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3 Tips to Keep Your Property Secure this Summer

The summer is the time for enjoying the outdoors and going on holidays. The downside of this is that it can mean that your property is a more tempting target for criminals. It would be impractical to suggest that you miss out on fun summer activities so that you can safeguard your belongings, so this means that you will need to take some other action to keep your property secure. Here are a few suggestions for how you might go about this. more..;

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Which CCTV System Should I Purchase?

CCTV systems are one of the most common deterrents a property can install against opportunists; but with so many different options it can be confusing what to choose for the better. Firstly, deciding on what you require from your CCTV is important as each type of system will offer a different level of security.


So what is there available? We at Select Alarm Systems will discuss three common types of CCTV.


A Stand Alone Solution
Remotely Monitored System
Internet Protocol (IP) CCTV


All of these options offer something different in terms of security; but which is the best for your needs?


Stand Alone Solution:


One of the more common systems, this solution can provide you with numerous cameras installed on your premises which are then linked up to a network. This means you can capture any movement that occurs around your premises in your absence and 24/7.


This solution is perfect for smaller organisations that want to monitor their premises but don’t have the budget for any of the advanced security solutions.


Remotely Monitored System:


This system is slightly more advanced and can act as a digital security guard for your property. The cameras are fully functional with monitoring occurring both on the perimeter of a property as well as protecting the building through movement detectors.


Addition to this, in the event of an intruder entering your property, this system will notify the Police and verbally warn the intruders that the key holder and Police have been informed.




Some see these types of systems as the future of CCTV due to their advanced ability to transmit data through various networks. As well as this, they also boast of performing better than other forms of CCTV and offering easier installation makes them versatile for many businesses. Not a particularly new product, the reason these cameras have become so advanced within their field is due to the developments in technology overall meaning there abilities can be utilised more as a whole.


You can read more about all of the above systems on our CCTV page, or call us to enquire about any of our services through the various methods on our website – we look forward to hearing from you.


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What Types of Commercial Security Systems are Available?

When you’ve worked hard to build up a business, it’s natural that you would want to do everything you can to protect it. Here at Select Alarm Systems we offer a range of security solutions that can help to provide security to your business and peace of mind to you.

Intruder Alarms

Our alarms are custom built to meet your specific requirements, and meet all of the relevant European Standards. With motion detection and police response included as standard, you can come away from work at the end of the day knowing that it’s in safe hands.


Security cameras can keep an eye on your property when you can’t, and they have become one of the most powerful loss prevention tools available. Remotely monitored cameras respond to movement and can be set up to notify police without losing any time.


The SmokeCloak system releases a fast spreading cloud of thick security fog; disorientating any intruder and sending them heading quickly back towards the door. The SmokeCloak motto is that if you can’t see it, you can’t steal it!
Here at SAS we pride ourselves on delivering a comprehensive service, and provide a 24hour repair and maintenance service to ensure the on-going care of your security system. Working right across the Midlands area we work with each customer to assess their individual needs and design bespoke a security system using some combination of the above technologies.

To find out more about how we could help set your mind at rest, call us today on 01902 403003 or fill in our online contact form.

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FAQ: How Does a Smoke Cloak Work?

The basic principle behind the SmokeCloak system is that if you can’t see it, you can’t steal it!
When an alarm is triggered, the heating element inside the SmokeCloak converts a mixture of water and liquid glycerol into a dense security fog. This harmless dry smoke rapidly fills the room and shields your valuables from view, making them much more difficult to locate.
Creating a visibility of no more than around 30cms, the thick vapour leaves any intruder disorientated and confused. They will be far less able to navigate around your premises and much more likely to head back towards the exit as quickly as they can.
Once you arrive on the scene it only takes 20 minutes to air the room and have it ready for use again, with no lingering smell and no residues. The whole system runs on very little electricity and can be used over and over again with minimal maintenance.

But is it Safe?

