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If you’re a home or business owner, one of the things that you would have no doubt considered is whether or not you need a security system in place and what are the pros and cons of getting one installed. Well here at IDS, we believe that there should be no doubting such thing and that in order for your home, business and valuables to be safe, installing an appropriate security solution should be one of the first things you do once moving into a new home or setting up a business. One of the most common and effective forms of protecting yourself is through the use of security cameras, so if you find yourself asking ‘do I need security cameras?’ Read on and find out why you do!

 

Advantages of Security Cameras

The security camera is one of the many wonders of modern technology, used within a home and office settings across the globe. Gaining huge popularity as an effective security solution due to the array of benefits that it offers. As with everything else in the world, they have their pitfalls but these are outnumbered massively by the advantages that they bring. We take a look at a number of these below:

Prevent Crime

The biggest and most obvious advantage of getting security cameras installed within your home or business is their ability to prevent criminal activity, or at least go some way to minimise it. Just the sight of a camera looking at them and the thought of getting caught red-handed is enough for most criminals to stop and think about breaking any sort of laws, as they know that their actions and sometimes identity will be captured. The presence of a security camera empowers you as a home and/or business owner and prevents your premises from becoming an easy target.

Gather Evidence

By placing security cameras in strategic areas, you are able to monitor both the actions and words of individuals during the occurrence of a specific event, as many modern security cameras are able to also pick up audio as well as high-quality video. Clear images alongside crisp sound make security cameras an efficient tool in gathering evidence that occurs within an important happening such as a legal scenario. Authorities are able to review the footage that a witness or person of interest may have either forgotten or missed.

Monitor Activities and Occurrences

Linked with the previous advantage of gathering evidence, security cameras have the ability to be placed in an abundance of places, meaning they are able to capture many activities that occur in and around your home or business. As they come in many shapes and sizes, they can either be placed so that they are hidden or within vantage points. Both will result in rich recording data that can keep tabs on an individual’s activities and are a great way to spot suspicious behaviour.

Correct Conclusions

The footage captured by security cameras has the ability to aid in making the correct decision if you find yourself in a dispute, whether domestic or professional. This could involve settling an argument with a family member, customer or employee. Doubts can be squashed with a simple review of what your security camera has recorded. Untrue, made-up and inappropriate claims made by members of staff, customers or others can be quickly found out with the help of a security camera.

Keeping Records

Another benefit of installing security cameras is that because they are systematically and continuously recording footage at your home or business, you always have a record of the happenings that occur at these places. If for any reason you require to review footage, you have the ability to check your records and gather the information you need.

These are just a few examples of how you can benefit from the installation of security cameras. We believe here at IDS, that whenever you ask yourself ‘should I get security cameras’, the answer should be yes, as it’s always better to be safe than sorry! We specialise in bespoke security systems for both your home and business, so no matter what you would like, we are able to provide the security solution that you need. To learn more about our CCTV Security Systems or to contact us to inquire about your security system, simply click below.

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Burglary

Burglaries and break-ins are less common now than they were six or seven years ago, but they do still happen, and as emotions run high it can be difficult to think rationally about the best course of action. If you discover or suspect that a burglary has taken place on your property, there are a few things you should do:

Remain outside

If you aren’t already inside the property, it is advisable to remain outside the property to avoid contaminating any evidence that could be used to catch the perpetrator.

Call the police and your insurance company

Notifying the police that a burglary has taken place is essential. Police will come to the scene and document a description of what has been taken from the property; they will also be able to recover any evidence from the scene that could help in finding the burglar.

Once you have contacted the police, you should also contact your insurance company. In some cases, an insurance company might decide to send an independent claims evaluator to the scene to assess the grounds for your claim.

Review CCTV footage (if possible)

If you have security cameras on your property, you should try to recover any footage that might provide information about the burglar’s appearance, how they got in, the time of the burglary, etc.

How can I prevent future break-ins?

Here at IDS Security, we offer a range of security systems that are appropriate for the home or workplace, including:

If you want to find out more about our security systems, or if you have any other questions, please contact us today below.

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IDS Job Vacancy

We are looking to hire a full-time administrator for IDS Security's head office at 16E Moy Road Industrial Centre, Moy Road, Taff's Well, Cardiff, CF15 7QR.

Duties include:

  • Input of information on the company’s database/CRM system
  • Arranging engineer visits
  • Dealing with telephone calls and enquiries
  • Maintenance of company records
  • Preparation of quotations
  • Management of maintenance contracts
  • Administration of quality system
  • Supporting operational and sales team
  • Undertaking any other administration as and when required

Personal attributes:

  • Excellent administration and organisation skills
  • Knowledge of computer systems, especially Microsoft 365
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to work successfully under pressure
  • Demonstration of confidentiality
  • Accuracy and attention to detail – must be able to perform a variety of duties while adhering to deadlines and maintaining accuracy
  • Able to use initiative to complete set tasks in a busy, fast-paced environment
  • Working with people / team working – understanding of others, adapts to others, listens, consults and support plus the ability to work alone

Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, with half an hour for lunch

Salary: Dependent on experience, but in the region of £20,000 pa

To apply for this position, please send your CV to admin@ids-securityltd.co.uk or call 02920 753251.

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Whether it is your home or business, burglary is something that everyone wants to avoid. The thought of personal belongings or important work items potentially being stolen can have serious consequences on both life and work. So, what is the best way to prevent, or minimise the risk of a burglary happening? Burglar alarms! 

Installing an effective security solution within your home or business will certainly go a long way in deterring criminals from being tempted to break into your premises and knowing that you are somewhat protected will provide you with peace of mind at certain times. Our bespoke intruder alarms are the perfect solution for all of your burglar worries! Our systems are monitored around the clock from our monitoring station, with our engineers on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Utilising the latest in digital signalling technology, we guarantee that the relevant emergency services are contacted when an intrusion is detected.

As well as offering an obvious preventive measure to break-in’s, our burglar alarms provide the following advantages:

  • Decreased costs associated with insurance
  • Reassurance that your property is protected
  • Scope to minimise further theft and damage

So, in answer to the question, ‘do burglar alarms deter burglars’, it is safe to say that they definitely go some distance in preventing possible intrusions. Here at IDS, we have over two decades of installing burglar alarms and providing the most advanced security solutions possible, so when it comes to choosing and installing your intruder alarm, look no further than IDS Security Systems.

If you would like to learn more about our intruder security systems, please do not hesitate to contact us today by either calling us on 02920 753 251 or by hitting the button below to fill out our quick and easy contact form.

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Win Amazon Voucher with IDS Security

Would you like to save some money on your next Amazon order? If so, you might just be in luck!

To celebrate our recent move to our new premises in Taff's Well, we at IDS Security are giving away a £20 Amazon eGift Voucher to one lucky winner this Friday.

Here's what to do if you'd like to be in with a chance of winning...

How to enter:

  • Follow @IDSFireSecurity on Twitter (you will need to create a Twitter account if you don't already have one).

  • Retweet the pinned competition tweet

  • Check back at on Friday 20 July to find out if you've won!

This giveaway will close at 2pm on Friday 20 July 2018, at which time we will select a winner at random and notify them via Twitter. Please note that this competition is open to UK entrants only.

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