Here at FUSE Services we know where the security firms are coming from when they say their pet hate is electrical companies fitting CCTV or intruder alarms because they do it badly.
Like any trade, anyone can have a go and make it work but there are things that they are unaware of.
This also turns it’s head on alarm companies not knowing what electricians know too!
There are factors such as mains borne interference, from fluorescent lights, fridges, motors and other “inductive” loads which can play havoc with a security systems processor. They don’t work well on “noisy” mains, but installers insist on ignoring this fact.
If they run a new circuit from the consumer unit – which is definitely the best thing to do, they need to be Part-P registered and be able to test and certify the circuit, issuing a certificate and notifying the work to the LABC.
Other factors are the siting of the detectors in the best places, and avoiding bad places. (Don’t want to enlighten the competition by stating what we know that they don’t)!
We can interlink your alarm system to your security lights, or get a remote control to activate a lantern etc.
We can make your alarm switch on all the lights on an escape route should a fire be detected for example.
We have seen CCTV systems located right above front doors by electrical companies. You get a wonderful shot of someones crown! Are they right in the head (Pardon the pun)! This is certainly NOT helpful in identifying someone! We know the best practices here too and are not simply “guessing” when it comes to siting of cameras.
We are not just electricians, we are very experienced in both CCTV and Security Systems and assure you we know all the best practices. All our systems are made by Risco who are a dedicated security equipment manufacturer. We don’t get our “gear” over the counter at the electrical wholesalers which is why you won’t see any of the “lower” end equipment on our installs, begining with the letters “V”, “E” or “O”, which are “very tac”!
As for our data installations, we will never just lash your structured cabling straight across a false ceiling in an office or shop.
You will again suffer from “noise” from the light fittings, and if you get a fire, the ceiling grid, being aluminium, will melt and the ceiling structure will fall away. Its not good if all the cables drop too, preventing escape by people and entry from the emergency services.
This is part of the building regulations but most contractors choose to ignore it to get a cheaper job done.
We NEVER take shortcuts like this and endanger life, but we know a few local companies that will.
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