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An open and shut case: discover the benefits of installing electric gates

Electric gates and vehicle security posts installed in Leeds by FirstEye

Designed to add an enhanced level of security to your home, electric gates offer a great way to control who has access to your property. In addition, when installed in conjunction with an intercom system, electric gates provide stylish looking security which will enhance the look of your home.

Not only do electric gates look good, they also offer an important way to secure your home whilst deterring any would-be intruders. Here at FirstEye we install the three main gate types which are suitable for domestic properties: sliding gate openers, articulated gate arms and swing gate arms. All of the gates we install are controlled by either remote fob or keypad entry and we have the expertise to fabricate gates in a design which is made to suit your individual property.

Here’s some information on the benefits each type of electric gate can offer:

Sliding gate openers:

Offering exceptional wind resistance, sliding gate openers are almost impossible to force open, making them the most secure type of electric gate. Sliding gates are designed to be opened fully for vehicle access, or partially for pedestrian access. However, they do require a full gate width alongside the gate opening and so aren’t always suitable for narrow driveways.

Articulated gate openers:

Articulated gate openers need large gate posts to fix them too and are an excellent choice for wooden gates because the pressure needed to open the gate is provided by the post and not the gate. We have the expertise to install brand new gates with articulated openers, to to convert an existing gate.

Swing gate openers:

Swing gate openers are available in two main types: underground systems and gate back arms. Not only are underground openers discrete as there’s no unsightly mechanism on show, they’re also highly effective. However, they do need to be fitted at the same time the gate is installed, making them best suited to installation which are carried out as part of a new build, renovation or refit project. Swing gate openers use hydraulic or corkscrew arms and can be fitted to convert an existing gate, or whilst installing a new gate. Corkscrew gates are best suited to light or medium weight gates whilst heavier gates will require the power provided by hydraulic arms.

Get in touch to find out more about the benefits of installing electric gates

If you’re looking for a security solution which will enhance the look of your home, electric gates offer the perfect solution. Secure, safe, easy to use and install, security gates are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners. If you’d like to find out more, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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Don’t wait until you’ve been burgled – give your home the protection it needs now

Domestic intruder alarms installed in Leeds by FirstEye

At FirstEye we’re often called out by homeowners who’ve recently been burgled and as a result want to have a burglar alarm installed. There’s no doubt that burglar alarms do provide a highly effective deterrent, however it is much better to have an alarm installed now, rather than waiting until the worst has happened.

Intruder alarms to suit all budgets and requirements

We install alarm to suit all budgets and requirements; from simple bell-only systems, through to smart alarms which can be controlled from a smart phone. We’ll talk through the options for you to help you choose the best one for you and here’s a brief overview of how installing an alarm will give your home the protection it deserves:

  • Burglar alarms provide a highly effective deterrent and when burglars see your home is protected by an alarm, they are fare more likely to look elsewhere.
  • Modern wireless are alarms are quick and simple to install, with minimum mess and disruption as minimal drilling is required.
  • Smart alarms can be set or unset using an app on a smart phone or tablet. In addition, alerts are also sent if the alarm is triggered.
  • Alarm sensors can be positioned so that they’re not triggered by pets.
  • Installing an alarm could result in a reduction in your home insurance policy.
  • Knowing your home is protected by a security alarm is a great way to provide yourself with peace of mind.
  • For unbeatable, comprehensive protection, why not install a combined alarm and CCTV camera system?

Get in touch with FirstEye – SSAIB alarm installers in Leeds

Our alarm installation services have been accredited by The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) which is the leading certification body for organisations who provide security systems. Our SSAIB accreditation is a mark of excellence and means that we can provide you with an SSAIB certificate if you have your alarm installed and serviced by us. This certificate may enable you to claim a discount or lower the risk status on your home insurance (please check your insurer’s terms and conditions.)

To find out more or to obtain a free, no obligation quote, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 quote@firsteye.co.uk

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The unexpected benefits of doorbell cameras

Doorbell cameras installed in Leeds by FirstEye

We loved a story which you might have seen in the news last week, about a man who lives in Derby who managed to capture footage of an exploding meteor on his doorbell camera! Obviously he was very lucky to capture footage of something so unusual, but this just goes to show how useful a doorbell camera can prove to be!

We covered the benefits of doorbell cameras in one of our recent blog posts but if you’re not sure what they are, here’s a brief outline:

  • Doorbell cameras allow you to see who’s at your door, regardless of whether you’re at home or not.
  • Doorbell cameras take clear video images and will enable to you speak to callers by ‘answering’ your door via your smartphone, tablet or PC.
  • Doorbell cameras are ideal for residential properties as they are easy to install and provide a cost effective solution, additional security and peace of mind.
  • At FirstEye we install a wide range of doorbell cameras available from the brand Ring, with options to suit all budgets and requirements.

