As 2019 moves into 2020 we would like to thank all our customers throughout Dorset & Hampshire for their business and the continued confidence they put in Custom Fire and Security to keep their homes, businesses and people safe.
It has been a busy year for us, we have worked tirelessly to ensure each one of our customers receives a high level of customer support and care, something we pride ourselves on and is at the very core of our business. As ever we are always pleased to hear from our customers and ready to assist with any questions or enquiries about their alarms, CCTV systems, home security or fire safety needs.
During the winter months, there is a higher risk of homes and businesses being targeted by offenders. Factors that contribute to this include:
- Darker nights allow criminals to recognise when a property is likely to be unoccupied due to their lights being off.
- In the lead up to Christmas, there is an increased likelihood of homes or businesses containing valuable items in the form of Christmas gifts or raised stock levels. After Christmas, the home will be full of new items that can easily be resold.
- Some choose to escape the cold and go on holiday during winter, leaving their property unoccupied.
- Increased visits to friends and family over the festive period can potentially cause your home to be more vulnerable.
- For businesses, there is an extended shut down period.
- It can be a difficult time of year financially for some, which may lead them to turn to crime in their desperation.
There are of course things you can do to lower your risk of being a victim. As an experienced security system installer in Dorset we recommend our customers take on board some of our security tips:
- Leave your lights on when you’re not home.
- Ensure valuables and other items such as Christmas gifts are out of view.
- Check that every door and window is locked before you leave.
- Avoid using social media in a way that may advertise the fact you’re not at home.
- Use external motion sensor lights that are triggered by anybody entering your property.
But specifically, for our customers in Dorset & Hampshire, now is a good time to review your business or home security. Since having your intruder alarm fitted, have you remodelled your home, moved large items of furniture that may be blocking a sensor? If you have, book one of our engineers to adjust your intruder alarm in Hampshire or Dorset.
Has anything changed?
Business customers, has your risk profile changed, since having the alarm installed?
Have you restructured the business, had office moves or added new machinery?
When was the last time you checked to make sure your keyholders were still relevant and your keyholder records kept by the police or monitoring station were accurate?
As with Christmas your home and offices may be decked out with festive decorations. After they have been put up please check to make sure that your movement sensors are not blocked by the Christmas tree or other festive decorations. It is also worth checking to make sure that any decorations will not trigger a false alarm, nothing can be more annoying when you sit down on Christmas day only to be called out because a party balloon has come free and is moving around the office.
Please remember the importance of having your intruder alarm regularly serviced, we would rather test its’ effectiveness when we service it rather than the burglar when they break-in.
If you don’t have an intruder alarm or you are looking to change your alarm company, 2020 is a great time to start. You may even wish to upgrade your existing system and fit one of our new fully illuminated sounders.
You can increase the security of your property in Dorset or Hampshire enormously with an effective Custom Fire and Security home security or business solution.
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Intruder Alarm Options
A Custom Fire and Security intruder alarm can offer you peace of mind that your home or business is protected. They detect when an unauthorised person is attempting to enter your home and raise the alarm. There are different types of intruder alarm systems available for our Dorset and Hampshire customers. From bells-only alarms, which produce an audible alarm to alert those nearby of the intruder, to monitored alarms whereby a dedicated company monitors the status of your alarm 24/7, alerting the authorities if it is triggered. You can decide on the intruder alarm system that best suits your needs and your budget.
CCTV systems are the most powerful deterrent when it comes to preventing your home or business from being broken into, according to former burglars. With the danger of immediately being caught on camera, they would usually instead target a property with much less risk attached. CCTV security systems come with different capabilities, giving you many different options based on how you will use it and how much you’d like to spend. With some CCTV systems offering the ability to view the feed directly via your mobile phone or tablet you will never feel more in control of the security of your Dorset or Hampshire property.
We have built our business through protecting homes and businesses across the south of the UK for over 30 years working with the emergency services and local authorities. Next year we will continue to support you and will be continuing to innovate and be at the cutting edge of security technology.
At Custom Fire and Security, we can provide a complete design, installation and maintenance service for a wide range of intruder alarms and CCTV systems in Dorset & Hampshire. Our team of experts can offer advice and recommendations on what alarm systems will best suit the needs of you and your home or business. Contact us today on 01202 825065 to discuss your security needs with a member of our team.