News

April 2018

Everything seems to be going over to IP these days and now even your old fashioned telephone as you know it has its days numbered, and that all important number seems to be 2025!

You may have heard rumours before that the BT network is going to be fully digital and now BT have confirmed this fact and given the industry a date for when all ‘dial tones’ will be switched off on copper phone lines as being by the end of the year 2025.

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This may seem a long way off right now but like everything else in this fast moving times it will be upon us before we know it!

BT intend on starting with publicising the changeover with national newspaper, TV and radio campaigns from early 2019 and just like the changeover from analogue to digital TV’s a few years ago this change will be supported by OFCOM as well as telephone equipment providers and in the case of monitored alarm systems the intruder alarm installers.

Rest assured that we here at Chevron Alarms are not resting on our laurels, but we instead are already working closely with our alarm receiving centre, communications manufacturers and of course intruder alarm panel manufacturers to help ensure that this change over is as seamless as possible and that it will be done in plenty of time and with the least amount of cost (if indeed any!) and of course with minimal disruption.

With this on the horizon for some time now some of our existing customers from the last 3 or 4 years will in fact already have communications devices fitted that are future proofed and as such they will require little or no work when the changeover happens on their own telephone exchange.

Going forward all future alarm systems installed by Chevron Alarms will have the 2025 changeover in mind and be geared towards a fully digital solution which is going to be both cost effective and reliable.

For our loyal existing client base we will start to contact our customers on a case by case basis from next year and discussing exactly how the changeover specifically will effect them.


February 2018 – Chevron Alarms are proud to announce that there Senior Surveyor Phil Layden has recently been added to the register of Certified Trained Security Professionals (CTSP).

At his time of registration he was one of under 10 people throughout the UK to be listed with ALL 4 disciplines for his expertise in CCTV, Access, Intruder & Fire.

The CTSP Register

The CTSP Register has been formed as a means of registering Technical Security Professionals who are qualified to at least level 3 B-TEC in each discipline to work within the industry of the installation and maintenance of security and fire systems and it allows end consumers and main or sub-contractors to search the register to validate a professional persons competence.


November 2017 – Chevron Alarms achieves the latest quality management system certification to ISO 9001:2015

Chevron Alarms are proud to announce our ISO 9001 standard certification recertification from ISO 9001:2008 to the latest revised standard, ISO 9001:2015.

ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized quality management standard and helps organisations to meet the expectations and needs of their customers. As part of the ISO 9001:2015 certification process, Chevron Alarms engaged in a rigorous audit of our business processes and procedures as well as our product quality environments.

As a previously ISO 9001:2008 certified organisation, we have successfully completed the transition to the 2015 revision nearly one full year before the deadline to do so.

By achieving this level of certification, we continue to demonstrate our commitment, ability and desire to effectively and efficiently provide a quality management system whilst continuously improving our products and services to provide a high-quality and consistent service for our customers as well as our internal processes and procedures.

Chevron Alarms would like to thank Victoria Brennan of Fletcher Consultancy (www.fletcher-consultancy.co.uk) for her involvement in our certification. This achievement would not have been possible without her support and help in seamlessly implementing ISO 9001:2015.

Mike Tugwood – Engineering & Quality Assurance Manager

View NSI Nacoss Gold ISO 9001-2015 Certificate

View NSI Fire Gold ISO 9001-2015 Certificate 

View BAFE SP203-1 2017-2020 Certificate


October 2017 – The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)

Chevron Alarms appreciates their CHAS accreditation and the value it brings to our organisation. It keeps us focussed and gives us a goal each year to make sure we are meeting our health, safety and wellbeing obligations. It is also a great annual assessment tool which has significantly reduced the duplication and production of information requested by many buyers.

Please click here to view our certificate.


August 2017 – Texecom Premier Elite & Fingerprint Recognition.

In conjunction with the award winning and UK manufactured Texecom Premier Elite range of control panels Chevron Alarms are please to annouce that following the latest firmware revision all the Elite panels they are now fully compatible with the iEvo Micro & iEvo Ultimate range of biometric fingerprint readers.

 

Both ranges of iEvo units are available in virtually any colour to suit the décor of the property making them much more acceptable within the inside of the domestic environment.

These devices once reserved only for banks and other high end commercial applications are now becoming desirable within high end domestic properties where security of either the whole house or of just one or two key areas is of paramount importance.

Panic Rooms, Gun Cabinets & Dressing Rooms can all now be secured and/or accessed only by your own fingerprint, the use of which is time and date stamped for a 100% accurate audit trail of authorised access as well of as any failed attempts to try and defeat the system.

For more information or to find out if it would be possible to add iEvo to your existing system contact our offices and speak with one of our specialist team of security systems designers.


avac-school-emergency-lockdown-systemsFebruary 2016 – Chevron Alarm highlight Emergency lockdown systems.

We are pleased to announce a new section to our website that highlights our emergency lockdown systems service. In recent years it has become necessary for schools, colleges & university’s and even some private sector premises to at least consider the need for emergency systems of this type. Our specialist teams that have designed and installed these customised Emergency Lockdown Systems in schools and businesses, either in complete standalone form, or as an adaptation of your existing premises fire alarm systems.

Click here to read more about our Emergency lockdown systems

 


 

January 2016 – NSI Fire Gold Certification.

We are pleased to announce our National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Fire Gold Certification has been upgraded to the latest British Standard BS 5839-6:2013.

Our accreditation is for the design, installation, commissioning, handover, verification & maintenance of Fire Detection & Alarm Systems in accordance with the requirements of BS 5839 Part 1 2013 & BS 5839 Part 6 2013.

Click here to view our latest NSI Fire Gold Certificate

Click here to view our 2016 BAFE Certificate


25th Nov 2015 – Chevron Alarms Sponsors – 2016 event dates.

Chevron Alarms wish the best of luck to Stuart Jefcoate in his forthcoming 2016 season racing check out 2016 dates below.

Follow Stuart this season – CSCC Future Classics Schedule 2016

January 14th /17th
Autosport Show
February 26th /28th Race Retro Show
March 24th Snetterton (300) Test Day
April 9th /10th Snetterton (300)
April 30th /May 1st Silverstone (National)
June 4th/5th Brands Hatch (Indy)
June 24th /25th /26th Spa Francorchamps
July 23rd /24th Anglesey (Coastal)
August 13th/14th Thruxton
September 3rd /4th Donington Park (National)
September 17th/18th Cadwell Park (Full)
October 15th Oulton Park (International)

Photos copyright and courtesy of Tony Harrison

 

Chevron Alarms Sponsers Stuart Jeffcoate - Porsche 911Chevron Alarms Sponsers Stuart Jeffcoate - Porsche 911


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May 2015 – Texecom App and NEW Texecom Wireless LAN Card.

Chevron Alarm are pleased to announce that the Texecom App now works in conjunction with the NEW Texecom Wi-Fi LAN Card. (click here for more details)

This means that any existing Texecom Premier or Premier Elite control panel can be simply and quickly connected to the internet to allow full control of the system from your Smartphone or for Chevron Alarms to remotely maintain the system and automatically diagnose faults before you even know that they are a problem!

All this AND full Push Notifications that can come direct to your Smartphone!

Contact the Chevron Alarms sales department for more details.

 


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19th January 2015 – New Radio Jackie Advertisement

Listen to our latest 2015 Radio Jackie advertisement

 


15th January 2015 – NSI Recertification

We are pleased to announce our National Security Inspectorate (NSI) BS EN ISO 9001: 2008 Recertification took place in December 2014 for our NSI Fire Gold Accreditation to British Standards, BS5839 Part 1 and BS5839 Part 6 and also for our NSI NACOSS Gold Accreditation for CCTV, Access Control & Intruder Alarm Systems, which we achieved once again and copies of our latest certificates are available below.

NACOSS GOLD 31.12.17

Fire Gold 31.12.17


 

9th January 2015 – Chevron Alarms Sponsors

Chevron Alarms wish the best of luck to Stuart Jefcoate in his forthcoming 2015 season racing check out this years dates below.

Follow Stuart this season – CSCC Future Classics Schedule 2015

March 26th
Snetterton – Test Day
April 11/12th Snetterton 300
May 9th / 10th Silverstone National
May 30th / 31st Brands Hatch (Indy)
June 26th /27th/ 28th Spa Franchorchamps
July 11th / 12th Rockingham
August 1st/2nd Mallory Park
September 5th / 6th Donington Park (National)
September 26th Oulton Park (International)
October 31st / Nov 1st Brans Hatch (Indy)

Photos copyright and courtesy of Tony Harrison

 

 


March 2014

Chevron Alarms wish the best of luck to Stuart Jefcoate in his forthcoming 2014 season racing in the CSCC Future Classics Series with his Porsche 911.

Follow Stuart this season – CSCC Future Classics Schedule 2014

March 27th
Snetterton – Test Day
April 12th Snetterton 300
May 11th Silverstone National
May 31st Brands Hatch (Indy)
June 27th /28th/ 29th Spa Franchorchamps
July 13th Castle Combe
August 2nd Anglesey (Coastal)
August 30th Donington Park (National)
September 27th Oulton Park (International)
October 19th Snetterton (200)

Photos copyright and courtesy of Tony Harrison

 

 

 


November 2013radio-jackie

Listen to our latest Radio Jackie Advert.

October 2013

Texecom & Apple………. Now Working Together

texecom-app-imageChevron Alarms are proud to announce the launch of the Texecom App available to download now direct from the Apple App store.

As a Texecom Premier installer for over 15 years we have been working very closely with Texecom to bring to market a way of integrating directly between there range of Elite control panels and the Apple range of iPads and iPhones without the need for expensive home automation systems.

This is building on the successful launch earlier in the year of the Android app which had already been released for tablets and phones working on the Android Jelly-Bean platform and above and available from the Google Play store.

With these new powerful but user friendly apps all that is required of the Texecom panel is for it to have a small connection card fitted inside the control panel and have it connected to the customer’s existing network with one cable.

The tablet or phone then works across the local wireless network as either a setting and unsetting fob or as a full user keypad allowing the system to be set, unset or part set.

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Call now to see a full demonstration of the app. Chevron Alarms……………..Better By Design

March 2013Size of Air Sampling Head in comparison with a standard Smoke Detector

Air Fire Detection Systems

Chevron Alarms have developed an air sampling smoke detection system, designed to be installed in the larger new build domestic house.

The detection will comply with BS5839-6 Grade B Cat LD2.

This will use a required number of very small air sampling heads, about the size of the tip of small finger, that will be ceiling mounted and continually sample the air in the room and return via a network of capillary and main pipes to a laser driven smoke detection unit. The smoke detection unit links into the main fire alarm system.

Safe, sensitive and almost invisible when compared to traditional smoke detectors.

Learn more about our Air Fire Detection Systems


February 2013

Chevron Alarms wish the best of luck to Stuart Jefcoate in his forthcoming 2013 season racing in the CSCC Future Classics Series with his Porsche 911.

Follow Stuart this season – CSCC Future Classics Schedule 2013

March 26th
Snetterton – Test Day
April 13/14th Snetterton (300/200)
May 6th Brands Hatch (Indy)
June 2nd Anglesey (Coastal)
June 14th/15th/16th Spa Franchorchamps
June 29/30th Cadwell Park (Full)
July 13th/14th Castle Combe
August 3rd/4th Pembrey
August 24th/25th Donington Park (National)
September 21st Oulton Park (International)
October 19th Snetterton (200)

Photos copyright and courtesy of Tony Harrison

 

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May 2012

Chevron Alarms go mobile!

With an optimised mobile site for smartphones such as iPhones, Android and Blackberries you can now view our dedicated site for these devices. You may see our QR code on our vans scanning the code will take you directly to our mobile site.

Scan the QR code on the right with your mobile device and check out our mobile site!

Chevron Alarms partnership with iMedia

We are now working in partnership with iMedia who are specialists in design and installation of Custom Electronic Audio Visual Technologies and Digital Media Distribution for the home or your business. Check out their website www.imedia.tv for more information.


February 1st 2012 – Chevron Alarms celebrates its own 30th anniversary

When you think of the year 2012 what springs to mind? The Queens Diamond Jubilee, maybe? The London Olympics, more likely?

Well these are not the only celebrations happening in this momentous year of 2012 as Chevron Alarms celebrates its own 30th anniversary.

From our humble beginnings starting in the home offices and garages of Terry Hewitt & John Kelvey way back in 1982, we have gone on to become the premier installer of fire and security systems for Surrey, Berkshire and all the surrounding areas.

So 30 years in, what is next for Chevron Alarms? Well for one thing we are intending on staying the best by embracing the very latest intruder alarm standard of BS8243:2010 and specifying this standard on all our new monitored alarm systems thus keeping our customers systems fully up to date both now and for the foreseeable future.

Continuous training of all our staff to meet and exceed these standards is just one more way we are staying committed to giving the very best to all our clients, so here is to the next 30 years of Chevron Alarms when we too will be celebrating our own Diamond Jubilee!


July 2011

  • CHEVRON ALARMS NOW GIVES YOU MORE CHOICE IN HOW YOU PAY FOR YOUR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE.
  • YOU CAN NOW PAY BY DIRECT DEBIT AS WELL AS BY CHEQUE, BANK TRANSFER, OR CREDIT / DEBIT CARD.

At Chevron Alarms we understand that in the present financial climate managing how you spend your money is more important than ever. With this in mind we are introducing Direct Debit payments for those of our customers who are under an annual maintenance agreement and we will be writing to those customers as their annual renewals approach.

CHEVRON ALARMS NOW GIVES YOU MORE CHOICE IN HOW YOU PAY OUTSTANDING INVOICES

 

YOU CAN NOW PAY OUTSTANDING INVOICES BY CHEQUE, BANK TRANSFER, OR CREDIT / DEBIT CARD.

Chevron Alarms are pleased to announce that they can now accept payments by Credit or Debit Cards. Simply telephone or call into our office to pay any invoice that may need settling. Alternatively you can visit the payments section of our website and pay via PayPal.

If you would like to know more details please call us on 01784 438822

March 2011


March 3rd 2011

Chevron Alarms wish the best of luck to Stuart Jefcoate in his forthcoming 2011 season racing in the CSCC Future Classics Series with his Porsche 911.

Photo copyright and courtesy of Tony Harrison.

July 2010

15th July 2010

Chevron Alarms are pleased and proud to announce that they have successfully gained NSI (National Security Inspectorate) Fire Gold Approval for the BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) SP203 scheme for the design, installation, commissioning, handover and maintenance of Fire Detection & Alarm Systems.

Our NSI Fire Gold accreditation relates to British Standards, BS5839 Part 1 and BS5839 Part 6.

This follows much hard work by all concerned with the fire division of Chevron Alarms which has seen its engineers and designers undertake a rigorous series of courses and training provided by the FIA (Fire Industry Association). Chevron Alarms will continue to ensure that it’s staff are always kept up to date with changes in standards and regulations to help provide its customers with the very best service, to latest industry standards with all systems designed,installed, commissioned and maintained by our own fully qualified staff.


April

22nd April 2010:

Chevron Alarms have launched their new website to give a revitalised and more user friendly look to the site. We are also pleased to announce that clients can now pay online via the payments tab, if they so wish.


February 2010

Terry Hewitt, Managing Director of Chevron Alarms. Gives an interview to PSI Magazine about digital communicators and the rollout of BT’s 21CN. Click here to full article.

Career Opportunities!

As a result of the on going expansion of Chevron Alarms we are always looking for new members of staff.

We pride ourselves on our ability to design and install the larger security systems with our own manufactured high quality finishes.

Click here to for information on vacancy for:

Security Systems Engineer