Monday, 30 December 2013

Wireless Burglar Alarm Packages for Swindon

We now have a range of "out-of-the-box" security solutions to protect your home in Swindon without wires. Whatever your budget, or the size of your home, we have a package to suit your needs. Each package comes with maintenance, and monitoring options, and the Gold package is even suitable for police response.

Each package is clearly identified so you know exactly what you are buying, and the price includes VAT and full installation from our NSI Silver accredited engineers.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

New Video showing off our new Wireless 868MHz Burglar Alarm in Oxford

Our new Dailymotion Channel is now hosting a brief overview of the technical details, and the smart good-looks of our new wireless control panel. You can view the video here.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Don't let Christmas Decorations Compromise your Security

It's now the season where everyone is hanging tinsel, baubles, and other ornaments across their rooms and ceilings. One thing to note however is that reflective decorations placed very closed to PIR (infra red) detectors can cause them to trigger leading to false alarms. It always good practice to not hand any obstructions in front of the PIRs also, doing so would mean that thedetector could fail to trigger if there really was a genuine break-in.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Good reviews received at Which? Local.

It was great to see that we have been reviewed on the Which? Local website, and even greater to see that our clients have nothing bad to say about us.

Which? checks that traders are not just reviewing themselves, so you can have confidence that we really to aim to provide the best possible service. Only businesses who've been recommended by a real customer will be listed on the site. A business' first review must therefore receive a rating of 3 or more for it to be classified as a recommendation.

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Monday, 25 November 2013

Award Winning Wireless Alarm Control Panels from Bans Security Oxford

Our beautiful wireless alarm control panel will complement any home with its stylish compact casing. Inside is packed the latest two-way radio technology to secure your home, along with the ability to remotely set and unset the system using a radio key-fob, and a modem for signalling any activations to a central monitoring centre or send you SMS messages direct to your phone.

Wireless systems are also ideal in situations where cabling would be difficult, or perhaps even forbidden as in the case of a listed building. Wireless systems are also much quicker to install, meaning less disruption and inconvenience to you.

Read more about it here...

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Risks to pedestrians from crushing zones on electrically powered gates

According to the HSE Website, Two recent, separate, incidents that both led to the deaths of young children have highlighted a risk of using automatic vehicle access gates. (These incidents are in addition to an earlier fatality, which also involved a young child in 2006, and other recent near misses). Due to these tragic accidents, the standards governing the design and installation of powered gates have changed to improve both the detection of any obstructions, and to minimise the crushing force of the gate itself as it tries to close on the obstruction.

If you want to ensure that your home automation systems comply to the latest regulations then give us a call. More information on our door and gate systems can be found on our website at

Monday, 11 November 2013

5 Tips to make your home more secure this winter

The clocks have gone back, and the nights are closing in. For burglars this is a perfect opportunity to break in and help themselves to your valuables whilst it is dark outside.

One further thing that encourages a burglar to your home is the appearance that you have gone away. By not letting the thief believe you're not in, you can quickly reduce the risk of being a victim this winter.

Here are 5 simple things you can right now to make sure that your house looks inhabited and reduce the risk of burglary...

1. Install Timers For Lights And Other Electronic Devices

Is your house quiet? No movement, no sounds? This is a vital clue to a would-be burglar that there is no one at home. The same can be said if the house is always dark and lights are never seen going on or off.

To stop your house from being dark and silent, install light timers and plug-timers for other electronic equipment such as radios or televisions so that they will be turned on and off at specific times.

These timers are quite cheap, so there's no excuse not to use them.

2. Redirect Your Post

Another give away to Mr Burglar is a wodge of post sticking out of your letterbox or littering your porch.

Clearly display a “No Junk Mail” sign (this will help the environment too)

Redirect your post or have a trusted friend or neighbour come to pick it up for you.

3. Do Not Keep Rooms Completely Tidied Away

A typical British habit is to give the house a complete spring clean just before we go away on holiday. Whilst it is nice to return to a clean home, if it's too tidy then the thief is thinking that you've probably gone away for a while.

Just leave a bit of mess in rooms that can be looked into from the accessible windows. Leave a book (not a newspaper showing the date that you went away on holiday) opened on a table and a cup and a spoon (ideally a bit dirty).

4. Don't leave a voicemail message saying that you are on holiday

You couldn’t make it easier for burglars to know that you are not at home than by telling it to them yourself. Switch off the answering machine and redirect your calls to your mobile. Whenever the phone rings, you will always pick up, giving the impression that you are in the house right now.

5. Get an Alarm System installed

We supply, install and maintain a variety of security systems which can be tailor-made for your home. With an illuminated bell on your property during the dark evenings and night, your home will not just be protected, but will "look" protected so that would-be burglars are put off and won't even try to break in.

You can read about our range of security systems at

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Free Site Survey for your home or business

We have been keeping people, their possessions, their properties and their businesses safe for more than a decade, and we'd love to do the same for you.

After visiting your home or business to complete the free survey, we can recommend the best security solution for your needs.

Alternatively, if you prefer, we can just send you some more information via email, simply by completing the form on our website at

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Burglar alarm take-overs in Oxfordshire

At Bans Intruder and Fire we don't just install new burlgar alarm systems, we also maintain them.

And we don't just maintain our own alarms, we can look after any pre-installed alarm system.

So if you are not happy with your current alarm installer/maintainer, you want an alternative quote, or perhaps your previous installer (such as Smith Security) has ceased trading and you can't get hold of the company, then give us a call on 01865 728089 or visit our website to see how we can help you.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Can buying a burglar alarm actually save you money?

It might seem odd, but spending money on a quality alarm system can actually save you money. Where? On your home and contents insurance.

Insurers will often lower their premiums to policyholders who have property protected by an alarm system installed and maintained by an NSI approved company.

Bans Intruder and Fire Systems Ltd is NSI Silver accredited, meaning that we can quote you today for an alarm system that will save you money with your insurer.

So what are you waiting for, call 01865 728089 today, or visit our website at

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Would a wireless alarm system work in your house?

Our new video demonstrates how our two-way wireless control panels work. Because every device on the system both transmits and receives information to/from the central panel, you have the piece of mind that each device is working correctly.

More information on the wireless alarm panel can be found on our website at

Monday, 14 October 2013

Find us on Trust A Trader

We now have seven reviews on the website.
And all seven are five-star reviews.

Thanks to everyone who has kindly taken some time to complete a review of our company on the website, we really appreciate it. If you have a Bans Intruder or Fire Alarm installed in your home or business, and would also like to complete a review of the work carried out you can do so here

Of course, if you don't yet have an alarm installed, or if you wish to get a quote for maintenance of an existing alarm, you can call us on 01865 728089 and we'll be happy to advise you.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Acces Control in Oxford with Paxton

Paxton are a leading brand of access control, and by working with them we can provide you with a unique and tailor-made entry control system for your home or business. We have just updated our website with a new page outlining how Access Control from Bans can help you.

Control can be made either with intercoms, keypad door locks or advanced proximity tag / magnetic card readers.

All of our solutions are completely scalable, so if you need more doors or more users, no problem.

Bans Intruder and Fire Systems Limited are qualified to NSI Silver standard to install intruder alarms, fire systems, CCTV and Access Control Door Entry systems - which can even be integrated together for the ultimate security solution. We are famous for our installations around Oxford City, across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.