Give yourself peace of mind with a doorbell camera installed by FirstEye

Doorbell cameras provide a great way to add an additional level of security to your home and are ideal for elderly or vulnerable homeowners. If you’d like to find out more, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

We can’t promise that you’ll be lucky enough to capture footage of a meteor on your doorbell camera, but we can promise it will give you peace of mind!


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We’ve achieved SafeContractor Approved status!

SafeContractor Approved installations in Leeds

We’re delighted to announce that our SafeContractor Approved status has been approved again! Designed to demonstrate that we take health and safety seriously, our SafeContractor Approved status is designed to provide our clients with reassurance that we are a reputable company.

The SafeContractor scheme has been developed to make the working world safer and healthier. As members of the scheme we have to complete an annual assessment where we have to demonstrate our commitment to providing safe, sustainable and ethical working practices.

Choosing a SafeContractor such as FirstEye offers businesses a number of benefits including:

  • Reassurance that we are able to complete the work safely.
  • Peace of mind that we have the relevant health and safety management procedures in place.
  • We a reputable company which understands the importance of health and safety in the workplace.

Get in touch to find out more about our security installation services

We offer a range of security installation services for commercial and residential customers including security alarms, CCTV, access control systems and fire protection.

SafeContractor status is just one of our accreditations and if you’d like to find out more about our electrical installation services in Leeds, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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7 benefits of CCTV you might not have thought of

Protect your home or business with CCTV cameras installed by FirstEye

CCTV is becoming an increasingly popular way for business and homeowners to protect their property and assets. Although the benefits of CCTV might seem obvious, here are seven additional ways this type of security could help you improve security:

  1. Deterrent: even if a CCTV camera is switched off it will still provide a highly visible deterrent. If a burglar is deciding which building to try to break into, he’s far more likely to choose the property which isn’t fitted with a CCTV camera.
  2. Insurance: installing CCTV offers a great way to discover what’s going on when you’re not there! Unfortunately the majority of thieves don’t go around wearing balaclavas and so when something goes missing, CCTV can help you get to the bottom of the problem. Ideal for preventing business theft and internal fraud, CCTV provides unbeatable protection.
  3. Evidence gathering: if the worst happens and your property is broken into, CCTV footage provides important evidence for the police and can prove incredibly useful when making an insurance claim.
  4. Safety: CCTV can also be used to keep your employees or family safe. Thanks to modern technology, it is now possible to view live CCTV footage when you’re not there, helping you to monitor what’s going on whilst you’re away from your home or business.
  5. Useful: CCTV footage is often used by the police to publicise criminal activity and catch the culprits.
  6. Reassurance: remote access CCTV is ideal if you spend time away from the office but want to keep an eye on what’s going on when you’re not there. In addition, CCTV can also help protect staff from false allegations made by customers.
  7. Professional: installing CCTV shows you take security seriously, providing your business with a professional, business-like image.

Get in touch to discover the benefits of CCTV for your home or business

To find out more about how CCTV could help you protect your home, family or business, get in touch with us to obtain your free, no-obligation quote. Contacting FirstEye is easy: simply call 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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Shining a spotlight on security lighting

Security lighting installed in Leeds by FirstEye

Security lighting offers a highly effective yet often underestimated way to deter intruders and prevent criminal activity. In addition, it can also be used to help you protect your staff and customers, helping them feel safer in previously unlit areas.

Here at FirstEye we install a wide range of security lighting products, with options to suit all budgets and requirements. From interior LED lighting through to exterior floodlights, we’ll help you choose a solution that’s in line with your budget and requirements.

Why install security lighting?

Businesses which have poor security systems or none at all are more vulnerable to intruders. Unfortunately organises gangs of burglars, opportunist thieves or vandals will always target the premises that are the easiest to enter. However, by installing security lighting you’ll provide your premises with a highly effective, visible deterrent. Here’s how security lighting could help you:

  • Security lighting is versatile and cost effective. Available in a wide range of options to suit business premises of all sizes, we have the expertise to install exterior and interior lighting systems.
  • Security lighting also offers an extremely useful way to enhance the effectiveness of other security systems such as CCTV, for example.
  • Exterior lighting can be used to illuminate entrance ways, loading bays, car parks and more, helping staff and visitors to feel more secure.
  • Thanks to developments in lighting technology, LED lighting is cost effective to run, providing long-lasting, bright light with minimal operating costs.

Get in touch with FirstEye

To find out more about security lighting and business security, get in touch with us to arrange your free, no-obligation security survey. Contact us is easy: simply call 0113 228 8599 or email quote@firsteye.co.uk

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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