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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.

Impact Installs Commercial Security Systems in Bedfordshire

When we’re fitting alarms, security lights or CCTV in a home setting, our goal is always to increase the safety and security of the people who live there. When it comes to commercial security systems in Bedfordshire businesses, there are two goals to fulfil. We want to create a safe environment for employees, and protect their livelihood. Many of the businesses Impact secures are SMEs with a handful of employees. A burglary, or vandalism, can be devastating for a small businesses and we see it as our job to reduce the risk of it happening. In this blog we introduce 4 kinds of security devices that make up a comprehensive security system.

Door Entry Systems for Flats in Luton

If you live in a block of flats, your safety is largely dependent on the quality of the door entry system provided. In the absence of physical gatekeepers, door entry systems for flats in Luton provide the only way that residents are able to identify and control unknown visitors to the apartment block. A faulty system can lead to residents being attacked, or feeling scared to leave their flats at night. It’s important, therefore, that landlords and homeowners install high quality door entry systems that comply with SSAIB standards. The most popular models currently in use are audio (intercom) or video systems.

Trusted, Professional CCTV Installation in Bedfordshire

One of the questions Impact engineers get asked quite a bit is: “Why should I get my CCTV professionally installed when I could do it cheaper myself?” And we have to agree that DIY CCTV kits are certainly cheaper, in the short term. If, however, your CCTV installation doesn’t do the job it to you, you could end up paying a higher price in the long term.

Impact Provides a Local Alarm Receiving Centre

What happens if your intruder alarm goes off when you’re away from the property or premises? It’s one of the big decisions that home or businesses owners have to make when they’re fitting alarm systems. There’s the 2 options they can choose between:
  • Bells Only Alarm. It rings for around 20 minutes when triggered, and requires a phone call to the police for them to attend.
  • Alarm Receiving Centre. The installation is linked to a security company that will monitor the property. If the alarm is triggered they will contact emergency services.

Impact – a Bedford Electrician You Can Rely On

Someone got in touch with Impact recently, wondering if we could help. A light fixture had blown and she was worried that we wouldn’t come out for such a small job. We told her that, of course we’d come out to fix it for her, and that’s exactly what we did a few hours later. Turns out that a number of local electricians had promised to come out, then simply not bothered to turn up. Needless to say, she was delighted with the our service, and left a lovely message on Facebook:
“Dean got in touch and came from Bedford to MK to sort the issue out in a matter of hours even though it wasn't a big job. He did a great job and is a really nice and polite guy. I wouldn't use anyone else going forward and always recommend him to people.”
Natasha Needham That’s how being a local electrician works, isn’t it? At Impact we invest in every single customer because we want them to invest in us.