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  1. hi does anyone know where i can get hold of these intruder alarm install good practise pocket book guides from link or hard copy , dont mind......
  2. Any subbies available for work in Midland and also possibly London area. Must have CSCS and IPAF. For more info please get in touch.
  3. Identifying quality sub-contract installers for commercial work (mainly but also some domestic) in security and fire alarms. Happy to meet up and discuss
  4. Hi all, we are Fox Alarm CCTV & Access Systems a new company in sunny North Manchester. Backed by an insurance provider we are hoping to carve out a modest living here in the North West and beyond. With insurance customers nationwide we will be looking to recruit sub-contractors throughout the UK and obtain SSAIB accreditation. Lots to do... Can anyone tell me how to update my profile image? Many thanks
  5. WOT Security are currently recruiting for two permanent Senior Engineer positions. To apply please email your resume and a brief cover letter to: ##REMOVED## This role will involve installing security and fire alarm equipment on new sites and running major projects, including managing a team of engineers. The successful candidates will be responsible for safe, high quality, and timely installation of the equipment following WOT Security installation methods. Successful candidates will have extensive experience installing high specification security equipment (especially IP) in large commercial buildings, running a team of engineers and taking responsibility for installations from first fix through to commissioning. We are ideally looking for Senior Engineers with strong networking experience (programming IP equipment, switches, servers, client PC's on LAN & WAN) however may consider a candidate who requires further training in this area if they have sufficient experience running large projects and setting up basic IP systems. What we are looking for: Installation experience of Fire and Security Alarms, CCTV, Access Control, Entry systems and integration. Knowledge of current NSI regulations, BS5839, BAFE and IP Systems would be advantageous. Electrical qualifications desirable but not essential, NVQ level 3 or 17th edition ideal FIA modules 1 to 6 qualified ideal but not essential Positive, self-motivated proactive individual. The ability to operate effectively under pressure to rapidly changing circumstances. Flexible – able to successfully accept and implement change. Strong communication skills, with the ability to encourage, negotiate and persuade others to achieve objectives. Well organised and disciplined. Team player. Reliable, trustworthy, open and honest. Minimum 5 to 8 years’ experience Ideally living in London or around the M25 Full driving license CSCS/ECS card Desirable experience: Plan C-Cure Gallagher Avigilon Milestone Indigo vision Texecom Galaxy BPT Commend Notifier Kentech PASMA IPAF SSSTS Benefits: Highly competitive salary dependent upon experience Company vehicle and phone Pension 21 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays Career progression Training opportunities Overtime available About WOT: Established 30 years ago, WOT Fire and Security Group has grown into one of the UK’s leading specialist companies in the Fire & Security industry. We are an independent, British owned company and a member of the Plexus Group. WOT Security Group are NSI Gold accredited installers, NSI Gold Fire/ BAFE accredited installers and members of the Master Locksmiths Association. Our mission: To provide superior quality electronic security services that: existing clients recommend to their associates, Consultants prefer for their clients, Manufacturers promote and Employees are proud of. Our values: · Embrace and Drive Change · Be Adventurous, Creative, and Open-Minded · Pursue Growth and Learning · Build Open and Honest Relationships with Communication · Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit · Be Passionate and Determined · Be Humble ##REMOVED##
  6. We are currently looking for good experienced sub contract engineers. We are based in Midlands and have work in this area as well as further north and south. If you are interested please message back. CSCS and IPAF are essential
  7. Hi There, I'm Paul starting as a sole trader in the Southampton area from April 2017 avaialble for all types of design, consultancy, installation and commissioning of all types of security systems. Over 20 years experience in the industry. The last 9 years working in a AV/Security integration company in London. Now relocated to Southampton!
