As a commercial client, we can help you finance your new fire, intruder, CCTV or access control system.  We work closely with Siemens Financial Services who have over 50 years experience of delivering competitive and flexible solutions.  Finance can be offered across our full range of fire, intruder, CCTV and access control systems on 3, 4 or 5 year terms.

Financing your project with Siemens Financial Services allows you to preserve precious capital and improve operational efficiency, which means your business benefits from reduced operational and maintenance cost over time. No need to put up with false alarms or poor CCTV images any longer and the savings generated can then be used to effectively fund the investment.

Buying equipment outright ties money up in an asset which will depreciate over time.  Payments are spread over a contracted period, to help simplify the budgeting process and improve cashflow.  There are tax advantages, access to the latest technology with the ability to upgrade at any time and it protects existing credit lines.  If you are upgrading or require a new fire, intruder, CCTV or access control system, contact the office HERE to discuss your project further.

Siemens Financial Services Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  Firm reference number 204547.



Protection of people, business continuity and reputation

Restaurants are considered to be relatively critical zones in a hotel due to the various ignition sources such as candles, or cooking and frying at the table and the number of guests present. Depending on the room dimensions and the expected deceptive phenomena, smoke detectors or ASA neural fire detectors with the combination smoke/heat are recommended for monitoring restaurant areas.

In the event of a fire, alerting and evacuating all parties at risk in good time has the highest priority. A fire protection system is needed that guarantees rapid, reliable fire detection and activates both the alarm devices and the relevant fire control installations.

Early warning of a fire is essential; not only for protecting people, but also for ensuring business continuity and the reputation of the hotel. However, unnecessary evacuation activities due to false alarms must be avoided.  To learn more on fire protection in restaurants and hotels, download for free the Siemens guidance here


Bellmac’s reputation and turnover continues to grow in 2020

Local fire and security company Bellmac Fire and Security has reported record growth in 2020 with turnover increasing by 83%.

Established in 2017 and based in Witton Gilbert, Durham, the business was the idea of Michael Boland, Ben Forster and Michael Nice.  All three entrepreneurs had extensive experience of working within the fire and security industry both for local and national companies.  It was during that time that they recognised the opportunity  for a new fire and security business to be based in the North East to serve local customers.

What makes Bellmac so successful though, is that from the outset it has been structured to serve customers of all sizes and demands.  Michael Nice, former Director of Key and National accounts at the Securus Group and the Commercial  Director at Bellmac, explained “what we wanted to do was to provide the very best operational service delivery to national and local clients within the North East.  We had experienced at first hand how large national fire and security companies failed to deliver the standard of customer service required on the ground, whilst at the same time smaller companies had neither the infrastructure or compliance experience to operate in what can be a demanding market.”

The 3 entrepreneurs believed there was a gap for a well structured, financed local supplier.  They established the business with all the accreditations you would find at a much larger organisation, recruited the very best engineers they knew within the industry and put the customer and engineering at the centre of their delivery.

Ben Forster Bellmac’s Service Director explained “it is well known that our industry often forget that the most important part of the business is to put the right person in front of the right panel.  It was crucial that we focussed on the skill and experience of our engineers which is why we recruited the people we did.  Ongoing training and development of our engineers is what makes us stand out from our competition.  Having van stock at min/max levels, a local hub and above all the correct level of test and diagnostic equipment for each engineer, means we can often solve customer’s problems first time with as little inconvenience to them as possible”

This story would not be completed though without Bellmac’s Sales and Ops Director Michael Boland.  Well known within the industry for his high standards, integrity and a talent matched by no other to understand what the customer needs, Michael summed up what Bellmac is all about.  “It is a business that puts the customer at the centre of the operation and supports that function by ensuring we have the correct processes in place and highly skilled engineers, with the right equipment, to resolve customers problems first time.  We do what we say we are going to do and we do it to the right standard every time.”

This growing local North East company has exciting plans for 2021 which at the moment they are staying tight lipped about, but you can rest assured at the very heart of those plans will be their customers needs and the skills of their engineers.