There’s a Reason We Take
Fire and Security System Qualifications Seriously

Would you ask your pharmacist
to do your shoulder operation?

Would you expect a tyre technician
to do a full service on your car?

No, neither would we.

So why do some people think it’s a good idea?
to pay an electrician to install fire and security equipment?

Now let’s be clear – we love electricians (well, the good ones.) They’re highly skilled at handling electrical components, installing lighting and doing neat wiring, but even great ones just aren’t specialised in installing alarms and safety systems.

And with increasing frequency, we’re being called in to fix systems that are incorrectly designed, installed or configured, often with serious potential consequences and dangers.

So if you really value your family’s wellbeing, and don’t want your home or business premises to be burgled/burned to the ground, it might be a better idea to get a professional, qualified fire and security expert to do the job.

What will a qualified professional do that an electrician probably won’t ?

As part of our specialised professional fire and security training and certification, there are a few things that become second nature to us, and if these things aren’t being done, it should ring alarm bells (pun intended).

Security system experts have specialised knowledge in the design, installation, and maintenance of security and fire alarm systems.

We understand the complexities of these systems and can ensure they are set up correctly and work effectively.

Security system experts are familiar with local and national regulations governing the installation of fire alarms and security systems. Complying with these regulations is crucial for ensuring the safety and legality of the installation.

Security system experts can assess your specific needs and design a customised security solution tailored to your property. We can recommend the placement of cameras, sensors, and alarms to maximise coverage and effectiveness.

Security systems often involve various components such as cameras, motion detectors, access control systems, and fire alarms. A professional security system expert can integrate these components seamlessly, ensuring they work together harmoniously.

And in the event of issues or malfunctions, security system experts are equipped to troubleshoot and address problems efficiently. We can also provide ongoing maintenance to keep the system in optimal condition.

Many professional security system providers offer warranties on their installations, so if there are issues, you can rely on the expertise and support of the professionals who installed the system.

Improper installation by someone without the proper expertise can also lead to false alarms, which can be a nuisance and may result in fines or fees. Security system experts can minimise the risk of false alarms through precise installation.

And finally, some insurance companies may offer discounts for properties with professionally installed security systems. This can lead to long-term cost savings.

It’s a fast moving industry, so you need someone
who keeps their finger on the pulse and has your best interests at heart.

Security technology is constantly evolving, so we need to be aware of the latest advancements in technology and can recommend and install cutting-edge security solutions.

Hiring a professional security system expert provides peace of mind that the system is installed correctly, functions as intended, and provides the level of security you need for your property – and your most cherished assets, commercial or personal.

At South Fire & Security, we are amongst the most highly accredited companies, with exacting standards, and we genuinely take great pride in our level of workmanship.

On every fire alarm installation we follow a strict check sheet, often going beyond the British standards and demonstrating to our customers that they used a competent company.

There’s one particular reason why some people choose to use an electrician for this specialist work – but can you afford to take that risk?

Yes, an electrician may be cheaper, mainly because they haven’t invested the time to study and understand the intricacies of fire and security systems the way that we have.

But surely, if you value your people and property enough to have a system fitted, you’d be well advised to get one that actually works properly and doesn’t put lives and security at risk?

Jesse South is the owner and director of South Fire & Security based in Hertfordshire.
For details,
call us on 0800 644 7327.