Swindon Food Collective

PFS Supports Swindon Food Collective

The Swindon Food Collective is an independent charity that helps people in Swindon, and the surrounding area, who are suffering from financial hardship and finding it hard to provide food for themselves, their families, or their dependents.

With eight distribution centres around Swindon, they feed nearly 7,500 people per year, one third of whom are children.

To help support this incredible initiative, PFS are pleased to provide them with a monthly donation.

To read more about the vital work that they do, or to find out how to donate food or funds, visit:


PFS Supports TreeSisters

PFS Supports TreeSisters

The last 12 months have been busy on our quest to reduce our carbon footprint.

The drive to become a paperless organisation took a huge step forward with the introduction of e-dockets and improved engineer handheld devices. Our energy-efficient new offices saw the installation of four electric vehicle charging points as our EV fleet grows.

To help offset the remaining fossil fuel vehicles, we are excited to announce we will be donating monthly to TreeSisters – a UK charity that raises and channels funding into tropical reforestation and protection. So far, they have planted 25 million trees across 12 locations in Brazil, Borneo, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nepal and West Papua.

To read more about the work they do, click the link below:


Critical Upgrade Programme

Critical Upgrade Programme

BT is currently replacing its entire copper telephone network with fibre.

As many of our customers’ security systems rely on the existing network, BT’s programme of works will prevent the systems’ alarm signals from reaching the central station. PFS have therefore introduced a Critical Upgrade Programme that will facilitate the upgrade of our customers’ alarm signalling to either a wireless dual radio product or an IP solution.

Working in conjunction with CSL DualCom, a highly reputable UK signalling provider that provides a cost-effective GPRS and IP solution, PFS has formed a dedicated engineering and back-office team to help deliver the required communication unit before it is too late. With vast numbers of end users affected, and timely constraints imposed, PFS will do its best to fulfill the demand on time.

This critical upgrade will take place automatically on your next maintenance visit. Please inform your insurance company that your current system is being replaced. Should the replacement of the current communicator not be possible due to site-specific reasons, our engineer will discuss further options with you.

Higher Level Of Security
All telephone lines are being closed down now as part of the UK’s All IP project that will see a complete shutdown by 2025. CSL’s dual radio products use 4G technology to overcome this threat, whilst monitoring your system 24/7 and the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) will be notified of any fault within 24 hours.

Save On Line Rental Charges
If you have a dedicated telephone line, solely in place for your current system, this can be cancelled after the upgrade has taken place.

Remote Servicing
Should your alarm panel be compatible, our engineer will make the necessary programming alterations to enable secure remote servicing. This will allow us to increase the frequency of your services. Typically, this will be quarterly – to include 3 remote services and 1 site service per annum.

Rural Crime

Rural Crime

Despite a decrease in recent years, rural crime was once again on the rise last year.

Farm vehicles and machinery, fuel, and even livestock, are all targets for thieves – crimes that cost tens of millions every year.

PFS Security Systems Ltd can help protect your property. From our CCTV and intruder alarm systems, to our access control and gate automation solutions, we can help protect Wiltshire this winter.

Tel: 01793 642 792
Email: sales@pfssecurity.co.uk

PFS Winter Security Tips

Winter Security Tips

Following reports of several local break-ins this past week, we thought now would be a good time to repost our tips for keeping your premises secure over the winter period:

