Security Lighting

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Security lighting provides an excellent deterrent against intrusions and other criminal activity on your property or building by exposing the intruder and making him/her feel vulnerable to detection. Security lighting can also help detect intruders and even make you feel more secure in knowing that you have taken physical security measures to help protect against crime in and around your home/premises.We can supply and fit a number of Security lighting that come with a variety of contoling systems ranging from a totaly manual to easy to use fully automatic systems.

Manual Security Systems.
These are as simple as they come with a manual switch turning the lights on and off as required. We would normaly have two or three switches near the front door, for example, that would control;

  • A couple of lights just beside the front door to illuminate the area for guests or to see who is there before needing to open the door.
  • Lighting along the drive and near the gate.
  • Lighting around the house and gardens, when a noise would be heard, to illuminate a potential intruder.

Dusk-til-dawn with a PIR System.

Firstly PIR stands for Passive Infa Red and in laymans terms is a system that detectsmovement. This system is the first type of automation that security lighting uses so that the light will only switch on when someone is moving around the property. Sensetivity can also be adjusted on these lights so that the light doesn’t go off every time the cat walks across the grass.

With this is then a dusk-til-dawn sensor which then will only let the security light switch on when it gets dark. This stops you wasting electrcity with the light going off all through the day. Not only that, but these lights can also have a manual over ride just in case you wanted to blast the area with light should you want to confirm the pressence of an intruder or the kids want to play floodlit footbal.

Fully Automatic Sysytems
These control systems can be programmed to cover all of the above situationsas well as switching on and off periodicaly, for instance when you are on holiday or away on business, persuading the potential intruder that there is someone still at home or activity on the premisses. These can be programmed for just the two weeks when you go on the family holiday, or programmed to work all the time especially useful if you are away on business a lot or make a few last minute getaways. Remember yet again although the programmer would switch the garden lights or drive lights on and off at certain times the dusk-til-dawn controller would only let the light switch on when it is dark.

We employ reliable professionals who are trained to deal with all aspects of electrical faults. AA Electrical Services is a reputable installation, repair and maintenance service company covering the South East area. Our team of electricians provides you with maintenance of your electrical installation and appliances as well as a fast and reliable breakdown service. Recognising current British standards, our electrical engineers are NICEIC registered, Part P accredited and qualified to 17th edition standard, as certified by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE). This enables us to offer the highest levels of professional service to you.

Garden power

See what our customers had to say about our work with power in the garage here.

Getting power from the house to the garage, shed, water feature or just a weather proof socket is a popular request in our customers gardens. By using armoured cable we get power to the outer reaches of your property which we can then fit another distribution board or wire it straight into a fused spur depending on the amount of power required.

We employ reliable professionals who are trained to deal with all aspects of electrical faults. AA Electrical Services is a reputable installation, repair and maintenance service company covering the South East area. Our team of electricians provides you with maintenance of your electrical installation and appliances as well as a fast and reliable breakdown service. Recognising current British standards, our electrical engineers are NICEIC registered, Part P accredited and qualified to 17th edition standard, as certified by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE). This enables us to offer the highest levels of professional service to you.

Electric gates

Gate Systems and Access Control

Sliding Gates

These gates slide accross the ground on little wheels to open, the good news is that they are very reliable with non of the moving parts having a lot of stress, the bad news is that you need a fair amount of space on the wall adjacent to the gate so that the gate can slide accross.
 

Swing Gates

More like your traditional gates these are he most popular that we install. Easily adaptable they really make that great addition to compliment your new drive and garden wall.

Road Blockers – Rising Kerbs or Rising Bollards
Rising Kerbs are these barriers that rise up from the road to restrict entry or exit, more commonly seen in cities centers or private roads rather then a domestic drive.

Rising Bollards offer traffic control that disappears flush with ground level. Aesthetically pleasing and impassable to traffic, Rising Bollards provide a neat solution to preventing the passage of vehicles without the requirement for gates and have a minimal impact on the environment.

Bollards can be used individually enabling use of a single parking space or up to four units can run from a single control unit.

 

Pond and Pool Lighting

There are a number of techniques used in Garden Lighting for lighting water features, ponds, pools and fountains. Underwater, accent and multi coloured lights create dramatic and atmospheric garden lighting effects.

Underwater Pool and Fountain lighting creates dramatic effects in pools and at fountains. Install a dimmer, lighting controller, or colour changing to add excitement.

Note: Water may be used as a mirror by lighting the area behind the reflecting surface.

We employ reliable professionals who are trained to deal with all aspects of electrical faults. AA Electrical Services is a reputable installation, repair and maintenance service company covering the South East area. Our team of electricians provides you with maintenance of your electrical installation and appliances as well as a fast and reliable breakdown service. Recognising current British standards, our electrical engineers are NICEIC registered, Part P accredited and qualified to 17th edition standard, as certified by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE). This enables us to offer the highest levels of professional service to you.

CCTV camera Systems

With the modern mini digital cameras that can be connected to the home PC coming in at less than £10 each CCTV or video suveilancing has quickly added a new level of security available to the average home owner. Tapping into your system, not only from your bedroom but even from your smart phone while your on holiday, you can monitor your home and the grounds from anywhere in the world and perfectly assess the response needed to protect your valuable posessions. You can see whether there is an intruder in your home or the family pet that has found a way out of its bed and gone on a wander through the house.

