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With Spring finally in sight, it's time to start thinking about the external space around your property. Clearing gardens, carrying out building repairs and renovating areas is often on the agenda for homeowners at this time year.

dreamstime_xs_52876057Installing a house alarm and trimming back hedges to improve visibility is a positive step in protecting your property.  Whilst securing the security in surrounding external areas such as the garden, driveway and garage will give you peace of mind that your property security is up to scratch when you are at home or away from the house.

In the 2017 report from the UK Office for National Statistics – Overview of vehicle-related theft: England and Wales, whilst vehicle crime is relatively low compared to the 1990’s, however 2017 did see a slight increase on the previous 2 years.

“In the survey year ending March 2017, around 4 in 100 vehicle-owning households had been victims of vehicle-related theft.”

According to, the BMW X5, Range Rover Sport, BMW M3 and the Mercedes C-Class are the most likely stolen cars in the UK. These vehicles command  high levels of finance, by init is certain that garage lockup security is paramount to deterring intruders and keep your car safe.

By installing a garage alarm system and implementing CCTV security around the exterior of the property, the risk of theft can significantly reduce. Should the inevitable happen, then you will have visual footage which can be used as evidence.

Not only garages, but also driveways, car ports, outbuildings and sheds can all benefit from garage lockup security, so that your belongings may stay protected.

For more information on our garage lockup security services, please contact our property security team for a free and confidential review of your property. Based in the West Midlands we install and maintain external property security services through our certified security engineers, house burglar alarms, CCTV monitoring equipment and smoke security systems to home owners in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and Shropshire counties, plus further surrounding areas.

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Our CHAS award is accredited for the sixth year

SGS Systems Ltd are delighted to announce that in addition to our Alcumus Safecontractor accreditation, we have also recently been re-awarded our CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) accreditation for the sixth year running.

CHAS is the established market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. The organisation is nationally recognised and is a professional body who seeks to link certified suppliers to buyers within the service industry, ensuring that they are fully compliant in terms or health and safety. Obtaining the CHAS accreditation enables our company SGS Systems Ltd, to go out on site and be recognised for our CHAS certification.

In order to meet accreditation requirements, earlier this year SGS Systems Ltd  were audited by the CHAS assessment team and had to provide evidence of all health & safety protocols operating within the business. All aspects of the health & safety regimen were  independently audited by the accreditation body.

Further to our successful application, SGS Systems Ltd can continue to carry out work on commercial premises, where the CDM 2015 Regulation level of Health & Safety is required. Operating in conjunction with and behalf of independent commercial projects and local authority applications across the UK, whereby this level of health and safety competency is paramount to executing such scaled projects.

To find out more about CHAS and the services they provide or to see our business listed under their preferred suppliers for security services, please follow this link:

We provide security services including alarm installation, CCTV and fog security, which can be scaled to suit any sized premises, both internally and externally. Supported by our 24/7 experienced team of security engineers our service is provided to maintain and service security systems for local authority organisations and commercial companies such as hotel, retail and warehouse stores across the UK where a greater scale of security is required.

We Are Growing Our Team For 2018

SGS Systems Ltd are delighted to announce that over recent months we have grown our staff support programme to employ three new team members within our business, so that we may effectively respond to our growing customer demand for property security services and meet our customer’s needs.

Our new team members include:

Chris Swinton – Service Support Manager

Chris joins our team with 28 years’ experience in the property security industry. His new role at SGS Systems Ltd is offer service support to customer’s and match the right engineer to the requirements of each individual job.

Chris will also support the engineers with any training and equipment they may require and will look to report on and develop areas where skills are needed within the business.

In addition, Chris aims is to create a more automated approach to our business for the future in terms of both parts and sales, whilst out on-site providing a paperless workforce through digital technology.


Martin Cleobury – Service Maintenance Engineer

Martin is a fully qualified security engineer in Installation and Maintenance for Access Control, CCTV & Intruder Alarms. Martin is very knowledgeable of the property security industry and with 18 years of experience in working for major national security firms across the UK, Martin is looking forward to developing his new role here at SGS Systems Ltd.

Working closely with our Service Support Manager Chris Swinton and our other security engineers, Martin has been appointed to look after our regional contracts with the ambition to develop a role further into our national contracts for the future.


Joshua Gennard – Apprentice

Joshua begins here at SGS Systems as our Apprentice. Joshua is currently studying ‘Skills for Security’ at Birmingham College which is a 2 year course with 1 week’s training at the college, every 8 weeks.

At college Joshua is learning about health and safety within the workplace, which will progress into electrical engineering and then onto an assessment as he works through the course.

Here at SGS Systems Ltd, Joshua is learning and working to support our security engineers whilst out on site, in both the domestic and commercial sides of the business, for local and national contracts across the country. His skills learnt to date have included, fitting detectors and camera’s, plus fitting brackets and links for our Fog Cannon installations, health and safety, time management and travel.

Joshua says: “An Apprenticeship is a fantastic way in teaching life skills that you could not learn in school or college; only out in the workplace”. Joshua says that he is really enjoying what he has learnt so far with SGS Systems Ltd and Birmingham College.

