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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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Security cameras are an excellent way of offering you peace of mind; the reassurance of an active security camera means you know any potential intrusions or security risks will be caught on camera. Security camera installation is arguably as important as having the security cameras in the first place; it is critical cameras are installed professionally and positioned to effectively monitor the largest area possible to provide you with the best surveillance. Luckily for you, IDS Security Systems are something of a pro when it comes to security camera installation and we can provide this service as part of a package when you purchase security cameras from us. 

Why is security camera installation important? 

Having a professional install your security camera(s) is of paramount importance - from positioning the camera, to the wiring and set-up, it is essential these tasks are undertaken properly so that your security camera system is fully functioning. The trained engineers from IDS can provide this service to ensure your security camera installation is done properly, and efficiently. 

What do we consider when installing your security camera? 

When installing a security camera system for our customer, we consider the following things to guarantee they are getting the most they can from their security cameras. We are experts in our field with a lot of experience under our belt, for more information on IDS and our team, visit our about us page!

Positioning

Where a camera is positioned is one of the most important parts of security camera installation - our expert engineers will be able to seek out the best position for your security camera. During the installation process, our engineers will consider the footage the camera will capture (dependant on the angle), how high up it is secured, and whether it is displayed discreetly or obviously. We are happy to work to your specific needs when installing your security camera(s), so whether you want your camera somewhere obvious, as a deterrent, or somewhere less obvious - IDS can meet your needs. 

Technicalities 

Here at IDS we know our security cameras inside out (literally), so when handling a security camera installation we can worry about all the technical stuff, so you don't have to! IDS will handle the wiring of your camera(s) and expertly select the most logical power source for your security system. We'll think about your local area network (LAN) and give you suggestions on what we think is best. With an IDS security camera installation, you can rest assured your security is in good hands. 

If you are interested in our security camera installation services, please feel free to get in touch with us today. You can give us a call on: 029 20 753 251 or email admin@ids-securityltd.co.uk. For more information on the security cameras offered by IDS please press the button below, and get your security system underway!

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