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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.

People often think that installing a security camera system by themselves is going to be a simple task, but that’s not always the case. Depending on the scale and type of surveillance system you to install, the planning, design, installation, and maintenance required can vary.

If we break down the installation of a typical security camera system, including a couple of cameras and a standard monitor, would look something like this:

  1. Decide where you want your surveillance camera(s) to be installed
  2. Select and purchase appropriate security camera(s) – either as a complete package or individually
  3. Set up your monitor
  4. Test all of the equipment prior to installation
  5. Install the camera(s)
  6. Link the cameras to your computer/monitor
  7. Maintain the system

While following these steps is fairly easy to do, the entire process can be unnecessarily costly and extremely time-consuming. At IDS Security Systems, we have a team dedicated to designing, installing and maintaining security camera systems, so you can enjoy a high level of security around your home or business with none of the hassle. We stay up to date on the latest developments and changes throughout the security industry, so that you don’t need to spend hours researching which security cameras are the best on the market.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you think that we can assist you in installing security cameras yourself. Simply call 029 20 753 251 to speak to someone in our Cardiff office, or click the button below to send us an enquiry.

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The garage is often one part of the house that is forgotten by many homeowners when it comes to security. Research shows that homes containing no security measures are almost five times more likely to be targeted by criminals than those with the simplest of security measures. It’s not just the main living area of the home that’s at risk of break-ins, however, with burglaries involving garages incredibly common. Often the place where cars, bikes, tools and other valuables are kept. Despite this, many homeowners still choose to not properly secure their garages with sufficient security systems.

 

Here at IDS Security Solutions, we offer a number of high-quality security systems that provide your garage with fantastic levels of protection. These measures involve:

  • Intruder Alarms – A simple but effective way to secure your garage. Our state-of-the-art intruder alarms can be specially designed, installed and maintained by us to ensure efficient levels of security. These systems can be monitored around the clock from our monitoring station, with our engineers on call every hour of every day throughout the year. Particularly effective at detecting unauthorised intruders, this is a great measure when it comes to protecting the good in your garage.
  • CCTV Cameras – Another common method of home security, our CCTV security systems provide a great solution to garage related crimes. Depending on your exact requirements, our skilled engineers are able to identify and install the most suitable CCTV cameras for you. Through the close and continual analysis of the latest developments within CCTV technology, such as digital recorder and fibre optic transmission, our security cameras provide contemporary solutions that you can place your entire trust and confidence in.
  • Packages – To ensure maximum levels of security for your garage, you are able to combine our security solutions into one, bespoke package. Integrating a number of our systems such as an intruder alarm with a CCTV camera will provide you with further assurance that your garage is being properly protected with a tailored surveillance package.

 

Ensuring your home and garage is sufficiently protected is of utmost importance, that’s why we at IDS encourage you to make the investment into defending your valuables from criminals. We specialise in bespoke security systems to fit around your needs, so no matter what garage security system you have in mind, we are confident that you can find it here with us. To learn more about our range of home security measures or to contact us to inquire about your garage security system, click below today!

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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Door entry system for flats

When you're responsible for a large apartment complex, it can be difficult to select an access control solution that suits everybody. Both your tenants and you yourself will naturally want to keep the building as secure as possible, but the tenants - that is, the people who actually live in your flats - will also want a door entry system that doesn't cause too much hassle for them.

Many door entry systems for flats are very user-unfriendly, making it difficult for residents to let guests in and sometimes to gain access to the build themselves. Ideally, you need something that safeguards against burglars and trespassers while still allowing tenants, their guests, and other authorised personnel to come and go with ease.

Access Control Systems from IDS Security

We at IDS Security Systems Ltd are experts when it comes to door entry and access control systems. We have supplied and installed a range of state-of-the-art systems for landlords and property management companies across England and Wales, and we have a great reputation in this sector for quality and customer satisfaction.

Part of the reason for this is our ability to tailor each client's security solution to their specific needs. Our suppliers include Cotag, Paxton and Legrand, and in addition to installing and maintaining these door entry systems, our engineers are also more than capable of discussing your requirements with you and recommending the most suitable solution for your block of flats.

Our previous clients in the residential sector include:

Door Entry Systems - Previous Residential Clients

We can also supply the following systems, which landlords / property management companies may find useful:

Whatever your requirements, please feel free to contact IDS Security today to request a quotation for your building's door entry system.

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