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Protect your home from crime in the run up to Christmas

Christmas is coming up fast and unfortunately at this time of year, many burglars take advantage of the festive season by targeting homes with aim of stealing presents such electronic goods, jewellery and watches etc. With this in mind, rather than taking the risk of having your Christmas ruined, it’s important to act now and install a burglar alarm to give your home and family the protection they deserve.

Home security solutions to suit all requirements and budgets

We install a range of domestic security systems with options to suit all requirements and budgets. From simple, bell-only alarms through to smart alarms, CCTV cameras and video doorbells, we can help you safeguard your home with a level of security that’s right for you.

CCTV is becoming increasingly popular with homeowners and it’s not hard to see why. Offering you the capability to monitor the interior or exterior of your home at any time from anywhere, the systems we install are controlled by a convenient smartphone app. In addition, we also offer the option to integrate CCTV cameras with an alarm system, providing you with comprehensive security and complete control.

A security alarm is a very worthwhile investment and even a simple alarm system will act as a highly effective deterrent. We’ll work closely with you to help you choose the best system for your home and lifestyle; either upgrading or repairing your existing system or installing a brand new alarm.

In addition, we also provide cost-effective security lighting, intercom and smart doorbell installations, offering a range of easy ways to further improve the security of your home.

Contact us to arrange for your free, no-obligation security survey

We offer a free, no-obligation security survey and quote service, designed to provide an easy way to discover the best ways to protect your property. To find out more or to arrange an appointment, get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Five star security installations in Leeds

We’re delighted to have received yet another five-star reviews from one of our fantastic customers! Customer service is incredibly important to the whole team here at FirstEye so it’s always great to know that we’re doing an excellent job. If you like to find what our customers say about us, why not take a look at our Google Reviews to find out more?

Great reviews are just part of the picture though and for your additional reassurance we also hold a range of professional accreditations.  In addition, we are also members of the NFU Rural CCTV Partnership.

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Our installations services cover intruder alarms, CCTV, access control and fire alarms for business, commercial and residential customers. For further information or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

How to choose the best pet-friendly security system for your home

It goes without saying that home security is important for all homeowners. However, if you have a dog or cat, your security system could easily be triggered when your four legged friend movies around the house. As a result, some homeowners decide not to have a security system at all, putting them at increased risk of a break-in.

The good news is, thanks to improvements in the security alarms available, having a pet no longer means you have to compromise on home security. With this in mind, here’s our advice on ensure your home is secure and pet-friendly.

Domestic alarms installed in Leeds by FirstEye

Installing a burglar alarm is an effective, budget-friendly way to safeguard your home against theft. Burglar alarms help to deter thieves and statistics show that approximately 60% of the burglaries attempted on homes with alarms fail. Despite this, many pet owners choose not to install an alarm because they’re concerned that their pet could trigger it.

However, there are steps which can be taken to stop lively pets from accidentally setting off a burglar alarm. Many security alarm packages include a pet-friendly motion sensor; designed to use a range of technologies to assess the movement pattern, speed and temperature of whatever has triggered it, therefore ruling out pets. This means that the alarm can be set and you’ll have the reassurance that your pets can safely move around the house.

In addition, careful positioning of alarm sensors can also make a huge difference. If your dog spends the majority of the day in the living room, for example, but has a habit of jumping on the sofa, make sure that any sensors are directed away from this particular area. Also, don’t forget to ensure that sensors are placed as high as possible on the walls; at least five foot high is ideal.

Contact FirstEye on 0113 228 8599

At FirstEye we provide high quality alarm installations for domestic and commercial clients in Leeds and throughout Yorkshire.

To arrange for your free quote and home security survey, get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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CCTV – keep an eye on your property when you’re not there

Running a business is hard work and if you have your own restaurant, shop or café, you’ll know how difficult it can be to keep an eye on things if you’re incredibly busy. This is where CCTV comes in and by installing a camera system not only will you improve the security of your business, you’ll also find it provides you with a very useful extra set of eyes and ears!

CCTV offers business owners a range of real benefits, providing you with the capability to guard your business when you’re not there. Here are just some of the ways CCTV could help you:

  • Insurance: Losing expensive stock to break-ins, shoplifting or staff theft is very disheartening and expensive. CCTV enables you to review footage, work out what’s been going on and provide the police with valuable evidence.

  • Professional: Installing CCTV is an effective way to demonstrate that you take the security of your business seriously.

  • Safety: Your safety and the safety of your staff is very important and installing CCTV is a great way to provide reassurance and an extra level of protection.