  8. Hi all Cosmic Security is a recently established Fire & Security company based just outside London. We offer installation and maintenance services for Fire detection and Security systems; primarily covering the Home Counties, London and the South East. We have SSAIB and LPCB 1014 accreditation. If you hear of any need for services such as ours please let us know and we would be delighted to worth with you If you need to contact us then please message me or drop me an email: [DELETED]
  9. KCR Fire and Security are looking for sub contractors to assist with our fire and security installation projects with an immediate start. Please contact me on *********** and ask for Dan
  10. Hi we are a newly formed company seeking subcontract work in Scotland we are located in dunfermline and can travel anywhere if needed we specialise in cctv,intruder & fire systems please leave a message on the mackay security systems Facebook page if you feel we could assist you with anything
  11. Hiya, Can someone give me examples of non-specific wired interconnections as used with Intruder systems. I'm trying to explain this to some apprentices. My first thought was using an 8 core to wire 2 or more detectors using FSL, would I be right in thinking this??
  12. Hi all, I'm very new to working on intruder alarms, this being my 3rd. I modified an existing Veritas 8 system by adding a PIR and a door contact. The alarm when in walk test mode is making two very short chirps at intervals of about 2 seconds. This isn't the normal chirps it makes when the Zone two device activates in walk test mode, but much shorter chirps. There are no lit tampers, and no lit faults. When it is chirping for zone activations, the shorter chirps are absent. Is the panel just reminding me it's in walk test mode, or is there some other unspecified (in the manual) problem I should be investigating. I'd be grateful for your assistance.
  13. Hey guys, I've been searching for a burglar alarm for our house for a while and then I came home yesterday after a 2 week holiday and the missus has gone mad and purchased from a friend, lol. It's a Texecom Elite 24 Wired Kit. Other than slightly damaged packaging, the alarm is new and comes with a Control Panel, Keypad, COM2400 Communicator, 3 Compact IRs, 5 keyfobs, Odyssey 1E External Sounder, 8 Core Alarm Cable, 7.0ah 12v Back Up Battery, Anti Masking Dual Technology PIR Burglar Alarm Surface Contact Her friend had bought this about a month ago to install in his property, but decided against installing as it and ended up purchasing a Visonic powermaster 33 as he wanted a wireless setup to avoid damaging the floor tiles. Anyway I'm now stuck with this and don't have a clue where to start from, so I joined this forum. I do have some knowledge about alarms, but usually they are well-known like yale or response. Could anyone help me with this? Before I install the cable wiring, I want to try out the alarm as it is. Once I feel I'm competent enough, I will then move to installing it properly.
  14. Exciting new opportunity to join a fast growing, leading Surrey based NSI Gold company, with 25 years’ experience installing and maintaining Intruder, Access control, and CCTV systems across a wide variety of contracts, from domestic and commercial premises, to major council and Police premises. We are looking for motivated individuals to join our fast growing installation and service teams.Successful applicants will have a passion for quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. They will carry out a variety of activities on behalf of Admiral Security Systems, including the planned and reactive maintenance as well as installation of CCTV, Access Control and Intruder Alarm systems. Applicants should ideally be Surrey based but this is not an essential criteria. Experience in the installation and maintenance of Intruder, access control and CCTV preferable. Full time positions available for installation and service engineers. Subcontractors will also be considered. To find out more please send your CV with a covering note to:
  15. 2 Man team looking for work (installation/service) in all fields (fire/cctv/intruder alarms and access control). First and second fix, both have ECS/CSCS cards. South East area preferably, but would consider travelling further afield.
