New HD CCTV System installed for Frome Memorial Theatre

Zodiac Security have recently been able to help and protect Frome Memorial Theatre with a HD CCTV System.

Statue at Frome Memorial Theatre

Statue at Frome Memorial Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, A statue of Sgt Charlie Robbins, a World War One soldier, hidden on a Somerset trading estate for years, has been moved and dedicated. The statue has been moved from outside the old Singer building, on the Marston Trading Estate, to the Frome Memorial Garden outside the town’s Memorial Theatre.

As part of the relocation task, Zodiac Security Ltd were asked to install a 2 camera external HD CCTV system to cover and protect the statue 24 hours a day to deter and prevent any damage or vandalism to the statue.

Each external dome incorporates infra red lighting to allow for viewing no matter what the lighting levels are outside the theatre and are vandal resistant to ensure no damage can be done to any of the cameras. The cctv cameras link to a HD digital video recorder that records 24 hours per day to provide constant monitoring of the statue.

CCTV warning signs have also been fixed in various locations around the theatre to warn any persons on the property that they are being recorded for both safety and security purposes.

HD CCTV

HD CCTV systems, more affordable than you think!!

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on the security services provided by Zodiac Security please click on this link: http://www.zodiacsecurity.co.uk/services.html

CCTV Systems Frome, Somerset

 

 

Recent customer feedback

Client feedback

We have used the services of Zodiac Security since 2006 and have always received , professional and thorough service.
Gareth and his team are always at the end of the phone when needed , even when their customers are overseas. We have been thoroughly satisfied with their security service and would not hesitate in recommending them to friends and family
( in fact we have many times !!!!)

HD CCTV at an affordable price

If you’re thinking of getting a CCTV system installed then you want the best picture possible don’t you??? the problem was that to get the best picture you had to go digital with an IP CCTV system and that came with a big price!!!

But what if there was an alternative? a full 1080P HD CCTV system for the cost of a regular analogue CCTV system? now that’s something interesting isn’t it!!!

At Zodiac Security we are able to offer up a solution using HD SDI CCTV cameras, these use traditional cabling (co-ax) and are a lot lower cost that a digital HD IP CCTV cameras but with the same picture quality!!!. Below is a screenshot of one of the cameras when viewed from a remote PC (more of that later)

HD CCTV

That sounds fantastic I hear you cry!!! but what else can it do???

Well there’s a couple of major bonuses to our new HD SDI CCTV system:

  1. As it uses traditional CCTV cabling you can easily upgrade your existing analogue system to this new HD CCTV system using all the old cabling – keeping the price even lower!!!
  2. If you have broadband where the CCTV system is being installed then your new CCTV systems can be connected to it and you will then be able to view it remotely from PC’s, laptops, tablets or smartphones. You’ll even be able to playback all the video remotely that has been recorded. The two images in the post show the HD system viewed remotely during the day and at night)
HD CCTV at night

OUR HD CCTV Camera working at 2am in the morning

If you would like more information on our HD SDI CCTV systems then please feel free to get in touch with us zodiac@zodiacsecurity.co.uk or give us a call on 01458 241166. No pressure selling, just honest, straight forward security advice on our HD CCTV Systems.


HD CCTV system installers in Somerset, Dorset, Devon and London

 

why you should always use an NSI approved security company

An excellent article if you are considering having a burglar alarm system installed.*


With all the security advice on the internet, it can be bewildering knowing who to trust for sound advice and service. Choose an NSI approved company and you have the peace of mind that you are dealing with a reputable contractor who works to NSI’s stringent standards.

Before you have an alarm fitted make sure you ask the following questions:

Q: Can I trust the employees of the security company when in my home?
A:  All relevant personnel within each NSI approved company have been security screened to British Standard 7858.

Q: Will the company I choose be capable of meeting the standard of workmanship and service I would expect?
A: NSI will only approve a company once it is capable of demonstrating technical and managerial competence and once approved is regularly audited to ensure consistency.

Q: If there is a problem with my alarm, how quickly can I expect the company to respond?
A: All NSI approved companies installing intruder alarms must operate a 24 hour call out service and must be able to respond to emergencies within a 4 hour period.  (NSI companies who have installed a CCTV or Access Control system are expected to respond within 24 hours.)

Q: Once I have an alarm fitted – will I see the installer again?
A: With NSI, a maintenance contract will be offered to customers who have an alarm installed.

Q: Upon installation of an intruder alarm what will I be given?
A: You will be issued with a Certificate of Compliance from an NSI approved company

Q: Will I get a discount on my house insurance if I have a burglar alarm?
A: It is always advisable to check with your insurance company as policies differ between companies.  However, many insurance companies do offer discounts for alarms installed by NSI approved companies

 

When it comes to home security and the protection of your family it really is important that you use someone you can trust, someone who is NSI approved so you know that your security will be done correctly before, during and after your security installation.

For a free security survey and quotation for your home please call Zodiac Security on 01458 241166.


