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31st October marks the clocks going back for British Wintertime

Early sunset over Housing Estate - British Wintertime

Early sunset over Housing Estate - British Wintertime

October marks the month for the UK clocks to turn back by one hour for British wintertime. This means that whilst on Sunday 31st October at 2am the clocks will be set back by one hour and determines that we will be able to enjoy an extra hour during the day. However, by 6pm (which would normally by 7pm) we’ll soon recognise that it’s much darker outside.

. As the visibility reduces outside, creating a safer space in and around our homes is essential for peace of mind, so that homeowners know that they have an added element of security protection.

 

Protecting your home through the British wintertime

Through our security firm, SGS Systems offer a range of home security products to help improve the situation for homeowners throughout the British wintertime.

Installing a bell box and house burglar alarm, adding exterior lighting to illuminate entrances and exterior areas including outbuildings, or installing CCTV to surveillance the property will all help to deter any suspecting intruders from attempting a break in.

Furthermore, our property security team also recommend installing interior lights and curtains which are set with timers to impersonate that someone is at home, especially if they are regularly away from the property well into the evening hours or often return home later at night when its dark outside.

For further information about protecting your home through the British wintertime please contact our security team. With our team of approved and experienced property security engineers, SGS Systems install, upgrade and maintain many types of home security across the West Midlands and the UK. Our website also offers further details on home security and how to protect your property.

More information on clock saving hours and time for British wintertime changes can be found at: https://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/uk/london

Christmas retail security – Preparing for the season ahead

Christmas Retail Security

Christmas Retail SecurityChristmas is just around the corner! Especially for UK commercial businesses operating in retail. As a business owner, you will be beginning to put a plan in place for the Christmas season ahead. Likewise, retail Christmas security should be high on your list of priorities to organise.

As a retailer who is carrying stock either from a shop or a warehouse, Christmas retail security is paramount to protecting your business and ensuring that you sustain a successful quarter ahead.

Christmas Retail Security devices installed by SGS Systems

Here at SGS Systems we look after both independent high street retailers and larger UK retail chains with multi-site properties in terms of retail Christmas security. Whether you are carrying a small or large amount of stock, all items need protecting and we are here to offer valuable security support.

Commercial burglar Alarms – All our wireless and hardwired burglar alarms are scalable to any square foot size of property and can include access control to zone off specific areas of a building, especially where stock is stored and needs to be kept safe. Commercial burglar alarms are monitored through smartphone apps so that as an owner you have complete control of your premises security throughout all times of the day.

Commercial CCTV for property owners – Our comprehensive CCTV monitoring equipment offers 24 / 7 surveillance in and around the building. Camera’s will monitor designated areas and can also detect any night-time movement through captured through video. Whilst archived and historical video data evidence can be stored up to a specified timeframe.

Smoke security The most sophisticated of all commercial security, if triggered our smoke security will fill a designated area within seconds with thick dense smoke. The eventuality of this occurring will deter the intruder and completely reduce visibility to the door or window, to allow time for a police response.

If you operate a commercial property in retail, warehousing or manufacturing and would like to find out more about how our Christmas retail security equipment can protect your stock this Christmas season, please contact SGS Systems or see our commercial security website page for more details.

It’s Autumn! Time to tidy and secure property

Secure Property - Tidying your garden

Secure Property - Tidying your gardenWith the autumn season now gently settling in, September & October offer some lovely sunny days to tidy up around our homes and secure property.

Busy summer holidays and time spent away from your property over recent months could now mean that the gardens, and grounds around your property maybe in need of a little TLC. Autumn is great time to fix things and secure property, in preparation for the winter months ahead.

To give you some idea of which aspects in and around your home to check this season, our team at SGS Systems have provided some top tips in how to secure property.

 

Top Tips to secure property whilst at home

Clearing Garden Areas – If gardens and grounds have become a little out of control with overgrown trees, hedgerows, and small bushes, it’s time to clear. Trim back so that visibility across paths and over doorways stays unobstructed. This will minimise any hiding options where unwanted intruders could conceal themselves.

Tidy away summer toys – Hot tubs, bikes, and other outdoor prize possessions, could lure intruders to see what else you own. Tidy them away into secure sheds which are out of view and locked with outdoor shed security. This will deter intruders into wanting to look further.

Find a place for outdoor garden equipment – Outdoor garden equipment, such as ladders and bins provide quick accessible climbing apparatus to intruders, who want to find a point of access into your home, higher up. Move bins away from the property so that they can’t immediately stand on them and lock away ladders.

Check window frames and locks – Throughout the months and with our drastic combinations of UK weather, window frames and their locks can perish. Check the windows to makes sure that they are in good working condition and replace where necessary.

Secure property with home security SGS Systems offer a broad range of home security options including house burglar alarm protection and CCTV monitoring equipment for both interior and exterior areas of the home. Please contact us to find out how we can offer complete home security and peace of mind, that your home is secure.

