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the best aerial, satellite and CCTV installer in Sheffield

The best aerial installation, satellite installation and CCTV installation team in Sheffield?

Well, it’s AB Aerials of course!

But don’t take our word for it! We were thankful to be invited back by our customers who share their stories about the excellent customer service, product knowledge and quality workmanship that goes into every AB Aerials installation!

Satellite installation in Sheffield – A delighted customer!

This happy customer in Sheffield was delighted with his satellite installation and configuration. The homeowner wanted to watch football from abroad and with our help, he can now enjoy his favourite sports directly through his satellite! Check out our satellite installation pages for more information on this service.

Aerial installation in Sheffield – a testimonial from a repeat customer.

This customer was thrilled to invite us back to her home after successfully installing a new aerial in the property. We have returned again to offer new services for her home to ensure maximum enjoyment of her TV and AV equipment, along with home security, through the means of CCTV installation on the property.

The benefits of CCTV installation – why you could consider a CCTV installation at your property.

A secure home is a happy home, and it is becoming more frequent that we get requests for CCTV installation across the Sheffield region. This homeowner was delighted with our service and the added peace of mind a well equipped and modern CCTV installation can bring to the home. Are you considering a CCTV installation on your property? Then don’t leave the site without checking out our CCTV installation page!

 

The best CCTV, Aerial & Satellite installation company in Sheffield.

These are just a selection of our hundreds of delighted customers across the Sheffield region. You can see more of our 5-Star Google rated reviews over on the review page, which we are proud to say puts us up there with the best for customer service, quality and delivery.

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Home security: three effective ways to add increased security within your property.

Increasingly, customers are requesting a holistic package of measures to increase levels of security around the home. So in order to meet demand AB Aerials offer a high-value range of products to meet these needs

Initially, a thorough survey is conducted in order to determine the best security option for the customer. The choice of the three products, shown below, can be offered as part of a package (including all three) or individually installed.

  1. CCTVThis is a very popular product which is becoming ever more affordable. We offer a number of different types of cameras (IP, PTZ etc) but the one best suited for domestic use is a 2.1-megapixel anti-vandal dome camera giving great HD video quality with Infra-Red night vision up to 30 metres. Standard fitting of a 1 Terabyte Hard Drive gives 7 to 10 days recording time and the additional memory capacity can be installed on request. This is a SMART system which means image viewing a functionality can be seen and controlled from a phone or tablet. Additional features include CCTV warning signage, microphones and emailing functionality.increased security in the home
  2. Indoor Security Cameras

Again this is a SMART operating installation which means images can be seen from around the world as well as functionality. AB Aerials offer a range of cameras (stick, bulb or oval) with high quality video imagery and provide for “talk back” audio over the internet which means conversations can be had via the cameras.

  Stick Bulb Oval
SD card included     Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes
Ethernet Port     Yes
Magnetic Base Yes Yes Yes
Talk Back Yes Yes Yes

Features include

  • Powered by mini USB
  • Mobile phone secure app control
  • Unique “sound wave” camera to phone pairing (No QR code required)
  • HD performance
  • Built-in LED for high quality night time vision
  • Can support 15 user accounts
  • Supports SD cards up to 32GB
  • Alarm mode reminders
  • Unique video lock so that system remains secure even if your phone is lost

3. Wireless Alarms Systems

Not only can this be employed as a stand alone security but integrated with a CCTV system thus further increasing the security of your home.

Why is this such a great product? The answer is two fold. Firstly, it is wireless which makes it easy and quick to install and secondly, that due to its “smartness” it can be operated from phones and tablets in and away from the house in a number of ways.

By downloading the app and adding the smart alarm system to it full functionality can be controlled from a phone/tablet. Hence, entrance and exit delays can be set as well as the easy addition of extra users if needs be. A key fob is also provided which is push button operated that arms/disarms the system, sets the night time or “Home” mode and makes provision for an “SOS but button which is utilised in the case of a personal attack (heaven forbid). A SIM card can be installed in the “controller” which automatically notifies designated appointees of an incident. Finally, there is a more traditional keypad which can also arm and disarm the system by punching in a PIN code

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Additionally, other devices can be added such as a siren (external alarm box) which gives off a 110 dB ear busting noise and smart plugs that can regulate when lights come on and off when the customer is away. In all a great piece of kit which be fitted in no time and very minimal disruption.

Did you know?

AB Aerials are the leading CCTV installation team in the Sheffield region. We have an unrivalled 5-star review collection and we pride ourselves on transparency and customer service. To find out more about our services please do visit our CCTV installation page or contact us for a no quibble chat about your home security needs.


Keeping the bogey man at bay - your guide to wireless alarm systems!

There are loads of “buzz” words out there like “knowledge transfer”, “on point” and “synergy” which are at best baffling and at worst skin crawlingly irksome!! But what the hey, I’m going to join the party as AB Aerials is a progressive business and by “thinking outside the box” we can suggest “on key” products and services by taking a “holistic approach” in giving our customers the best and most relevant experience they can have.

