October 25, 2021 + News & Insights
Over the festive period, at Securitatem Installations, we will continue to be here to support your security needs.
Your safety and security continues to be our priority. If you are faced with an urgent issue with your CCTV, intruder alarm or access control system between Christmas and New Year, do not hesitate to get in touch.
We appreciate this is a very hectic time of year and can offer initial diagnosis over the phone, ensuring your festive celebrations will not be disturbed. If your system allows, we can remotely assess the system to rectify the issue, with a view to any follow up maintenance work being completed at your convenience.
No matter the time, or day, our on-call engineers are always here for you. If you need to contact us over Christmas and New year, visit our contact us page or call the emergency on call phone number on 07438 247 247 .
At Securitatem Installations, we acknowledge and value the continuous digital advances in safety and the rapid growth in new security technologies.
Within recent years, we have seen the introduction and advancement in security products integrated with innovative equipment such as AI-powered video analytics with self-learning, unusual motion detection, unusual activity detection and license place recognition, cameras with thermal screening technology, and Access Control systems with combined technology such as Bluetooth, RFID and fingerprint readers.
When incorporating new products and services into our portfolio, we undertake extensive research and testing to ensure quality and excellence in all we associate with. Finding the best suppliers, products, and installation procedures to benefit our clients.
Our team complete new and updated training programmes and courses regularly. Certifying they understand the latest industry standards and procedural knowledge.
Find out about all our latest services here.
With the change in seasons and the closing of another year, there is much to celebrate in the winter months. Together with the joy of the season, comes the longer hours of darkness brought on by the changes for daylight saving time and with that comes the increased threat of burglary.
Most incidents of burglary take place when the day is at its darkest. The period between October to March, allows a greater opportunity for criminal activity. However, with adequate counter measures, you will feel reassured even on the darkest of nights.
Our CCTV systems can be fitted with infer red, heat vision or colour vue, allowing the camera to monitor and record clear pictures throughout the night.
If your property is situated remotely, you may also want to consider the programming of line cross zones system connected security lights and designated activation times. Any movement over the lines during the designated activation times, causes light beams, alarms and mobile notifications to be triggered, encouraging unwanted visitors to leave.
Beams can also be beneficial when located in evaluated positions around your property. If the beams are crossed a chime will sound through the alarm system to notify you of activity.
At Securitatem Installations, we remain committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all our customers. Our installations team will be continuing their vital work throughout the winter months ahead, performing installations, maintenance, and servicing across the country.
Since the introduction of CCTV in the 20th Century, its growth has been astronomical and can now be found in a high proportion of commercial premises. Even with the rapid growth of the ‘off the shelf’ residential camera market, there is still a great deal of advantages that can only be found with a bespoke installation.
Find our top 10 benefits of a bespoke CCTV system in the list below.
1. Crime prevention
Having a complete system covering your property gives a larger visible security impression which repels potential criminals. An imposing security presence, whether is it an intruder alarm, CCTV, or access control, has been shown to reduce criminal activity.
2. Securing visitors
The security of CCTV adds reassurance to all those who attend your property, a trusted system from a certified installer gives an additional peace of mind to your visitors, whether this is for shoppers in a shopping centre, employees in a workplace, or guests to your home.
3. Provides evidence
You may be called on to provide evidence or footage to support the prosecution of a crime, having a bespoke CCTV recording several angles at once, will give a clearer and unbiased version of the events that transpired during the incident in question.
4. Real- time monitoring
Although continuous monitoring will not be required for all, for those who must enlist continuous surveillance, it can be a vital tool in alleviating potential threats and reducing risks to them and their property.
5. Reduced insurance cost
Most insurance providers will ask whether there is CCTV and the quality of the system at the property, taking this into consideration when pricing your policy. By having an active system, installed, and maintained by an NSI Gold approved company could reduce your insurance costs.
6. Resolve Disputes
CCTV can help to determine the cause of a dispute before proceeding with a more formal investigation, this work particularly well within a work setting, where you may find employees, managers, or other personnel engaging in a disagreement.
7. Peace of mind
The presence of a camera can provide peace of mind, especially for those who live alone or within an remote property. The knowledge that the property, its contents, and the people within, have a continuous security presence installed by expert engineers provides peace of mind. Regular preventative maintenance checks ensure the system in always working to its full capacity.
8. Cost effective security
CCTV can be a cost-effective choice for incorporating security into your home or premises. If you opt for a stand-alone camera, with playback functionality you can obtain a security presence without a costly investment. Although all installations are carried out by expert engineers with market leading products, we endeavour to provide a cost-effective service for all.
9. Retrospective reference
CCTV systems can provide the facility to review retrospective dates, giving you what might be much needed insight into an recent event. Our CCTV systems will include playback features, which can allow the operator or engineer to recall a period of time remotely.
10. Compliments other security
Your property could already have an intruder alarm, access control system, or parameter gates. Introducing a bespoke CCTV system in addition to existing security measures will bolster your overall safety and create a more encompassing security presence.
If you are interest in the installation of CCTV, please visit our CCTV page for more details.
