Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the team at Dalec

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for reading our blog posts over the last twelve months – we hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as much as we’ve enjoyed writing them! We’re taking a short break to relax over the holiday but we’ll be back soon with more news, views and insights into the world of electrical installations. Whatever you’re doing this Christmas, stay safe and have a wonderful time!

Protecting your employees and assets from the risk of fire

If you run your own business protecting your employees and assets from the risk of fire is of paramount importance. Commercial buildings are covered by very fire regulations but ensuring you have a working alarm is not only important for protecting your business, it can also help prevent a loss of life.

The term ‘commercial building’ is used to cover any registered building which is used to generate a profit. A huge number of buildings fall into this category, including: retail and entertainment establishments, restaurants and dining premises, factories, industrial buildings, office buildings, garages and vehicle body shops.

Regardless of the size of the building, strict regulations cover the architectural design and the materials the building has been built from, along with adequate evacuation procedures which will vary according to the number of employees/people using the buildings. A range of different types of commercial fire alarm system available and here at Dalec we install, service and repair commercial fire alarms throughout Leeds.

Contact us on 01535 606 006

We’re always happy to provide advice on fire protection systems for business and if you would like to find out more, or to arrange for a no-obligation quote, we’d be delighted to help.

electrical services for landlords Leeds

If you’re a landlord you’ll already be well aware of the wide range of rules and regulations surrounding electrical safety in rental properties. Ensuring your tenants are safe is, of course, a priority and here at Dalec we offer a range of electrical services for landlords in Leeds and throughout West Yorkshire, designed to help you make sure your rental properties are safe for your tenants.

Tailor made electrical services for landlords in Leeds

Whether you’re responsible for a large portfolio of properties or are dipping your toes into the rental market for the very first time, we offer a comprehensive range of electrical services for landlords. Being a landlord means that you have a number of duties and obligations to fulfil if you are to keep your tenants safe. Our team have the expertise to help you navigate through the rules and regulations, whilst ensuring your rental properties meet the required standards and your legal obligations are met. From regular electrical inspections through to appliance installation and testing, we’ll work closely with you, providing you with efficient, cost-effective electrical safety services.

Contact DalecUK by calling 01536 606006

Here at Dalec we work with domestic and commercial landlords, providing a range of high quality services. We understand that reliability is incredibly important to all of our clients and as such we take our commitment to providing outstanding customer service incredibly seriously. No job is too large or small for our team and if you would like to find out more about our services, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote we’d love to hear from you. Why not get in touch today?

 

access control systems Leeds

Bespoke security solutions designed and installed by Dalec

Access control offers a relatively simple yet highly effective way to control who has access to particular areas of your business premises. Cost effective and quick to install, access control is widely used by businesses to improve security.

Net2 access control

At Dalec we install Net2 access control which is an advanced PC-based solution. Offering centralised administration and control of sites from one door to thousands and with up to 50,000 users, Net2 can up scaled up or down to suit your requirements.

Here are just some of the advantages Net2 could offer your business:

  • Protect just one doorway or thousands from a centralised administration point.

  • Secure and protect specific areas such as your business reception, rooms used to store data, stock rooms and more.

  • Net2 is suitable for integration into other building systems such as fire and security alarms.

  • Ideal for a wide range of businesses and organisations, Net2 is used by small and medium-sized businesses, schools, university, sports clubs, large corporate premises, government buildings and more.

Get in touch with Dalec to find out more

To find out more about the benefits of installing a Net2 access control system, or to obtain a free quote, please get in touch with Dalec by calling 01535 606 006 or email sales@dalec.co.uk

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We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We’ll be back in the New Year with more news, views and insights so whatever you’re doing this Christmas, we hope you have a great time!

With best wishes from the team at Dalec!

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Security Lighting for business or home

Nights are starting to lengthen as we approach daylight savings time. As a consequence of this burglars are generally starting to see more opportunity, so now is a better time than ever to invest in security lighting. Security lighting offers  a highly efficient, cost effective way to improve the security on your business premises.

There is a wide range of different options available with flood lighting, with LED being the most popular, and here’s why;

  •  LED offers an effective way to get maximum intensity lighting 

LED light bulbs are proven to last 25 times longer than regular bulbs(incandescent), and therefore will be more efficient for security purposes. 

  • whilst also being good for the environment.

LED light bulbs are very environmentally friendly in fact, studies have proven that regular bulbs will use up to 5 times more energy 

  • Cost effective 

Regular lightbulbs are proven to be a lot less cost effective than using LED bulbs. LED bulbs are proven to be 25 times more cost effective than regular bulbs, in the long run.

Security lighting and floodlights installed in Leeds by Dalec.

To get the maximum benefit from security lighting it is important that they are installed by professional electricians. Lights need to be carefully positioned in strategic areas with close consideration paid to the potential effects on neighbouring properties.

