SECOM Security Systems

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By Aimee Bradshaw

In 2018 SECOM will celebrate its centenary. During the last 100 years they have built a reputation for providing high quality security systems for SMEs, making them one of the most popular security suppliers in the UK.

Products and Services

SECOM provide in-depth security coverage for both private and business properties. All their products are tailored to suit the specific needs of individual businesses and industries, and professional monitoring is available at an affordable price.

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Products include:

  • Burglar Alarms
  • Physical Security Barriers
  • Fire Alarms
  • CCTV
  • Access Control
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Burglar Alarms

One of the oldest methods of property protection, burglar alarms are still the most popular product on the market for business and private security. SECOM offer several intruder alarms with different abilities, but all do the one thing that burglar alarms have always done, providing a visible deterrent for the would-be criminal.

Businesses can choose from wired and wireless devices, both of which are monitored 24/7 by the highly trained SECOM staff. They are also insurance grade 2 or 3 approved, meaning you are able to keep insurance costs down while protecting your property fully. In addition, video intercoms act as an effective measure alongside them and are easy to install and integrate into existing security systems.

Physical Security Barriers

While intruder alarms are an effective deterrent, solid physical property protections provide a whole new level of deterrent that no digital barrier can match. SECOM offer different levels of steel gates, metal shutters and solid grilles that present the sort of barrier that makes unwanted entry into the property all but impossible.

Add to this portcullises, anti ram barriers and collapsible fencing that can be adjusted as you see fit, and you can rest assured that your property is always protected to the highest level. SECOM will also provide free advice to make sure that not only are you well protected, but you are not paying for measures that you do not require.

Fire Alarms

The devastation fire can do to a property, as well as people’s lives, is profound. So it is not only legally incumbent on a business to ensure there is a fully functioning fire prevention and alarm system, it is morally and rationally essential too.

SECOM provide simple alarms and extinguishers for their clients. Fire detection can pinpoint where the problem is and alert the emergency services immediately, while emergency lighting ensures staff and customer safety in the event that power is lost or navigating out of the building becomes problematic. Expert analysis, the maintenance of alarms and correct installation are all also provided.

CCTV

While CCTV has become an affordable and widespread method of prevention and identification in recent years, not all CCTV systems are created equal. Businesses must also comprehend how the system functions, how it is installed and whether time consuming maintenance is required.

With 30 years of experience in dealing with such technology, SECOM offer devices and systems that are extremely well designed, as well as being easy to install and maintain. You can choose from different types of cameras, including box, bullet or dome for example, and touch screen interfaces makes it easy to monitor at all times. What’s more, day/night technology is also available, as is infrared and HD quality pictures. As ever, free consultation can be accessed from the beginning of the process.

Access Control

Access control needs to tread a fine line between a high level of security and easy access for those that are implementing the system. With so many things to consider in such a system, it can be daunting when choosing the correct system for a property, so it is vital that the supplier is able to provide clear advice while understanding a business’s needs.

For small businesses, simple entry level systems are designed for one point of entry, which is typically more than enough for most. For businesses that require a higher level of security, however, multi-door systems, key fobs and biometric readers are all available from SECOM. Prices range from around £500 to £3,000 for in depth visitor management systems; which level is right for you depends on the working practices of your business, the size of the operation, the type of threat you are vulnerable to and the value of assets you are seeking to protect. In depth advice is available every step of the way, however, and the entire project is scalable.

Customer Service

SECOM provide advice for every customer, at every step of the way, something that is particularly important when it comes to the more technical and expensive parts of a system. But support does not end once the products and system have been purchased. Existing customers can access phone lines during business hours or request an immediate call back. There is also an online form to which they endeavour to answer as soon as possible.

Aimee Bradshaw

Aimee is Expert Market’s resident telephone systems, point of sale, and field service software go-to. If she’s not writing about business products, you’ll find her daydreaming about Dorset beaches.

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