Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Miscellaneous Security Products

Bans Security isn't just all about Burglar alarms and CCTV. We have a host of supplemental security products for your home or business, such as the discreet keysafe. Rather than leaving your emergency house key under the plant pot, it can be kept in this vandal resistant safe, locked behind a code with 10,000 differs.
Read more on our website here.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

How important is home CCTV?

Is it really worth getting a CCTV system installed in a domestic property.
Well, after last week's announcement from the UK Government's Justice Review, it really is as police are now less likely than ever to investigate a theft from a dwelling. Either they will get a Community Support Officer to carry out the investigation, or ask the victims themselves to investigate, using their own CCTV footage. If there is no CCTV footage then in all probability there will be no investigation at all after the police have attended site.

You can read details of the report here...


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Wireless Alarm Installers in Reading and West Berkshire Video

We've opened another new video channel to showcase our products at VideoBash.com.

Head over there today at www.videobash.com to see our latest montage of wireless technology, which we can install for you in one morning or afternoon. From a simple two detector and one door contact system (bronze) up to a four detector, door contact and smoke detector system (gold) we have a kit to suit every home and budget.

Monday, 27 January 2014

HP10 - High Wycombe in the Top 20 Burglary Hot-Spots in the UK

MoneySupermarket.com has released figures from over 3.1 million home insurance quotes. The top 20 was made up of the areas where the most people reported having made previous claims for burglary, per thousand people.

Coming in at number 20 in the list were website visitors from the HP10 postcode district which includes High Wycombe, Flackwell Heath, Handy Cross, Hedsor, Loudwater, Penn, Tylers Green, Wooburn, Wooburn Green, and Wooburn Moor in Buckinghamshire.

The figure was 27.3 claims per 1000 visitors from the HP10 area.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

What happened to Smiths Security Services Ltd in Reading?

In 2011 Smiths Security Services Ltd was acquired by Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (Stanley CSS), part of Stanley Black & Decker. If you would still like to have your existing alarm maintained and cared-for by a local installation company, and are looking for an alternative to Stanley Security Solutions, why not give us a call, or visit our website to retrieve a free no-obligation quotation and more information?

If you do decide to switch your maintenance contract, we'll also fit a brand-new cover to your bell box*.

* Subject to shape and model of existing bell box

Why does my front door now chime every time I open and close it?

If your front door, or perhaps any other door has suddenly started making a chiming noise through your alarm system, it's because you have activated the 'chime' feature.
This feature is toggled on and off by pressing the 'C' key when the alarm is in it's normal unset state. When you press the 'C' key you will see a small lower case 'c' character appear or disappear on the keypad LCD display.
It's nothing to worry about. Note: Only zones/detectors programmed by the engineer to be chime enabled will trigger if you activate the 'chime' facility.