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Gate Safety

Comments (0) Posted by: Century on November 11st, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Tagged with: Access Control Access Control Intercom Audio Entry Automation DDA Security Entry Gates Installer Machinery Directive maintenance Prevention Safety Security security system system takeovers

Gate Satefy Systems

Century Electronic Security Ltd take safety seriously, measures taken on every installation ensure you the client have not only the best quality products to match your requirements but also the safest, that comply with all current safety legislation.

In June 2010, the tragic deaths of two young children inseparate incidents less than one week apart served to highlight the safety issues facing the UK gate automation industry. This was particularly the case since these tragedies followed so soon after the conviction of a gate manufacturer for breaches of health and safety law inrelation to an earlier child fatality.

The legal position is that powered gate systems are considered to be “machinery”. This means that, by law,every new powered gate, when it is put into service, must comply with the European Machinery Directive(2006/42/EC), especially the Directive’s Essential Health and Safety Requirements, be CE marked and accompanied by a Declaration of Conformity. The Health and SafetyExecutive has lead responsibility for enforcement of this legislation, which has been transposed into UK law as theSupply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008. The responsibility for complying with the law rests with the responsible person which will be either the manufacturer,supplier or installer, depending on the circumstances.

The key to compliance with the law is risk assessment,which includes identifying the hazards, estimating theseverity and likelihood of each hazard, followed by an evaluation to determine whether each hazard is adequately controlled and, if it is not, what further action needs to be taken to control the risk; the principal aim isto secure compliance with the Machinery Directive’s Essential Health and Safety Requirements.

Some guidance on hazards presented by powered gates is given below. There are also European standards covering safety requirements and test methods; use of these standards will simplify risk assessment and compliance may also create a presumption of compliance with the law. It should, however, be noted that these standards were, for the most part, writtenfor use in a factory environment and it may not be possible to carry out all the necessary tests where a gate is created on site.A brief description of the available standards is given.

Responsibilities of the installer/manufacturer

A new powered gate installation must comply with the Machinery Directive, particularly the safety requirements set out in theEssential Health and Safety Requirements. In most cases, the final responsibility for ensuring this will lie with the installer. Thiswould apply in all of the following situations:

• The installer manufactures the gate and drive unit, including the controller

• The installer manufactures the gate, but uses controllers and drive units from another manufacturer

• The installer buys the gate, controllers and drive units from other manufacturers, and commissions the final assembly

However, when a complete gate is placed on the market, such as a “factory manufactured” gate supplied with all ancillary parts (all drive units, safety devices, and control units), and comprehensive installation and setting instructions, the person placing the product on the market will have the responsibility of complying with the Machinery Directive. The installer still has responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure the gate has been installed correctly and safely in accordance with those instructions, including any adjusting and setting of the safety devices.

To recieve a free no obligation risk assesment of your existing Gate system or if you are considering installing a new gate or gate automation system call Century on 0800 052 6070.

Security System Takeovers

Comments (0) Posted by: Century on July 15th, 2014 @ 3:11 PM
Tagged with: Access Control Access Control Intercom CCTV System Fire Alarm Fire Alarm System Intruder Alarm Systems maintenance monitoring system takeovers

Are you left confused or unhappy after your security system has been serviced?

Do you feel you are not getting your monies worth?

Are you paying too much?

Do you want a faster engineer response?


At Century Electronic Security Ltd, we can take-over the maintenance and monitoring of any Fire & Security System which has been installed or maintained by any other Security Company.

We understand that you have your own requirements and relevant regulations and we can design and implement a service and maintenance package in accordance to these.

Why should you switch to us

At Century Electronic Security we regularly receive calls from customers who ask us if we will take over their existing Security System. Here are a few reasons why people decide to transfer their system maintenance over to us;

  • Their existing company or installer is impossible to get ahold of when needed
  • They have received a poor level of service from their existing installer
  • The current installer or company cannot repair a fault or solve a problem correctly or efficiently
  • They have just moved into a new property, but don't have any details of the system
  • The existing company or installer has gone out of business
  • They are after a professional, well trained company

The systems we take-over

Intruder Alarms, Fire Alarms, CCTV Systems, Access Control, Intercoms, Automatic Gates and Parking Barriers

How do you start the take-over process?

Simply give Century Electronic Security a call or contact us online to enquire about taking over your already existing alarm system.

We will then provide you with a free, no obligation review of your system and a quotation to fix any present faults and take over the service, maintenance and monitoring.

Should you require any new equipment, we are here to advise on the best solution to ensure your home or business is fully covered

 

How To Minimise False Alarms

Comments (0) Posted by: Century on March 20th, 2014 @ 10:53 AM
Tagged with: Burglar Alarm Burglary Intruder Alarm Intruder Alarm Systems maintenance Safety Security security system system takeovers Wired Wired Alarm Systems Wireless Wireless Alarm Systems

False alarms are a problem for everyone. They can be a nuisance to not only yourself, but to your neighbours especially! It is an ongoing effort to reduce the number of false alarms our customers and non-customers experience. Here are a few simple tips on how to eliminate false alarms.

  • Have your Intruder Alarm System installed by a qualified and reputable Electronic Security Company.
  • Ensure that you have your system maintained and serviced once a year by a professional company, as this will help prevent potential faults from occurring and ensures that all parts are in good working order.
  • Regularly inspect all detectors for signs of dust, spiders, webs, moisture or anything else that could trigger the alarm when armed.
  • Ensure you are provided with an Intruder Alarm System Manual.
  • Make sure that any panic buttons are not easily accessible to children and/or pets.
  • If you have a Wireless System, ensure that all batteries are changed regularly.
  • Do not leave balloons or other moveable items in a room that has a motion detector
  • Eliminate any rodents or other pests/insects (as these are the most common causes of false activations on alarms)
  • Ensure that everyone using the system has been trained to do so and knows all of the codes needed
  • Upgrade aging or outdated equipment as older systems are far more prone to false alarms.
  • In the event of a false alarm activation, investigate what the cause was and take the necessary steps to ensure that it doesn't occur again.
  • Regularly test your Intruder Alarm System to make sure that it is functioning correctly.

