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At IDS Security, we are dedicated to keeping your business premises and homes safe using the very best in security services and technology on the market.

Maintenance Contracts

One security service we offer that stands us apart from other security companies, is our security maintenance contracts. When you choose to take out a security maintenance contract with us, you benefit from around the clock burglar alarm monitoring, giving you complete peace of mind that your home or business premises are being observed at all times. 

We have a team of highly trained security professionals who are employed to monitor your burglar alarms from our monitoring stations. Plus, our engineers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so they can attend your property and resolve any problems with your security system, should they occur.

Digital Signalling Equipment

Besides our burglar alarm monitoring contracts, we also pride ourselves in installing the latest technology around your home to keep your property safe. One kind of equipment that has proved to be very beneficial for residential and commercial property owners is our digital signalling equipment.

We use devices from providers like BT Redcarethat are designed to ensure all of your security systems, including burglar alarms, can be monitored over a secure network. These digital signalling devices also ensure that any security breach, be it a burglary or a fire, is attended as quickly as possible. How? They automatically inform the relevant emergency services when an incident occurs!  

All of our security systems comply with the latest PD6662 British Standards, the codes of practice laid down by the National Approval Council NACOSS) of Security Systems and Alarm Inspection Board (SSAIB).

So, if you are looking for a company to oversee your burglar alarm monitoring, we can help you! Get in touch with a member of our team to discuss your burglar alarm monitoring options by calling 029 20 753 251 today!

When the temperatures soar, all we want to do is open every door and every window in the house and enjoy the fresh air! This, of course, poses a huge security risk so we’ve put together a list of summer security tips to help you keep your home and garden safe this summer.

1.      Be responsible with your windows

Opening the windows lets in a breeze that feels lovely during summer days and nights. Here’s how to keep your house safe while you have your windows open. Primarily, you need to ensure that all your windows can be locked, and can’t be forced open from the outside – especially if they are ground level windows. When opening windows around the house this summer, bear the following tips in mind:

  • Try to only open windows in the rooms you are occupying.
  • Ensure all windows are closed if you plan to go into the back garden for a while.
  • Don’t leave downstairs or accessible windows open during the night.

 2.      Secure your shed

One area of the house that is often overlooked in terms of security is the garden shed. We often store valuable items in our sheds like bikes, lawnmowers and tools and because they are often isolated away from our houses, they are an attractive target for thieves. There are a few ways you can secure your garden shed to prevent your valuable being stolen:

  • Repair any existing damage. A broken window or loose panel can provide a great access point for thieves.
  • Install lights in your garden with a passive infrared sensor, so any night-time intruders can be caught red-handed.
  • Install a sturdy lock system and an intruder alarm to alert you if a break-in is attempted.

3.      Improve your home CCTV system

Improving the surveillance around your home is a great way to ensure your property will be secure during summer. Whether you’re at home or away on your summer holiday, a home CCTV security system can allow you to keep an eye on your home and belongings.

At IDS Security we offer a range of CCTV options to help you secure your home. To find out more about the CCTV security systems we offer, click here:

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4.      Ensure you have a competent fire security system in place

The hot and dry conditions that come with summer heat waves can be incredibly dangerous, causing fires to spread at an alarming rate. Here are a few tips to help keep you and your property safe from fires this summer:

  • Keep doors shut as much as possible. It can be tempting to open all the doors in the house to allow air to circulate, but a closed door can keep a fire at bay much longer than if a door is left open.
  • BBQ sensibly. Don’t have open fires near to your home and be sure to put them out before venturing back inside.
  • Check that your fire alarm system is fully operational. At IDS we can help you to design, install and maintain a comprehensive fire security system to help prevent fires in your home this summer. Find out more about our fire alarm systems here:

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At IDS, we want to ensure you have the necessary security systems in place so that you can enjoy a relaxing summer! Give us a call on 029 20 753 251 to enquire about improving your security before summer, or click the button to explore our security options online.

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Going on holiday is so exciting, but one thing that often plays on people’s minds while they’re away is the security of their home and belongings.

The best way to ensure guaranteed relaxation on your holiday is to prepare and secure your home before you leave. In this blog we cover a variety of tips that will help you feel at ease as you jet off on your holiday.

Fire Prevention & Fire Alarms

One of the most feared and truly devastating things that could happen to your home while you are away is a house fire. There are a few simple steps you can take to dramatically reduce the likelihood of a fire while your house is left unattended.