 

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CCTV Discounts for farming businesses with NFU memberships

farming businesses

farming businessesCalling all farming businesses and communities across the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Shropshire, the National Farmers Union NFU are currently offering a 10% discount on the CCTV installation and products to help protect farmers, equestrian businesses, and growers.

With such an expanse of land to monitor by only a few farm employees, high value livestock and farming equipment provides a desirable theft opportunity for intruders. Often stolen goods can be moved quickly on the black market, reaching high monetary values and even being sold abroad.

With this in mind, the NFU is encouraging all farming businesses, equestrian operators, and food growers to protect livestock, equipment, buildings and land property by installing 24/7 CCTV surveillance and monitoring equipment to keep an eye on vulnerable areas and capture images which can be used as evidential proof.

How SGS Systems are supporting farming businesses

cctv cameraAs accredited partners to the NFU, SGS Systems provide installation and maintenance contracts for commercial CCTV and other related security protection, including commercial property alarms, lighting, and fire security equipment. All equipment is installed by our highly trained security engineers and is regularly monitored to maintain a high level of quality.  To find out more about how we support farming businesses with commercial security, please contact us or call the NFU on 0370 845 8458 to request an electronic voucher which includes your 10% discount code.

Please note that there are no limitations on the quantity of vouchers a member may request and NFU members should inform our company that they are a member / NFU staff when they contact our security team for a quote. Please provide the voucher details upon request and before any work is carried out. All vouchers are valid for 30 days.

To find out more about the NFU and how the union supports farmer, equestrian operators and growers, please visit: https://www.nfuonline.com/

New Engineer joins SGS Systems

We would like to welcome Michael Jones to our engineer team at SGS Systems.

Michael joined us back in May as a full-time security engineer and has proved a valuable member of our team in security installation and maintenance for home and commercial burglar alarms, CCTV cameras, fire and fog equipment.

We are recruiting – CCTV Engineer (IP CCTV)

SGS Systems are looking for an experienced Skilled Engineer to join our growing team.

With over 30 years of trading in the Midlands area, we have built a great reputation as bespoke installers to support both local and national contracts across the UK.

In addition, we are the leading UK Fog Cannon installers with over 6500 installs to date and we are the UK training centre for PROTEC fog cannon.

Based in Tettenhall in Wolverhampton, just on the A41 and with access to all major networks, engineers must be willing to travel as you are expected to support well known national high street retailers with CCTV systems on both a maintenance and upgrade level.

Requirements are:

  • Knowledge of the following is desired, Dahua, Hikvision, Vivotec, Axis, Milestone and similar.
  • To repair, maintain and install CCTV in accordance to the relevant standards, and specific system specifications.
  • Adhere to and ensure best practice.
  • Go above and beyond ensuring all work is finished with efficient and proper manner in accordance to company standards and protocol.
  • Positive, self-motivated proactive individual.
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to encourage, negotiate and persuade others to achieve objectives.
  • Well organised and disciplined who is a team player.
  • Able to demonstrate good technical knowledge in at least Three of the following disciplines would be beneficial: Intruder Alarms, Emergency lighting, Door Entry systems, CCTV, Fire, Access Control, Fog Cannons.

Required experience:

  • IP CCTV : experience 3 years Minimum.
  • Able to Demonstrate / understanding of current Standards.
  • Experience in related field with practical hands on experience essential
  • Trade qualifications related to CCTV desired but no essential
  • Experience in a client facing position where the art of punctuality and negotiation were key elements
  • Good Health & Safety Knowledge, with ECS CSCS Card, IPAF, Plasma an advantage.

Benefits

  • Test Equipment, Battery Hand Tools & Uniform provided
  • Vehicle provided
  • Tablet/Laptop and mobile phone provided as required
  • Company Credit Card
  • Become a multi skilled engineer within the company
  • Expand your skill set
  • Work with a number of prestigious clients
  • Build a career with an established and growing business

 

Reference ID: Kid-1

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: Up to £30,000.00 per year

Please submit your CV to info@sgssystems.com

Off on holiday this summer? Don’t forget to protect your home

going on holiday - protect your home

going on holiday - protect your homeFinally, the summer holidays are here and with many UK families set for a holiday in the UK or travelling further afield abroad, this month we’re focusing on how to protect your home whilst you are on holiday.

“Summer holidays are a prime time for burglaries”, according to HeartFM, who are currently running a campaign, urging homeowners to keep their homes secure whilst they are away.

Throughout the summer months property thefts rise as burglars are offered greater opportunity to break into property. If you are planning on going on holiday, SGS Systems recommend the following steps to protect your home.

Steps to protect your home whilst on holiday

  1. Check that all windows, doors, garages and outbuildings are locked before you leave.
  2. Hide away anything of value which could be visible through windows and doors.
  3. Ask a neighbour to keep an eye on the house.
  4. Put out the bins and ask a neighbour to return them to your drive once they have been emptied.
  5. If possible, ask your neighbour to collect your post or move it away from anywhere visible.
  6. Install a timer light to turn on for a few hours in the evening so that it looks like someone is in the property.
  7. Don’t post on social media that you are off on holiday, instead wait until you get back and then post all your favourite photos.
  8. Install a house alarm with SGS Systems. Our team provides a range of individual house alarms depending on customer requirements. Available in wired and wireless installations, customers can easily monitor and manage their property security through a simple smartphone app whilst they are in or away from the property.

