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More than just a doorbell – protect your home with domestic access control

Control who enters your property with an access control system installed by FirstEye

Domestic access control systems offer a flexible way to control who has access to your home. Offering the option to include a stand-alone front door video/audio intercom system, a main gate entry system via remote or keypad control, or a combination of both, access control offers reassurance and enhanced security.

The benefits of access control

Installing a door or gate intercom will allow you to control who enters your property and by choosing a system which has a built in camera, you’ll be able to view the person and their ID before deciding whether you’re going to let them in. Designed to be easy to use, the intercom systems we install are ideal for elderly or vulnerable householders and because they can be operated via an optional portable touchscreen tablet pad, the system can be controlled from anywhere in the house. Not only is this a great way to provide reassurance, it can also help to put a stop to missed parcel deliveries!

A range of access control systems are available and the right one for you will depend on a range of factors including the size and location of your property, whether you have electrically controlled front gates, or whether your front door is accessed from a garden bath or driveway. In addition, we are also able to install intercom systems in one flat or apartment within a block which has one shared entrance.

Get in touch with FirstEye

Next week we’ll be covering the latest electronic doorbell systems to don’t forget to come back to find out more! In the meantime, if you’d like to arrange for a free, no-obligation quote, don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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Improve business security in 2020

Security solutions for businesses in Leeds

The start of a New Year offers a great opportunity to make a resolution or two! This year, rather than promising yourself that you’ll lose a couple of pounds or take more exercise, why not make a commitment to improve the security of your business? Unfortunately we often install alarms and CCTV systems for businesses who have recently been burgled. However, rather than waiting until the worst has happened, why not save yourself stress, money and disruption by installing the security protection you need now?

Industrial, commercial and business security installations

We work with businesses of all sizes, from small office-based business, through to large factories, warehouses and farms, providing them with reliable, cost-effective security solutions. We’ll work closely with you to decide which system is best for you; whether that’s a security alarm, CCTV, access control or a combination of all three!

Here’s how we can help:

  • Commercial alarms: offering a highly visible deterrent, installing a security alarm will protect your business and assets 24/7.
  • Commercial CCTV: CCTV provides an extremely effective way to deter intruders, monitor staff and customers for safety.
  • Access control: installing access control will enable you to prevent unauthorised access to your office, warehouse, shop or commercial building.

Get in touch to arrange for your free security survey

The best way to begin improving the security of your business is to arrange for a free security survey carried out by FirstEye. To find out more and to arrange an appointment, get in touch with us by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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Happy Christmas!

We’d like to take the opportunity to use this week’s blog post to wish you a very Merry Christmas! We hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable break – we’ll be back in the New Year with more news, views and updates!

With best wishes from the team at FirstEye.



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Which? report highlights dangers of buying cheap Christmas tree lights

Electrical safety advice from Which? Trusted Traders in Leeds

As regular readers of our blog will know, here at FirstEye we often provide updates on electrical safety and how to protect your home and family. With this in mind, we’ve read with interest a report which has just been released by Which?, highlighting the dangers of buying cheap, unbranded Christmas tree lights.

According to the report, the main culprits appear to be cheap lights purchased from third-party sellers including eBay and AliExpress. Nearly half of the lights tested which had been bought from these sellers were electrically unsafe and dangerous to use. In addition, over 90% of those checked failed to meet the safety standards which allow them to be sold in the UK.

The Which? report highlights the dangers of buying cheap, unbranded electrical goods as many of the sets of lights tested presented a genuine fire risk. Our advice echoes the advice given by Which?: don’t buy cheap Christmas lights and if you already have some on your tree, take them down and replace them with a branded set.

To read Which?’s advice, please see their website.

Get in touch with FirstEye

Our services have been accredited by the Which? Trusted Traders Scheme, designed to provide you with reassurance that our skills, qualification and experience are of the highest standard. If you’re concerned about any aspect of the safety of the electrics in your home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for advice. Contacting FirstEye is easy: simply call 0113 2288599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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Make sure you stay safe and secure this Christmas

Domestic and business security installations from FirstEye

Christmas is almost here and if you’re planning on spending time away from home visiting friends and family, or jetting off to somewhere a little warmer, we thought we’d remind you about the importance of ensuring your home or business is secure whilst it’s unattended.

