned on or off without having to input an access code.

In addition Pyronix also manufacture a range of dialler and smart alarms which are designed to be controlled remotely using a smartphone app to give you control over your alarm, regardless of where you are. There aren’t many smart security systems which have the capability to alert you if there’s a problem at home, no matter where you might be in the world; however Pyronix systems allow you to do this.

Pyronix burglar alarms installed in Leeds

Here at FirstEye we are Which? Trusted Traders and because we are part of this scheme, you’ll have the reassurance of knowing that our skills and services are of the high standard we know you expect. So if you’re looking for unbeatable security protection for your home or business, we think Pyronix intruder alarms are the ideal cost-effective choice. We have many years of installing Pyronix alarms for customers in Leeds and throughout West Yorkshire; so if you would like to find out more, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, why not get in touch today?

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Our advice on protecting your business from crime

What are the best ways to ensure business security?

Limiting the risk of being targeted by criminals has always been a priority for business owners. However, because criminals are continually looking for new ways to rob businesses, it’s important to ensure your premises are as safe and secure as possible.

Here are some of the most effective steps you can take:

  • If you don’t have an intruder alarm make sure you get one installed as soon as possible, along with signs to warn potential intruders of its presence.
  • Identify all potential access points to your premises and ensure that doors are strong and that window locks have been fitted.
  • Security lighting offers a highly effective method of deterring intruders and will help to make your staff feel safer when they arrive or leave.
  • CCTV provides yet another highly effective deterrent but don’t forget that you’ll also need to be aware of data protection rules.
  • Put up signs to warn that certain parts of your premises are only accessible to members of staff – installing an access control system is an excellent way to further boost security and control who has access to different areas of your premises.
  • The techniques criminals use tend to evolve over time so it’s important to undertake regular checks to ensure your security measures are up to standard.

Contact FirstEye to find out more

Here at FirstEye we work with businesses throughout Leeds and West Yorkshire, providing highly effective security solutions to suit all budgets. From CCTV systems through to intruder alarms, security lighting and fire alarm systems, we can help you secure your business and provide you with peace of mind.

If you would like to find out more, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

We are a Which? Trusted Trader

FirstEye are qualified, trusted electricians in Leeds

Here at FirstEye we’re incredibly proud of our reputation for providing high qualiy, certified electrical services and for the great relationship we have with our clients. In addition we’ve also been recognised as Which? Trusted Trader and if you’re not aware of what this means and how it could benefit you, we thought we’d explain what it means.

Which? is a longstanding organisation which has worked for decades to champion the rights of consumers in the UK. Despite the fact that Which? have a widely recognised reputation for the work they do in areas such as product testing, many of our customers don’t realise that they also test traders such as FirstEye!

The Trusted Traders scheme has been set up as a way to recognise the services offered by traders who have successfully met the scheme’s rigorous criteria.  Membership of the scheme involves Which? contacting and checking with customers, before making an in-depth assessment of how each trader runs their business and the relationship they have with customers. Once initial checks have been carried out, Which? carry out a formal, face-to-face interview and ask the trader to agree to the scheme’s code of conduct.

At FirstEye we know that finding a reputable trader to carry out work on your home or business can prove to be a very daunting prospect indeed. However, choosing a Which? Trusted Trader is an excellent way to provide peace of mind that we are reputable, qualified and our work is of a high standard. Don’t just take our word for it though – Which? agree too!

Contact FirstEye to find out more

No job is too large or small for the team at FirstEye and if you’d like to find out more about our services, or to arrange for a free no-obligation quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.