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All the latest security news and information, plus insights and updates from IDS Security Systems Ltd.

Fire Alarm Maintenance

Fire can be devastating, one of those terrible events that no one thinks will happen to them until it does. That's why it's so important to have a fire alarm at your property, whether it is a commercial or personal space. Most of us know this, but something that is constantly overlooked is fire alarm maintenance. Many think that it is enough to just install a fire alarm, job done, right? 

Wrong. Like any piece of technology, occasionally there can be a fault that stops it from working to it's highest performance, but when it comes to your fire alarm system, this can't be overlooked. That's why at IDS we make it our priority to provide you with a fire alarm system that we can be sure is capable of making you safe. To learn more about our fire alarm systems, click here

With 20+ years of experience, we know how to design, install and maintain a fire alarm system that fits seamlessly with your property and your lifestyle. The maintenance we provide means that we will still be helping to protect your home long after we install your system.

fire alarms

Our fire alarm maintenance ensures that your fire safety systems are in prime working condition, and you won't need to second guess when the last time you checked your alarm was. We provide a 24/7 call out service, that means an engineer is always on hand if you think there is something wrong with your alarm. This round-the-clock maintenance allows us to take action if something is wrong, come and fix the problem and keep your property protected.

Some benefits of fire alarm maintenance include:

  • Quick response to the location of the fire.
  • Ensuring your fire alarm is working to its full potential.
  • Rapid correspondence with the emergency services.
  • Peace of mind for property owners when they are away from their property.

If you're wondering what types of alarms are available you can learn more about them by reading our blog post. Or if you want to speak to us directly about the services we offer, don't hesitate to get in touch. Feel free to contact us today

In order to keep your premises secure, you need to be able to control who can open which doors. Perhaps you need an access control system at your front entrance to prevent unauthorised personnel from getting in at all, or perhaps you merely need to restrict access to certain parts of your building (e.g. 'staff only' areas in a shop).

Door access solutions from IDS

Whatever you need, we at IDS Security Systems Ltd can provide a state-of-the-art door access system to meet your requirements. Our suppliers include such well-known industry names as Legrand, Paxton and Cotag, and we are able to supply and install a wide variety of technologies, including:

  • Key fobs
  • Contactless smart cards
  • Biometric readers
  • Audio/visual entry systems

Our access control systems are used in all kinds of different places, from shops and offices to schools, farms, government buildings and beyond. We can also supply door entry systems for flats and other residential properties.

Click here to request a FREE, no-obligation quote for your door access system >

IDS Security Systems Ltd are based in Cardiff, but we install security systems throughout South Wales and the South West.

If you'd prefer to speak to us on the phone, please give us a call on 029 20 753 251.

CCTV Systems

If you're thinking about improving your home security, we specialise in both CCTV supply and installation here at IDS Security. We work hard to keep you safe.

Your security is our utmost priority here at IDS security, which is why we supply and install a large range of different CCTV cameras to suit your requirements. Our trained engineers will help you find the right CCTV camera for your premises and will help to keep it maintained with our 24-hour call out monitoring and engineering service. 

What types of CCTV do IDS supply and install? 

We aim to always supply the latest CCTV technology and provide state-of-the-art security systems. Take a look at new CCTV systems we supply in our latest blog post. These systems include:

  • PTZ Cameras
  • IP Cameras & Surveillance
  • External CCTV Detection Units
  • Digital Video Recorder and NVR
  • Hard Drive Recorders

Some of our CCTV security systems also allow you to remotely enable site facilities, like lights, doors and gates. This means our CCTV systems require less supervision. 

Why should I have CCTV?

Not only can CCTV provide you with a clear way of identifying any burglars or vandals within your area, it can also serve as a useful deterrence for would-be criminals. A large CCTV camera watching over your property is sure to make any potential criminals think twice. 

If you're someone who likes to go on holidays, CCTV is also a great way to reassure yourself that your home will be okay once you travel. It will provide a clear recording of all the ongoings around your property for you to review once you arrive home. 

Furthermore, CCTV systems are easy to monitor yourself but here at IDS security we also provide a 24-hour call out monitoring & engineering service along with our CCTV supply and installation. If you have a problem with your CCTV system, we will come out and find a solution to your problem as soon as possible as part of our maintenance contract. 