  • Make sure all doors and windows are closed and locked securely when you go out, as these are the main entry points for burglars. Remember to take keys out of the lock afterwards so there’s no way of anyone getting to them.
  • Avoid posting on social media about going away over Christmas. People can use this information to find out when your home will be unoccupied.
  • Never leave spare keys outside your home, even if you think they are well hidden. Always leave them with a trusted neighbour, relative or friend.
  • Draw your curtains early now the afternoons are getting darker – you never know who might be looking in to see what valuables you have.
  • Keep expensive items out of sight. Don’t leave wrapped Christmas gifts where they are visible to passers by, and make sure to not leave mobile phones, laptops etc near windows where they can be seen.
  • Consider using timers on your lights when you’re out. Lights turning on and off give the impression that someone is home.
  • Visible burglar alarms and good security lights are very useful for deterring would-be thieves. Dummy alarm systems may seem more economical, but experienced burglars will know the difference between a high-quality alarm system and a fake.
  • Make sure your alarm system is always set before you leave home, and don’t forget to ensure it is serviced annually (or twice annually if it’s a monitored alarm).
  • Prevent easy access to the back and sides of your property by installing locked gates and, if possible, high fencing or walls.
  • Sign up to your local Neighbourhood Watch. You can find your local scheme at the following link: https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/get-involved/find-my-local-scheme

If you would like to discuss your home security in more detail, contact us today:

Tel: 01793 642 792
Email: sales@pfssecurity.co.uk

Intruder Alarms

Securing Your Property With Access Control

Security is a concept that should never be overlooked, especially when the safety of others is concerned. We strive to ensure that when it comes to access control when entering and exiting your buildings that nothing is taken for granted. Here at PFS Security Systems, we supply and install only the most sophisticated and secure access control systems for your staff and customers. Operating throughout Oxford, Swindon and Reading, we continue to offer only the most bespoke and complete security system service that ensures that your property is as ‘safe as houses’.

Security With You In Mind

Our high level of service has seen our reputation continue to grow since our establishment back in 1989. With an abundance of major and recognised accreditations to our name, including NSI Gold and SSAIB approved alarm installers; it’s no surprise that our customers have an unmatched confidence in our products. Whilst we offer our services on both a domestic and corporate level, when it comes to our access control, we have a multitude of experience and expertise in commercial businesses, offices and industrial units. We are here to ensure that your property and its contents are secure and safe from unwanted visitors.

Experience & Expertise

We understand that every property comes with a number of variables including location, function and well-being, which is why we offer a variety of access control and door entry systems that are best suited for you. From sophisticated smart-card technology to traditional door entry and intercom access, our team of security experts will be able to advise and professionally install your system before offering the appropriate training. For more information on our access control systems as well as our complete range of security, alarm and CCTV products, be sure to give your nearest PFS Security System branch a call or contact us online here.


Protect your Business with Recorded CCTV Installation

Your business will be one of the most precious and valuable things to you, and you will undoubtedly spend your days trying to enhance your practises and secure success for the future. However, threats don’t just come from the stock market, your competitors and an angry customer or two, but also opportunistic thieves that prey on businesses which aren’t fully equipped to deter them. CCTV is an essential solution in preventing this, and here at PFS Security Systems, we have the CCTV systems to ensure that your business is protected.

Secure Surveillance

Sometimes businesses operate in their own bubble and burglars will act on this at any time possible – even during the day, so if everyone’s eyes are transfixed on a computer screen, a workshop or back at home, CCTV will provide the all-seeing eye that never misses a trick, capturing the burglar in the act and either alerting those monitoring to prevent any problem before it even begins, or providing the vital evidence to capture them if they did make it away. As we supply and thoroughly install the latest CCTV technology, you can be sure that your business is being protected in the best way possible, as we offer cameras which can provide the full 360⁰ coverage in high definition and even send the images back to you wherever you are – with the revolutionary step forward of remote viewing capabilities.

The All-Encompassing Deterrent

Recording and sending back images is of course the main benefit of a CCTV system, however the mere sight of it brings about even more security benefits, as many, if not all potential intruders will see the CCTV systems surrounding your premises and will instantly decide against advancing towards the property – knowing full well that their every action is being caught on film; the last thing a burglar will want. CCTV is a proven deterrent, so to gain the best, NSI NACOSS Gold service we provide here at PFS Security Systems, simply contact 01793 642 792.