  16. Hi All, First time posting - so hello - avid reader, but never have replied or posted. Background: DIY'er - Few Systems for Friends and Family, love working at Intruder Worked for a While as a Engineer in Northern Ireland as part of a wider job role. Used to Work for ARC as System Support Engineer looking after IT Platforms managing Monitoring System Currently Work as IT Network Engineer I am planning to Install Galaxy Flex 050 System in my house (Flex 050, MK7's, Risco IWISE, Risco Siren, DualCom Monitoring) - just waiting on getting keys. I was going to go down the G2 Route, as I have done numerous installations before, however managed to pick up a second user Flex System (Yes I Know), so thought I would give it a go. First problem is finding the Engineer Reset Procedure for the Flex - I have it for the G2 and done it before, however not sure if the Flex is the same? Also missing the install manual - so trying to locate this, can anyone offer any advice. I am aware around the ethics around my above request, but thought I would ask, if I cannot get anywhere, I will just buy a new G2 Panel, however I believe that the DualCOM Module can plug straight onto the Flex Mobo - Has anyone done this? Any advice? If I got down the route of a G2, any advice on Monitoring - this will be keyholder only evidently, however wanted something more than an onbaord digi - I can get Webway or DualCOM, whats your thoughts. Many Thanks -PK
  17. Hi Everybody, I'm a multi disciplined subcontractor based in Cambridgeshire. I'm 35 & I've been working in security since 1997. For the last 5 years I've been self employed, mostly working away from home for national companies mainly in the west, but now I'm looking for something a little more local. Most notably over the last couple of years I have spent 8 months installing fire alarms in holidays chalets at Pontins in Weston super mare & since September last year I have been installing fire alarms in 19 new build projects for the MOD which is now nearing an end. Disciplines include Fire alarms, Intruder alarms, Access control, speech & video entry, CCTV, Vesda, disabled refuge, some knowledge of public address systems & hearing induction loops. I come with a CSCS card, SSTS site supervisor training, Ipaf, Pasma, asbestos awareness & I am CRB checked. If I'm able to help anybody at all in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding counties, Norfolk or Lincolnshire etc.. and you would like to meet for an informal chat or if you would like to see my CV please don't hesitate to let me know. Regards Dan
  18. I am looking for someone with the following skills and abilities. Link removed - please familiarise yourself with the forum rules prior to posting thanks. They must have between 3 & 5 years experience within the Intruder Alarm industry Their knowledge should extend to cover current and historic installation standards. They should be comfortable working alone and as part of a team. Their primary role will be to carry out preventative and reactionary callouts during the day, and therefore must have a comfortable knowledge of commonly used components. They will be asked to fulfil a position within the out of hours on call team, currently this will mean they are on call once in every 3 weeks. During periods where there are no call-outs or booking they will be asked to help the installation team complete project work. An ability to install signalling devices such as Redcare, digital communicators and IP communications, Including Redcare GSM, Redcare Secure IP and digital communicators The candidates knowledge should include some of the following systems Texecom (our current preference) Scantronic Castlecare Galaxy We also install CCTV, NVR's and Access Control Systems.. So the following experience would be really helpful although not essential at this stage. Installation, configuration and commissioning knowledge of IP and analogue CCTV systems - we have historic projects with Dedicated MIcros, but our future specifications are based around Samsung and Pelco Access Control Installation, commissioning and maintenance of Access Control Systems - Paxton and BPT are our preferred manufacturers, but we also install Siedle Entry systems for high-end single occupancy dwellings. Soft Skills ​Must be presentable Must be punctual Must have good client facing skills Must be able to work under pressure Must have a full and clean driving licence We are a progressive System integration business that prides itself on offering the best possible service to high net worth clients within central London. Our installations range between small upgrades to large MDU's. 25,000 PA to £32,000 starting salary depending on experience - this will be reviewed after a 3 month probation period. We will provide a Van, a Laptop and a company phone. We will also provide manufacturer training and in-house tool-box talks We offer 20 days annual leave PA for the first 2 years, this increases to 23 days PA after this period.
  19. Hi My name is David Peters. I am one of two directors for a small fire and security company based in the West Midlands ( Lodgefield security solutions ) . Looking for sub contract work. we have over 15 years experience each in the industry. Trained in CCTV, access control, fire and intruder alarm systems. We have ccss, asbestos awareness, Ipaf and are currently obtaining pasma and chas. We have public liability insurance up to £5,000,000.
