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Access control systems installed in Leeds by Dalec

Access control systems offer a relatively low-cost way to enhance the security of your business. Available in a wide range of options to suit businesses and organisations of all shapes and sizes, access control provides enhanced security and peace of mind. Here are a few examples of some of the benefits an access control system could help you improve security:

  • We have the expertise to install a wide range of systems, with options suitable for small premises, through to large corporate and multiple site premises.
  • Access control provides additional security where you need it most and is ideal for protecting reception areas, unmanned entrances, stock rooms, data rooms etc.
  • Access control systems can be integrated with other security systems such as intruder alarms, fire alarms and smoke detection. In addition, systems are scaleable and can be easily added to at a later date.
  • A range of access options are available including keypads, key fobs, magstripe or proximity.
  • The expense and hassle of lost keys becomes a thing of the past. Lost or stolen ‘keys’ are easily cancelled, whilst new members of staff can be allowed access at the touch of a button.
  • We install Paxton Net2 systems which are PC based, providing central control over access privileges. Access is easily tailored to groups or individuals using Paxton’s user-friendly software.
  • Access control systems are ideal for a wide range of businesses and organisations, from small shops and offices, through to retail units, warehouses, government buildings, car parks, colleges and universities.

Get in touch to arrange a free, no-obligation quote

If you’d like to find out about the benefits of installing an access control system in your business, or to arrange for a free, no-obligation quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 01535 606006 or email sales@dalec.co.uk

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Home security solutions installed in Leeds

Unfortunately the long, dark nights of autumn and winter often spark an increase in burglaries. Prevention is definitely better than cure and rather than keeping your fingers crossed and hoping for the best, it’s much better to install a security system before the worst happens.

Here at Dalec we have the expertise to design and install a security system which suits your budget and requirements. From state of the art smart alarms, through to CCTV or basic bell only alarm systems, we’ll find a solution that provides you with peace of mind.

CCTV

CCTV is an increasingly popular way for homeowners to protect their homes, providing an effective deterrent and reassurance. Thanks to developments in technology, a range of affordable systems are now available, designed to provide clear images which can be viewed on your smartphone or tablet. We have the expertise to install a system to suit you, including CCTV cameras which are designed to be integrated with a security alarm.

Security alarms

No home should be without a working security alarm and here at Dalec we install systems suitable for all types of property. Our Starter Alarm Package offers exceptional value for money and for just £399 + VAT we’ll install a Risco wireless alarm panel, complete with pet-friendly detectors, a door contact and wireless fob. We also offer the option to add extra security features to the system including shock sensors, a wireless smoke detector and signalling to a monitor centre.

Security lighting

Security lighting offers a low-cost, fuss-free way to enhance the security of your home. We have the expertise to install everything from motion control lighting through to dusk-until-dawn lighting, providing you with extra security and reassurance.

Get in touch with Dalec

To find out more about how we can provide your home with the protection it deserves, get in touch by calling 01535 606006 to arrange your free, no-obligation quote.

Fire alarms and fire prevention services for businesses in Yorkshire

Following on from last week’s post on our fire alarm and fire prevention services, this week we’re going to outline the different types of fire alarms we install.

We understand that all businesses are different and whether you run a shop, office, warehouse, factory or farm, we’ll work closely with you to design and install a system which meets your budget and requirements.

When installing a fire alarm system we take a close look at the individual requirements for that particular business. A care home, for example, will have very different requirements to a small retail premises and it’s important to ensure that everyone who uses or lives in the building is adequately protected.

Our experience covers everything from small, conventional fire alarm systems, through to large, state-of-the-art intelligent systems. Once we’ve installed your new system, we are also able to offer a range of after-care and maintenance services, designed to ensure your system is reliable and your health and safety obligations continue to be met.

Next week we’ll outline our BAFE Fire Safety accreditation and what this means for your business.

Get in touch to find out more

To find out more about our fire alarm and fire prevention services, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please get in touch by calling 01535 606006 or email sales@dalec.co.uk

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Fire protection systems designed and installed by Dalec

Non-domestic premises must be protected by an adequate fire protection system if they are to meet current national building regulations. Here at Dalec we offer a wide range of fire protection services, designed to provide businesses with peace of mind that their business is protected and is in line with building regulations.

In this week’s blog post we’ll be outlining the main issues surrounding the requirements for fire detection and prevention systems, followed by posts over the next few weeks on the type of systems we install and our BAFE accredited services.

