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Fire Alarms

In the event of a fire, a fire alarm is usually one of the first indicators that there is something wrong. But are fire alarms required by law? 

Most households feel safer and more comfortable if their home is fitted with a working fire alarm, so it's hard to imagine a world without these helpful warnings. According to the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service, you're twice as likely to die in a fire if you don't have a smoke alarm that works and 90 people die each year because their smoke alarm battery was flat or missing. 

Are fire alarms required by law?

If you're a landlord, yes. Fire alarms are required by law within all of your properties. In the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015, all private sector landlords are required to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their property.

Landlords must also ensure the fire alarms work at the start of each new tenancy. Furthermore, each room which contains a solid fuel burning appliance, like a wood burning stove or a coal fire, must be fitted with a carbon monoxide alarm. 

As it has past 1st of October 2015, all Landlords are now legally required to have working fire and carbon monoxide alarm systems installed in their rented accommodation. 

If you own a business, it is also stated in the UK fire alarm regulations that all business premises much have an appropriate fire detection system. If any Landlords or Business Owners do not comply with these rules, they will face a fine.

Read the full Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

Do you need a fire alarm in your own home?

Though it is not illegal to be without a fire alarm in your home, it could affect your home insurance. If you have a fire alarm, many home insurance plans may provide a small discount on the cost of your cover.

However, if you tell your insurer that you have working fire alarms and it is found that they were not working when the fire happened, your payout may be reduced. They may even turn your claim down altogether. 

Therefore, whether you're letting, working, renting or a homeowner, it is advisable to always have a working fire alarm fitted in your premises. 

Where can I get a fire alarm? 

Here at IDS Security Systems, we specialise in fitting and supplying to latest fire detection technology. We have 20+ years of experience with fire alarm systems, and we provide a call our engineering service that is available around-the-clock. 

Our alarm systems include the following.

  • Conventional Fire Alarms
  • Addressable Fire Alarm Systems
  • Wireless Fire Alarm Systems

You can read more about our alarm systems here. 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss our fire alarms further, you can contact us here or get in touch on 02920 753 251. 

Everyone wants to ensure their property is protected! And one of the most effective ways to do so, other than installing laser guided missiles, is by fitting Outdoor CCTV Cameras to your property. CCTV security systems are a great as they allow you to monitor your premises, and allow you to catch break-ins on film.

When selecting your outdoor CCTV camera system you may be tempted to purchase a cheap system, and just install it yourself; however, you shouldn't cut corners when it comes to securing your property, and that's why you should contact an expert who will install a CCTV system that meets your requirements, to ensure your property is adequately protected.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing IDS Security Systems to install your outdoor CCTV cameras will allow you to choose a system that will precisely meet your requirements; allows you to have your security system to be fitted by a security specialist, who will install your camera to provide you with optimum coverage; and will enable you to integrate your outdoor CCTV camera with your other security systems, offering you a comprehensive coverage. 

We've been installing CCTV camera systems and other security systems for decades, and where confident that we'll be able to install a surveillance system that will beat your expectations. We supply a range of systems from PTZ & IP Cameras to Video and Hard Drive Recorders, offering you a wide range of coverage.

If you choose us for your surveillance system installation, some of the services you'll be provided with include:

  • A site visit from a security professional to assess your security needs.
  • Our professional security installer will also ensure that your system is installed correctly and is fully functional before leaving.
  • If you decide to take out a maintenance contract, you will have access to a call-out and engineering services, 24 hours a day, all year around. 

If you're in need of outdoor CCTV camera system to protect your property, please do not hesitate to contact us!

intruder alarm installation

No one wants to feel in danger at their own property, whether its somewhere you live or somewhere you work an intruder poses a devastating threat to you and your property. The best way to deter or to catch an intruder is to install a security system that is designed specifically to protect your lifestyle. 

At IDS we offer top-of-the-range intruder alarm installation that will reassure you that you are protected. We create advanced security systems that fit into your lifestyle because they are designed to meet your specific requirements. Whether you need an intruder alarm for your business or home, we have something to make you feel safer. To learn more about our intruder alarm systems, click here

intruder alarm

 

Your intruder alarm can be monitored around the clock, and our engineers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This means not only will your intruder alarm installation reassure you that any criminals will be caught, but that your alarm system is performing it's best to look after you and your family. An intruder alarm has lots of other benefits too, such as:

  • Acts as a deterrent against break-in attempts.
  • Provides peace of mind, even when you are away from your property.
  • Reduces insurance costs.

We recommend our intruder alarm installation as our experienced team are experts in providing top-quality service. Thanks to decades worth of experience within the industry, there is no one better to carry out your intruder alarm installation. The installation of the intruder alarm is paramount to the effectiveness of any security solution and we can help you learn about the system and how to use it to its full capabilities. 

To find out more about any of our security systems, or any of the other services we offer feel free to get in touch with our expert team. Contact us today.

security systems engineer
 

Here at IDS Security Systems we have been designing and installing security systems, and fire protection systems for decades. Our security engineers are capable of installing a range of advanced security systems, such as CCTV cameras, access control / door entry systems, intruder alarms and fire protection systems. These security systems can be installed in commercial, public, or residential properties, so no matter what sort of property you own, we'll be able to install a security system to ensure it safe and secure!

 
If you were worried about the standard of our engineers, you shouldn't be! Our security systems engineers have to undergo high level examinations to get a job here at IDS Security, and we can ensure you that each of our engineers are exceptionally qualified, and will do a thorough job when installing your security system. Not only are our engineers highly trained and qualified, but as a company we have had to undergo examinations ourselves, and we hold accreditation schemes that are respected throughout the industry.
 
 Having achieved these accreditations, and ensuring that our staff is thoroughly trained and qualified, it allows us to protect the welfare of our entire staff and it allows us to provide clients with the highest possible quality. 
 
Our security system engineers use their expertise to provide you with the level of technical know-how to get your security up and running. We also pride ourselves on being a friendly and approachable team, so whatever your questions or concerns, our security engineers are more than happy to help. 
 
 
If you require our security system engineers with your security or any of our other systems, please do not be afraid to contact us!

Home security cameras

Everyone should feel safe in their own homes, but often it is the case that we have to take some extra precautions to ensure the safety of ourselves and our properties. Here at IDS Security, we offer a range of security systems that are designed to keep your home safe - to learn more about the home security we provide, click here. One option for home security is the installation of home security cameras.


Home security cameras not only deter crime, but in the event a crime is committed you can be assured that it has been recorded as evidence. This not only makes it far more likely any criminal will be caught by crime enforcement officers, but also that any of your property can be retrieved in the very unfortunate event it has been stolen.


Home security cameras can provide invaluable security for your home. We offer a range of different cameras so that we can help you create a home security system that best matches your requirements.

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The surveillance equipment that we provide includes:

  • PTZ Cameras - Pan, tilt and zoom functions for wide coverage and great detail.
  • IP Cameras and Surveillance - Secure and efficient surveillance camera network with additional management systems.
  • External CCTV Detection Units - For adaptable outdoor event footage.
  • Digital Video Recorders, NVR & Hard Drive Recorders - Providing efficient recording methods to suit your surveillance system. 


If you want to secure your house today with a home security camera do not hesitate to get in touch. We can help make sure that you have chosen the best security solution for your property, so contact us here for a quote.

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