  • Deterrent: Given the choice, a burglar will always target the business which isn’t protected by CCTV. It’s also worth bearing in mind that CCTV will help to put off shoplifters or even dishonest members of staff.

  • Monitoring: Last and by no means least, CCTV will enable you to keep an eye on your business when you’re not there; providing you with reassurance and peace of mind that everything is as it should be.

Get in touch with FirstEye and give your business the protection it deserves

To find out more about how we can provide your business premises with unbeatable protection, get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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Protecting properties in rural areas from crime

Unfortunately theft is often a persistent problem for properties in rural areas. Homes, farms and businesses can be targeted by thieves who take advantage of isolated locations. When it comes to security protection for properties in rural areas, prevention is always better than cure. By installing a security alarm and/or CCTV system, your home or business is much less likely to be targeted.

Security for rural businesses and homes

At FirstEye we work with many clients living and working in rural areas; designing, installing and maintaining a range of highly effective security solutions.

CCTV offers unbeatable protection and the sight of security cameras are usually sufficient to put off the majority of thieves. CCTV can be used to protect the interior and exterior of your property – regardless of size – providing a highly effective way to safeguard out buildings, farm equipment and more. As with the latest security alarms, the latest CCTV systems now offer the capability to view camera images and footage on your phone or tablet.

Security alarms offer efficient, cost-effective protection and thanks to developments in technology, it is now possible to receive security alerts from your alarm direct to your mobile phone or tablet. The latest security systems are straightforward to install and can be designed to meet your individual requirements, regardless of the size or use of your property.

Our team will use their expertise to design and install a system which meets the unique requirements of your property, providing you with peace of mind and comprehensive protection.

Contact FirstEye today and start protecting your rural property

Here at FirstEye we have over 20 years of experience of working with home and business owners in rural areas throughout Yorkshire. To find out more about how we can help you provide your rural property with the protection you need, why not get in touch to arrange for a free, no-obligation quote and security survey?

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How to use security lighting to protect your property

The nights are getting longer and it wont be long now until the clocks change and we’re almost into winter! With this in mind, ensuring the security of your home becomes increasingly important as unfortunately, thieves often use the opportunities presented by the longer nights to increase their activity.

Installing security lighting is an affordable and cost-effective way to give your home’s security a much-needed boost during the winter months. Burglars seek out dark, poorly lit areas from which they can scope out a property or break in undetected. However, by illuminating these areas, you’ll deter thieves by taking away potential hiding places.

At FirstEye we install a wide range of different types of energy efficient security lighting. With options to suit all types of property (including commercial, industrial, business and residential), we can help you select the ideal system for your budget and requirements.

Our security lighting installation services are available throughout Leeds and West Yorkshire, with flexible appointment times available. To find out more about our security lighting installations in Leeds, or to arrange for a free, no-obligation quote, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599.

How to protect your property with automatic gates and barriers

Automatic gates and barriers are ideal for improving security and controlling the movement of vehicles, providing an effective way to protect your home or business premises from unwanted visitors.

We are an established team of electrical installation specialists with decades of expertise in security installations for residential, commercial and business customers. Our services include the supply and installation of automatic security gates, barriers and bollards for business and residential properties in Leeds and throughout Yorkshire

Automatic gates to suit your individual requirements

From design through to installation, our electric gate installation service offers a great way to ensure your new gates are fitted quickly, with the minimum of fuss and disruption. Whether you’re looking for a security gate for a factory car park, office building or your home, we’ll work closely with you to design and install a gate which meets your security needs.

We know that all properties and organisations are different and we’ll work with you to find the best method of control for your property. The security gates and barriers installed by FirstEye can be controlled in a range of different ways such as hand-held remote keys, mobile controls or entry via key fob.

Whichever security gate or barrier you choose, safety and security are incredibly important the team at FirstEye. With this in mind, all of the gates and barriers we installed are designed to ensure that the latest health and safety regulations are met, providing you with peace of mind that your staff, visitors or family are protected.

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How a commercial CCTV system could help you protect your business

If you’ve been deterred by potential cost and disruption of installing a commercial CCTV system, we thought we’d some of the main benefits offered by the latest systems. Installing CCTV is more affordable than ever and whether you decide to install just one camera or several, CCTV offers real benefits. Here are a few of the ways CCTV could help you protect your business and improve security:

  • Safeguard your premises 24/7: The latest CCTV systems can be viewed on a smartphone, tablet or laptop, offering you the capability to monitor your business premises regardless of where you are. Not only does this provide peace of mind, it also gives you the chance to take immediate action in the event of a break in.