It can even be used to monitor the baby or young child in its bed, make sure the kids got home from school on time and if connected properly you could even answer the CCTV door entry system, convincing the visitor that your still home but not available. And finally at any given time, memory space available, record what you see for proof at a later date.

Wired or wireless Sysytems.
Generally, a wireless burglar alarm system consists of a control panel, siren and devices such as PIR sensors, window/door shock sensors, smoke alarms etc… Every wireless security component has a built in radio transmitter/receiver to enable it to communicate with the control panel unit.

As the components of this system communicate wirelessly, it is easily possible to move the components around the home without having to change any wiring. Its also very easy to add new devices such as additional PIR sensors and smoke detectors. There are however, limitations as to how many devices it can support.

Wireless burglar alarm technology is now widely considered to be just as reliable as that of wired technology, all due to recent developments. When wireless alarms were first introduced, there were some concerns that signal interference, for example, from wireless doorbells or baby monitors, might impact on the alarms effectiveness, but these issues have been eliminated by the leading manufacturers.

However there are a number of downsides to a wireless alarm system. Each device will run on batteries so these will need to be regularly checked and replaced. A more sophisticated alarm system can inform of a low battery device via its control panel display. Fortunately, most devices can run in “sleep” mode when not needed, thus conserving battery life. Be aware that poorly charged batteries may result in false alarms to be triggered.

Some materials in your property may impair (or even disable) a device’s ability to communicate with the control panel. Thick concrete walls and iron/steel work will not help the device communication. Also long distances could prove a problem.

Monitored versus unmonitored systems
Unmonitored systems usually consist of an on-site alarm and/or flashing lights that indicate the security system has been breached and relies on neighbours or passers by to call the police. This type of system depends on other people reporting the incident – the alarm may go unnoticed if your neighbours are not at home or no one notices the alarm. Your neighbours, or a passerby, may also choose not to get involved. An unmonitored system is not likely a viable option in a remote or rural area.

Monitored systems contact a monitoring system by telephone. The typical sequence of events is as follows:

The security system senses a breach in security.
The security system and waits for 30 – 45 seconds before going into alarm allowing the homeowner a change to deactivate the system to prevent false alarms.

If not deactivated, the security system goes into alarm and sends a message to the monitoring company via the telephone.

The monitoring company received the message, determines the nature of the alarm and verifies the alarm, generally by placing a phone call to the home. If they do not receive the proper password or do not receive an answer, they will call the police.

The police receive the monitoring company’s call and respond.

Monitoring service
Remember that no matter how advanced or extensive your system may be, it is only as good as the service that is monitoring your home. Virtually all companies offer 24-hour monitoring, but there are a few other aspects to consider:

Cellular or radio back-up – Your phone can be disabled as a result of inclement weather, accidents, equipment failures or burglars cutting your phone line. A back-up system provides constant monitoring of your system and can alert the security company when the standard phone system is disabled.

System testing – Some companies will test your system on a regular basis to verify that the system is working and that the phone line is operable.

Maintenance – Your system should be tested and cleaned regularly to ensure optimal performance. Once a year is recommended.

We employ reliable professionals who are trained to deal with all aspects of electrical faults. AA Electrical Services is a reputable installation, repair and maintenance service company covering the South East area. Our team of electricians provides you with maintenance of your electrical installation and appliances as well as a fast and reliable breakdown service. Recognising current British standards, our electrical engineers are NICEIC registered, Part P accredited and qualified to 17th edition standard, as certified by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE). This enables us to offer the highest levels of professional service to you.

Garden Lighting

See what our customers had to say about our work with Gardens here, here, and here.

With our help you can transform your outdoor space into a beautiful, ethereal wonderland that makes it as stunning at night as it is in the day – if not more so.

Our services and products allow you to opt for fantastic landscape garden lighting that we will happily install for you and we also have a consult and design service so that you and our designers can plan your dream garden. We provide design and installation services throughout Greater London and beyond so if you if you want to make the most of your property get in touch today.

Consult and Design
There are lots of garden lighting products on the market but without experience and expertise in garden lighting you might struggle to achieve the atmosphere you want to create. This is where our consult and design service could help. Our experienced and knowledgeable designers will visit you to discuss your desires and assess your property, so you can plan your garden lighting and end up with a striking and salubrious space. Whatever your garden lighting dreams we will be able to help you.

Garden Lighting – Beauty and Security
The two biggest benefits of garden lighting are beauty and security. A property is safer with garden lighting as it deters trespassers and potential thieves from coming anywhere near, and the aesthetic appeal of amazing lighting is great. With landscape garden lighting you can really highlight the features of your outdoor area, therefore enhancing your entire property. If you want to transform your garden into a magical starlit paradise, browse our services on the site and get in touch today.

We employ reliable professionals who are trained to deal with all aspects of electrical faults. AA Electrical Services is a reputable installation, repair and maintenance service company covering the South East area. Our team of electricians provides you with maintenance of your electrical installation and appliances as well as a fast and reliable breakdown service. Recognising current British standards, our electrical engineers are NICEIC registered, Part P accredited and qualified to 17th edition standard, as certified by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE). This enables us to offer the highest levels of professional service to you.

Gardens and Outdoors