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Eric is asked numerous questions when visiting potential clients to carry out site surveys, so has decided to create a series of brief What-Is-Should-How (WISH) blogs to help address these.

If you have a security related question for our MD Eric Chorley, why not email him at eric@guardhome.co.uk ?

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Is IP CCTV better than Analogue?

This is a question that is often posed when we discuss CCTV options with our clients. As with any question of this type there isn't a simple yes/no answer, we have to consider a number of critical factors. The first consideration is are you looking to upgrade an existing CCTV system and what technology do [...]

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Can we deliver CCTV images to mobile phones and tablets?

The simple answer is yes of course we can and have been providing this service for many years. However, there is a caveat that comes with the answer. Gimmicky, bragging rights remote access should not be seen as a measure of the performance of a CCTV surveillance system and pursuing this aspect to the detriment [...]

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How effective is an Intruder Alarm?

I can't speak on behalf of other alarm companies, as I don't know their statistics, but what I can tell you is that with over 500 clients accumulated over 11years, not one of our clients has suffered a loss due to a burglary. These are pretty impressive figures, but how do we achieve this? We [...]

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DIY Alarms – What are the pitfalls?

Every single DIY and of course online store will supply you with an alarm. It is usually wireless and proclaims it can be installed by anyone in a weekend! I am sure these claims are true, otherwise they would be guilty under consumer protection law of misleading the public, but what it is they don't [...]