Blake Fire and Security Systems

Home CCTV Systems... the secret to keeping your family safe

Criminals do not like being caught on camera. Report after report confirms it.

As a family-run business, Blake's are large enough to do the job reliably yet small enough to provide a personal touch. Your family's security is in safe hands

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    Home CCTV systems that put you in control… anywhere, any time!

    Installing a CCTV system allows you to see what’s going on in your home. Wherever you are in the world, via the app on your mobile or tablet.

    You can check for burglars, errant teenagers throwing a party or ensure your elderly relative is behaving!

    Blake Fire & Security Systems are both NSI Gold and SSAIB approved, which means we comply with all the latest British and European standards. Examples of our work are inspected every year to ensure we do. Our track record across Essex, neighbouring counties and London speaks for itself.

    We offer a full service – survey and risk assessment, design, installation, commissioning maintenance and monitoring.
    Home CCTV systems

    Blake's home CCTV prices

    Blake's are proud to offer local* domestic installations from £575 inc VAT
    This includes:
    • 1 x HD camera
    • 1 x 4 channel NVR recorder with 2TB HDD
    • Set up of mobile devices to view the CCTV remotely
    Extra cameras cost an additional £180.00 each inc V.A.T.

    The recorder can be displayed on your TV or spare monitor if the system and wiring is installed close enough to reach. Otherwise, you can have a dedicated 24" monitor at an extra cost of £130.00 inc V.A.T.
    These prices only act as a guideline and are based on unhindered cable runs that are surface clipped externally/internally and through clear loft spaces. No provision has been made for the installation of containment such as conduit or plastic trunking. Containment can be used but will incur extra material and labour costs which will be discussed during your free home survey.
    *Local = within approx 10 miles of our Southend office
    "The engineers arrived on time and on the day arranged, they fitted the CCTV without any disruption or mess, they were very helpful explaining how to operate the system, nothing was too much trouble.

    The whole process from survey to fitting the CCTV was handled in a very professional manner.

    I would have no hesitation in recommending Blake Fire and Security."
    M. Collins
    Southend-on-Sea
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    4.95 stars on Checkatrade
    4.95 out of 5

    Audited & Approved

    ...compliant AND in safe hands with Blake's
    NSISSAIB Intruder Alarm SystemsSSAIB CCTV SystemsSSAIB Access Control Systems
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    I’ve found cheaper equipment on the internet, can you use this instead?

    Buy cheap buy twice, because no-one wants a poor quality system!

    Most people wouldn’t touch a £50 smart phone but are happy to spend £500 because they get a great phone that performs well. So, why would you expect a cheap DIY CCTV kit to perform as well as a quality system that we have specified?

    When designing a CCTV system for your home, we don’t just consider price. We select equipment that is reliable and performs well. This reduces return visits, keeping our costs to a minimum. Cheaper equipment takes longer and so costs more to install, has poor video and is likely to be unreliable - failing you when you need it most.

    Why can’t I get one of those CCTV kits? They’re much cheaper!

    CCTV kits are cheaper to buy but harder to install; pre-produced cables are never the perfect length and plugs are wired on. DIY is DIY, neither your system nor install will be professional. Blake Fire & Security Systems use cables that are exactly what you need, cut to length with no unnecessary large holes to accommodate plugs or connectors. Read more about why a professional CCTV installation is so important.

    CCTV kits are an inadequate out-of-the-box solution. Everyone’s house and family situation is different, there’s no genuine one-size-fits-all solution. Besides, cheap kits won’t always do what you need (see above).

    What's the best home CCTV system for me?

