FAQ

FAQ

What geographical areas do you cover?
Harrison Security Systems Ltd installs and maintains both residential and commercial security systems in North West England. We are based in Greater Manchester with easy access to Lancashire, Derbyshire, Liverpool, North Wales and the surrounding areas.  However, if you would like us to travel further afield, please contact us on 0161 979 0810.

CCTV

What does CCTV mean?
CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television. Harrison Security Systems Ltd can fit CCTV to any residential or commercial property, providing surveillance of your home or business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Is CCTV is only used to protect business premises or homes of the rich and famous? 
No, CCTV can be installed both inside and/or outside any property. Whatever the size, we can provide tailored security packages to suit your specific needs.

Which CCTV systems do you use?
Harrison Security Systems Ltd is able to install and maintain a comprehensive range of video security makes and models, but we do recommend the following manufacturers: Sony, PSG (Professional Security Group) and Samsung Security.

How can I see what the CCTV is recording?
CCTV systems come with the option of remote access via your smart phones or PCs. It doesn’t have to be linked up to a monitoring station, enabling you to watch what is happening at your property live at any time.

Intruder Alarms

How much do you charge to install a burglar alarm in a residential property?
We install burglar alarms into properties of many different sizes and location. Before we could provide a price to install an alarm or security system we would need to come along to your property and undertake a full site survey and security risk assessment, all free of charge, with installation costs the most competitive around.

How much do you charge to maintain a burglar alarm in a residential property?
Prices start at £65.00 (incl. VAT). However, this will very much depend on the type of security system you have and how complex it is.

How long will it take to install a burglar alarm in a residential property?
Typically it can take a few hours to install a standard burglar alarm in to a residential property, but if you require a complex security system it could take a number of days. Once we have completed a site survey and risk assessment, we will be able to tell you how long the installation is likely to take.

Would you be able to install a burglar alarm or security system over a weekend?
Of course, Harrison Security Systems we are happy to work around a schedule to suit you and installations can take place over a weekend, in both residential and commercial properties. 

What type of commercial properties can you install a security system in?
We really can install intruder alarms, CCTV or access control systems into any type of property residential or commercial. Examples of business premises we have worked on include: business centres, solicitors, breweries, office buildings, warehouses, garages and retail shops and outlets.

What Burglar alarm systems does HS Systems use?
We prefer to use security products produced by the following manufacturers: Texecom, Pyronix and Honeywell.  Harrison Security Systems Ltd are trained in the installation and maintenance of all of their security alarm systems, including control panels, sensors, key pads etc. We use hard wired and wireless burglar alarm systems.

Are the burglar alarms complicated to use?
We ensure that the alarm system we install is suitable for your premises and meets your specific requirements, we will make sure that you are able to use the security system, most makes and models these days are very straight forward to use. They can use a simple swipe fob or remote button or even a code number.

What happens if the burglar alarm goes off accidently or even worse, what happens if it is in the middle of the night?
Panic not! All you need to do is call us on 0161 979 0810. Harrison Security Systems Ltd offers a 24 hour emergency call out service so help is only a phone call away.

Will the burglar alarm look unsightly?
We use many different makes and models of burglar alarms and we will make sure we find one specifically suitable for your property. Many of the products we use are discreet and can be hidden away, out of sight including keypads, movement detectors and sounders. We can even hide a camera in everyday household objects!

Access Control

Do you supply and install electric gates and entry systems?
Yes, this is what we refer to as ‘Access Control.’ We are able to install electronic access control systems into both residential and commercial properties. The will allow home or business owners to determine who can have access to a property.

Can you ensure that only specific people have access to certain parts of a building?
Absolutely, we can tailor a security system to meet your specific needs and we can ensure that certain individuals only have access to the areas of your business they are required to enter. This can be done via key pads, fob or card entry or even via finger print recognition. 

Are there any additional services you offer?
Yes, in addition to the installation of burglar alarms, CCTV and Access Control systems we also install Fire alarms into residential and commercial properties.