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Quality Service, Always

Since initial installation in 2000, and through our annual maintenance agreement Tyneside Security have provided and maintained our home with a reliable domestic alarm. We have found Tyneside to be an efficient, professional company – we have been very pleased with the service provided. The alarm is also pet friendly and so offers peace of mind that our cat and dog won’t trigger unnecessarily. We would have no hesitation in recommending Tyneside Security.

Ms S from Heaton

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Intruder Alarm: Emergency Call out – Newcastle

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Thank You letter from Lockrite A Brilliant Thank You letter from one of our non-maintained customers!

When his Intruder Alarm failed following a power cut, we were able to reach him that same morning. We quickly identified and fixed the problem, securing his home once again.

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Tyneside Security supply, fit and maintain Security Systems in across the North East. This includes intruder alarms (burglar alarms), CCTV and fire alarms. We can also install security lightingaccess control systems and much more. The first step is to organise a free survey with one of our Security Experts who will determine your exact requirements and give you a no-obligation quotation for your bespoke security package. The system will then be fitted by one of our experienced and highly reliable engineers, who will look after your system for years to come.
Tyneside Security operates right across the North East of England including Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Northumberland.

Choosing an Alarm System Installer

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When choosing a Security Installer, there are a number of important factors that need your consideration. With so many different companies available, it is important that these points are given proper thought, so that you are not left feeling disappointed with the product and service that you receive

  1. Experience
    46% of security companies fail within the first 4 years. Choosing an installer with a lot of industry experience guarantees expertise, and also gives you the peace of mind that they will be around to look after you for years to come . Established in 1982, we at Tyneside Security have over 30 years  of experience, and this reflects in the quality of our work.
  2. NSI Approved
    What accreditation do they have? You should always make sure that your security installer has NSI Gold approval; not only does it mean that their installation goes above and beyond the British and European standards, but it can also bring a reduction on your home insurance premium. The Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis, says that on average you can save around 7.5%. However, some of our customers have been known to save as much as 20%!
  3. Local
    Choosing a locally based (but well reputed) company such as ourselves will almost always award you a better price and service than a larger national company.
  4. Maintenance
    Do they offer maintenance visits and maintenance contracts?  You should always ask what contract options are available to you and what is included in them. Taking out a maintenance contract with us will not only save you money, it will also ensure that you’re getting the most out of your system, and profit you with a wide range of fantastic added benefits.
  5. Police response/alarm monitoring
    Alarm monitoring and police response provides you with the peace of mind that your home or business is being constantly monitored, with a professional response team at the ready should you ever need them. We always offer this service as an option to both our domestic and commercial customers, so that you can choose the level of cover that is right for you.
  6. 24 Hour emergency care
    Will your security company be there for you 24 hours a day? Our team is available around-the-clock, ensuring that all of your security needs are taken care of no matter what the circumstances.

If you have questions about anything that has been mentioned in this post, or if there is anything else that we can help you with, please get in touch; our office team are always happy to help! 
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Tyneside Security supply, fit and maintain CCTV systems in across the North East, as well as intruder alarms (burglar alarms), and fire alarms. We can also install security lighting, access control systems and much more. The first step is to organise a free survey with one of our Security Experts who will determine your exact requirements and give you a free, no-obligation quotation for a bespoke security package. The system will then be fitted by one of our experienced and highly reliable engineers, who will look after your system for years to come.
Tyneside Security operates right across the North East of England including Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Northumberland.

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Retail Security Solutions

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As we are often reminded in the news, a prominent problem at this time of year is the stark increase in burglary and commercially targeted crime. Following the festive season many of us are feeling the pinch, and criminals are no exception to this; they are driven to burglary as a source of income, and often target commercial premises in the hopes of finding more valuable items.

One recent incident took place at a well known store in Fenham, Newcastle. The burglar arrived early in the morning, before opening time, and waited for the staff to arrive. By hiding near the back entrance of the store, he was able to follow them on their way into the building, therefore gaining entry without raising an alarm. Yielding a knife in each hand, he proceeded to tie up each member of staff before making off with cash, cigarettes and a rucksack. Other similar incidents include staff being threatened with crowbars and other vicious weapons.

So, the question is: how can you keep your premises secure when your doors are always open to the public? -You can’t, definitely. However, you can dramatically improve your security by taking a few precautions.

One thing that you can think about is having panic buttons fitted in hidden locations around your premises. Although this might sound high-tech, these solutions are actually very simplistic and needn’t cost a lot of money. They are also a highly valuable security asset, enabling you to contact the police subtly, which makes it much more likely that the police will arrive before the criminal flees the scene.

Another great security asset is to have a functioning CCTV system in place, recording any events that might unfold. This will help the police to identify the culprit, and also provide evidence for your insurer. There are even CCTV systems available that capture very clear images in severe darkness, giving you the best possible results from your equipment, even in adverse conditions.

