Many householders worry about their home security.
Whether you have concerns about your home being unoccupied during the day or worry about your personal security at home, security lighting and CCTV systems can provide some reassurance. These systems are designed to deter burglars and maintain your peace of mind.
So, here we’ll explore a little more about these systems, so you can decide if they would be appropriate for your home.
Security lighting is designed to detect any movement within a designated area using a motion detector and illuminate when needed. Depending on your property, there are several security light options that can be tailored to your specific needs.
There is a choice of floodlights, LED lights, induction lighting and even emergency lighting that can provide a comprehensive security lighting solution.
One popular option is dusk to dawn lighting.
This uses a sensor to detect the amount of light in the environment. As the sensor detects it is getting darker, it triggers the activation of the light. As dawn approaches, the surrounding light will trigger the lights to be turned off.
This removes the need to worry about entering your home after dark, and you won’t need to adjust any timers, particularly around daylight saving hours. Dusk to dawn lighting can be installed with energy saving bulbs to provide a cost effective and greener solution without compromising security.
CCTV or closed circuit television has been increasing in popularity in recent years. While it was initially limited to use by big businesses and the government, the technological developments and resulting cost reductions have made it a popular option for homes.
Today, there are CCTV systems that can be paired with apps, so you can monitor your home security from your smartphone or other mobile device. This means that if you are away from home, at work or even on holiday, you can receive an alert to activity around your home.
From covert, small cameras to the larger tilt and pan cameras, CCTV is an excellent deterrent and allow you to enjoy additional security around your home.
With several different types of lighting and camera options available, choosing the right system for your property can be challenging. Fortunately, all our recommended electricians are ready to help.
They can perform a site survey to help determine your needs and the characteristics of your property and they’ll be able to recommend locations where lighting and camera installation would offer optimal security to ensure that your new system is effective.
While there are plug and play systems available, a professional electrician can calculate the appropriate angles and assess the property surroundings to ensure that the correct equipment is chosen and installed.
After all, there is no point in having a security light if it only illuminates your neighbour’s back garden and leaves you struggling to get your keys in the door because you can’t see in the darkness.
Likewise, your electrician can help you to determine the type of camera that is most appropriate to your home and guide you through the options such as remote viewing and app compatibility, so you can enjoy the reassurance of knowing your home has the right protection.
If you’d like to speak to our recommended electrician in your area about installing security lights and/or CCTV, you can find our electrician in your area here.
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Jordan & Luke came to resolve a fault with our downstairs sockets that left us without power. Both were very knowledgeable, polite & efficient. Had my power back on within 30 mins. Would recommend & use again.
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David and his staff were friendly, efficient and on point with my Ring installation. Fair pricing as well. I would highly recommend his services.
Chris arrived at the agreed time. He quickly took in the situation and traced the fault in our rambling wiring. I was delighted by his manner, approach, and efficiency. The cost was reasonable and he tidied up afterwards! I think we were very lucky to have found such an unpretentious genuine professional electrician.
Lovely chap, would use Daniel again if needed but no plans to move plugs myself anytime soon!
Asa quoted to take over some unfinished electrical work on a major house rebuild. His quotation was clear and covered all our requirements. He arrived on time with a colleague and was very good at problem solving and trying out different things to get to the bottom of issues. At times, this was quite tricky as he hadn't been involved in the initial electrical work. He even returned at 7pm on a Friday to check out why some lights were tripping. Very friendly and expertise combined. Stuck to his quotation and we will now be using him for all our future electrical requirements as well as recommending him to others.
I found Martin a very pleasant and friendly young man. Thanks
Good customer service and reliable. Great and neat electrical work done in my garage. Good price. I will highly recommend David Farrar and his team. Thanks , Kwame.
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Okay first review so lets make this thorough: Leon had come over today to assess my flat and run an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) I as a consumer was really happy with: - His ability to quickly identify and flag some minor issues which needed adjusting. - His level of transparency and communication as he ran me through any changes that would occur (power cycling, what task he was moving onto as he progressed through his EICR) - Willingness to see a job through, he had gone to collect some parts to complete the task and had gone the extra mile to get it all resolved quickly. Brilliant level of customer service and overall great expertise in his role. Would highly recommend.
Very honest and efficient!
Turned up at the time we agreed and sorted the fault. Very professional. Thank you.
Very good service when I had a emergency. Gave very good advice. Would use again.
Fantastic service. Immediate response and arrived within the time given. Excellent knowledge and quickly found the fault.
Excellent service, very professional and I can strongly recommend this company. The standard of work carried out was exceptional.
Fantastic help and to the point both on the phone and in person. Arrived in the time we were given and explained the problem and solution simply but without being patronising. 10/10 for Paul the gent who came out to us.
Wow! responded immediately, electrician was here in no time, he explained the faults and fixed them right away, can actually say, "he saved our lives " as one switch was very very old and was heating up, potentially causing a fire. so big a thank you for making us safe, excellent service, excellent work carried out, would definitely recommend. THANK YOU
I was looking for a company to do an electrical survey of a property I am buying. I have nothing but praise for Paul and the work he has done. His estimation was clear. He was timely. He was very thorough in his survey of the property highlighting a number of things which need addressing which there is no way would have been identified otherwise. There are lots of companies out there on comparison sites but I would thoroughly recommend Paul from Electricians On Call.
I would recommended this company. Paul came to fit my new oven that needed to have a safety socket and new wires put behind it to make safe , spot on for time very quick and he knew his stuff and very polite, even got a free pen which was a nice touch ! many thanks for all your help
Very professional, engineer arrived at time stated. Problem fixed in less than half an hour, therefore charged half hour rate, would have paid hourly rate with most other emergency call outs. Many thanks, would not hesitate to recommend!