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Alarms

ALARMS

It has been a while since we have blogged about alarms.  We are still of the firm belief that as a layer of security, a decent alarm system not only offers you peace of mind but also does make your premises less likely to be subject of a burglary.

Since we last blogged, we have installed many more systems far and wide we have systems as far North as Baschurch in Shropshire and as far East as Much Wenlock, Shropshire.  We also have commercial and domestic systems in Shrewsbury, Newtown, Powys, Welshpool, Powys and all places in between.  Every one of our customers are totally satisfied with their systems.  Not one of our customers to our knowledge has been subject to a burglary or attempted burglary since having an alarm system installed.

The systems that we recommend are extremely reliable, false alarms are very rare and thankfully faults and problems just as rare and usually easily resolved.

All of our systems are bespoke design using a vast range of detectors available to enable you to integrate the security around your use of the building and available budget.

If you choose to have a system connected to the internet, not only does it allow you to receive push notifications to most mobile phones and tablets of alarms and any other issues.  It also allows you to set and unset the system and check the detectors from anywhere in the world offering extra reassurance.  Furthermore it allows us remote access to undertake many maintenance functions, if we are able to resolve an issue remotely, rather than having to come out, currently we make no charge for this service.

In addition to burglary prevention and detection, our alarm systems offer various “panic” facilities that can be operated in or around the outside of the premises.  Additionally you can add bespoke safety detectors as you wish for smoke, heat and smoke, flood, carbon monoxide.

Over the past year, we have also been putting some outdoor intruder detectors through their paces these are able to detect intruders outside a premises and/or send pictures to you of what caused them to activate.  In the past year through many extreme weather and light conditions, swaying plants and trees in the wind and passing animals, we’ve not had a single false alarm and the system has activated 100% of times when the zone has been entered by a person.

The outdoor detectors are absolutely ideal for secure or any other outdoor areas where nobody should be present during certain hours  or where you require notification if not a full alarm when somebody is present there.

There are many other ways our systems can be used for example to oversee an elderly or vulnerable person, as a hotel or B&B wishing to monitor rooms for customers breaking no-smoking rules.

If you are considering an alarm system, feel free to peruse our main website or new and expanding alarm websites below for more information or cal us any time for general advice or a free quote.

http://www.safeandsecure247.co.uk/wireless-alarms-cctv/wireless-intruder-alarms.html

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Today Has been Hectic

Today has been rather hectic

We started off with a lock repair in Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire to a UPVC Door, then over to Much Wenlock, Shropshire fo an alarm service call.

Following that we we in Caersws, Powys where somebody was unable to get into their holiday home as the UPVC lock had failed, again we were able to open the door and repair the lock.

On the way back we stopped off in Newtown, Powys to measure a mechanical digital code lock for a customer in order to provide a quote for replacement.

For more information of what we do visit our main website at www.safeandsecure247.co.uk

or our dedicated alarms website at alarms.safeandsecure247.co.uk

Alarming an Outdoor Area

ALARMING AN OUTDOOR AREA

Over the past few years we have tried alarming outdoor areas with a number of different types of alarm and alert system.  Many of these were inexpensive and the main problem was always far too many false alarms particularly at dawn when the birds became active.

Over the past month we have been trialling this new system which offers a whole new level of reliability if properly installed.

DETECTORS

This particular detector is an outdoor PIR detector packed with tech to help minimise false alarms, this one also has a camera that when it detects movement, takes a short video burst of whatever activated it which can be viewed remotely from anywhere in the world via its accompanying app.

The detector above is a slightly cheaper version of the first one, it has identical tech but just doesn’t have a camera.

In the month we have been putting this system through its paces, it hasn’t given a single false alarm but has reliably detected each test scenario we put it through.

These detectors don’t require a power source as they have a long life battery, they are tamper resistant and will detect and notify all forms of physical tampering including attempts to mask them.

These detectors can be included as part of our bespoke comprehensive internal alarm system as additional detours on the system covering the interior of your premises or they can be installed as a standalone independent outdoor system.

These are ideal for external parts of commercial premises, such as garden centres, secured car parks or to protect particular valuable assets outside any domestic or commercial premises such as overnight protection of your vehicles.  They are also ideally suited to outbuildings where they should minimise false alarms caused by animals.

We can also add magnetic sensors for external doors or gates into these systems.