Basically what all that “gumpf” means is that we can offer a greater range of stuff using ladders.

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Times they are a-changing

Seriously though it is true that in order to stay afloat as a business you have to adapt and change. With this in mind, around seven years ago AB Aerials began installing CCTV systems as well as aerials and satellite dishes. Since then the CCTV products have improved and become so user-friendly that images are super HD quality and customers can trace activity, not only through monitors and televisions, but also on mobile and tablet devices.

So to carry on this evolutionary time line we can now bring to the table a similarly easy to use “smart alarm system”.

Not only can this be employed as a stand alone security system (as can be testified by my parents) but integrated with a CCTV system thus further increasing the security of your home.

What is a smart alarm system?

What is a smart alarm system and why is it such a good product?

The answer is two-fold. Firstly, it is wireless which makes it easy and quick to install and secondly, that due to its “smartness” it can be operated from phones and tablets in and away from the house in a number of ways.

See the maxxone smart alarm system here as an example of the hardware we install.

By downloading the app and adding the smart alarm system to it, full functionality can be controlled from a phone/tablet. Hence, entrance and exit delays can be set as well as the easy addition of extra users if needs be. A key fob is also provided which is push button operated that arms/disarms the system, sets the night time or “Home” mode and makes provision for a “SOS but button which is utilised in the case of a personal attack (heaven forbid). A SIM card can be installed in the “controller” which automatically notifies designated appointees of an incident. Finally, there is a more traditional key pad which can also arm and disarm the system by punching in a PIN code

Additional extras to your smart alarm system

Additionally, other devices can be added such as a siren (external alarm box) which gives off a 110 dB ear busting noise and smart plugs that can regulate when lights come on and off when the customer is away. In all a great piece of kit which be fitted in no time and very minimal disruption.

It’s not only peace of mind that customers are wanting but also a system that easy to use, value for money and most of all effective! To offer up one more buzz phrase this smart alarm system “ticks all the boxes”.

AB Aerials – the leading choice in home security installation

AB Aerials are proud to install aerials, satellites, CCTV and home security across Sheffield and South Yorkshire. Our industry-leading customer reviews guarantee customer satisfaction and a job well done!

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Should I install CCTV on my property?

So many CCTV questions. Should I install CCTV? Why is everybody getting CCTV? Is CCTV an acronym for Cheese, Cucumber and Tomato (the best) Vegetarian sandwich option? I don’t know, I just don’t know. However, I’m going to base the remainder of this blog on the assumption that CCTV stands for closed circuit television. Onwards.

We install several CCTV systems in domestic and business properties across Sheffield and South Yorkshire. For More information please do check out the CCTV installation page. 

At face value, the installation of a CCTV system is a “no-brainer “for those people who have either been touched by the hand of the unscrupulous or for those members of the public who want to be proactive in crime prevention.

The Boys in Blue extol the virtues of CCTV and at the beginning of 2018 the Head of the Met, Sir Bernard Hogan Howe, said “more homeowners should install cameras outside their homes, particularly at eye level, so that facial recognition could be used to identify criminals”. But what are the costs and benefits of splashing out on a beady eye to the world?

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Why should I install CCTV in my home?

The number one reason to install CCTV is to deter and prevent crime. Isn’t it? Any thief would take the path of least resistance. So in terms of CCTV a property with no system sitting next door to a house covered in cameras is more likely to picked off. Stands to reason.

Domestic CCTV systems – wired or wireless?

A well-designed infrastructure can provide 100% coverage with multiple cameras keeping an eye on each other’s blind spots. Nowadays systems can be either wired or wireless depending on your budget but wireless systems can be subject to “drop out” due to an interrupted internet connection with the loss of coverage. Also, relatively cheap cameras can give a high resolution, giving great definition on images and videos as well as good quality night vision recordings.

CCTV For Business – the added benefits

In terms of a business scenario, and with a guilty nod to George Orwell’s “1984”, cameras can create discipline amongst staff and prevent possibilities of wrong doing and encourage good behaviour in a Big Brother style. That’s good – I think??

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Recordings can assist in law enforcement which Sir Bernard alluded to which can help in identifying criminals, highlight anti-social behaviour and even liability at traffic incidents.

But the big question is “Will it stop crime”? Well I can add my six penneth now and can say without fear of contradiction that….. “The jury’s out”. A University of Leicester report states that “CCTV systems are the biggest deterrent effect in pre-planned crime”.  This means that a camera’s visibility may prevent a house form being targeted. But Police advise households that more effective security for a property is getting security lighting, alarm systems and getting better door locks for entry points when it comes to the opportunist tea leaf.

CCTV privacy awareness

There are privacy issues that have to be observed in terms of contravening the Data Protection Act (DPA) please ref previous CCTV blog when installing CCTV. Consideration has to be made in the scope of the cameras and coverage which may spill on to public land or through the neighbour’s bedroom window. It’s prudent to fix signage up to notify all and sundry their image is being captured when on your property. Fairs, fair.