Do I need a fire detection or fire alarm system for my business premises?

The majority of non-domestic premises require fire detection and alarm systems to be installed; from schools, nurseries and care homes, through to offices, shops, factories, hotels, cafes and restaurants. This means that unless your work from your own home, it’s highly likely that you’ll need to install a fire alarm and fire detection system.

The best place to start is by having a fire risk assessment which will not only tell if you need a fire alarm/detection system but will also help to determine which type of system needs to be installed.

What are the different types of fire alarm and detection systems available?

A wide range of different systems are available and the most appropriate system for your premises will depend on it’s size and the nature of your business. Basic system include just one or two manually operated call points, whilst complex networked systems can include numerous fire detectors, call points and alarm sounders.

Get in touch with Dalec to find out more

At Dalec we are fully qualified BAFE fire systems engineers. Our services include everything form fire system design and upgrades, through to new installations for business premises of all types and sizes. To find out more about our services, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please get in touch by calling 01535 606006 or email sales@dalec.co.uk

IPAF International Powered Access Federation, Working at heights training for Dalec UK Ltd, promoting the safe and effective use of powered access equipment.

IPAF International Powered Access Federation, Working at Heights training for Dalec UK Ltd, promoting the safe and effective use of powered access equipment.

About The IPAF Training Programme

The IPAF training programme for platform operators was developed by leading industry professionals. It is certified by TÜV as conforming to the international standard ISO 18878 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training. More than 150,000 operators are trained each year through a worldwide network of training centres. Successful trainees receive a PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), a safety guide, a log book and a certificate.

Dalec UK Ltd are committed to safety inside and outside the workplace. To see our portfolio of recent electrical, fire and security work please click here.

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Business security systems designed and installed in Leeds by Dalec

All businesses, regardless of size, need to ensure that their staff and premises are adequately protected against crime. Unfortunately, many small businesses remain unprotected largely due to misconceptions about the cost of businesses security systems. However, here at Dalec we provide a wide range of highly effective security solutions, with options to suit small businesses with tight budgets.

Commercial security alarms

Security alarms offer an effective way to protect against theft, intruders and vandalism. Installing a security alarm will provide additional security for your business assets, whether physical or digital, by deterring would-be thieves from entering your premises. The complexity of the system you choose is likely to depend on your budget and it’s well worth bearing in mind that even a simple, bell only alarm will significantly help to improve the security of your business.

Access control systems

Access control systems offer a useful way to provide additional security and are ideal for protecting stock rooms or areas used to protect sensitive data. Furthermore, many businesses use access control systems to give front of house staff additional protection. A range of access control systems are available: from simple key pad systems, through to systems which use security cameras.

CCTV

Last and by no means least, increasing numbers of small businesses are turning to CCTV in recognition of the unbeatable protection it provides. Offering the capability to monitor your businesses premises 24/7, access control can be used to protect its interior and exterior, helping to protect against burglary, vandalism and internal theft.

Get in touch to find out how Dalec could help you protect your business

Our services are available throughout Leeds and West Yorkshire. To find out more about our security systems for small businesses, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please get in touch by calling 01535 606 006.

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Electrical installations, maintenance and repairs

The new university term is just a couple of weeks away and whether you’re moving to Leeds or have already been here for a while, we hope you enjoy living in this part of the world as much as we do!

Moving away from home to study usually often living in rented accommodation and if you’re planning on moving into a flat or shared house owned by a private landlord, it’s important that you’re aware of the importance of electrical safety. Although landlords are governed by a strict set of rules and regulations regarding electrical safety, it’s still a good idea to be aware of your rights and to know how to spot any potential problems.

Firstly it is your landlord’s responsibility to ensure that the property is safe BEFORE you move in, and that it is maintained in a safe condition for the duration of your tenancy. When viewing prospective properties, it’s sensible to make visual checks: no loose electrical wires should be visible and burn or scorch marks on or above plug sockets are a clear indication that the electrics aren’t up to scratch.

Houses which have multiple occupants must have a periodic electrical safety inspection carried out at least every five years. However, landlords with properties which do not fall into this bracket are not obliged to carry out electrical safety inspections.

All appliances provided with the property must be safe and at the very least have the CE marking to prove that they meet the requirements of European law. In order to meet these requirements, landlords must carry out regular safety checks to ensure all appliances are safe and working as they should be.

