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Look after your commercial property

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You will want to rest assured that the electrics in your commercial premise – your office, school, restaurant, hotel – are working safely. To have peace of mind knowing the inconvenience and disruption to your business from electrical breakdowns and repairs can be limited and that you’re not losing money through an outdated and inefficient electrical system.

If you’re local, you might like to know about the range of services that we as Swindon electricians provide.

Did you know that 70-80% of businesses never reopen after a major disaster such as a fire? We can install fire alarms – mandatory for any business – compliant with fire regulations. Non-compliance of Fire regulations can incur hefty fines for businesses, so it’s important that you have this in place. We can offer you a consultation on fire protection at the design stage or advise on effective ways to upgrade your existing system.

EJS can install emergency lighting. The system will when correctly designed, installed and maintained, reduce the possibility of an accident or loss of life in the event of an electrical power loss. Again, this is a safety system required by law.

We of course do the basics – providing maintenance. Wiring needs to be checked and if necessary a partial or full rewiring implemented. Then there’s the Electrical Reports. We will check cables for wear and tear, hidden inside walls or in consumer units tucked away in cupboards. Our electricians will test all electrical items you have – including kettles, computers – plugging them into specialist PAT testing equipment. This records the status of those items, whether safe or faulty. If the former, the item is tagged with a green label, signed as ‘Passed’ and with the date of the check. These are important records for any insurance claims or Health and Safety compliance issues. If a defect is detected, electrical equipment can be replaced before it becomes a major problem and save you money down the line. An electrical mishap could well disrupt operations while you’re waiting to get it fixed.

Old or faulty wiring is potentially hazardous, one of the main causes of fire in the workplace. We will compile a full report of cables, switches and sockets on a regular basis. The Report will save you a lot of money and perhaps even lives.

We can offer you everything from simple checks to installing a fully rigged-up computer room and guarantee that we will be there for you in case of an emergency.

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Does your home need to Smart?

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If Smart Devices are not what you need, they could well be what you want. Smart devices are definitely the future. Here’s a round-up of gadgets you might need/want to install.

  1. Smart speakers. Systems like the Amazon Echo use an in-built microphone to listen to your voice commands. Ask ‘Alexa’ the Echo’s virtual assistant and ‘she’ will forecast the weather, relate the latest sports scores, convert pounds to kilograms, but more tellingly serve as a voice-controlled hub for your other smart gear. Other smart speakers exist, but the Amazon Echo Dot is a really good cheap start-off system. None of the smart speakers on the market are hi-fi quality, but the Dot can communicate with your superior hi-fi system.
  2. Smart thermostats talk to your boiler and can control radiators and water heating so that they can switch to an Away mode when you leave the house, saving you money. Or they can be controlled remotely via your smartphone. The thermostat can suggest when to turn the heating down and will email you a monthly energy summary. A great environment and energy bill-slasher.
  3. Smart tech offers a real benefit in security, giving you access to live feeds from cameras, cloud storage of footage, and even the potential for smart locks to govern who gets in and out. Netatmo and Netgear make great smart security cameras, but the Y-Cam Evo stands out as the best all-round indoor home security camera on sale due to a combination of hardware, software and free seven-day cloud recording.
  4. Smart lights are cool and fun. Most modern systems let you set brightness, tone and colour, and control your bulbs with voice commands. The Philips Hue Ambiance Starter Kit gives you a choice of 16 million colours. Schedule the lights to turn on and off at certain times of day or when you enter or leave the house.
  5. Vacuum cleaners. Not quite as effective as traditional cleaners, but they can work methodically around your home, capable of negotiating the slightest obstacles. Dyson comes up with an App which allows you to schedule when you want your robot to start cleaning. It will in turn let you know where it’s cleaned and where it hasn’t.

There are countless other devices out there to discover too, from smart plugs, to coffee machines and smart toothbrushes.

If you need professional help installing your devices and you’re local, we are EJS Electricals, Swindon Electricians. Give us a call.