NOTIFICATIONS

Detections can be handled in a number of flexible ways, the system can dial up to four mobile or landline numbers via traditional phone line or mobile GSM network of your choice.  It can be linked to professional 24 hour alarm monitoring services (currently offered free for the first year).  If connected via a broadband router, it can also be monitored and controlled and send notifications via an app on our phone or tablet.

For more information give us a call or visit our website at www.alarms.safeandsecure247.co.uk

Have a look also at the alarms page of our main website www.safeandsecure247.co.uk

No Two Alarm Systems Are the Same

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All of our alarm systems are bespoke and no two alarm systems are the same.  Why is that we hear you asking?

There are a number of reasons for this, we design each alarm system in such a way that it is best able to protect your home or commercial premises.  There are a wide range of detectors to choose from depending on the building architecture and user requirements.

A good example of user requirements within a home was a system we designed for a person who suffers insomnia, often gets up in the night to make a cup of tea and watch some TV but they wanted to be able to do this within a fully alarmed home without having to unset the alarm system.

One type of detector we used to achieve this was a  curtain motion detector deployed to protect the external perimeter of the relevant rooms with what are known as curtain motion detectors.  This has the effect that the external doors and windows are protected whilst the room can still be used.

A curtain motion detector is a detector whose detection pattern differs from traditional motions in that it is thin and not expansive. … Like a curtain hangs down as a thin veil on a window, the curtain motion detector only detects movement that is directly in its thin line of site.

The changes in types of system based on customer lifestyle or use of the building add many variants. it is possible for example to protect external areas in addition to internal rooms.

Each alarm also differs due to customer choices for example currently we are able to offer free professional monitoring for 12 months which means upon activation the alarm is handled 24/7 by a professional monitoring service who takes all necessary action on behalf of the alarm owner.

This means if you or the other 3 people the alarm would ordinarily contact are not available, ell necessary actions are taken on your behalf by the monitoring centre.

Whilst we are talking about professional monitoring, if a customer has a system that includes smoke detectors, this means in the event of a fire at that building, in your absence, rather than having to rely on a passer by or neighbour hearing your current smoke detectors or noticing the problem and then calling emergency services.  with professional monitoring, as soon as the smoke detector activates, it notifies the monitoring station who can take early action to call emergency services on your behalf.

Other variations are through customer choice around the addition or not of safety detectors such as smoke, smoke and heat, temperature, flood, etc

There are also several choices to be made about how you arm and disarm the system with a choice of a simple key fob, or pushbutton or LCD keypads some of which can be armed and disarmed simply by presenting your small pox card to the keypad, without need to remember numbers.

for more information, take a look at our websites or give us a call:

http://alarms.safeandsecure247.co.uk

http://www.safeandsecure247.co.uk/wireless-alarms-cctv/wireless-intruder-alarms.html

 

Another Customer Feeling Reassured

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Don’t wait until you have been a victim of burglary!

Todays customer in Baschurch just north of Shrewsbury is feeling reassured and is now less likely to become the victim of burglary than they were yesterday.

They can check this alarm system on their phone app even arm and disarm it from anywhere in the world. 

This system is monitored meaning that in the event of an activation 365 days a year, 24/7 a professional will deal with the activation on the owners behalf ensuring the correct response to the alarm activation.

It’s also possible to add safety detectors such as smoke, heat, Co2 etc so that issues such as smoke will be caught and responded to at the earliest opportunity in the owner’s absence.  

Clearly far better than standard smoke detectors that in your absence rely on someone hearing them and calling emergency services.

Whether you are considering installing the smallest domestic system through to large commercial systems, we can help. Give us a call or visit http://alarms.safeandsecure247.co.uk/

We are situated in Berriew, ideal for Newtown, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, North Powys and Shropshire.

What would an Alarm System do for You?

What Would and Alarm System do for You?

In addition to providing peace of mind, a good alarm system will add a valuable extra layer of security making you less likely to become a vicim of burglary.

It will provide immediate notification and on site noise deterrent if the worst were to happen.  Additionally it may help minimise damage from smoke, fire, gas, flood etc by providing early notification of such emergencies.

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We are not into scaremongering for the sake of making a sale but the following scenario does often happen.

Imagine you’ve just come home from a long day at work, or equally a quick trip to the shops.  Everything seems normal on the outside,  and then you open the front door.

Your stomach drops as you try to take in what you can see all around you: The patio door glass smashed, mess and the contents of drawers scattered all over the floor, cupboards all open, gaps where the TV and Hi Fi used to be.

Equally the same scene could confront you any day when you arrive to open your business.

This will be the event that spurs many people into getting an alarm system installed.