  • Deter criminals: provided cameras are placed where they can be easily seen, CCTV offers a highly effective way of deterring thieves from entering your premises. Signs to warn criminals that they will be prosecuted are displayed alongside, providing a very visible deterrent, making them think twice before attempting to break in. It’s worth remember that criminals are most likely to target businesses which appear to have little security protection and installing CCTV is a great way to give yours the protection it deserves.

  • Safeguard your employees: installing CCTV can help your staff feel safer, particularly those who have to work alone or at night.

  • Aid prosecutions and prevent false claims: today’s CCTV systems are designed to provide crystal-clear images, helping to increase chances of prosecution whilst also assisting you with an insurance claim. In addition, CCTV footage can also help to provide you with protection from fraudulent insurance claims or claims for personal injury or misconduct.

  • Enhance work and safety: an often overlooked benefit of CCTV is the benefits it can offer in terms of creating a safer working environment. CCTV cameras help to encourage staff to stick to health and safety rules, helping to minimise the risk of them taking potentially hazardous shortcuts. CCTV can also prove useful in emergency situations, such a spotting a fire or accident.

Get in touch with FirstEye to find out more

At FirstEye we have many years of experience of working with commercial businesses throughout Leeds, designing and installing CCTV systems designed to meet their budget and requirements. If you would like to find out more, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for further information.

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Our advice on how to beat the burglars

In this week’s blog we’re going to focus upon what burglars are looking for and how to keep your valuables safe.

Should the worst happen and a burglar manages to get into your home, the chances are they’ll want to steal as much as they can and then get away as quickly as possible. As a result, small items such as jewellery and cash, or small electrical items such as smartphones or laptops tend to be stolen the most.

So what can you do to make it as hard as possible for them to find what they want? Here are a few ideas on how to beat the burglars and protect your valuables:

  • There’s a misconception that hiding things in strange places is a good idea. However, a burglar will look for anything unusual and will try to uncover valuables by searching under the bed, inside drawers and even inside your sofa or mattress. In addition, this can make it more difficult to check what’s missing if the worst happens.

  • Don’t leave large suitcases or bags lying around: thieves use these to carry away as much as possible.

  • Don’t leave spare keys lying around or all your keys in one place. Burglars often look for spare keys so don’t label yours or any spare keys you keep for your neighbours.

  • The next best thing to a safe is your loft. If you have valuables you don’t use or wear, keeping them in the loft is a great way to protect them as a burglar is unlikely to risk going up there.

  • Never leave valuable items in sight of windows or exterior doors.

  • The best way to protect small items is to install a safe that’s fixed to a floor. Safes which aren’t fixed to the floor can be picked up and dropped to open them.

Protect your property with a security alarm installed by FirstEye

It’s very important to remember that when it comes to burglary, prevention is always better than a cure. Installing a security alarm is the best way to prevent burglary, providing a highly visible deterrent that will deter most thieves. Here at FirstEye we install residential alarm systems for homes of all sizes. To find out more about how we can help you give your home the protection it deserves, get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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Our advice on how to reduce the risk of an electrical fire

Unfortunately house fires are often caused by electrical faults and sadly many of these fires result in severe injuries, death and serious damage. This is particularly worrying when you consider that most electrical fires could have been easily prevented and with this in mind, carrying out a few simple checks and being aware of the warning signs could save your life.

Do you know the warning signs of an electrical fire?

Statistics show that the majority of electrical fires happen during the winter months. This is likely to be because the days are shorter and so we tend to have lighting, heating and appliances turned on for longer periods. In addition, we’re more likely to stay at home during the winter, using rooms we don’t use so often in the summer, increasing the risk of a fire resulting from a faulty socket or appliance.

Another major cause of electrical fires is faulty or poor wiring and the danger posed by frayed or exposed wires should never be underestimated. Visible wires can be ‘live’ when touched and can cause an electrical shock or start a fire.

Many people assume that electrical fires start spontaneously but this is not so. In most cases there will have a been a prior warning and things to look out for include switches or plugs which feel hot to the touch. However some plugs to get hot and if this is the case, the manufacturer will have indicted this on the packaging. As a general rule of thumb though, hot plugs or sockets should not be used until they have been checked over by a qualified electrician.

Never be tempted to plug in more than one appliance into a single socket, especially when the socket is already being used to a power an appliance which tends to be used very frequently such as a kettle. Rather than overloading sockets, it’s much, much safer to have additional sockets installed by a qualified electrician.

Get in touch with FirstEye

Here at Firsteye we believe that electrical safety should be taken very seriously and if you would like advice about the electrics in your home, or to obtain a free, 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 get in touch.