At Securitatem Installations, we are pleased to offer the SumUp card reader payment system to our clients. The system allows our engineers to take payment remotely. The system is completely wireless and takes payments in an instant.
The system guarantees complete confidentiality allowing transactions done in person, with the keypad being directly handled by our client. The SumUp card reader have received full certification from a range of regulatory bodies, for greater security and confidence.
We offer the SumUp card reader payment option in additional to invoicing, setting us apart from other security companies that only operate with a billing system. Designed to take the hassle out of payments, by offering the Sum Up Card Reader, our customers no longer have to concern themselves with paying at a later date.
The system is also paperless, helping to support our moves towards introducing more sustainable business initiatives.
All our engineers carry SumUp Card Readers and can accept the following cards:
- American Express
Why not discuss the SumUp system next time our engineer visits your property?
Get the 2021-21 stats on Burglary quickly with our latest Infographic. Taken from the annual data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) at the Office of National Statistics, we have highlighted the highest risk consideration when it comes to burglary at your property.
Due to planned expansions, we are hiring a new security engineer.
Join our rapidly growing team of specialist security installers covering a growing portfolio of properties predominately in the South-East and London. Our NSI Gold accredited company requires an additional security and system engineer to carry out installations, maintenance, and support on a full range of security systems.
Applicants are required to have a minimum three-year experience in Access Control, IP CTTV, Intruder Alarms. Knowledge of bespoke emergency calls systems would be ideal, however for the right applicant training will be provided.
We take great pride in the service we provide our clients; therefore, applicants must be able to deliver exceptional customer service, present well, and retain a professional work ethic.
In return successful applicants will receive:
- A very competitive salary of £28-30K basic
- Manufacturer & Internal Training
- Career progression opportunities
- 20 days holiday + bank holidays
- On-call rota fees where applicable
- Company vehicle
- Fuel card
- Company mobile phone, laptop, and uniform
- Company contributory pension
- Private health care
At Securitatem Installations, we are pleased to announce the recruitment of two new security engineers, Matt Weller and Kai Mulford.
With an influx of new enquiries and the continued retention of existing contracts, demand for our services has reached unprecedented levels. The business continues to go from strength to strength and the growth of our engineering team was essential for the continued delivery of the highest standards of service for all customers.
Matt has extensive history in the engineering world having started his career at 16 as an apprentice before receiving a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Electrical Engineering. Matt has gained experience in many disciplines throughout his career, most notably working as an onboard camera technician in Formula1 for 4 seasons.
Kai joins us as a trainee, having previously earned experience as a self-employed security engineer for 4 years. Prior to this, Kai completed an apprentice with an electrical engineering organisation and brings many transferable skills.
Matt along with Kai will be working with the existing Securitatem Installations team, who will be educating them on our work standards and the vast array of services we provide. If you would like our team to undertake a free survey for you, please contact us on 0800 799 9725 or complete a request form.
Join our team of specialist security installers based in Harrietsham, Kent as we are now hiring. As the company continues to expand, our rapidly growing portfolio of properties requires two additional security and system engineers to carry out installations, maintenance, and support on a full range of security systems.
A minimum three-year experience in Access Control, IP CCTV, Intruder Alarms, as well as bespoke emergency calls systems would be ideal, however training on any absent aspects will be provided if required for the right applicant. We positively encourage female candidates and applicants from the Armed Forces.
At Securitatem Installations, we pride ourselves on our customer relationships and outstanding reputation, therefore applicants require exceptional customer service skills, present well, and retain a professional work ethic. The role will operate in the South East and London predominantly, as well as potential to work nationally and internationally.
To find full details and to apply visit indeed
It is our immense pleasure to announce Securitatem Installation has been selected as a finalist for Installer of the Year at the British Security Awards 2021.
We are especially honoured to be recognised for our work with the Canterbury Oast Trust, a Kent based charity that supports vulnerable adults living on and running a family friendly farm. During the early stages of the pandemic 2020, the charity received intelligence threatening the safety of its livestock and potentially those adults housed on the site. With outdated and non-operational security systems and a challenging financial position due to a forced closure of the farms tourist attraction due to COVID 19, we were moved to step in and address their concerns.
Although there were significate obstacles to overcome, our installation team used all their ingenuity to find practical solutions. We were able to repair and reprogramme the front security barrier, provide 5 new cameras with inbuilt amplified audio system, arranged sponsorship of an alarm system (through our contacts at Texecom) and continuing to monitor the threat throughout the duration of the crisis.
Securitatem Installation CEO Joe McGee said “It gave us great pleasure in making a positive impact in securing and protecting a charitable organisation at a challenging time. The charity helps to support such a worthy cause and it was a pleasure to support them in their hour of need”.
During a tumultuous 12 months for all industries, this national recognition emphasizes the hard work and dedication of all the team and the Securitatem Group as a whole. As the world went into lockdown last year, Securitatem Installations continued to support its existing customers and those businesses facing new adversities.
The British Security Awards is now in its 21st year and celebrates the achievements of the UK’s security industry from the past 12 months, both regionally and nationally. Organised by the British Security Industry Association, the 2021 award showcase will take place online on the 30th June 2021.
We wish all finalists the best of luck.