Alarm Systems

Choosing the alarm that is right for your home/business and your budget is no easy task – there are so many different systems and options within systems available and it is a world filled with jargon.

Our alarm systems are easy to operate and individually designed around your needs and budget and we recommend systems that we trust not to let you down they can be very simple with just an audible bell box right through to advanced commercial systems calling professional monitoring.

We have no doubt that an alarm system adds a layer of protection that makes it less likely you will be the victim of burglary.

With our alarms you can also add many other safety detectors for example smoke detectors.  If you were to suffer a fire in your absence, rather than rely on a neighbour or passer by to notice and call the fire service, the alarm will notify you or a professional monitoring service (your choice) as soon as it detects, smoke, water, gas etc

The alarm will provide peace of mind during your absence with a live feed to an app on your phone or tablet device.  The two pictures below show an app that you can have on your phone and from anywhere in the world, you can check that your alarm is set, you can unset and re-set it should you need to and check that each of your detectors is working properly.

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We have installed many alarms systems including wireless alarms in Shrewsbury and locally in Welshpool and Newtown and other towns and villages throughout Mid Wales and Shropshire.

We have installed many domestic systems and also commercial alarms, including a Jewellers shop in Shrewsbury Town Centre and a Computer Shop in Newtown, Powys.  Here is what a few of our customers say:

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WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT TO OTHER COMPANIES?

We consider that we are different to many other companies read here to see why:  http://www.safeandsecure247.co.uk/blog/what-makes-us-different/

NEW WEBSITE please contact us or visit our new alarms website at alarms.safeandsecure247.co.uk for more information

Additional Features our Alarm Systems Can Offer

There are a number of additional features to our alarm systems that we’ll highlight over a couple of blogs.

If you have taken the trouble to fit smoke detectors in your house or commercial premises, thats excellent.  I have a number throughout my house wired to the mains and all connected together, great you might think.

What happens though if they are activated when you are out or away on holiday and they are not wired to a fire alarm system? Well I guess it has to be no option but fingers crossed that a neighbour might check out your premises if they happen to be around and if they have done that, hopefully would then call emergency services if they smell smoke.

If you have one of our alarm systems however and add compatible smoke detectors the outcome in the event of activation is very different:

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Depending how the system is set up, either you will know instantly via your mobile phone that one or more has activated allowing you to take immediate action, or if you invest a small amount in professional 24/7 monitoring services, they will be instantly notified and the fire service called.

Similarly in the case of Flood, Temperature fluctuation high or low, natural gas, carbon monoxide etc.

Our alarm systems are adaptable and not just excellent intruder alarm,  they offer complete protection. There is no longer any need to leave the protection of you home, commercial premises or other building to chance.

We regularly fit alarm systems throughout, Powys. Mid-Wales, Shrewsbury and Shropshire, give us a call any time to discuss a system to meet your needs or visit our website at

 

http://www.safeandsecure247.co.uk/wireless-alarms-cctv.html

Adaptable Burglar Alarm Systems

Our favoured burglar/ intruder alarm systems are fully adaptable to meet your domestic or commercial security or other needs.

For example recently we installed an intruder alarm in Newtown, Powys where the owner of the house wanted the alarm to be fully operational at night but wanted to be able to get up and use the house normally without turning the alarm off or triggering it.

We achieved this with a combination of intruder detectors including the use of curtain PIRs which have a narrow band detection area meaning that doors and windows, loft hatches etc can be fully protected and alarmed whilst people are able to still use the premises.

More details can be found on our website at: http://www.safeandsecure247.co.uk/wireless-alarms-cctv.html

You can call us anytime to chat through your security or other needs and I’m confident we can design a quality reliable system to meet your specific needs and requirements,

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New Generation Visonic PowerG Range of Alarm Systems

We are now installing the new generation Visonic PowerG range of alarm systems which laughably is one of the best wireless systems currently on the market

These are suitable for domestic and commercial applications and come with a vast range of optional wireless detectors in addition to the extensive intruder options such as smoke, gas, Carbon monoxide, temperature high or low, flood.

For gadgety people, there is a neat LCD arming station option enabling users to swipe in and out with prox tags as well as oversea the system.

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This system can include silent alerts and non alarm chimes (driveway alert etc)

There are also outdoor and outbuilding suitable detectors.

There is an option of 365 24/7 professional monitoring otherwise the system can phone or text up to 4 numbers.

For more details call us for a chat or drop us an email.

http://www.visonic.com/Products/PowerG-Wireless-Property-Protection