Security for business

Intruder alarms for business

There is a high price to pay if your business is disrupted by criminals. That’s why you need to safeguard your premises with the right commercial intruder alarm. Christie Intruder Alarms has been supporting businesses of all sizes for 40 years. 

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Why install a commercial Intruder Alarm System? 

Intruder alarms for commercial properties differ significantly in their requirements than those of homes. For business security, the start point should always be risk management and crime prevention, rather than loss prevention. 

It is impossible to recoup all the losses that crime can cost a business through insurance and it is extremely difficult to quantify the repercussion costs, such as the value of the data on the computer and the loss of customer goodwill.  

An intruder alarm is the first step in risk management. 

We can help you meet insurance requirements with commercial security 

Most insurance companies insist that business premises are protected by an intruder alarm system. 

CIA’s team of qualified system designers can devise an insurance approved system for anything from a small shop to a high specification bank.  Our designers understand insurance terminology and all the relevant BS/EN Standards and are fully conversant with risk reports.   

If required, they will even act as intermediary between the business and the insurance company. 

Why choose a Christie Intruder Alarms commercial security system? 

We pride ourselves delivering a premium service to all our customers, whatever the size of the job.  We understand that you have a business to run and take care to minimise any disruption while we undertake the installation. 

We also guarantee our level of service by: 

  • Extensively researching and quality testing all products we use to ensure that they are the very best available
  • Ensuring our staff are all qualified and we are committed to on-going training (read about our training) and security vetted (read more
  • Being judged the best security installation company for customer service in the UK at the Security Excellence Awards! 

We work this way because we believe these hidden benefits work much better for the customer. 

How does installation work? 

We have been installing alarms and delivering excellent after-sales service for over 40 years. 

Our commercial security experts and technicians are trained and qualified to guide you through all the steps involved in securing your business. It starts with a free professional security assessment. Then, we guarantee to install your intruder alarm as sympathetically as possible… read more about our employee training and development 

We understand that working in your business may seem inconvenient and take care to carry out the installation with the minimum disruption, and always clear up afterwards. 

CIA operates throughout the South, including Berkshire, Dorset, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire in addition to the County where we’re based, Hampshire. 

Frequently asked questions about commercial intruder alarms 

Any system you install should cover all the major weak points in your premises, which means you’ll need the right amount of PIR movement sensors, a control panel and an external alarm. Ideally, you should work with a reputable security service provider that includes a warranty for the equipment and after-sales care as part of their service. You may be tempted by budget equipment or cheap service providers. For the best protection and customer experience, only use NSI NACOSS Gold certified suppliers.
You can ensure even greater protection for your business with remote monitoring. Security professionals can monitor your premises from professional monitoring centres 24/7, which means that if an alarm is triggered, they can act instantly. Monitored alarms are linked to monitoring centres (otherwise known as an Alarm Receiving Centre) via IP Network or cellular network, or both.
Smoke Cloak is a security fog system that can be linked to an intruder alarm. Within seconds of the alarm being tripped, an impenetrable cloud of fog (which can also be DNA marked) engulfs the space, and protects everything. It is definitely a good solid investment.
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  • Mr Johnstone, Priory School Southsea, Hampshire

    Another great job – Many thanks.

  • Mr D S Freezer Bognor Regis, West Sussex

    Your people have been Helpful – Honest – Informative – Perfect, Thank you.

  • Mrs J Gxxxx Southampton, Hampshire

    Technician and office always pleasant.

  • Alan Jones – Newbury, Berkshire

    We always receive excellent service from CIA. We appreciated the text ‘reminder’ about the service appointment.

  • Mrs E Mxxxxx Havant, Hampshire

    Engineer was polite, well groomed and very helpful. Even my husband who is partially sighted understood how to use the system. The engineer even used the vacuum cleaner.

  • Dr Dxxxxx Rowlands Castle, Hampshire

    When I need help it is available (with a smile, inferred by the telephone conversation!)

  • Mr A Dxxxxxx Chichester, West Sussex

    The same technician has serviced our system several times.  He knows us and he knows the system.  Always helpful, friendly, cheerful and professional.

  • Mr L********* Rowlands Castle, Hampshire

    CIA are easy to contact and their staff are helpful.

  • Mr A Sharp Reading, Berkshire

    Pleasant engineer who provided an efficient service.

  • Mr I Dxxxxx Midhurst, West Sussex

    Good service, friendly staff.