    There really is no out-of-the-box solution. We can give you a rough estimate over the phone, let’s say, three cameras - front of the house, side and back. But, we always need to follow up with a survey. It may mean you pay less than the estimate, if your circumstances dictate!
    "Please pass on my thanks for the install today. I am over [the] moon with the work and how good Darren was at explaining everything. So a big THANKYOU to Darren and to Ashley."
    J Green
    Southend-on-Sea
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    "Anyone can screw a security camera on a wall, but the position of a camera can be critical and should be positioned to get the optimal view and not just where it will be easier to install. Use qualified professionals to design and install your home CCTV system and get it right first time!"
    Richard Crane
    CCTV Manager
    Home CCTV in your hand

    Can I check the CCTV images on my mobile and tablet?

    Yes! You can control your CCTV system while you’re away. It’s even possible to stream directly from your cameras to your phone or tablet. So you can check when your kids got back from school, see if they are doing their homework or check if your Granny has got up and eaten breakfast!

    What about hidden cameras?

    Hidden or covert cameras allow you to keep an eye on caregivers or other home employees. Maybe you’re unsure of your new babysitter, or you may suspect your cleaner of theft. A hidden spy camera will present you with hard evidence of any misdemeanours. Read more about covert cameras.

    Can I have a wireless CCTV camera?

    A wireless CCTV camera is just not feasible in a home setting. Wireless CCTV cameras use too much power for a battery to last long enough. Your mobile phone battery doesn’t last all day so why would you expect a security camera, running 24 hours a day to last a week!

    Besides wireless CCTV systems are more vulnerable to blocking, interference and hacking.

    Can we have the system monitored? And is maintenance required?

    Regular maintenance is critical to keep your home alarm system fit for purpose. Your alarm will last for years but, rather like your car, it needs regular servicing. Blake offer you the option of using our NSI Gold monitoring partners, Southern Monitoring to monitor your property 24/7. With this and a few more criteria in place, you will qualify for automatic Police response! Find out more about our monitoring service here.

    Beat the Burglar - securing your home is all about peace of mind

    Many people leave their homes vulnerable to intruders. Thankfully there are a number of simple measures you can put in place to keep the burglars OUT!

    Click to download the eBook and learn how to keep your home secure.
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    CCTV Approvals

    Richard Crane - CCTV Manager
    Richard Crane
    CCTV Manager
    Your security is a priority and to keep up with British Standards we ensure our managers and engineers attend regular training so the CCTV systems we design and install are always fit for purpose.

    So for CCTV we have both NSI Gold AND SSAIB approval along with recognition from the Police and Insurance companies. We are qualified to plan, design, install, commission, maintain and monitor the CCTV system that is perfect for your home.

    This approval confirms that the CCTV system we install for you will be of the highest quality, the service we provide matches that and your system will comply with all the relevant regulations. Our track record speaks for itself; we have a host of happy clients, across Essex, London and neighbouring counties.

    As a family-run business we are large enough to do the job properly yet small enough to provide a personal touch. Our polite engineers and surveyors are supported by knowledgeable experts back at HQ in Southend.

    Dedication to Accreditation

    Why you should choose Blake Fire & Security to design, install and maintain your alarm system
    Long track record - our family-run firm has been installing burglar alarms since 2002. We're going nowhere, your guarantee will be honoured!
    Dedication to Accreditation - if we're not qualified to provide a service we won't offer it to you! Simple.
    Experience & Expertise - we're professional and fully qualified so you get the system that is perfect for your circumstances.
    Who is in your home or premises? - your engineer is always trustworthy, polite and fully qualified, with regular checks to ensure this.
    Quality workmanship and service - we're passionate about your security, our standard of work and the way we deliver it to you.
    Blake Fire & Security Systems have both NSI Gold and SSAIB approval! This means you get:
    Bespoke systems - designed to perfectly fit your family's requirements or the needs of your business.
    Highest quality systems - we only provide systems that last and look good.
    Police and Insurance recognition - our work is guaranteed to be of the highest standard, both Police and Insurance companies acknowledge this.
    Regular and reliable monitoring and maintenance - ensure your system is working in your time of need AND someone is always watching over your home or business!

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      Domestic and commercial clients trust Blake's dedication to accreditation. We always meet or exceed the latest quality standards.
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