Unfortunately the Christmas break and the run up to it are often used by thieves as an opportunity to attempt a break in. Properties which don’t have sufficient sufficient protection are much more likely to be targeted. With this in mind, it’s worth remember that if you don’t have security measures such as a burglar alarm or security lighting, your property could be at greater risk.

Security solutions designed to help you safeguard your home or business

Security lighting is a highly effective yet cost-effective way of protecting a property. Designed to prevent intruders from using darkness as a hiding place, security lighting will illuminate outside areas of a property with bright light. Not only does this help to prevent break-ins, it can also prove to be incredibly useful if you’re trying to unlock your front door in the dark! A range of different types of security lighting can be installed; from simple sensor lights designed to be triggered by movement, through to dusk until dawn lighting, or security lighting which can be connected to an intruder alarm system.

A security alarm offers the single most effective way to protect your home or business from intruders. Here at FirstEye we have the expertise to design and install systems to suit all budgets and properties; from bell only systems through to high-tech systems which can be linked to fire alarms etc. We also install a wide range of CCTV systems, suitable for either residential, commercial or business settings, designed to provide highly effective protection 24/7.

Remember that there are also simple steps you can take to protect your property whilst you’re away; including asking a neighbour to move post out of sight of your front door mat, through to using timer switches on lamps or lights. Whatever you do this Christmas though, make sure you relax and enjoy the break!

Get in touch

To find out more about our services, or to arrange for your free, no-obligation security survey, get in touch by calling 0113 2288599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk



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New year new approach to business security

The start of another year is a great opportunity to make a resolution or two; whether it’s to get more exercise or eat less! Whilst we’re on the subject of resolutions, although it’s incredibly important, security is something many business owners tend to put on the back burner, putting themselves at risk of significant unexpected expense and stress. With this in mind, why not make 2020 your year to improve and update your business security systems?

Business security systems for businesses of all sizes

Whether your business is based in your home, a small shop, office block or large factory, ensuring you have sufficient security in place is a vital way to protect your staff and assets from the risk of crime. Crime costs UK businesses billions of pounds each year in lost revenues and has a huge impact upon the lives of business owners, their employees and customers.

Here at FirstEye we install a wide range of security systems for business of all sizes; from security alarm systems and access control, through to CCTV, vehicle barriers and physical security. We understand that not all businesses have access to huge budgets and as such will work closely with you to help you select a system which provides you with the protection you need at a price you can afford.

Helping you change the way you protect your businesses

Whether you’re concerned about shoplifting, vandalism or employee theft, our commercial security solutions can be upscaled to meet your requirements. The best way to start your new approach to business security is to arrange for one of our free, no-obligation security services – all you need to do is get in touch with us to make an appointment.

Contacting FirstEye is easy: simply call 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Is fire safety your priority?

Fire alarm installations, servicing and repair in Leeds

It goes without saying that a reliable fire alarm and detection system is the single most effective way to help prevent or control the outbreak of a fire. If you run a business or are responsible for a multi-occupancy residential building, you’re likely to be aware of the rules and regulations in place which govern the installation of fire alarms in such buildings. Our team are specialists in designing and installing systems which meet these regulations, ensuring you meet your obligations whilst also providing you, your staff or tenants with peace of mind.

Fire safety services for landlords in Leeds

We provide electrical installation services for landlords throughout Leeds and West Yorkshire and whether you have a fire safety system which needs updating or servicing, or are considering installing a new system, we have the expertise to help. We’ll provide you with the advice and guidance you need to ensure your tenants are safe, secure and protected, providing you with reassurance that your property is of the standard required.

Fire safety services for business and commercial clients

Our electrical installation services are also available for business and commercial customers, covering the installation of fire alarm systems in offices, shops, industrial units and factories. Designed to protect your businesses of all sizes from the risk of fire, our fire alarm systems can be tailored to meet the unique requirements of your business premises.

Contact FirstEye for advice on fire alarm system installations

To find out more about our fire alarm installation services, or to arrange a free, no-obligation quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with FirstEye today.


Which? Trusted Trader

Security alarm installations you can trust

Which? Trusted Trader alarm installation services in Leeds

Choosing to install a security alarm your home is an important decision and you’ll want to know that your new system has been installed correctly and works properly. Here at FirstEye we were the first security systems installers in Leeds to be accredited by the Which? Trusted Trader scheme which started over four years ago. This means that by choosing us to install your alarm system, you’ll have the reassurance of knowing that your home is in safe and experienced hands.

