Home CCTV …your very own Big Brother

There’s no escaping it, CCTV cameras are everywhere! They have become a common sight over recent years, the first street surveillance was in the seaside town of Bournemouth back in 1985. Nowadays you can find them on every high street, from pubs to shops, car parks to office blocks, talk about Big Brother watching you 🙂 ! They offer reassurance to a lot of us as we feel they act as a deterrent against crime, and as such they are becoming a popular choice for homeowners, an Englishman’s home is his castle after all….

It’s not difficult to install a CCTV system into your home and the temptation for many of us would be to rush off and buy a DIY kit, we Brits love a bit of DIY don’t we 🙂  This may well take minutes to install (unless it’s flat-packed from IKEA!!!), but as the main purpose of CCTV is to ensure that in the unfortunate event of an incident the system will provide you with enough clear images, you need to know that you’ve got it right.

If you are looking to install a home CCTV system, why not let us help you to decide on what’s best for you? The components for any system are the same, you will need a camera, lens and monitor, you then need to decide whether you want a wired or wireless system…our experts will guide you through this, as well as helping choose the correct position for the camera, ensuring it complies with privacy laws, let’s face it the neighbours aren’t going to be happy if they have a camera pointed over their garden fence….!

Our team of experts will ensure that the installation is carried out with minimum disruption, and the work carries a 100% satisfaction guarantee, also, in addition to the manufacturer’s warranty we will give a 5 year warranty on the works that we carry out – not bad eh 🙂 ??! So, if you are thinking of having a home CCTV system installed, talk to us, you can call us free on 0333 900 0101 we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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Popcorn anyone…..??

Do you ever, like me, think how great it would be, if at the end of a stressful working week you could come home to a state of the art home cinema to chillax with your family and friends?? It’s not as indulgent as it sounds, and not necessarily something you can only afford after a lottery win or a successful flutter on the horses….! It is a project that can be achieved on a relatively modest budget.

Obviously, undertaking a project like this will need some careful planning, let’s face it, if you’re going to invest you’ll want to get it right! All too often people find that they have wasted money on a system that isn’t what they expected, by which time it’s too late to get your money back! You need to put in the research to ensure you get what’s right for you and your home, or else you can call on an experienced company like ACCL who have the expertise to assist you in obtaining your dream from planning to installation to ensure that you get the maximum from your investment. Firstly, you will need to decide on where you’re going to put it!……your living room?….or what about the garage? you know, the space where you should put the car but more often than not becomes a dumping ground…..?!! It’s actually easier and cheaper than you think to convert the space.

What is it that you want to achieve? What’s your budget? and what is best suited to the space you have available? We can help with all this…. Ultimately you want the best cinema experience, with the best possible sound and vision in a space that still looks like home! Seating and mood lighting also figure in getting everything perfect, and, let’s face it, it needs to be easy to use….! We believe that everything should be accessible from one simple to use remote or touch screen control, no hunting down the back of the sofa for that one elusive remote…..! the installation should also be discreet and securely stored away. Cable management is important, with cables being run ensuring there are no kinks or bends which would interfere with the sound/visual quality, not on view but easily accessible should the need arise.

Something you’re interested in? Why not check out our website for a comprehensive look at our services and see if we can help http://www.network-data-cabling.co.uk/residential/home-automation-installers or call us free for a no obligation chat…0333 900 0101

The only thing left for you to do now is to decide who’s getting in the popcorn….. 🙂

Clash of the 2 Tonnes – Week 17……

…..and finally the end is in sight 🙂

The boss has decided to give himself just another 4 weeks, and let’s be honest, he’s the only one who’s been taking it seriously…..! The girls now physically squirm when I ask them for an update, things are not going that well…. 🙂

Dee has ‘fessed up that she is still completely off the diet wagon, and has been struggling since Easter!! She has been telling me that she’ll ‘definitely’ be back on it on Monday….she has been saying that for the past 3 weeks 🙂 problem is, she gets herself in a state building herself up to it, that she ends up eating twice as much…..! I understand, I hate food wastage, so you end up eating all of the bad things out of the cupboards and fridge in readiness….remind me someone, why do we put ourselves through this??? shouldn’t we just embrace the body God has given us??!!

Sally has, it has to be said, made more of an effort on the exercise front….biking and painting like a woman possessed! as a result she is aching like buggery all over (her words 🙂 !!!) The dog is a bit miffed as she has to keep moving around the house to avoid the paintbrush…..just the hall and front room left to do, then the whole house has had a makeover 🙂 need to work on yourself bird 🙂 oh, that sounded bitchy!

She had a slight misshap on the bike the other day, falling off after hurtling downhill at a rate of knots, trying to avoid an Oriental couple out walking with their dog, she got stuck in a high gear in the process, hit a small dip and landed on the muddy floor, legs akimbo….! It took a while to detangle herself from the brambles, whilst the couple just stood and watched…..bet they had a right laugh at your expense over dinner that night mate!  The scales have been avoided because to counteract the exercise, she has been scoffing sausage sandwiches and quaffing vats of wine. She is now worried that the fat will turn to muscle and she’ll end up looking too “Fatima Whitbreadish” !!

I’ve had a major falling out with my new best friend ‘My Fitness Pal’ and I have to say it was a pretty short lived alliance…..I blame the rain entirely though 🙂 I couldn’t get outside to do my 5 lots of 20 minute exercise, and frankly when the weather is shite (and it has been MORE than shite!!) I crave comfort food, washed down with wine 🙂  with this in mind I have realised that the only hope for me in my quest to lose weight is to move to sunnier climes…..

So, Wayne is now counting down the weeks and is still going all out…..the man is a total Lege!! Only the occasional treat of AN APPLE!!!! He didn’t go for this weeks weigh-in but was down 3lb last week so no doubt he’s still on track for losing his final stone…I was looking at the ACCL website the other day, where Wayne is in a video introducing the company, it’s hard to believe it’s the same guy….

Well girls, we have 4 weeks to join forces and give the Connors a run for his money….we can’t just take this lying down – unless we are being hand fed grapes and intraveously given wine 🙂