Door Entry Systems

Improving The Security Of Your Building

For the past few years, the U.K. has enjoyed a steady decline in the crime rate. However, this has evidently come to an end, with the Office for National Statistics recently releasing data that shows the biggest jump in crime in a decade. “The latest figures show the largest annual rise in crimes recorded by the police in a decade,” commented John Flatley, crime statistician and analyst at the Office for National Statistics. “While ongoing improvements to recording practices are driving this volume rise, we believe actual increases in crime are also a factor in a number of categories.” These statistics suggest it has never been more important for you to ensure your home or office is safe and secure from intruders. Here are a few simple things you can do to improve the security of your building:

Install a Surveillance System

CCTV technology has dropped in price significantly over the years to the point where it’s affordable for just about every consumer and business. Here at PFS Security Systems Ltd, we’re proud to offer an extensive range of simple to use CCTV systems that provide you with unparalleled oversight of your property.

Store Expensive Items Out of Sight

High-ticket items in line of sight of a vulnerable window are very tempting to opportunist burglars. If you live on the ground floor or in an area with a lot of foot traffic, you can improve the security of your building by storing expensive items such as jewellery, artwork and portable electronics out of sight.

Install an Intruder Alarm

Few things are as effective at deterring would-be thieves as a professional intruder alarm. We’re able to install a variety of intruder alarms and detection units that include 24 hour monitoring and police response services throughout many parts of England. We’ll work with you to design and implement a security system that works best for your property.

Join or Form a Neighbourhood Watch Group

Cutting edge security technology can play an important role in improving the security of your building, but don’t forget about the power of community. An active Neighbourhood Watch group can be a very effective way of increasing security, bringing the community together and reducing crime in your local area.

Increase Outdoor Lighting

It should go without saying that criminals like to stick to the shadows where they can’t be seen. Flush them out of the darkness with some bright outdoor lighting positioned in such a way that it shines on your property’s most vulnerable areas. Here at PFS Security Systems Ltd, we’ve been in the business of securing homes and offices since 1989. With a focus on personable customer service and industry-leading alarm and surveillance systems, we’re the number one choice of security system providers in the Swindon and Oxford areas. Give us a call today and have a chat with one of our specialists about how we can improve the security of your building.

Security Companies Wiltshire

Three Effective Ways to Improve Your Business’s Security

Here at PFS Security Systems we offer a number of solutions that will help you keep your business secure. Crime is on the rise in many parts of the UK, and it is often business premises that are the target if burglaries and vandalism. If there are weaknesses in your security, it may only be a matter of time before the criminals take advantage of this. Here are just three options that you might like to consider for improving the security of your property: 

Access Control Solutions 

One of the keys to keeping your business safe is to closely control the people who have access to your property. There are a number of viable options for how you can do this. If you always have somebody at the front desk, a good option might be to install a door entry intercom system. On the other hand, if you have people coming at all times of the day or night, a much better option could be to use smart card technology. PFS Security Systems can provide many different access control solutions, and we will be happy to help you find the option that will work best for you. 


A CCTV solution can mean that you will have every sensitive part of your premises monitored. It is even possible to create 360 degree coverage. Just having CCTV in place will be enough to deter most criminals. Us here at PFS Security Systems can not only install CCTV for you, but we can also arrange for remote viewing so that you can keep an eye on your property no matter where you are in the world. CCTV can work particularly well when it is combined with other security measures. We will be able provide something suitable for both manned and unmanned sites.

Intruder Alarms

There are many different types of intruder alarm, and there will be something to suit the needs of every kind of business. There are also a range of alarms to suit different budgets. The most important factor with any intruder alarm is that it is reliable, and we only ever deal with quality products. We will also be able to provide twenty-four hour monitoring to ensure that if the intruder alarm is triggered, it will be dealt with. Our team is committed to providing you with the alarm system that will best suit your needs, and the needs of your business. PFS Security Solutions is ready to help you make your property more secure. Contact us right now to find out about the security options that will work best for your business premises.