Keep Your Home Safe This Winter

Keep Your Home Safe This Winter

As the dark evenings draw in it’s more important than ever to ensure your home is safe and secure from intruders looking to take advantage of unoccupied properties. Follow our top tips to help protect your home this winter:

  • Always set your alarm system when leaving home, and make sure to keep it serviced (annually, or twice-annually for monitored systems)
  • Close curtains as soon as it gets dark to conceal valuables inside
  • Invest in security lighting to deter burglars
  • Never leave spare keys outside or hidden nearby. Instead, give them to a trusted neighbour, friend or relative
  • Double check all doors and windows are locked before leaving the house. Don’t leave keys in the locks where they could be fished out
  • Avoid posting holiday plans on social media. Opportunistic thieves use this info to target empty homes
  • Install locked gates and high fences/walls to restrict access to the back and sides of your property
  • Use timer switches on your lights to make it look like someone’s home even when the house is empty
  • Keep Christmas presents and other high-value items out of sight of windows to avoid tempting thieves

Following basic security best practices will help minimise the risk of a break-in this winter. To discuss your home security in further detail, contact PFS today.

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:

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.