Protecting your home and business premises from intruders is of paramount importance. It?s not just the financial loss a break-in causes, but also the emotional impact and disruption it can have. Choosing the right system or service will help protect your home or organisation against security and fire incidents as well as helping to reduce the cost and disruption should one take place. Most of us do not always consider the implications of a break-in - until it is too late.
So what can you do? There are a number of security measures you should consider, including ensuring you have adequate physical security, such as locks, fitted. Intruder alarms not only provide a deterrent, but provide a warning that an intrusion is taking place. However, alarms and other electronic security devices, including CCTV and Access Control Systems, need to meet a high standard of installation and be regularly maintained to be effective. The only way to ensure this is to get a professionally installed electronic security system.
The type of alarm and other electronic security solutions you choose is very important. However, if you want it to be effective and meet the requirements of your Insurer or the Police, it is important that the system is installed and maintained in accordance with the required standards by a competent installation company approved by NSI. Many Companies or individuals will tell you they can install an alarm, often cheaply, but are they:
Capable of meeting the standards of workmanship and service you would expect? properly security vetting all relevant staff to British Standards? operating a 24 hour call out service and able to respond within 4 hours? fully insured? rigorously inspected twice a year to ensure standards are maintained? completing a thorough security survey and risk assessment of your property? installing reliable, up to date equipment? issuing you with a Certificate of Compliance for your system? offering you a maintenance contra...