  • Turn off at the mains and unplug any household items that do not need to be on. This includes lamps, Tv’s, hairdryers etc. If any of these items are faulty, they could cause a fire while you’re on holiday.
  • Close internal doors before you leave. If a fire was to break out, having the doors closed will limit the oxygen (fuel) accessible to the fire, and will also stop the fire from spreading throughout the house as quickly.
  • Check and change the fire alarm batteries. You should always check your smoke alarms are working properly, whether you are going on holiday or not. But when you leave to go on holiday, having effective smoke alarms in place can alert neighbours and the authorities if there is a fire.

If you don’t have an effective fire alarm system in place, we at IDS can help! Our specialist team can design, install and maintain fire alarm systems for any property, commercial or residential. Click the button below to find out more.

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Burglary Prevention

Leaving all of your worldly possessions unattended is another a huge worry for holiday-goers. There are a few ways that you can optimise your home to prevent a burglary.

  • CCTV and Surveillance

Having a CCTV camera (or cameras) installed around your home will give you peace of mind that any security breaches will be recorded, and the cameras should deter burglars who know they are being watched.

There is a huge range of surveillance systems available to choose from. At IDS Security we offer a range of security cameras and CCTV systems that can be tailored to suit your property. We even provide surveillance systems that can be accessed remotely through your mobile phone or laptop so you can keep a watchful eye on your home from hundreds of miles away.

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  • Intruder alarms

Like a fire alarm, an intruder alarm can alert neighbours and the authorities if your property is broken into while you are on holiday. At IDS we offer intruder alarm systems with an optional maintenance contract. This means you can have your property monitored by our team around the clock!

Interested in seeing the different types of intruder alarms we offer? Simply click the button below:

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Some final security tips to ensure your property is properly secured before your holiday:

  • Hide or deposit any valuable items in a safe or secure place.
  • Ensure all your windows and doors are not damaged and are locked.
  • Don’t make it obvious that your house is temporarily vacant.
  • Don’t broadcast your holiday prolifically online.
  • Make a checklist to ensure you have taken all necessary security precautions before you set off!

We hope that these tips help you enjoy your holiday knowing that your home is safe and secure. If you have any questions about home security, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team on 029 20 753 251.

Owning a home or business can be one of the proudest and most rewarding parts of an individual’s life. Years of hard work and dedication put in to achieve something most people may not have the pleasure of doing. So, it comes as no surprise that when a home or business is the victim to crime, it causes a whole host of problems and issues to owners. From theft and burglary to criminal damage and shoplifting, all acts of crime can have a long-lasting effect on both home and business owners alike. But how prevalent is crime within your area?

As you can see from the information above, it pays to ensure that your home or business is sufficiently protected from potential crimes such as burglary. With commercial and residential premises susceptible to criminal behaviour, installing any of the listed security solutions will go some way to protecting your home and work. To view our collection of security systems, simply hit the button below!

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If you have any questions regarding our range of security systems or general enquiries that you'd like to ask us about, then please do not be afraid to get in touch with a member of our team today.

Here at IDS, we not only offer fantastic security solutions for your home but also your business! We understand how much hard work goes into setting up businesses and the effects it can have when they are subject to crime and unlawful behaviour. That's why we are continuously encouraging all business owners to ensure that they are taking the appropriate measures to effectively protect their workplace. A great solution that provides an extra element of safety to your business is security barriers. These are an effective way to manage who enters and leaves your premises, providing you with the peace of mind that no unauthorised personnel can enter your business.

One type of business that security barriers can work particularly well in is offices, given that many can hold large amounts of people as well as very sensitive information. Meaning that the management of the personnel that can enter and exit becomes an important matter for business owners. A concern that can be made easier with our office security barriers.

Why Buy Office Security Barriers form IDS?

  • Our Office Security Barriers are easily managed and controlled - they are able to be fully integrated into a full access control system providing a further layer of security and safety.
  • Our Office Security Barriers are manufactured by CAME and FAAC, the two leading UK suppliers of security barriers and automated gates.
  • IDS do not only supply Office Security Barriers, but we are also able to install them! With the additional option of full-time maintenance service which guarantees a continuously smooth security service.

If you believe our Office Security Barriers are what you need to protect your business, why not call us today on 02920 753 251, email us at admin@ids-security.co.uk or fill out our enquiry form below.

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