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

 

 

Insurance and Security Systems

A guest blog post by Steve Redwood of Harper Dolman & West Insurance Ltd – Insurance brokers in Somerset.

We all work very hard to build our business or personal assets and whilst the expense of paying for Insurance may not be the highlight of everyone’s year, the comfort blanket of having suitable cover does calm the nerves.

insurance and security systems

does your insurance cover you?

If you are unfortunate enough to be the victim of a crime or suffer damage then naturally this is when the benefit of insurance comes in to its own. At this point you don’t want to find out that your Insurer will not pay because you are not complying with the terms of the policy, so take action now to ensure you are protected.

In many cases, especially business policies where business stock is held or for private residents where high values contents are owned, Insurers may insist upon a certain level of security to include window and door locks, safe, alarms and CCTV. The detail of these requirements will be fully disclosed by your Insurer when you accept the quotation and at every renewal. If you use an Insurance Broker they will ensure you are made aware of these requirements.

With regards to Alarms systems and CCTV, the level of security that is required by an Insurer will vary depending on the nature and size of the risk.  With regards to fire and security systems, the Insurer will always ask for a system to be supported by an annual maintenance agreement managed by a contractor approved by a governing body such as SSAIB or NSI (National Security Inspectorate). If you have a requirement to have an increased level of security then discuss these requirements with an approved security contractor, such as Zodiac Security, and they will ensure your system meets the requirements set by your Insurer.

If you have not checked your Insurance requirements then you should do this immediately.  If you want independent advice on your Insurance requirements then speak to a local independent broker such as ourselves or the BIBA website http://www.biba.org.uk/ConsumerHome.aspx who will assist you in finding your local independent broker.

For all your insurance requirements Zodiac Security recommend that you speak to Harper Dolman & West Insurance Ltd www.harperdolmanwest.co.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.

 

 

 

Why you should use an NSI approved security company

Always use an NSI Approved Security Installation company

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.

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Before you have a Burglar 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 system 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.

 

Zodiac Security are NSI (NACOSS) approved security installers

NSI approved

Zodiac Security are an NSI approved security installation company

 

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

 

Fire Safety in the workplace – who is responsible?

Have you carried out your fire risk assessment?

Fire safety, including both the prevention and detection of fire is incredibly important, there are no second chances. If you run a business or organisation by law you have to appoint a Responsible Person for Fire Safety. You could get fined and/or go to prison if you don’t follow fire safety regulations.

Zodiac Security supply and install wired and wireless fire alarm systems

Zodiac Security supply and install wired and wireless fire alarm systems throughout the South West of England

But that doesn’t apply to me does it?

YES IT DOES!!!

You need to delegate a competent person to be responsible for fire safety if you are:

  • An employer or self-employed
  • In charge of premises used by members of the public
  • Offering accommodation to paying guests
  • A charity or voluntary organisation
  • Using any part of your home for business purposes (including Hotels and B & B’s)
  • The owner or landlord of a block of flats/apartments in England and Wales

So who and what is classed as a competent or responsible person?

It is usually the business owner or the highest level of manager at the business location (office manager / MD etc) who is deemed as the responsible person, this can be delegated to another employee if required. For HMO properties it is generally the landlord who is deemed to be responsible.

If you require assistance with your fire risk assessment or would like more information on how to protect your property with a wired or wireless fire alarm system then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Fire alarm installers in Somerset

 

 

Dorchester Burglar Alarms and Security Systems

Burglar Alarm Installers In Dorchester, Dorset

Dorchester is the county town of Dorset, England. A historic market town, Dorchester lies on the banks of the River Frome, and is one of the prettiest towns in the whole of England – but properties still need to be protected and secured, both domestically and commercially.

Zodiac Security Ltd provide a full security system installation and maintenance service for home and business properties in Dorchester and the surrounding areas, 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.

Security System installers in Dorchester, Dorset

Zodiac Security are NSI and Insurance Approved Security System installers in Dorchester, Dorset

Security systems installed by Zodiac Security in Dorchester 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 security installers in Dorchester

 

 

More customer recommendations

Graham Alan Watts,  Owner – Clearway Motorhomes, Somerset

I have used Zodiac Security at work and home. The advice and work completed was of a very high standard. I would and have strongly recommended Gareth and Zodiac. Privacy and security.

Christopher Slay, Owner – International Recruitment Agency

I have known Gareth for many years, first through networking where his witty personality enabled him to stand out and for the past few years as a satisfied client. He is straightforward, no nonsense and I’m to recommend his services.

Chris Moore, Managing Director at Hexeal Chemicals

Gareth installed our security system, giving us great advice and service along the way. I would highly recommend Gareth for any security installation.

CCTV Documentation

Is your CCTV documentation correct and up to scratch?

Having the correct documents for your CCTV system is extremely important to ensure that it is being used correctly, however most systems installed do not have the necessary and required documentation for the CCTV system:

Some of the documents that should be available to the CCTV system are:

  • Staff Training Records
  • Who has Access Records (remote and local)
  • Data Request Records
  • Data Removal Records
  • Staff Acceptance of CCTV (if applicable)
  • CCTV Warning Signs (stating the purpose of the CCTV system)
  • A Regular Maintenance Agreement / Contract
  • A full and detailed specification of the system

If you do not have the above documentation it may affect both your insurance and the potential to use your CCTV system for evidence and prosecution purposes.

If you would like Zodiac Security to carry out a free security evaluation of your CCTV system to ensure that it complies with all the required standards necessary then please use the side tab to contact us.

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