Security & Safety
Let Us Protect Your Business
Whether you’re moving into a new commercial premises or wish to improve the security of your current office or warehouse, Mr. Electric can provide the advice and technical support you need to keep your business safe. Our expert electricians will happily advise you on the best solutions and tailor them according to your company’s budget, whether it’s emergency lighting, outdoor security lights or electrical safety equipment.
Our specially trained engineers carry out emergency lighting tests as part of their routine inspections of commercial premises. Emergency lighting is needed in commercial buildings – and some domestic buildings – to ensure the safe evacuation of occupants in the event of an emergency. For this reason, all emergency lighting must be regularly checked, tested and maintained, while complying with fire safety and building regulations.
A flick test can and should be done routinely to make sure that the emergency lights are functioning. A flick test involves momentarily shutting off the main lighting to see if the emergency lights start up and work correctly.
Emergency lighting can be broken down into two sub-categories: emergency escape lighting and standby lighting.
Emergency escape lighting is used when leaving the property and/or attempting to resolve the situation. Only appropriately trained personnel should try to correct the issue. Escape route lighting should be followed to a safe meeting point in the event of a life-threatening emergency which requires immediate evacuation of the building.
Standby lighting is needed when power has been lost to the main lighting system but there is no risk to the people on the premises. This lighting is there to allow people within the building to continue as they usually would.
It is also important that your fire safety systems are checked regularly. They need to be able to work with the emergency lighting systems you have in place to ensure the safety of all people on the premises. Our engineers can check both systems at the same time to provide that valuable peace of mind to business owners, employees and customers.
Outdoor Security Lights
Businesses are a common target for thieves, but outdoor security lights can be a good way of deterring criminals from targeting your own company. At Mr. Electric, we can design a lighting solution that protects the security of your property, employees and customers alike. This could include floodlights, tree lights and car park lights, plus other features like motion sensors and intruder alarms that help to create a safe and secure commercial premise.
Damage from power surges is one of the leading causes of electrical equipment failure. For businesses, it is critical to be protected from surges that originate from both internal and external sources so they don’t hinder productivity or cause electrical hazards.
What causes power surges?
There are numerous causes of power surges, including lightning, problems with your utility company’s equipment, large appliances cycling power on and off, faulty wiring and fallen power lines.
What is at risk?
All items that have a microprocessor are at risk during a power surge. This includes items like computers, air conditioners, fax machines, scanners, printers, televisions, security systems, refrigerators, alarm systems, microwaves and telephones.
How can you protect your business against surges?
One of the best ways to protect your company against power surges is to invest in a surge protector. These relatively inexpensive devices limit the voltage supplied to an electrical appliance by shorting to ground or blocking any voltage that exceeds a safe threshold.
A surge protector will ensure your employees don’t lose valuable data, not to mention productivity, in the event of a power surge. It will also save you having to shell out potentially thousands of pounds on replacing expensive equipment that could be damaged beyond repair by a surge.
To find out how Mr. Electric can help your business with its security needs, give us a call today on 0800 7311 606.
I sadly cannot give one star. Lee Ives the managing director came out because someone else was on a job. He failed to recognise the make of Fuse Box so took a photo and sent to someone else. (It took me 2 mins to Google it and find the same information). I suggested it could be a faulty RCD (rccb) he suggested it could be a blown bulb. As he didn't have a spare RCD to add he went to move over a circuit and when he disconnected the hot tub the power worked again. He then left the hot tub disconnected and switched everything back on. He suggested we get a hot tub engineer as he doesn't fix them. He then charged us 75 for a total of 25min "work". The next day the same problem occurred... After some googling I tapped the rccb with a screw driver and it started working again. (the springs inside seize up sometimes). Wanting our clearly non faulty hot tub connecting and a new RCD (rccb) fitted we contacted mr.electric (Lee) said he would send someone the next day. He said a new RCD would be about 60. (I brought one from screwfix for 24). The electrician (not Lee) came and went to add the RCD that Lee had sent him with... It didn't FIT. (Lee should have googled it). Luckily the RCD I brought did fit. The electrician then connected this and reconnected the hot tub. Everything was now working. Lee wanted an additional 50. So in total for less than 1hours work, no parts (as we provided this), photography of the fuse box and some googling!! Lee wanted to charge 125. Unhappy we spoke to him on the phone. He told us it was a call out charge despite his website saying "no call out charge". He told us they came out twice.... We pointed out he clearly didn't know what he was doing. We did pay as the young electrician he sent on day 2 was competent and its not his fault. We will not be using them again and recommend others do not.
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