  20. Hi, I have approx 160 pir's installed in a location but 7 PIRs are showing as Óut of Bounds'. What does this indicate? All help appreciated. Thanks in advance. Brendan
  21. Location: - North West London Salary: - 20-30K depending on experience Job Type: - Full time Permanent Successful candidate will work cooperatively with the installations team, installing security equipment such as Fire Alarms, Entry Intercoms and CCTV to a high standard. Applicants must have good customer relation skills and relevant experience in installing security fire alarm systems, 1st fix wiring, 2nd fix equipment, fault finding and maintenance. Please include your current CV
  22. Hi, I work for a firm in kent and thought i would sign up for a mixture of advice to give and hopefully receive. we install/maintain intruder, fire, cctv and access. Hi everyone. steve
  23. Are we ready for the next generation networks?.. In some ways the traditional notions we hold of privacy are currently holding us back. They are preventing us from taking full advantage of the possibilities that technology is making available to us right now. I genuinely foresee a point in time where we will overcome such social stigmas (this really is all it is) and experience the benefits that will come, only from truly embracing all that technology can offer us. So how do we get from point A to point B? Currently we strictly control who has access to our personal data. We painstakingly and meticulously specify which websites can access what data and are regularly asked to give permission / authorise and sign-in on a daily basis. We default to 'not sharing' and are suspicious (usually rightfully so) of any requests for details that are not giving us what we asked for. Services relating to health, wealth and security among others are slow and painful to authenticate to and only relate to each other when we go out of our way to inform and advise. We settle for sub-optimal performance as we do not know anything better. How does this compare to 'Point B'? By the time we reach this stage we can expect all services with which we interact to be uniquely personalised. It would be considered normal that all shops recognise us and offer relevant promotions with clothing shops showing styles modelled by us, content which is interesting to us will be presented from all media outlets and systems which required manual configuration previously just to "work" will instead seamlessly operate based on any interaction we make with any other equipment or system. If we choose to purchase a new fridge then our car, TV and alarm clock should know about it and shops should stop trying to sell us one. Our home power management systems of the future should be able to tell when we are out, our heating should self adjust, windows should close and the premises should automatically become secured. These are basic examples, but you get the idea. How do we then achieve this huge leap of faith from not wanting anyone to know what TV programs you like to allowing any relevant service to access that data? The two stage solution... I believe that due to our learnt behaviour of being 'inherently suspicious' the majority of us will need to do this in two stages. Firstly we would use an online avatar to represent us that has no known link to our real identity. This avatar can be customised and will allow us to choose to add more understanding and know-how over a period of time without completely signing over access to everything about us. As this avatar becomes more useful and effective we may then come to reach a point where some brave souls volunteer for the second stage which is to give this online avatar our 'real life' identity. Building trust like this may take time but will give a strong foundation to build upon. At this point the GUID (Global unique ID) relating to our avatar would instead become linked to our actual self and with less manual effort our behaviour would lead to point B and the ideal symbiosis of technology and personality could be achieved. Some cultures may find it easier to jump directly to this second stage due to cultural differences in upbringing and behaviour, this could potentially lead to an advantage to those who 'let go' sooner over those who need to take a longer, winding path to reach the same almost inevitable conclusion. Orwellian? Yes maybe, but what can we achieve once we focus beyond our traditional notions of the self?...