Experienced electricians in Leeds

Here at Dalec we work with students and landlords in Leeds to provide a range of electrical services. To find out more, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please get in touch by calling 01535 606 006 or email sales@dalec.co.uk

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The new university and college year is just around the corner and looking for student accommodation can be unnerving, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. There are lots of things to consider when choosing accommodation, the main priority however should be safety. Too many people will think about space and cost before safety and end up regretting it later in the year. 

Here at Dalec we offer a large range of electrical services specifically designed to help students and landlords ensure that their properties are safe. From electrical testing through to, maintenance repairs and appliance installations, we take care of all aspects of electrical safety.

Here’s a guide on a few things to keep in mind when looking for student accommodation in Leeds.

Safety Advice for student accommodation

There are danger signs to look for before you move in, such as; 

  • Scorch marks on plugs or sockets:

This is a sign of loose wiring, plugs that are scorched are known to overheat and could even cause a fire.

  • Old fashioned electrics such as light switches and plug sockets:

These can be very common in cheap accommodation. Watch out for this because it’s not worth the risk. Old fashioned electrics are also known to overheat and are likely to cause a fire.

  • Frayed wires:

If you notice any frayed wires around the space, alert your landlord immediately. Frayed wires can pose threats such as electrocution and are also a fire hazard.

Contact Dalec for further information

If you would like to find out more about our electrical services for landlords in leeds please don’t hesitate to get in touch for further information.

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Home security systems installed in Leeds by Dalec

The university of Carolina proved that 41% of burglars are likely to retreat a home if they come across a security system. Installing a home security system is a very important step to improve the safety of your home.

Here’s a guide on the pros and cons of installing a security system in your home.

  • Protection

Home security systems provide a lot of protection for your home whether you are in or out of the house. Some systems can call the authorities for you if you are unavailable. Today they can even store footage via the cloud, therefore if the burglars managed to break the system all your evidence will be safe. 

  • Remote viewing

Almost all home security systems today come with an app that can be downloaded onto a smartphone. This way wherever you have data or wifi you are able to see what’s going on in your home. This can relieve any stress you have about burglary if you are going on a long journey or away from home for a period of time.

  • Cheaper home insurance

By installing a home security system you may be able to lower your home insurance. If you live in an area with high crime rates the cost of your home insurance could drop even more.

This could make the cost of installing a system more appealing for people hesitant about the cost.

Here are some downsides you should consider before investing into a system;

  • Difficult to set up

Installing a home security system is usually a simple process, however depending on your home there may be wiring issues that could arise. These issues aren’t very common but they are still worth thinking about.

  • False alarms

If you have a keypad system a child could possibly trip the alarm off accidentally or you could accidentally type in the wrong code.This could potentially cause law enforcement to show up and you may end up having to pay a substantial fine.

  • Cost

On average a security system for your home could cost from  £125-£300 to install and then if you are getting a professionally monitored system this could cost between £15 -£45 a month.

This is an investment that some people just won’t be able to afford. 

Another thing to consider about home security systems is the fact that there are so many options from wireless to wired solutions, professionally monitored solutions and even DIY solutions. This can ensure you that you can install home security systems in any type of home environment.

Contact Dalec to find out more about our security installation services

Your home is one of your biggest investments, making it secure should be a very high priority. Hopefully this guide can ensure that you inform a good decision on the security of your home.

 

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Fire safety advice for landlords in Leeds

The tragic fire which devastated Grenfell Tower in London in 2017 continues to be a shocking reminder of the importance of fire safety in high-rise buildings. As the events at Grenfell Tower have shown, fire safety is something which cannot be compromised upon and is something which is literally a matter of life and death for landlords.

At Dalec we have many years of expertise in working with landlords to provide fire and electrical services for landlords, including the installation, maintenance and servicing of fire alarm systems, heat and smoke detectors.

It goes without saying that prevention is so much better than cure and when it comes to fire protection in high rise buildings, the installation of smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors will significantly reduce the risk of death or injury.

Where smoke alarms are concerned it is important to remember that the more you have the better. Having multiple alarms gives tenants a much better chance of escape in the event of a fire but in large, multi-storey flats or tower blocks, a network of interconnected alarms is the safest option.

There are a huge range of different fire alarm systems available, with options designed to meet the safety requirements of high-rise buildings, including flats and tower blocks. Different buildings call for different systems and here at Dalec we are happy to provide advice on the most suitable way to protect your tenants from the risk of fire.

Get in touch with Dalec by calling 01535 606 006

If you would like to find out more, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team for further information.