 

Zodiac Security are an NSI approved security installers of Burglar Alarms, CCTV Systems and Access Control Systems.

 


 

*article provided by the National Security Inspectorate – www.nsi.org.uk

alarm going off when you have a power cut?

Does your burglar alarm go off whenever you have a power failure? Chances are the emergency standby battery in the control panel has failed.

tired of your burglar alarm going off?

tired of your burglar alarm going off?

There is nothing more annoying than a burglar alarm that constantly goes off for no reason, the end result is that people will just ignore it and that defeats the whole object and the purpose of having a burglar alarm in the first place. A common cause of false activations is a faulty emergency standby battery.

So what is the solution?

A burglar alarm system should be maintained and serviced on a regular basis (every twelve months, or every six months for a monitored system) and is often a condition of your insurers, on this maintenance and service visit the emergency standby battery will be checked and tested to show its current condition. If the battery is deemed insufficient then it will be changed. Rules and regulations state that a standby battery should be capable of powering the burglar alarm system for a minimum of 12 hours including a 15 minute full alarm period in the event of a power cut.

On average a standby battery will last between 3 – 5 years – when was the last time you had yours changed?

Emergency standby batteries for an alarm system

Emergency standby batteries for an alarm system

To arrange a service of your burglar alarm system or to discuss the various maintenance and monitoring options you have then please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

 

SMS text messaging on your alarm system

Do you want to know when your burglar alarm has activated but don’t necessarily want to have the cost and expense of connecting to an Alarm Receiving Centre?

Would you like to be able to check on your alarm system and even operate it remotely from your mobile phone?

Then SMS text messaging is for you

sms text massages

receive text messages from your burglar alarm

With our range of both wired and wireless burglar alarm systems we are able to offer SMS messaging as part of the system, this may be in its most basic form of simply sending a SMS text message to any programmed mobile phone(s) informing them of the activation.

For more detailed control and SMS messaging our COM GSM unit integrates with our burglar alarm system to allow for full control of the burglar alarm system from authorised users and mobile phones, this system can provide you with the following:

  1. the ability to set and unset the system from your mobile phone
  2. check the system status (is the system set or unset)
  3. alert you if any other users set and unset the system (handy if you want to know when staff open or close the office / shop)

For more information on how Zodiac Security can help to protect your home and business with the use of SMS messaging please feel free to contact us

 Burglar Alarm installers in Yeovil, Somerset

we do not know your alarm code

As part of our service we offer a 24 hour telephone support and call-out service to all of our customers how have a standing maintenance agreement with us for any of their security systems. So just in case they have a problem or question we are always there to help. We also receive calls out of hours from other people who are not under a maintenance agreement with Zodiac Security but have a problem with an existing security system.

The most common problem we get contacted about is some one who has entered a property and either has forgotten the code or not been told the code. And their first phone call is always to us is “surely you have a code that will turn off any alarm system don’t you?”

dont-know

So to address this question:

1) No we do not know the code to your burglar alarm system, nor do we keep a record of the codes for any security system. That is the responsibility of the property or business owner.

2) There is no such thing as a super code that turns off every alarm system – I’m pretty sure that burglars and criminals would love to have a code like this!!!

3) Even if we did have a code for your alarm system (and we don’t) we wouldn’t give it out over the phone anyway – how do we know who you are???

So in summary, its you as the business or property owner to know and remember your codes, not your alarm companies.

If you are experiencing any issues with your security systems, including burglar alarms, CCTV Systems, Access Control, Automatic Gates or fire alarms then please feel free to contact Zodiac Security on 01935 425429 to see how we can help you

Burglar and Intruder Alarms in Yeovil

Burglar Alarms Yeovil

Zodiac Security Ltd are based on Sherborne Road in Yeovil, Somerset. We are an NSI (NACOSS) approved security installation company that provide a full security system installation and maintenance service for home and business properties in Yeovil and the surrounding areas including Montacute, Odcombe, Ilchester, Martock and Stoke Sub Hambdon.  No building is too small or large and no security problem is too complex. We are always able to find the best security option at the best possible price. All security systems are installed to meet the required standards and meet all police and insurance requirements.

Zodiac Security - burglar alarms installers in Yeovil

Zodiac Security – burglar alarms installers in Yeovil

Security systems installed by Zodiac Security in Yeovil include:

  • Burglar and Intruder Alarms
  • Wireless Alarm Systems
  • CCTV Systems (including HD and IP CCTV Systems)
  • Fire Alarms (wired and wireless)
  • Access Control Systems
  • Door Entry and Intercom Systems
  • Automated Gates
  • Monitored Alarm Systems with Police Response
  • Redcare and Dual Com Systems
  • Maintenance, Repair and Take over of existing security systems

So act now before its too late and contact Zodiac Security to arrange a free, no obligation security survey and quotation for your home or business property, we will explain to you in simple terms what options are available to you and design the best security system to suit your home lifestyle or business use. NO scare tactics, no technobabble, just straight forward, honest security advice.

NSI approved Intruder alarm systems installers in Yeovil