What is Which? Trusted Traders?

Which? Is an organisation which champions the rights of consumers. Famous for their product reviews and impartial advice on everything from motoring, home and garden products, through to technology and home services, Which? is trusted by homeowners. The Trusted Traders scheme is designed to take the hassle and uncertainty out of choosing local tradespeople to carry out work on your home.

To be endorsed by Which? we’ve had to undergo a rigorous assessment process which involved having our qualifications and references checked. We also have to show that we have the right insurance in place and have had a face-to-face interview to check that our business is in good shape. Which? have also talked to some of our previous customers and we have to comply with a code of conduct to retain our membership of the scheme. For further information on the Which? Trusted Traders scheme, please visit the Which? website.

Contact us to arrange for your free, no obligation quote

If you’re considering have an alarm installed, choosing FirstEye is a great way to ensure peace of mind a reliable, high quality service. To find out more about our alarm installation services in Leeds, or to arrange for a free security check and no-obligation quote, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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Simple tips to protect your business from shoplifters

Easy ways to protect your shop

Shoplifting costs UK businesses many millions of pounds each year in lost revenues. Not only is shop lifting expensive it’s demoralising too but by taking a few simple steps, you could improve the security of your shop and reduce the chances of it happening.

Seasoned shoplifters can tell within seconds of walking in how easy it is to steal from a shop. They base their assessment on how quickly they are spoken to be a member of staff and so by greeting everyone who enters yours, you’ll send out the message that you, and your staff, are aware of what’s going on.

It can also be helpful to spend a little time working out where thefts are happening inside your shop. If one area seems to be more prone to theft than others, think about what you could do to improve the situation. For example, is it covered by your CCTV cameras? Can you see the area from the till? It might be worth moving expensive items away from the area, moving shelving or re-positioning staff.

Last and by no means least, by keeping your shop clean and tidy you’ll be sending out the message that everything is in order and that your security is up-to-date. Wide, uncluttered aisles make it harder for shoplifters to operate unnoticed, whilst a clean and tidy shop exterior will also help.

Get in touch with FirstEye for business security advice

Here at FirstEye we work with commercial businesses throughout Leeds and Yorkshire, providing a range of security solutions including CCTV systems, intruder alarms and access control. We offer systems to suit all budgets and requirements so if you’d like to find out more, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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Protect your business from crime this Christmas

Security solutions for businesses in Yorkshire

In last week’s post we covered the importance of ensuring your home is protected from the risk of theft during the run up to Christmas. This week we’re going to focus upon how important pre-Christmas security is for shop owners and those who run retail businesses.

Business security is, of course, essential throughout the year but in the busy run up to Christmas when your business is carrying extra stock, ensuring you have sufficient systems in place is vital.

Here at FirstEye we work with businesses throughout Leeds and West Yorkshire, designing and installing a wide range of security systems, with options to suit shops and business premises of all sizes. We’ll work with you to find a system which not only gives your business the protection it needs, but is also in line with your budget. Here are a few examples of the security systems we offer:

Security alarms: a reliable security alarm is an essential piece of kit for all businesses and will provide you with reassurance that your shop, warehouse or storage unit is fully protected. From state-of-the-art systems designed to be linked to fire alarms and CCTV, through to basic bell only alarms, we’ll install a system which meets your requirements.
Access control: providing a relatively simple yet highly effective way to protect stock rooms or back offices, access control will help you control and monitor who has access to particular areas. Designed to be operated either by a pin code, key fob or swipe card, installing access control also puts an end to the expense and hassle of replacing lost keys.
CCTV: CCTV is increasingly popular with shop and retail business owners as it offers peace of mind. Suitable for covering the exterior or interior of your premises, installing CCTV will enable you to check what’s going on when you’re not there whilst providing you with valuable video evidence if the worst happens. From one camera to multiple units, we’ll install a system which protects your premises.

Get in touch to arrange your free security survey

Christmas is coming and rather than putting it off any longer, why not get in touch with us to start giving your business the protection it deserves? We provide free, no-obligation security services, designed to provide you with information on the options available. To arrange for your security survey, simply get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk