Access control designed to help businesses improve security

Access control installations in Leeds

Whether you run a small business with just a handful of employees or are in charge of a large, multi-national company, safety and security are likely to be of paramount importance to you. Here at FirstEye we are specialists in electrical installations in Leeds, with the expertise to install a wide range of access control systems, designed to meet the security requirements of all businesses.

By installing an access control system in your business premises is the best way to control who has access and who doesn’t. A highly effective way to secure the most important areas of your business premises, access control will provide protection against theft whilst helping to prevent breaches of security. Access control also offers a useful way to monitor who’s in the building at any one time.

Is access control right for your business?

Many of the small businesses we work with make the mistake of assuming that access control is something which is only the preserve of big companies. However, access control is used by a diverse range of businesses: from small offices, through to industrial units, factories, workshops and companies based in high rise buildings. Access control proves invaluable if you have a particular area that you need to control access to. You might want to control access to the main entrance of your business, or to protect a particular control room or an area used to house sensitive documents. Or it might be that you’d like to protect your entire premises. Whatever your requirements we’ll work closely with you to design and install a system which meets your requirements perfectly.

The benefits of access control for small businesses

Installing an access control system could offer your business a range of benefits, including:

  • An effective deterrent to prevent intruders and theft
  • Protection of equipment and documents
  • Keeping track of your employees’ working hours
  • Fire safety is improves as you’ll know exactly who is in the building

These are just some of the benefits of an access control system – if you would like to find out more or to discuss your requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Why invest in a burglar alarm?

Burglar alarms installed in Leeds by FirstEye

As specialist burglar alarm installers in Leeds we’re bound to tell you that an alarm is a worthwhile investment. However, installing a burglar alarm has been shown to provide highly effective protection whilst also deterring intruders from attempting to enter your property. Studies have shown burglars are more likely to try and break into properties where there is no visible alarm and by installing even a basic system, you’ll be taking a positive step towards protecting your home and family.

Which is the best system for you?

A wide range of alarm systems are available with options to suit the majority of budgets. Bell only alarm systems are basic alarms comprising of a control panel, keypad, detection sensors and an audible alarm bell. In addition, many basic systems can now also be linked to a mobile phone and will contact you if the alarm is activated.

Complex burglar alarm systems make the most of more sophisticated technology such as PIR motion detectors or infra-red beam detectors designed to be mounted in inconspicuous locations. Advanced systems can also be linked to home automation systems, designed to offer the capability to monitor the activity in your home from wherever you are in the world.

The response an alarm gives to being activated will vary according to the type of system you choose. Simple, bell-only systems will sound the alarm whilst monitored alarms will contact a pre-set list of emergency contact numbers or a police monitoring centre.

Contact FirstEye for details of our alarm installation services in Leeds

Here at FirstEye we are specialist installers of security alarms for homes and businesses in Leeds. If you would like to find out more or to arrange a free, no-obligation quote we’d be delighted to help so why not contact us today for further information?


Secure your home this summer

Security advice from FirstEye

Around one million burglaries and attempted break-ins take place in the UK this summer, with over 200,000 of these taking place during the summer months. These figures are alarming and with this in mind, it’s essential to ensure that your home is as safe and secure as possible.

When the temperature finally begins to rise and the sun starts to come out, it’s our natural inclination to spend as much time as possible outdoors. Summer is a time for relaxing and it’s easy to forget the importance of keeping doors and windows closed whilst we’re outside enjoying the weather.

Our tips for safeguarding your home

It’s this complacency which proves so tempting to opportunist burglars and if they see a chance to enter your home with minimal effort, they’ll take it. Whilst our advice is to make sure it’s not easy for someone to break into your home, there’s no need to turn it into a fortress once the weather warms up!

There are many basic security steps you can take to help secure your home; ranging from planting prickly plants around the perimeter of your garden, through to fitting window locks and a robust padlock to the shed door.

CCTV designed to provide round-the-clock protection

However, by installing a security alarm and CCTV system, you’ll be providing yourself with round the clock surveillance. To go one step further, you could consider installing a CCTV and security system which is linked to a home automation system, offering you the capability to be able to check that everything’s OK at home, even if you’re thousands of miles away.

Security system installation

Here at FirstEye we are specialists in providing cost effective home security and CCTV systems for homeowners throughout Leeds. If you would like to find out more, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, we’d be delighted to help so why not get in touch with us today?

Regular burglar alarm maintenance is important

Alarm maintenance services in Leeds

Not only is regular burglar alarm maintenance the best way to identify and rectify any problems with your alarm, it will also help provide you with peace of mind and compensation in the event of something going wrong.

A burglar alarm maintenance contract will ensure that your alarm is fully checked on an annual basis but if you want a police-monitoring contract the system will need to be checked twice a year. Alarm checks can be carried out either by an installer visiting your home, or remotely.

The cost of alarm servicing and maintenance varies according to which type of alarm you have and its age etc. However, having your alarm maintained by a professional is a great way to tackle the problem of false alarms or unreliability.

Regular maintenance ensures reliable protection

As burglar alarms have been proven to be the single most effective deterrent to intruders, it’s hard to underestimate the importance of ensuring yours is working as it should be! In addition, it’s also worth bearing in mind that regular alarm maintenance is a requirement set by some insurance companies and that failure to ensure your alarm is maintained could mean your insurance is invalidated in the event of a break in.

Contact FirstEye for further information

Here at FirstEye we are experienced, qualified specialists in all aspects of alarm installations and maintenance. If you would like to find out more why not get in touch today? Our services are available to customers throughout Leeds and we’re happy to visit you at a time to suit you.

Qualified trusted electricians in Leeds

Electrical services in Leeds from a trusted trader

Our reputation for providing high quality, certified electrical services and the great relationship we have with our clients is something that we’re incredibly proud of. However, here at FirstEye we have also been recognised as a Which? Trusted Trader and in case you’ve not come across the scheme before, we thought we’d explain what this means.

Which? is a well-known and very longstanding organisations which was established with the aim of championing the rights of UK consumers. Although Which? are very well known for the important work they do in testing electrical goods and financial products etc., many of our customers don’t realise that Which? test traders like us too!

Which? established their Trusted Traders scheme as a way to recognise the work of traders who have successfully passed Which?’s rigorous testing process. This process involves contacting and checking with customers, before making a thorough assessment of how each trader manages their administrative and business customers. Once Which? have carried out their initial checks followed by a face-to-face interview with the trader, before the business signs up to the Trusted Trader scheme, agreeing to the code of conduct set out by the scheme.

Here at FirstEye we understand that choosing a trader to carry out work on your home can be a daunting prospect. However, by choosing a Which? Trusted Trader such as FirstEye, you’ll have the reassurance of knowing that the work we do is high quality and that you can trust us.

Contact FirstEye

We provide a range of electrical installation services in Leeds; from the installation and maintenance of security systems, through to home automation systems and CCTV cameras. Why not get in touch to find out more?

Our advice on using CCTV to protect your home

CCTV installations in Leeds

Whereas once CCTV was mainly used in shopping centres, airports and hospitals etc., CCTV systems are an increasingly popular choice for security conscious homeowners.

Not only is CCTV an effective way to screen callers and monitor the outside areas of a property; it is also proven to be a very effective deterrent to burglars or intruders. Installing a CCTV system is an excellent way to protect your home from damage or theft, it will also provide you the reassurance that what’s most important to you – your family and your home – are safe, secure and protected.

We install CCTV systems designed to suit homes of all shapes and sizes

Here at FirstEye we are an established company with many years of experience in the installation, maintenance and servicing of a wide range of CCTV systems available in options to suit all properties, lifestyles and budgets. In addition, because FirstEye is a local, independent company, our flexible services are designed to meet the requirements of customers.

We know that every home is different and if you use your garage, for example, to store valuable items such as sports equipment or power tools, it’s very important to install cameras to provide coverage for the right areas. Many of our customers require coverage of their garden shed as it’s used to store valuable bikes, whilst others simply need just a couple of cameras with one to protect the back door and the other to protect the front.

Electrical services from FirstEye in Leeds

Our CCTV installation service in Leeds will begin with a thorough assessment of your property as this is the best way to find the most suitable system for you. A number of different CCTV systems are available; from basic systems through to high-tech systems designed to provide state-of-the-art coverage. Whichever type of system is best for you, we’ll work closely with you to find the ideal solution.

Contact FirstEye to find out more

To find out more about our CCTV installation services in Leeds, or to request a no-obligation quote or further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 0113 228 8599.





Is your home as safe and secure as it could be?

Security advice for homeowners in Leeds

Whilst there’s no doubt that installing a burglar alarm is one of the very best ways to protect your family and home from the risk of theft and intruders, it’s also very important to take a close look at all the possible places of entry to your home to ensure that they are secure.

Although the majority of burglaries are carried out on an opportunistic basis, there are cases where burglars watch a property and plan their break-in in advance. With this in mind, ensuring that your home looks occupied and lived-in around the close is vital and by ensuring all possible entry points are difficult to access, burglars are much more likely to disregard your home and try somewhere else instead.

Things to remember:

  • Are the outside areas of your home well-lit during the hours of darkness?
  • If you’re out or away on holiday is it obvious that your home is unoccupied?
  • Do you switch all your lights on, or leave them all off if you’re out, making it obvious that your home is empty?

Simple yet effective security deterrents

There are number of relatively simple things you can do to help deter intruders and exterior security lighting is a cost-effective way to illuminate the outside areas of your home. Two types of security lights are available; either lights which turn on and off when movement is detected, or outside lights which have to be turned on and off manually at the switch. Whichever option you choose, security lighting is a relatively low-cost way to help protect your home when it’s dark outside.

Although timer switches designed to switch inside lights and lamps off at regular times are a good idea, to be really effective it’s important to  have lights which turn on an off irregularly – just as if you were at home. Home automation is the ideal solution to this and by changing the light switches in your home to automated versions, you’ll be able to turn the lights on and off at random times, no matter where you are in the world!

It goes without saying that a working, reliable burglar alarm is an essential piece of kit and although the fake bell boxes which are widely available can help, there really is no substitute for the real thing.

Security systems installed in Leeds by FirstEye

We install burglar alarms, security lighting and home automation systems to suit all budgets and properties and if you’d like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.