How To Save On Your Electricity Bill!

– Posted in: After Care, Approved suppliers, CCTV, Costs of alarms, Crime prevention, Customer Service, Electronic security, Employee, Environmental, Security
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An interesting article on why it is important that people select professionally certified security companies for alarms, CCTV etc. click here   Of course if you are only interested in getting it for the lowest price, my advice is don’t bother to have anything, because I can almost guarantee it won’t work properly and so [...]

Positioning Cameras

– Posted in: Business security, Car theft, CCTV, Crime prevention, Electronic security, Environmental, GuardHome News, Home security, Infra-red, IR cameras, Reliability, Security, surveillance

The physical positioning of cameras is a key aspect of good CCTV system design. All to often I see cameras positioned above doors looking straight down? All these are good for is to check for hair loss. Often these are positioned for ease of installation, rather than to achieve a specific objective. If you are [...]

Applying Proven Military Reliability Screening Techniques

– Posted in: After Care, Business security, CCTV, Environmental, IR cameras, Reliability, Security, Statistics, surveillance

Having spent more than 30 years in the demanding world of defence equipment, one of my most interesting roles was being responsible for front line equipment reliability. A British Army General once said to me that he didn’t want his troops to have to carry a single piece of equipment that didn’t work properly. So [...]

May 2014 Review

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What a month May turned out to be? Our focus remains on the preparation work to get our new offices complete for opening on the 28th June. Because we are refurbishing an existing garden building, that was previously used as a recreational area, complete with small swimming pool etc, we had  to remove all existing plant and [...]

March 2014 Review

– Posted in: Alarm setting, Annual Report, Business alarms, Business Development, CCTV, Crime prevention, Electronic security, Environmental, Green Credentials, Moving House, Security, surveillance
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I think we can finally conclude that the Ark building business idea can be put on hold for now. I will need to check the good book to see how we handle Sahara dust and European pollutants, especially as the Eastern Europeans seem to have the car washing business nicely tied up (am I sounding [...]

GuardHome new offices – a quick update

– Posted in: Business Development, Crime prevention, Electronic security, Environmental, Green Credentials, Moving House
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The second phase of the development of our new offices has now started. I have recruited an energy conservation specialist to develop and implement a strategy for heating and air conditioning for the office using the latest green renewable energy techniques.  We are likely to employ solar energy, air source heat pumps, high efficiency thermal [...]

Attention To Detail – Does Your Alarm Company Clean Your Bell Box?

– Posted in: After Care, Alarm maintenance, Alarms, Burglaries, Business alarms, Business security, Customer Service, Electronic security, Environmental, Home alarms, Home security, Security, Statistics, Theft

A Clean Bell Box! This might seem a small insignificant point, but if you think about it, it is incredibly important! This is what Attention To Detail (ATD) is all about! When we install alarm systems we place a highly visible branded bell box (they haven’t contained bells for sometime but old habits die hard) usually [...]

An exciting new phase for GuardHome

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This week is very exciting for us at GuardHome as it sees work starting on our new offices. After almost ten years  of running my business from a very cosy room in my home, I have decided we are sufficiently mature  to have our own offices. Some of the local residents may already have seen [...]