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Security is an important consideration for business owners. It can sometimes be easy to overlook that fact - many managing directors would rather focus on matters that are directly linked to the company's bottom line - but it remains a fact nonetheless. Business security, along with most other types of security, is like insurance: it's tempting to just go without, but by the time you realise just how much you needed it, it's too late.
 
If you're keen to secure your business premises and protect yourself against crime, you'll be pleased to learn that everything you need to do so is available from a single source: IDS Security Systems Ltd. We provide comprehensive business security solutions to a wide range of clients, from micro-enterprises that operate out of a single room to huge government organisations and international corporations.
 

Our business security solutions

We can install, monitor and service any combination of the following on your business premises:
 

Where are we based?

 
Our offices are located in Llanishen, Cardiff, but we supply state-of-the-art security solutions to businesses all over Cardiff, South Wales, and parts of England (including Bristol and Gloucestershire).
 
If you'd like to request a quotation for your business's security solution, call IDS Security on 029 20 753 251 or contact us online today.

No matter what sort of service your business provides, it's important to ensure that your site / building is secure. Many business owners look to heighten their security after an incident has occurred, but it's far better to take the necessary measures beforehand and prevent break-ins from happening in the first place.

To ensure that you don't fall victim to theft, here are a few tips to help you bolster the security of your business:

Ensure everything is locked

This may seem pretty obvious, but you'd be surprised how many times people forget to lock a door or window because they're in a rush to leave at the end of the day. Slow down and give yourself time to ensure that everything is locked; if you can't remember whether or not you checked a particular entry point (e.g. 'Did I remember to lock the windows in the break room?') then check again.

Install CCTV cameras

Installing surveillance cameras will deter criminals and help to prevent thefts from occurring. CCTV cameras can be fitted in a wide variety of locations to provide you with comprehensive coverage. To learn about the surveillance services we can offer your business, click here.

Don't hand out keys to just anyone

Only issue keys to reliable and trustworthy staff members. You don't want to hand a key to an employee who is likely to lose it or forget to lock up properly. Ensure that each keyholder understands the full lock-up process.

Control who enters your building

Installing a door entry system is a great way to control who is and isn't able to enter your building. These systems can be operated by trusted members of staff using contactless smart cards or key fobs. Door entry systems prevent strangers from strolling through your building, and therefore increase the security of your workplace and the people inside. To take a look at the door entry systems we can provide, please click here

Fit an intruder alarm

If you want to protect your business from intruders, there's no better way to do so than fitting an intruder alarm. If triggered, your alarm system will let the authorities know that an intruder has attempted to enter your building. It's important to ensure that your alarm system is properly armed when the building is left vacant. As with the keys to your office, you shouldn't share your alarm code with everybody; appoint dedicated alarm setters whom you can trust. If you're interested in installing an intruder alarm in your building, click here

Security Barriers 

Similar to door entry systems, security barriers are a great way to restrict the movement of vehicles and pedestrians on your site. We at IDS offer a fantastic range of security barrier systems; click here to find out more. 

 

If you're worried about the security of your office, and you're looking to control who enters your offices, then our Office Entry Systems could be exactly what you're looking for. Our Door Entry Systems can control a single internal door to a fully computerised multi-site network of control points, whatever your requirements are we can provide the solution. 

The systems we supply can be used to control internal and external electronic, and magnetic door release and devices, that can only be operated by contactless smart cards, key fobs, or biometrics; giving you full control on who can gain access through the control points at any time of day. Our office door entry systems incorporate all the latest convenient technologies, ensuring that your employees feel secure as possible.
 
Our access control systems are sourced from a number of great leading British and European manufacturers and when choosing our suppliers, we always keep the customer in mind, ensuring that each and every customer receives a secure, user-friendly system that is suited to their needs. Whether you're looking for a hands-free door entry system, a console with audio/visual capabilities, or something even more advanced than that, we're confident our access control experts will get the job done. 
 
If you're interested in purchasing an Office Door Entry System, please contact us to request a quotation.
Addressable fire alarms are ideal for protecting large buildings from fire. IDS Security install addressable fire protection systems across England and Wales.

Fire alarms

Here at IDS Security Systems Ltd, we have helped countless clients to protect their businesses from fire. Our expert installers frequently carry out site visits in order to evaluate each client's requirements and recommend the best fire alarm system for them.

Often, they judge an addressable fire alarm system to be the most suitable solution, particularly if the business in question spreads its operation across a large building.

What is an addressable fire alarm system?

An addressable fire alarm system differs from a conventional system in that every device in the system (e.g. smoke detectors, call points) has its own unique 'address'. When one of the devices is activated, its address is displayed on the system's central control panel, making it much easier for the user to identify the location of the fire and tackle it before it spreads.

Fire alarm systems

Benefits of addressable fire alarms

The chief advantage of an addressable fire alarm system is the ability to immediately establish where on your premises a fire has broken out. Every second counts when a fire is burning, and knowing its location straight away will help you to minimise the damage. We especially recommend installing an addressable system if your site is very large and/or has several storeys, as is it not always immediately obvious which part of a large building might be on fire.

Interestingly, one additional benefit of using an addressable system is a reduced likelihood of false alarms. Addressable devices monitor air flow in order to stop the alarm being raised unless there really is a fire; false alarms can be disruptive and costly for companies, and many of our clients have told us that they appreciate this added safeguard.

IDS Security Systems Ltd are based in Cardiff, but we install fire protection systems across South Wales as well as in some parts of England. To arrange a site visit or request a quote for your addressable fire alarms, call 029 20 753 251 or contact us online today.
Warehouse Interior

If you store your company's products in a warehouse - no matter how big or how small that warehouse is - it's a good idea to make sure it's as secure as possible. That means keeping it locked overnight and making it difficult for trespassers to gain entry in the first place, but it's also a good idea to install a security camera system to ensure that any break-ins / thefts are caught on film.

Here at IDS Security Systems Ltd, we supply, install and service a range of CCTV systems that are ideal for a warehouse environment. Safeguarding your warehouse with a series of security cameras will deter potential intruders, as well as making it easier for the authorities to investigate any robberies that do occur. Furthermore, since we at IDS provide a full 24-hour monitoring and engineering service, you can rest easy in the knowledge that someone is keeping an eye on your security cameras and ready to spring into action if necessary.


What warehouse security cameras can we supply?

We supply the following surveillance solutions, all of which can be installed in your warehouse by our experienced installation specialists:
  • PTZ cameras (Pan-Tilt-Zoom)
  • IP cameras
  • Digital video recorders
  • Network video records (NVR)
  • Hard drive recorders
IDS install and service security systems for businesses across Wales and England. Please contact us today to request a quotation for your warehouse's security cameras, or click here to find out more about our CCTV solutions.

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