  24. Change is coming, like it or not... There is currently a movement by many businesses within our industry to get involved with much more than just 'vanilla' alarm installations. What does the near and distant future hold for those involved with service delivery, manufacturing, installation or the monitoring of such systems? Are we truly on the way to Security 2.0? It is a clichéd term, but we are currently on a one way street towards our industry either embracing other technologies and service offerings OR facing the very real prospect that our services will be provided by other industries in our place. They will not provide these at a standard which is anything close to our current quality and performance, yet with the apparent move towards an eventual privatisation of emergency response and with apathy from some key stakeholders towards resolving these issues we must accept that maybe the way we have always done things is not perhaps the only viable solution. Growing demands of the 'hyper-connected' generation... End users have been somewhat spoilt by an age of technology that has provided information at their fingertips. Interaction is available instantly, on-demand and in several different formats allowing end users to decide to use their laptop, phone or several other mediums to check their status and to provide a means for them to control. This has been also available in our industry in many ways with smart phone apps for control panels, CCTV systems and direct access to control their alarm monitoring. This is not going far enough though. This is control in a granular fashion with multiple applications and protocols being used and a 'clunky' approach to solving issues and having to cross reference several systems to get answers. The user experience (UX) needs to improve drastically if we are to keep up. Events such as CES2013 have highlighted the developments in white goods and home automation systems showcasing smart homes and their benefits. This has the potential to develop into an 'expectation' in new homes as clients look to a UX that matches the rapid pace of their changing demands. What, where and how.. So where do we fit into all this, considering there is already an established and rapidly growing industry providing home automation and AV solutions? As an industry we have previously provided 'system integration' which allowed end users to benefit from the best in class of each type of product whilst still allowing such systems to work together in what was a seamless manner offering a fantastic UX as far as the end user is concerned. This has always been a strength in our industry and one that we have shown great expertise in, though this has been supported by rigorous standards and protocols with flexibility and the enforcement of these among equipment manufacturers. If we are to provide the same level of interoperability with evolving markets and next generation products that are not yet available (Google Glass / iWatch / Etc...) then we need to begin to agree on how we are going to achieve this. One of the most critical points is to try and avoid the closed (proprietary) protocol approach and inflexible standards that have stifled our industry to date which have been a major part of our inability to move as quickly as the technology has. We should consider being less technology specific and aim to instead define in our standards a clear end goal and aspirational targets yet with scope for multiple methods of meeting these. Standards are by their nature outdated as soon as they are released. We should aim to find ways to improve engagement with their development and enforcement and look to other industries to ensure that we are delivering the best possible offering. Is the current system effective at delivering the intended aims such as protecting end users? One of the most crucial elements is to select the most appropriate 'eco-system' of a platform and protocol combination that will support developments and allow complete interoperability. Choosing a winner... In moving forwards there are currently several platforms to allow communication between our current systems and likely potential future developments. We already have some systems available to support building management and 'smart home' systems: X-10: Basic protocol which has been in use for a while. Uses home power network Z-Wave: Widely supported product range and was the first wireless protocol Modbus: Very basic wired serial connectivity Insteon: Enables wireless comms on X-10 format and improved UX ZigBee: Newer wireless technology but struggles if multiple manufacturers kit used Both Z-Wave and ZigBee have an alliance behind them to promote the benefits of the platform and to support uptake. In some cases a combination of these technologies can be used to acheive the end result. For example some Smart Meters use Modbus protocol to exchange data via an RS232 port but then Z-Wave or ZigBee or others, to then pass that information on outside the device. So how do we pick a winner from all of these standards and more? What benefit is there from all manufacturers and system integrators using the same languages? We can focus on patching and fixing multiple disperate protocols until we are blue in the face, or, we can all agree on an approach and then put that same energy into developing the possibilities that are enabled through the agreed technology. There may be countless disagreements at first, but if we can stand united as an industry then that would give us strength to tackle some of the more difficult challenges and showcase the potential of our place in this emergent market. We have in the past struggled to work collaboratively, but social media and changing attitudes now mean that we can have much more open and frank discussion and can see the immediate benefits of doing so. As an industry we have a lot to offer and we can create world class solutions when we work effectively. I am optimistic that we can all pick a winner and that we can all succeed. I would ask all readers to consider what they can do to work effectively with others to ensure that we provide a solution that puts us on the map as world leaders in innovation and effective collaboration. Legal Notice: All images and logos remain trademarks of their respective owners and are used in accordance with the fair use of a copyrighted work for purposes such as comment, criticism, news reporting, teaching or research.
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