If you're interested in purchasing a CCTV system which our experts will install for you, you can get in touch with us today to request a quotation or call 02920 753 251. We're looking forward to hearing from you. 

latest CCTV technology

As we approach 2018 there is an explosion of advancing technology made to make our lives easier, and while you may be excited for AI and self-driving cars it's also an excellent time to consider how this advancing technology could help you protect your property. The latest CCTV technology has revolutionised how we protect our homes, with CCTV not only deterring crime but by ensuring that if something does happen that it is all caught clearly on camera. 

At IDS we keep up with the latest developments in the industry so that you can be assured that we are all-knowledgeable about the most-effective security systems. We offer a range of advanced security systems encompassing digital recording, fibre optic transmission, radio transmission and computer monitoring. To see our range of CCTV security systems you can click here. Or for a closer look at some of the latest CCTV technology developments, read below: 

IP Cameras

IP stands for Internet protocol, meaning that the cameras can send and receive data via the internet and computer networks. They continue to evolve which is why they have become one of our most popular security products. Here are some of the benefits of a state-of-the-art CCTV camera: 

  • Higher Resolution - 1080HD now the main resolution on specs with consultants at 8-10ips. H.265 now utilised in the market.
  • Fish Eye lenses and panoramic cameras are now used to capture the widest picture possible.
  • IP cameras can be combined with access systems, alarms and more, in order to provide unified and seamless execution in areas of all sizes.
  • Options to store footage to an SD card or via Cloud Storage. 

latest CCTV technology 2018

Not only is the latest CCTV technology more technically advanced for capturing footage, they are also becoming more and more intelligent. Gone are the days of indistinguishable, grainy images, now cameras are intelligent enough to recognise a vast range of information, such as:

  • People Counting
  • Queue Analysis
  • Gender Recognition
  • Kinetic Mapping
  • Queue Analysis
  • Dwell Analysis

 As well as IP cameras and surveillance we offer a range of alternatives such as PTZ cameras, External CCTV detection units, Digital video recorders and NRS and hard drive recorders. We work with you to see what best suits your property and create a security system that matches your lifestyle.

If you have any questions about the latest CCTV technology or any of the other security systems we offer, don't hesitate to get in touch. Our team of experts can help you pick a security system that matches your exact requirements.

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farm security

Theft from farms is on the rise, with crime statistics showing crime levels have doubled since this time last year. With the increase of crime, there should be more focus on farm security systems. Do you have yours in place yet?  

In 2016, rural crime cost the UK £39.2 million and it doesn't seem to be improving in 2017. With agricultural vehicle theft being the most common (and expensive) form of crime, farm security systems are more important than ever before. Other items that are frequently stolen include:

  • Tools & Garden equipment
  • Livestock
  • ATV/Quad
  • 4X4s
  • Trailers 
  • Oil
  • Tractors

This type of crime causes distress, loss of money and increased workload for many farmers. If you own a farm, you'll know it is difficult to keep your eye on all of your equipment and livestock at all times, which is why we've put together some tips to help you increase your farm security. 

Tips to Improve Your Farm Security

  • Install CCTV Around Your Farm

Not only is CCTV an effective part of farm security systems, it can also help deter criminals. If a potential thief is looking to steal from your farm, the first thing they will do is look for any cameras that may incriminate them. If you have installed CCTV on your property, those watchful cameras may make them think twice. Furthermore, if they do not notice the cameras, you will have clear evidence to find the culprit. 

Take a look at our CCTV systems here > 

  • Think About Intruder Alarms

Do you want to know when someone unauthorised enters your property? CCTV can show you when an intruder enters, but you will not know unless you are watching your CCTV cameras 24/7. The Intruder Alarms we stock here at IDS Security will alert the relevant emergency services if any of the following incidents occur. 

              - Unauthorised intruders

              - Personal attacks

              - Fires

              - Medical emergencies 

Click here to take a closer look at our intruder alarms > 

  • Use Door Entry Systems to Prevent Breaking & Entering 

Many thieves gain access to places that are either unlocked or have a weak level of security. Cheap padlocks and chains can easily be broken, but a door entry system is harder to break through. Computerised door entry systems provide a much higher level of farm security, as not only are they harder to break into, the fob key is harder to replicate than a standard key. 

Our Door Entry Systems can be operated by contactless smart cards, key fobs or even biometrics. This allows you to have complete control over who enters the enclosed areas on your farm. 

Find out more about our Door Entry Systems here > 

We are dedicated to improving security across the UK here at IDS Security. If you think we could help you improve your farm security with our state-of-the-art security systems please get in touch on 02920 753 251. 

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