Access Control

The Security Benefits Of Using Access Control

Your business or workplace environment is only as secure as you make it; with confidential information such as legal, financial and personal data stored on site, there are times when access is best restricted to ward off prying eyes. Whether on paper and held in filing cabinets, on computers or across network servers, at PFS Security Systems we can make sure you have an elite security system in place, so your privacy and professional integrity are always kept protected and intact.

Access Control Benefits

As business owner, there are always areas of your premises that you want to restrict – whether it’s for safety or security reasons. By using one of our access control solutions, you have the ability to protect those areas, and prevent staff or visitors from entering areas or rooms which they are not cleared to be in, whether intentional or unintentional in motive. There are many positive benefits to gain from having an access control solution installed in your business. Using a choice of modern keypads or key card entry systems, traditional ‘lock and key’ security systems might well be considered a thing of the past. Without needing to have keys cut or the expense of having locks changed in case of a security breach, you can instead control access by disabling key cards if lost or stolen, or limit access to particular areas with a new code or password. With the right access control solution in your business, your property, not to mention your staff and customers, will be safer. We have a selection of door entry systems for you to choose from. Whether using smart card technology to allow physical access to designated facilities or a simple single door system with intercom service, security is discrete and reliable, at the touch of a button.

Business Security Solutions

Keeping your business safe and protected is our purpose and priority at PFS Security Systems. We specialise in business and home security, and can also supply and install CCTV surveillance systems and burglar alarms to meet your requirements. If you would like to see about having your work premises made more secure, please phone us at our head office on 01793 642 792. We can also be conveniently contacted via our online contact form. Being in business is all about taking the correct safety measures, so ask for a free quote or assessment from one of our security advisers today.

Burglar Alarm Company

What Are The Costs Of Not Having Property Alarms?

Installing an alarm system at your property is going to involve a little bit of financial investment initially, yet this is money is well spent when you consider the cost of not having this level of protection in place. Detailed below are some of the issues that can arise if an alarm system is not installed at your premises:

Lack of a Property Alarm Leads to Worry

If your property is not properly secured, you will have good reason to worry. Criminals are always on the lookout for opportunities, and they are highly skilled when it comes to exploiting security weaknesses. A lack of an alarm has the potential to lead to stress and worry, and could even lead to some sleepless nights.

Lack of a Property Alarm Means Loss of Privacy

If you do not take your own security seriously, you shouldn’t be too surprised to find that other people don’t respect it either. As a result, this could mean that complete strangers decide to treat your private property as if it were a public building – especially when it comes to commercial premises. By installing an alarm system, you make it clear that your property is private.

The Financial Cost of Stolen Belongings Can be High

If any criminals manage to gain access to your property, there is a good chance that a number of your belongings will be stolen. It is often the case that we only realise the value of our assets after they have been stolen and whilst some items may be easy to replace after a burglary, there are also likely to be some things that require a considerable financial outlay to replace.

Lack of a Property Alarm Can Mean Higher Insurance Costs

The cost of property insurance is based on the level of risk involved, so the lack of a quality alarm system is going to be a concern for any insurance company. If the insurance company decides that your property is at high risk of burglary as a result there being no alarm system in place, this is likely to mean the cost of your premium will be high. The cost of not having a quality property alarm in place is excessive, yet by choosing one of our systems here at PFS Security Systems, you will have the level of protection you need. This is an investment that provides a guaranteed return because it brings benefits from the moment it is installed. Contact us now so we can discuss your security needs.

CCTV Installation

Get the CCTV system that works for you

Trying to find the right CCTV system to suit your needs can seem like a bit of a minefield – there’s a lot to consider and, if you don’t work with CCTV day in, day out, it can seem a little overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to… We’ve put together a few of the essential things that you should be thinking about when preparing to buy a new CCTV system. The following tips work whether you’re buying for your home or your business:

Think about where you want it

Firstly, you need to decide whether you want to install the cameras to focus on the outside, inside, or both. This will impact the cameras you buy – for example, if you want to focus on outdoor CCTV, you’ll need to make sure they’re weatherproof. Secondly, you’ll need to consider the areas that you’d like to target. This will help you get a rough idea of how many cameras your system will need to have. You might only need 1 or you might need 6. You won’t know until you take the time to work out exactly where you want the cameras to focus.

Decide whether you want black and white or colour cameras

For low light conditions, it’s always recommended that you use black and white cameras – just to ensure you get the best visibility possible (which is essential with CCTV). Colour cameras work well in good lighting conditions so if you’re focusing on well-lit indoor areas, you might want to opt for these.

Would you prefer your cameras to be visible or hidden?

Again, the answer to this question will have an impact on the system that you buy. There are benefits to both options so you’ll need to weigh up which option works best for your needs. If you’re not sure, you can always get in touch – we’ll be happy to advise you.

Installing it yourself vs CCTV installers

You need to ask yourself whether you have enough knowledge and understanding of the system – not to mention time – to install it yourself or whether you’d prefer to have professional CCTV installers come in and set everything up. More often than not, it’s not worth the risk of installing it yourself – because if you don’t get it 100% spot on, your system might not function properly. Which, in turn, makes your CCTV system a little useless. Plus, if you do decide to get the professionals in, you may find that they’re able to advise you on which system to buy in the first place, so you can be sure that your CCTV is going to work for your specific needs.

Don’t forget about storage

If you’re planning to record the footage, how much footage would you want to store at a time. If you only want to store the previous days worth, you’ll need less storage than if you wanted to save months at a time. So take the time to consider what’s going to be best for you. Advancements in technology also mean that you now have the option to see real-time footage on your phone, wherever you are, thanks to apps. If this is something you’d be interested, make sure your CCTV system has the capacity for that.

Should you opt for an alarm and CCTV combo?

Whilst CCTV offers the surveillance aspect of security, it doesn’t always raise the alarm – which is why we would always suggest using burglar alarms alongside CCTV. That way you can be sure that your security is of a high standard and offering you great protection. Hopefully this gives you a clear idea of what you should be thinking about when it comes to buying a CCTV system, whether that’s for your home or your business. If you have any questions or would like some advice on what alarms or CCTV system would work well for you, call us now or click here to use our contact page.