Business CCTV Monitoring helps the UK in bad weather

dreamstime_xs_62895490Often Business CCTV monitoring is related to security, however over recent days Business CCTV monitoring has played an integral part in keeping drivers safe and the continued infrastructure of services throughout the inclement weather, here in the UK.

Snow blizzards and falling temperatures brought several areas of the nation to a standstill.Driving visibility was poor and many vehicles became stuck due to excessive snow or struggled to manoeuvre over treacherous ice.

Website companies and other search engine facilities who provide 24 / 7 online access to Business CCTV monitoring cameras capture up to the minute information on the conditions of road networks which has been crucial in the planning of routes.

How Business CCTV Monitoring has helped businesses

Through the poor weather conditions, Business CCTV monitoring has provided a valuable source of information to the emergency services and vehicle breakdown companies, so that they could continually offer help to those in need. Commercial CCTV monitoring has not only played an essential part in the supply-chain to logistical companies and delivery drivers who are required to deliver goods across the country, but also has helped UK residents to plan travel routes to their destinations and enabled them to make calculated decisions as to suitable times and how to travel.

For more information on our Business CCTV monitoring services provided to commercial companies and organisations, please contact our property security team at SGS Systems Ltd. Our CCTV monitoring security service is available for both internal and external use, and provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week surveillance. From a single camera installation to a multiple site framework, our security equipment can meet many businesses needs as well as security services.

Alternatively, if you are looking for Home CCTV security, then please visit our Home Security page to find out how your property could benefit from our Home CCTV monitoring service.


Commercial CCTV technology and it’s future!

CCTV TechnologyCommercial CCTV technology has substantially grown over the years to offer many more benefits for installation rather than solely for security.

With an estimated growth of 33.89 million USD by 2023, the CCTV market is set to expand further.  Originally CCTV was designed as a method of surveillance to deter criminals and monitor any troublesome activity.  However, today’s Commercial CCTV technology goes much further than just security and is installed by commercial property owners for a variety of advantages in production activity.  From monitoring staff performance and business intelligence on premises and across the manufacturing industry to providing analysis on real-time traffic patterns in terms of traffic flow, congestion and traffic density in peak hours. In addition, customer movements and behaviours through retail outlets provides crucial data to businesses who are looking to drive sales.  CCTV technology offers far greater assistance to management teams who can use the information to tweak performance and streamline processes.


So how what will CCTV technology be capable of in the future?

Well in addition to it’s primary goal of deterring criminals and monitoring any troublesome activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, CCTV is set to offer other greater advantages to businesses who are looking for that extra data analysis. People counting, heat mapping and motion detection are just some of the options which are anticipated to drive CCTV technology sales over the coming years.

Are you a commercial property owner and looking to install commercial CCTV technology at your premises? We provide certified CCTV monitoring equipment across several industrial sectors which includes 24 / 7 reliability for businesses who require constant surveillance. For more information on both our analogue and digital CCTV equipment options, please contact our CCTV installation team. All our equipment is certified on installation and comes with regular maintenance and service checks.

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Get Your House Security in Check For 2018

house securityIf you’re thinking of getting your house keeping in check for 2018, then you might want to begin with your house security?

Despite burglaries falling by nearly half in the last decade, 2016 /2017 did see a slight rise again. According the Office of National Statistics July 2017 –  Overview of burglary and other household theft: England and Wales report, “March 2003 (890,099 offences) – the earliest time period for which data are directly comparable – and the year ending March 2016 (401,001 offences), but slightly increased in the year ending March 2017 (411,536 offences), with domestic burglary and non-domestic burglary making up an almost even proportion of these offences.

According to the report it acknowledges that substantial improvements in house security since 2003, has been a primary positive factor in the reduction of burglary crime across the UK. Having an accredited alarm fitted by a certified installer will not only protect your home and family but will also give you peace of mind when away from the property.

With 70% of domestic burglaries taking place in the week and only 30% carried out on the weekend, the report highlights some interesting facts. Gaining entry through an unlocked door was reported as 70% of all intruder access, whilst 30% gained entry open window. The most regularly stolen items were purses wallets and money, whilst electronic goods and computer equipment, watches and jewellery were also frequently stolen.

How house security could protect your property

Whilst having a security alarm won’t save your belongings through an open door or window, it will focus you to check over your property before you leave. Having CCTV monitoring equipment installed will also deter prowling intruders and provide you with evidence as to who is entering your property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To find out how SGS Systems Ltd could help you to decide on the best house security option to suit your property please contact us. We supply, install and maintain home burglar alarms and CCTV security up to extremely sophisticated house security options.

If it’s been on your to do list for most of 2017, then maybe it’s time you ticked off house security this year!

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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

We would like to wish our customers, suppliers & associates

A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year
and thank you kindly for your support throughout 2017



We close 12.00 pm on December 22nd 2017
and re-open 8.30 am on 2nd January 2018

We do have 24 hour emergency callout over the holiday period.
Customers can call 01902 700687 and the call handling service operator
will direct the call to the on call engineer.