Absolutely. The fog released from a SmokeCloak is created from a specially designed glycol formula that is present in household items such as skin creams and toothpaste. The vapour will not damage your IT equipment, electrical machinery or furnishings and it won’t harm anyone who comes into contact with it.
With a SmokeCloak incorporated into your security system you can rely on an instant reaction that will stop a burglary before it’s carried out. None of our SmokeCloak customers have ever suffered further loss after installation, so we would happily recommend it as a worthwhile investment.
Our team at Select Alarm Systems carries out security installations across the centre of England; from Tamworth to Gloucester and Wolverhampton to Leicester. If you’d like to discuss the perfect solution to your security needs, call 01902 403003 and speak to one of our friendly advisors.

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Intruder Alarms: Protect Your Home This Winter

Your home is a sanctuary in which you can relax, put your feet up and spend time with your family after a manic day at the office. Of course, that means it’s essential that you feel safe and secure in your home throughout the day and the night. Here at Select Alarms we are committed to helping you keep your home safe and our intruder alarms are an essential part of this.


If you’re thinking about improving your home security then an intruder alarm is a fundamental part of any security systems and should be first on your list.


Fundamental Home Security


We’re all finding it tough financially but for some people, that financial strain turns to crime and during the winter homes will often draw unwanted criminal attention; fortunately, with an intruder alarm installed, you can rest assured that your home is protected. Our intruder alarms are designed, manufactured and installed to meet European standards and are approved by the Insurance industry.


Anyone that has become a victim of a home burglary will tell you that the most devastating result of the crime is not the financial loss; it’s the feeling of vulnerability and the sense of invasion that is the most upsetting.


Here at Select Alarms we understand that everyone’s home security needs are different and thanks to our years of experience, we can provide an advanced alarm system to cater to your individual needs. We are the experts when it comes to intruder alarms and should be your first port of call.


If you would like more information about services or products, please do not hesitate to browse our website or contact us directly to speak to a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team.

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What is the law about fire alarms in offices?

Fire alarm systems and extinguishers should always be installed in the workplace. They should be regularly tested and maintained in order to ensure that they will work in the event of a fire hazard. Professional fire alarm testing companies are able to provide the necessary checks and logs to ensure that your company complies with the current government legislations. Failure to follow these rules could be very dangerous in the event of a fire and could cause serious legal problems.

Evacuation Plan

All staff should be briefed on the company’s evacuation procedures. All of the staff should know exactly what to do and where they should gather in the event of a fire. The plans should be displayed in clear view on an office wall so that staff and visitors can view the plans with ease.

Risk Assessment

As a business you are always expected to carry out a substantial risk assessment to make sure that you are adhering to the current rules and regulations. The results of this risk assessment will then make it clear whether or not you will need to carry out changes in order to make the area a safe place. Certain procedures may need to be implemented and a management plan should be carried out in order to ensure a sufficient safety level in the workplace. To carry out a risk assessment you can download the relevant documents from the government fire safety website. The forms provided explain how you can pinpoint potential hazards and evaluate the risks.

If you are looking for more information about fire safety, or if you would like a specialist  company that deals with alarms in  Birmingham and surrounding areas, to install a fire alarm system and safety equipment in your commercial or domestic property, then feel free to contact us at: http://www.selectalarms.co.uk/contact-us.php

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CCTV Systems for Businesses in Leicester

Securing your business premises is one of the most important things you can do, safeguarding your livelihood, ensuring the well-being of your staff and yourself. Knowing you have a comprehensive security system in place will also deliver peace of mind, both when you’re at the office and when you’re away, leaving you to concentrate on things that matter the most! Here at Select Alarms, we’re dedicated to bringing you the best range of CCTV systems in Leicester to ensure only top quality, effective security is in place on your commercial property!


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Benefits of Having a Good CCTV System

When it comes to protecting your home and business, security is paramount. You should ensure property is safe from intruders all year round, particularly during the summer months when you are more likely to leave your windows open at home on hot nights, or your employees may have forgotten to close a window before they left work. Having a good CCTV System from Select Alarms can significantly reduce the risk of your property being broken into. But what other benefits are there to having CCTV in Walsall?