Here at Dalec we have many years of experience in installing security lighting and floodlights for business customers in Leeds. To find out more or to arrange for a free, no obligation quote, please get in touch by calling 01535 606 006 or email sales@dalec.co.uk.

We’d liket to take this opportunity to wish all our clients a happy Christmas and New Year! We’re taking a short break from writing blog posts but will be back again in the New Year with more news, views and insights into the world of security and electrical installations.

Merry Christmas from the team at Dalec!

WHY USE DALEC UK LTD, AN SSAIB REGISTERED INTRUDER COMPANY?
When it comes to protecting your property from the potentially devastating impact of crime or fire you can’t afford to take any chances. The correct choice of fire or security protection system and service provider is vital.

Having a fire or security systems provider in whom you can trust will ensure peace of mind for you and demonstrate to your insurer that you have acted responsibly to protect your home or business. This need not be a matter of luck; it can be an informed choice if you select an SSAIB certificated firm.

Confidence
SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) only certificate companies that can demonstrate technical and managerial competence through an inspection of the processes and procedures they operate.

SSAIB certification means that you can be confident in the quality of service provided to protect your business from the potentially devastating consequences of fire or crime.
Increasingly insurers require evidence that all reasonable steps have been taken to mitigate risk and ensure the safety of personnel and assets within the workplace. SSAIB certificated providers will meet or exceed your insurer’s requirements.

For increased confidence when buying a fire or security system you should:

· Use only SSAIB certificated companies.
· Always agree a written specification.
· Ascertain what repair or call out cover is provided.
· Ensure that you are given a Certificate of Conformity for your system. This confirms that the system has been installed to all relevant standards.
· Confirm whether you have bought or leased the system.
· Have your system regularly maintained; this may be a condition of cover.
· Seek and follow up references.
· Ensure that your Intruder Alarm System provider obtains a police unique reference number for monitored installation as this will be used to verify the alarm and initiate a Police response. Only certificated providers are able to obtain Police URNs.
If you are in doubt and would welcome advice when purchasing a fire or security system, contact SSAIB on 0191 296 3242

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We’ve read with interest an article on the Electrical Safety Council’s website which highlights the dangers of hiring unqualified, unregistered electricians.

The Electrical Safety Council, a charity which works to promote electrical safety and good practice, has found that around a quarter of people who have hired an electrician have done so without checking that they are suitably qualified.  Electrical accidents and faults are responsible for over half of the house fires in the UK and the Electrical Safety Council is keen to stress the importance of hiring electricians who have the appropriate qualifications.

At Dalec we are registered members of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) – the UK’s leading trade association for electricians and electrical contractors; offering our clients and customers the reassurance that we are fully qualified to install, inspect, test, design and maintain electrical services.

However, the Electrical Safety Council estimates that there are approximately 20,000 non-registered electricians working in the UK which is a very worrying figure.  The charity is concerned that a combination of casual attitudes to hiring non-registered electricians, and unawareness of how to check whether an electrician is registered, are contributing to electrical accidents in homes.

The study carried out by the Electrical Safety Council has found that one third of people hired an electrician recommended by a friend, without checking the electrician’s credentials.  The study also showed that a quarter of those who took part would hire an un-registered electrician if they wanted work carried out quickly or at short notice.

This issue is of huge concern and what makes it even more worrying is that the problem appears to be on the rise.  The Electrical Safety Council say that one third of registered electricians have seen an increase in substandard or dangerous electrical work carried out by unregistered electricians; and this is certainly something that we’re seeing more and more often.

The Electrical Safety Council’s Director General, made the following comment: “It is worrying that many people are simply unaware of the need to ensure the person carrying out electrical work in their home is competent.  Choosing an electrician registered with a government approved scheme guarantees they have the skills to carry out the work and ensures procedures are in place should something go wrong.  Electrical safety is not something anyone should take a gamble on – this is why we are providing information online, to support people in identifying registered electricians in their area.  You wouldn’t get an unregistered tradesperson to fix your boiler so why do it for your electrics?”

We couldn’t agree more!  If you would like further advice or to arrange for a free quote at a time to suit you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

If you run your own business, you’ll understand how important adequate security can be to protect your staff, customers and property.

At Dalec we are specialists in the installation of a wide range of CCTV systems, varying in complexity from simple systems, through to tailor-made systems designed to offer complete protection.

CCTV is known to be one of the very best ways to protect a business against theft or vandalism and thanks to significant improvements in technology over recent years, CCTV systems can now offer mobile visual access to your property, offering you 24/7 reassurance that your business is protected.

There have also been massive improvements in the technology behind security cameras and monitors, with products capable of taking up to 1650 images using a smart card.  Images can then be downloaded from a smart card (through a smart card reader) straight onto a PC.  This type of system really is incredibly easy to use and is simple to move to other locations which may not be covered by a hard wire system.

From experience we know that our business customers really appreciate efficient security systems that are easy to use and will actually prevent costly losses or damage.  Whether you would like further information on protecting your business or for a free quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.