Calling all start-ups, our commercial security consultants have your security covered?

commercial security consultantsAre you a start-up business in retail, manufacturing or warehousing who is looking for security support? Our commercial security consultants can help!

Moving into a shop premises, a large warehouse or commercial unit, to begin your start-up business is an extremely exciting moment, however thinking about how you will protect your staff, your stock and equipment can be a daunting task!

Here at SGS Systems Ltd, our commercial security consultants recommend that you tackle your security head on and from the very beginning of setting up your business and moving into your commercial property. Talking to one of our specialist commercial security consultants, you will be able to determine very early on, in your business development, how you will use the space within your premises, including which areas will be open the public and where you will need the highest levels of security.

Our commercial security consultants will discuss with you, your commercial security options in terms of:

  • Risk assessment
  • How you will lock up the premises
  • Who will be designated key holders
  • How you envisage monitoring the premises when you are onsite or away from the property
  • The types of security equipment which would suit your business
  • Ultimately if the property requires police response protection

By outlining all the security variables early on, in the set-up stage of the business, will allow you the company owner to iron out any loop holes and raise security issues that perhaps you would not have thought about before-hand.

Protecting your commercial business 24/7 is essential to productivity.  Here at SGS Systems Ltd our commercial security consultants will recommend you the very best security options to support your start-up business, whether it’s a commercial security alarm system, CCTV monitoring equipment, fog security or a combination of all, we will find the right solution to suit your business needs.

Finally, our security will grow as your business evolves and expands to accommodate new spaces and further requirements. Too find out more about how we can support your start-up business, please contact our dedicated property security consultants.

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National Home Security Month

national home security monthThis October sees another year of National Home Security Month (NHSM). Offering useful tips and advice on how to keep you and your family secure and keep the burglars at bay; across the internet, security companies are promoting how to stay safe.

Sponsored by Yale and now in its fifth year of success, National Home Security Month aims to raise awareness so that us Brits think about how we could live in a safer environment and increase the protection of our properties.


National Home Security Month says, 'Did you know' …

  • 60% of burglaries take place from 6pm – 6am
  • 70% of burglaries take place during the week
  • 25% of Brits admit to having no home security
  • The average burglar will spend 8-10mins in a home
  • Purses, wallets and money are frequently stolen form a home
  • Homeowners face bills of anything between £700 – £3000 to fix broken locks and replace stolen items

If you fall into the 25% category of having ‘no home security’ then maybe now is the time to consider stepping up on your home property protection? By having just a single house burglar alarm installation at your proeprty which is regularly tested, could prevent the inevitable happening to you and your family.

In light of National Home Security Month, here at SGS Systems Ltd we support homeowners throughout the West Midlands and across the UK with Property Security UK to ensure that they purchase right alarm system to suit their property.

Our company is SSAIB accredited which means that we only install the very best tested home security equipment. Knowing what to have installed and where, can seem like an overwhelming challenge when there are so many options out there on the market. If you would like to find out how our company could support you through the progression of obtaining a security alarm system for your home, then please get in touch

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Recent UK security incidents heighten need for CCTV Security UK

CCTV Security UKCCTV Security UK is essential in protecting our public spaces and transport services across Great Britiain.

Recently London Euston station in North London, came under attack on 29th August 2017 when an e-cigarette exploded in a bag, which was found in a bin at the station was thought to be a bomb.

Around 7.40pm Virgin trains blocked all lines due to a raised security alert.  The public were evacuated from the station and trains were halted whilst the police and the bomb squad surrounded the scene.

The tube trains could not stop at the station and the whole area was closed for over one hour. The British Transport Police later confirmed that “no one was hurt” and that “the incident is ongoing investigation”.

Earlier that same day at around 5.55pm, John Lennon Airport in Liverpool also raised a security alert when a suspicious package was discovered and the army bomb disposal team were called to the scene.  The public were evacuated from the airport and stationary planes we forced to hold passengers on board whilst the team made the area safe. Later a man was detained at the airport whilst experts investigated his equipment described as a “battery pack of unique appearance”.

CCTV security UK has never been so important to private companies and organisations who provide transport services and areas for public use.  As the UK continues to be on high alert due to several militant attacks throughout 2017 it is important that businesses stay protected for those who use their premises.

Is your business set up with CCTV Security UK?

If you are running a business that offers public services, then having continually monitored CCTV is essential to the welfare of staff and customers who use your premises. Whilst CCTV Security UK won’t prevent an attack, the information that it can record is crucial to capturing valuable evidence for police and security organisations as to how these attackers are operating and their location. 

If you are looking for a CCTV Security UK company to provide these services, here at SGS Systems Ltd we can help. Operating CCTV Security UK across Great Britain, we support individual site owners up to national companies from retail and warehouse to public buildings and transport services.  To find out how we can support your organisation with CCTV security UK, please contact our dedicated property security UK CCTV Security team today.

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