A Crime Deterrent


If you have CCTV cameras constantly monitoring your workplace, criminals are a lot more likely to leave your property alone and seek an easier target. Also if employees know they are constantly being watched it is less likely you will have any employees stealing from the business or doing anything they shouldn’t be doing.


Protects People


Knowing there is a CCTV System in place can make your staff feel safer at work. Staff that work unsociable hours will feel more protected when they arrive and leave work.


Keeping a Record


If there is an attempted break in or your employees have to deal with an aggressive customer, or even if there is an incident outside your premises you can consult the recordings and it may aid you and the police with their investigations.


Our team at Select Alarms specialise in providing and installing quality CCTV systems to commercial properties. With the use of the latest technology, we can install a CCTV system that is specifically tailored to your needs and requirements.


We have several different types of systems including stand-alone solutions, remotely monitored systems and IP CCTV systems. Our remotely monitored systems consist of various cameras connected to external movement detectors or perimeter security protection. If any intruders try to break in the monitoring centre can notify the police, security or the key holder.


With over 30 years’ experience, we are highly dedicated to delivering a first class service to every single client. If you would like to get in contact with us for more information regarding any of the security services we provide click here for our contact details.

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Why Choose Select Alarms to Install Your Fire Alarm?

Fire is something that can be hugely devastating, you may have seen on the news when homes have been ravished by fire, leaving a trail of destruction in its place, and when you think about the affect this could have on your business, it’s something that doesn’t bear thinking about. You can reduce this risk by simply coming to us here at Select Alarms, where our team can install a fire alarm Walsall that is perfect for your business. With years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in the industry you can rest assured that we’ll be on hand to assist in choosing the right product for you requirements, and with our expertise it means we can point you in the right direction to keeping your business property, and all who work in it safe and protected.


What Can We Do?


The question really isn’t what can we do, it’s more what can’t we do! We provide the full package to all of our customers, we don’t simply install a fire alarm into your property and be gone, we’ll work with you to design, install, commission and continually maintain a system that works for your business.


Why Choose Us?


You may have seen other companies that install fire alarms, you may even have considered doing it yourself, but there are many reasons why you should choose to come to us instead. Firstly, we’ve been NSI approved since 1990, meaning you can rest assured in the quality of service we provide. Furthermore, our work is insurance approved, and can be monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for your continued re-assurance by our alarm receiving centre; you’ll have the peace of mind in knowing that support is just one phone call away.


Don’t run the risk of using an illegitimate company to install a fire alarm at your commercial property, instead come to us here at Select Alarms. Feel free to peruse our website today for more information about the many unrivaled services that we provide for our business customers.

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Quality CCTV Installation for your Premises in Wolverhampton

With burglaries and theft on the rise, it is more important than ever to ensure that your commercial premises are protected from criminals and intruders. At Select Alarms, we offer various security measures, but one of the most effective deterrents we offer is CCTV Wolverhampton. By utilising the latest technological innovations, we can install a CCTV system tailored specifically to your needs.


Remotely Monitored


If you don’t want to use an on-site security presence, then remotely monitored CCTV systems can provide the perfect alternative. We will combine fixed as well as fully functional cameras with external movement detectors to provide a comprehensive security solution. Our dedicated monitoring centre will be able to notify the police or relevant party should an unauthorised person gain access to your property.


As a further deterrent, by connecting your CCTV system to a public address system, the monitoring station will be able to inform the intruder that the police are on their way; discouraging them from staying longer and causing more damage


IP CCTV – State of the Art Monitoring


For a truly 21st Century security solution, IP CCTV has a multitude of advantages over the traditional alternative. Built using state-of-the-art technology, our IP CCTV offers mega pixel record quality, wireless IP compatibility as well as hassle-free installation of additional cameras thanks to the scalability of the IP system.


For the modern business, you will often want to utilise more than just basic security fencing, and for many, CCTV is the perfect choice. At Select Alarms, we can help you implement a complex security system combining CCTV with other features such as intruder alarms and access control.


If you’d like more information about how our CCTV systems can help protect your business’ premises, get in touch with our friendly and experienced team today on 01902 403 003.

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