To find out more about our home security alarms and other related security products by SGS Systems. We offer a range of burglar alarms, CCTV, lighting, and fire protective equipment to suit owners needs and to protect your home.

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Summer is here! It’s time to review your business security

business security for retail and leisure industryWith many UK businesses now re-opening or having fully re-opened, preparing for the UK summer holidays and especially considering a potential increase in staycations, SGS Systems are urging company owners to review their business security.

Once the schools and colleges break up for the summer holidays later this month, industries such as retail and leisure services are likely to see an increase in footfall this summer, due to UK residents opting for staycations as opposed to travelling abroad.

This means that company owners should ensure that their business security is of a good standard to protect employees, customers, stock, and machinery. To safeguard their companies and their livelihoods, so that they may stay protected throughout the summer season and beyond.

SGS Systems Business Security to help improve your existing security system

Whether you are already a SGS Systems customer who is looking to upscale your security system or have a premises alarm which was originally installed by an alternative security provider, we can help to expand the security of your company. Through a pre-booked appointment SGS Systems will review your current business security system and advise if any improvements could be made to improve the current system by offering a full security service review of your business premises, both inside and out.

By upgrading your existing burglar alarm to also include smartphone monitoring to monitor 24/7, access control to maintain specific levels of security within specific areas of a building or CCTV security to oversee both internal and external areas of the premises, we can assist in the installation and regular support of a complete and comprehensive commercial security system.

To find out more please contact our property security team or see our commercial security website page for more details on the range of commercial security services we offer to companies throughout the West Midlands and across the UK.

Protecting our outdoor personal property

securing outdoor personal propertyIncreased spending on outdoor personal property such as garden furniture, accessories and sports equipment soared in 2020 as many UK homeowners were forced to stay at home during the lockdown. With disposable income to spend and no holidays and events to plan for, investing money into our homes and adding more value to our gardens and outdoor life felt like a perfect opportunity for many UK households.

New hot tubs, outdoor seating, trampolines, and bikes were just a few of the top purchases made during 2020. A trend which seems to be continuing during 2021.

With all these lovely new items ready to use throughout the summertime, obtaining the right home security to protect our outdoor personal property is equally important.

Upgrading Security to protect your outdoor personal property

Here at SGS Systems we provide home security systems for homes and outdoors buildings, summer houses and shed storage. Operated through a simple smartphone app, our home security systems are ideal for setting the alarm system to protect your personal property.

If you are away from the property, a house alarm provides peace of mind that your property is safely protected against any unscrupulous intruders and will raise the alarm to deter should an attempted break-in arise.

Additionally, our highly efficient CCTV monitoring equipment provides thorough property surveillance 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Streaming video for both internal and external areas of a property. This gives customers peace of mind that their personal property is constantly being monitored to keep it secure.

To find out more about our home security services, please speak to our property security team or see our website for more details. With over 30 years of experience in the security industry and a collective team of security engineers to support homeowners across the West Midlands, SGS Systems are on hand to protect your property.

UK suppliers for the latest 3-in-1 camera by Dahua TiOC

SGS Systems are delighted to announce, that we are now suppliers for the Dahua TiOC 3-in-1 camera.

For property owners who are looking to upgrade an existing security system, or prefer installing a combined security system, which doesn’t require running separate individual security devices – the new Dahua TiOC provides an excellent alternative to independently running a property alarm and CCTV security monitoring equipment. With a seamless surveillance service which streams between, both a security alarm and CCTV, the Dahua TiOC also provides the added benefit of the latest artificial intelligence (AI) visual verification technology.

Dahua TiOC 3-in-1 camera core technologies include:

Full Colour Camera – The camera captures vivid colour information when there are low-light conditions. Details of humans, vehicles and scenes can be clearly depicted. The camera supports AI integration by focusing on points of interest such as human and vehicle classification.

Active Deterrence using Perimeter Protection – Using a red-blue light and 110db siren in real-time, the security system actively warns intruders to stay back and not enter any further into the specified designated area of the premises. AI surveillance provides recorded visuals and detailed information for the property owner, which is sent via a push notification to a smartphone.

Utilising Artificial Intelligence – WizSense uses extremely efficient AI chip technology and a deep learning algorithm, which are simple to configure and can be used in real-time situations. Using high accuracy technology, the intelligance recognises human and vehicle features as well as providing a quick target search.

To find out more about the Dahua TiOC or to have a camera fitted at your business or home property, please contact our team at SGS Systems. With over 30 years in the security sector and with a SSAIB accreditation, our team of certified security engineers will undertake a confidential review of your property to suggest the most suited protective security equipment for your premises needs.

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