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Professional Intruder Alarm System Installation in Bedford

2.7K burglaries have been reported across Bedfordshire over the past year. Around the same number will have been stopped in their tracks, thanks to professionally installed alarms. As a leading provider of intruder alarm system installation in Bedford, the Impact team ensures that no opportunist burglar will get past our clients’ home defences.

Should I Use Professional CCTV Installation in Luton?

Thinking of installing CCTV in your Luton home or business? Big thumbs up! CCTV installation in Luton is not only an effective deterrent to opportunist crime; it’s also one of the most cost-effective ways to protect your home. Thinking of installing CCTV yourself? Big thumbs down! Read on to find out why. There’s lots of CCTV cameras being sold online as DIY friendly, and there’s no arguing with the fact they’re simple to install. But they’re also pretty easy for criminals to break or bypass. CCTV security needs a winning combination of high quality tech and an installer who knows where to place cameras in order to achieve maximum effectiveness. Not convinced yet? Here’s 4 reasons why you should choose professional CCTV installation in Luton:

Outdoor Security Lighting Installation in Bedfordshire

Do you leave your house lights on when you go out in the winter? If the answer’s ‘yes’, then you’re not alone. Up to 70% of households in the UK feel more anxious about leaving their home unoccupied during the winter months. Around a quarter of us leave lights on timers, or keep a hall light on to make it look like someone’s at home. The alternative is an outdoor security lighting installation. Security lights illumine the approach to your home (especially useful if you can’t find your keys) and expose intruders looking for a way in.

Thinking About Installing a Smart Home Security System in Bedford?

Traditional burglar alarm, or smart home security system? It's a question the Impact Electrical and Security Systems team get asked quite a bit. Our customers in Bedford want to know is whether it’s worth investing in costly tech, or should they just stick with their bells only, or monitored intruder alarm. In this blog we look at what the ‘extras’ are you get with smart security, and a couple of the potential pitfalls.

What’s your biggest security dread? Do you wake up at night worrying about tools theft, insider security problems, or forced entry to your premises? In our experience, every business owner, large or small, has their own personal security nightmare. Which is why tailored business security systems for Bedfordshire clients are so important. At Impact we don’t do ‘one size fits all’; we find out exactly what you need to get a good night’s sleep.

Outdoor Wall Lights Installed in Bedfordshire

Over the past 12 months the pandemic has ensured that we’ve all got used to making the most of socialising outside. It looks like restrictions on indoor gatherings could be a few months off yet, so outdoor wall lights could be high on your agenda. The Impact team are particularly keen on outside lights as they come with a whole load of benefits, whether you have a garden or not. These include:
  • Illuminating your doorbell and front door – no more scrambling for keys!
  • Creating an atmospheric garden, and lengthening the time you can spend out there
  • Lighting up side passages used for storing your bike, for example
  • Helping to protect your home by reducing the places burglars can hide

The Impact Electrical and Security Services team were called out recently by a landlord whose tenants were having problems with a shower that kept tripping. This meant they had to keep resetting – always a sign there’s a problem. Once we took a look we found a horrible mess of cables, worn and pretty dangerous to be honest. The landlord booked in a fuse board change straight away, and a full Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR). Ensuring that the electrics in a rental property are safe for tenants to use is now a legal requirement. Failure to have an Electrical Safety Certificate proving that this is the case, can land you with a hefty fine or even a prison sentence. In our experience, most landlords want to comply with the EICR regulation, but often they’re not sure what they need to do. Impact carries out electrical safety checks for landlords in Bedfordshire, so we’re describing what’s required in this blog.

A Guide to Access Control Installation in Bedfordshire

For hundreds of years businesses have maintained their physical security using lock and key. This traditional approach has lasted for so long because the technology was trusted. Now, however, the way businesses operate and the items they need to keep secure requires a different approach. The lock and key is no longer fit for purpose, and digital security provides the best alternative solution. Impact Electrical and Security Systems works with businesses on access control installation across Bedfordshire. In this blog we provide a guide to the process, including the benefits, types of access control and configurations available dependent on the size and complexity of your premises.

Business premises are notoriously leaky. There’s normally more than one entrance and possibly more than one building to manage. Few companies can afford to employ security staff to monitor the premises perimeter, so how can you plug those leaks and keep your staff and assets safe? Access control systems allow business owners to restrict who enters the building, which areas they can access, and when they’re permitted to be there. It’s an ingenious way to build layers of security into your building, without taking on more staff. In this blog Impact Electrical and Security Systems introduces 4 types of access control systems for Bedford businesses.