The RISCO Smart Home Gateway lets you connect an array of wireless smart devices that will provide you with the capability to control various household appliances seamlessly through your smartphone from anywhere using the same iRISCO app that securely controls your professionally installed RISCO intruder alarm system. Home automation has been around since 1975 when […]
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Killing a Relative…
Our RISCO regional sales manager came in to see us recently to introduce some new products. We got talking about the advantages of the RISCO Cloud service and the RISCO VUpoint IP cameras that integrate with the LightSYS2™ and Agility3™ award winning control panels when he remembered that he needed to check up on a […]
RISCO Cloud – powered by Microsoft Azure – supplied by Security First (UK)
RISCO has pioneered Cloud services for the intruder alarm industry. With several million dollars invested in their proprietary axesplus™ cloud based access control platform they were in a prime position to introduce cloud based monitoring and smartphone app control to the intruder alarm market. This is why they are leaps and bounds ahead of the […]
CCTV – HD-TVI or IP – Which to Choose?
We find that most end users aren’t interested in the specifics of a CCTV system. They just want to be able to view and record certain areas. Frame rates, recording quality, compression and recording capacity generally aren’t of interest; just the price. Unfortunately people just don’t find security very interesting..! For those of you that […]
Live Video Verification – What is it?
When an intruder alarm activates, either sending a message directly to the premises owner or keyholder, or a signal to an Alarm Receiving Centre where a professional operator processes the alert, no one can actually be sure whether a real intrusion has occurred or whether it is a false alarm. Of course, if “confirmation technology” […]
Access Control Systems with Biometrics
At Security First (UK) we have been installing access control systems for more than 20 years and are extremely proud of our design and installation heritage. We predominantly install Paxton access control systems although we have installed many other brands over the years, depending on the client’s specific requirements. We continuously choose Paxton access control […]
Why Use an SSAIB Registered Firm?
After reading the latest issue of SSAIB News (2014), a newsletter/magazine that is sent to registered SSAIB installers each year, we found out that the SSAIB have commissioned a video aimed at the end-user/consumer, to help explain why using a registered firm is important. Suddenly excited for a free promotional video that should aid our […]
Funky Intruder Alarms – Picture and Video Verification from Security First (UK)
It’s not often that you can get excited about an intruder alarm system. People might spend £100k on a high-end AV home entertainment system in their £2million property but would balk at spending £1k on an intruder alarm system that will keep their family and possessions safe and secure. After all, intruder alarms are boring […]
RISCO Agility 3 – Cloud based self monitoring
RISCO’s Agility™ 3 is a feature packed fully wireless intruder alarm system with a host of exciting functionality not usually found in our conservative industry. Using RISCO’s high-security cloud server the system can send email and picture alerts to your smartphone. Using the free RISCO smartphone app or webserver you can control your alarm system […]
Wireless Alarms with Picture Verification
Just as we all (should) know that it’s not good practise to upgrade any software (PC, phone etc) with a first release new version due to the inevitable bugs, we also don’t like installing newly released security systems without waiting a good few months to hear about the problems that other companies have found! So […]