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How much does CCTV installation cost?

At AB Aerials we offer free advice as to the best CCTV security system to install, where to locate cameras and the importance of public privacy in relation to the DPA. Costs for a basic domestic system start from £195 with a two-year guarantee.

See our CCTV installation page for more information!

Contact us today for any questions you have regarding our CCTV installation and other services.


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How much should a new aerial cost?

Online there are a gazillion aerial, satellite and CCTV companies that eulogise bargain basement offers. You can take the view that these are genuinely great opportunities or sceptically too good to be true. So just how much should a new aerial cost?

For example, a competitor of mine in Sheffield is stating a “digital” aerial installation for £38 and a CCTV installation for £99. Remarkable as the cost of materials is greater than the overall work!

When I’m shopping around for products and services I’m looking for value for money, that is, in cake terms, “worth the calories”. Money well spent is the whole package including what you’re actually offering as a product as well the services. This includes the initial contact experience of a web page landing or a personal phone call, to turning up on time, clearing up after yourself and making sure everything works prior to leaving. The standard of the service should not change for any customer.

The only variable should be the different price of products.

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The whole process must be seen in terms of the customer. Lack of knowledge is vulnerability which is often exploited by the unscrupulous. A friendly tone and helpful guiding hand on how to tune a television or how to playback recordings on a CCTV recorder cost nothing but are priceless to a customer lacking in confidence.

At AB Aerials we gain customers attention and confidence by offering incentives such as:

  • No vat charge
  • 2 year guarantees
  • Free call outs for surveys and diagnostics
  • After sales service
  • Phone lines open until 10pm and answered straight away

 

The right package for you

A range of products are available to suit the individual’s purse but all are industry approved from cables and aerials to CCTV cameras. The difficult part is to give an exact cost to a customer without actually going to see the job. How long is piece of string? Even if we say costs start from £x customers often take it that £x is the actual price of the job!

Nobody should be afraid to ask for a no obligation quote/survey which is of course mutually beneficial.

Additionally, when embarking on costly project such as multiple television points or a 4 camera CCTV install it goes without saying to get a number of quotes. Look for the company that gives you value for money. It may be the cheapest option but rarely. Ask yourself the question “will a £38 aerial” or “£99 CCTV install” really give you what you’re looking for? What you want to pay is what you want to pay but don’t expect a Rolls Royce for the price of a bicycle.

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How can we help you? Contact us for your satellite, aerial and CCTV requirements. We will talk you through the options available to you and will never offer something that is completely unsuitable for your needs.

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CCTV INSTALLATIONS


Giving you safety and security for your home and workplace


AB Aerials offer the opportunity to introduce state of the art security systems at affordable prices.

All our CCTV installations engineers are City & Guilds qualified and are Registered Digital Installers so you can be confident that whatever you require will be dealt with competently and effectively to give you peace of mind.

Recent advances in technology has meant greater quality imaging for less money and the storage of CCTV images much easier to access. AB Aerials provide the best possible and cost effective service from a single covert CCTV camera to multiple camera installation making us one of the leading and most popular installers of CCTV systems in South Yorkshire.

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Our CCTV Services

We install a range of different technologies to suit your budget including:

  • High resolution analogue cameras
  • HD cameras
  • Mega pixel IP systems
  • Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras
  • Wireless technology cameras

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Key Benefits of Our CCTV Installation Service Include

All systems are user friendly and can accessed from your tablet, mobile phone or from the comfort of your lounge through the TV

To ensure a neat and tidy job all cabling is hidden or put in to trunking

All cameras are vandal proof

Microphones fitted

We offer data cabling solutions so that HD images from your cameras can be received in any room of the house

Any number of cameras installed with associated recording equipment

Night vision incorporated as standard

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What our clients say about using AB Aerials

  • I would highly recommend AB Aerials. They were on time which is rare these days, very friendly and reassuring. The price was very competitive and they worked quickly and did the job perfectly as I requested.

    Ann Hannon
    Ann Hannon
    Grenoside
  • AB Aerials were superb. Professional, punctual and totally reliable. Offered the best solution at a cheaper price than others. I would definitely recommend A B Aerials to anyone.

    John Dolby
    John Dolby
    Nottingham
  • My husband and I wanted an extra Sky box set up for our daughter's bedroom. Mr Walker did an excellent job which seemed to take no time at all. His rate of pay was reasonable also. We would thoroughly recommend Mr Walker and AB Aerials.

    Mrs. M Ingram
    Mrs. M Ingram
    Worcester
  • Communication was excellent, and all work was carried out in a timely professional manner. Completion of the work was thorough.

    Rachel Prescott
    Rachel Prescott
    Loxley

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Need peace of mind? A deterrent to would be intruders?  Then trust AB Aerials to add security to your home.

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