Talk to us today about Intruder Alarm Systems

If you require any more information about maintenance and service packages for your system, please do not hesitate to contact us on our freephone 0800 052 6070.

Wired or Wireless Alarm Systems? Which is best?

Comments (0) Posted by: Century on March 6th, 2014 @ 4:22 PM
Tagged with: Break-in Burglar Alarm Burglary Intruder Alarm Intruder Alarm Systems monitoring Safety Security security system system takeovers Wired Wired Alarm Systems Wireless Wireless Alarm Systems

Choosing a security system for your home is something that can take a bit of consideration and time. It is very important that you research into your potential security system as much as you can to ensure that you have selected the system that best fits your needs. The main aspect that you will consider when is whether you need or prefer a Wireless or Wired Alarm System.

Century Electronic Security has provided below a list of the significant differences in the installation of both types and a few "Pros and Cons" for each that you should consider...

 

Wired Alarm System

This type of system generally involves the use of sensors that can be installed onto windows and doors in your home. They are wired to the main panel of your security system panel and can be hidden under floorboards, skirting boards and carpets.

The pros:

  • Less maintenance is required
  • They allow a greater distance between each device
  • They tend to be much cheaper
  • Receives no interference from other electrical devices
  • If at any time the wiring is cut, the alarm will sound immediately

The Cons:

  • Installation takes a lot of effort
  • It can be difficult to hide the cables
  • Installation can also take up a lot of time
  • Could possibly mean taking up floorboards, pulling off side boards and drilling into walls

  

Wireless Alarm System

These systems work in a similar way, as sensors are place on windows and doors too, but instead of linking these sensors via wiring that is hidden away; the sensors transmit information to the main panel by using a wireless technology.

The pros:

  • Installation requires much less effort
  • Adding extra features such as sensors is very simple
  • They are easy to move about (if you are to move house)
  • Installation time is a lot quicker
  • No cables and no mess

The cons:

  • More maintenance is required for batteries and other products
  • There are limitations in terms of distance
  • They can be relatively more expensive than a wired alarm
  • They cannot achieve a security grading above the standard grade 2
  • They can be disabled easier than a wired system

While a Wired Alarm System is considered to be the more reliable of the two, it can be difficult to choose what is best for your individual requirements. Both types of systems can be enhanced with a variety of options such as cameras, extra sensors, intercom systems and even monitoring. We can advise and guide you to choose the correct system for your home.

  

Talk to us today

Don't hesitate, contact us today on 0800 052 6070 and see exactly how we can help you.

Why do you need to service and maintain your Intruder Alarm System?

Comments (0) Posted by: Century on February 24th, 2014 @ 10:24 AM
Tagged with: Break-in Burglar Alarm Burglary Intruder Alarm Intruder Alarm Systems maintenance Safety Security security system system takeovers

It can be extremely easy to look over the security of your home by missing out on having your annual maintenance service for your Intruder Alarm System. But in missing this, can you be sure that you will be aware of an important issue (that could potentially be costly) before it is too late?

If you are unfortunate enough to experience a break-in to your property while your existing security system is not intact (having not been serviced and maintained), your insurance provider may use that against any claims that you try to make to replace any lost possessions, as well as repair any break-in damage to your home (such as a smashed window for entry).

Imagine arriving home after a holiday, work or even after a quick trip to the shops and seeing your front door wide open, your belongings trashed and most of your valuables and possessions missing - with your alarm system completely unaware.

After something like this happens, it can be very difficult to feel safe in your own home (the place you should feel safest in the first place) as every sound, bang and clatter no matter how familiar is viewed as a threat.

How can Century help?

In order to avoid such scenarios, Century Electronic Security Ltd recommends investing in an Intruder Alarm System that is regularly serviced by your provider, as it is vital any system is kept in good working order. A regular maintenance visit from one of our qualified and experienced engineers will ensure that any Security System remains effective and prevents any potential faults from occurring.

We can take over the maintenance on any security system which has been installed or maintained by any other security company. We understand that you have your own requirements and we can design and implement a service and maintenance package in accordance to these.

Talk to us today about Intruder Alarm Systems

Whether you have an existing Intruder Alarm System installed or you require a new Intruder Alarm installation, we can help you select the best solution to secure your home or business.

Please do not hesitate to contact us today on 0800 052 6070 and see exactly how we can keep you, your family and your property protected.

 

System Takeovers

Comments (0) Posted by: Century on April 18th, 2013 @ 2:48 PM
Tagged with: maintenance monitoring security system system takeovers

Are you left confused or unhappy after your security system has been serviced?

Do you feel you are not getting your monies worth?

Are you paying far too much?

Do you want faster engineer response?

Century CAN Help!

 

At Century Electronic Security Ltd we can takeover the maintenance and monitoring on any Fire & Security System which has been installed or maintained by any other Security Company. We understand that you have your own requirements and relevant regulations. We can design and implement a service & maintenance package in accordance with these.

 

Call One Of Our Representatives Today

0800 0526070

Why Choose Century?

  • We operate 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Comprehensive customer care
  • Highly trained engineers
  • Well established reputation
  • Using State of the art technology
  • Members of the SSAIB
  • Highly experienced consultants
  • Provide FREE site quotes
  • Fast responsive service
  • Speak to a representative not a robot
  • Installations meet with the latest British & European standards.

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