We know that, during the winter, this almost constant darkness can make retail workers feel uneasy; especially if they are opening up or working late. This is no surprise given that crime rates increase quite dramatically during daylight saving time, but luckily we have many solutions available that can help to put minds at rest.

Emergency lighting on the outside of your premises will use heat or motion detection to illuminate automatically when a presence is detected. By removing the cover of darkness, you make your business a lot less likely to become a target; with the added benefit of the light alerting you to when someone is outside.

Another investment that we consider invaluable is that of a lockable safe. Keeping only the necessary amount of cash in your till and moving the rest to your safe will help to minimise your losses should someone try to take your earnings or cash register. –When deciding on a safe to purchase, you should check that you are able to bolt it to the floor, or that it is heavy enough that it couldn’t be carried away by a prospective intruder.

For businesses that do not recieve a lot of visitors, or for those who operate on appointment only, a door entry system could be very beneficial. This would mean that, before anyone was able to enter the store, access would have to be granted by a member of staff. One of the most popular of these types of systems is the camera and intercom, which allows you to see and communicate with the visitor before unlocking the door, making it easier to manage who is coming in and out of your premises.

If any of the security systems mentioned above are of interest to you or your company, please contact us to discuss your security needs:
info@tynesidesecurity.co.uk
0191 270 0808
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Tyneside Security supply, fit and maintain CCTV systems  across the North East of England, as well as intruder alarms (burglar alarms), and fire alarms. We can also install security lighting, access control systems and much more. The first step is to organise a free survey with one of our Security Experts who will determine your exact requirements and give you a no-obligation quotation for your bespoke security package. The system will then be fitted by one of our experienced and highly reliable engineers, who will look after your system for years to come.
Tyneside Security operates right across the North East of England including Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Northumberland.

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Commercial and Domestic Security: CCTV, Intruder Alarms, Access Control, Security Lighting & More!

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Happy New Year everyone; we hope you all had a fun and safe festive period!

Now though, it’s time for us to get back to business. The issue at the forefront of our minds is the inevitable rise in burglary & theft that strikes at this time of year. Whether business or home owner, this could be the best time to re-evaluate what you’re doing to protect your premises, through carrying out a Security Survey.

There are lots of things that can be done to improve the security of your business. Firstly, you should ensure that you have the correct grade of intruder alarm system for your business. There are many different options involved in this; wireless, wired, police signalling, audible only and more, but which is right for you will depend on the nature of your work. Your insurer should be able to tell you what grade of system you require, and our Security Experts will be able to give you all of the help and advice you need to decide which type of system best suits your needs.

Intruder alarms aren’t your only option though; another good idea is security lighting. Illuminating the outside of your premises using heat/motion activated security lights will act as a deterrent to any potential criminals, making them much less likely to target your home or business. This is not only because the lighting could alert you to the presence of an unwanted visitor, but also because burglars are much more brave under the cover of darkness, and prefer to shy away from places where they’re more likely to be spotted (such as places that are well lit).

Adding to this, in what we call the ‘layered defence’ method, a good idea is to use warning signs to say that you have an intruder alarm in place, or that the premises are guarded (even if they’re not!). Statistically, criminals are much less likely to target a property that has made a visible effort with security measures.

Another simple but effective solution is to ensure that all of your doors and windows are secure. This may seem painfully obvious, but a surprisingly large number of burglars gain entry through unlocked or weak doors and windows. You should check that your locks and bolts are of sufficient strength, so that there are no weak spots that could potentially be used to force entry.  If you’re a business owner, consider having roller-shutter doors fitted to your main doors and windows, this will add yet another defensive layer by lowering the possibility of windows being broken and limiting access to access points.

Last but certainly not least, if somebody does manage break into your premises, make sure that you have a sufficient CCTV system so that you can give evidence to the police. This could be the difference between a criminal getting away with your belongings, and being put behind bars (where they belong!).

Tyneside Security are able to provide and install all of the security systems discussed in this article, and all to an extremely high standard. If you have any questions or would like to make an enquiry about any of these protection methods, please get in touch and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Tyneside security supply, fit and maintain CCTV systems in across the North East, as well as intruder alarms (burglar alarms), and fire alarms. We can also install security lightingaccess control systems and much more. The first step is to organise a free survey with one of our Security Experts who will determine your exact requirements and give you a no-obligation quotation for your bespoke security package. The system will then be fitted by one of our experienced and highly reliable engineers, who will look after your system for years to come.
Tyneside Security operates right across the North East of England including Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Northumberland.

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Christmas opening hours

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Our office will be closing at around lunch time today for the Christmas holidays, and won’t be opening again until  9:00am on Thursay 2nd January.

However, we’ll still be available to help if you need us! Simply call our office number (0191 270 0808) to retrieve the out of hours telephone number, and we’ll be able to help you as normal!

If you have any general inquiries about security systems, booking a survey or anything else that isn’t urgent, e-mail us on info@tynesidesecurity.co.uk, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!

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