About Automatic Alarms

Based in Bolton Automatic Alarms have been trading since February 1982. Initially the business, then known as Bolton Security Centre, was involved in supply of keys and locks and the installation and maintenance of Domestic Intruder Alarm Systems. In 1989 the company gained National Supervisory Council for Intruder Alarms (NSCIA) accreditation, which is now known as National Security Inspectorate (NSI). This allowed the progression of the business into the Commercial Market, increasing the portfolio of services to include the installation and maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems, Emergency Lighting Systems, CCTV, Access Control and General Electrical Services.

In 2013 the original owner retired and the Company was bought by Hugh Wilson who started at Automatic Alarms Ltd as an engineering supervisor in 1987 and made a director in 1991. Hugh was instrumental in developing the Company accreditation and expansion. Since the management buyout the Company has invested in new IT infrastructure including vehicle tracking systems and electronic PDAs for engineers. This has greatly improved the customer experience in efficiency and compliance.

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What we do ...

Automatic Alarms looks after all Fire and Security and Electrical disciplines.

Over the years we have adapted our services to include new regulations and accreditations required by our Clients. These cover Health & Safety, Environmental, Training and Management monitoring systems to ensure we offer the most up to date professional service possible.

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Our Staff

All relevant staff are required to have a DBS (formerly CRB) check for the purposes of protection of any children and vulnerable adults they may come into contact with during the course of their duties. They are also trained to deal with the sensitive issues of equality and diversity.

Our staff are trained and encouraged to maximise the economic lifespan of our customer’s equipment and are not incentivised to condemn or replace equipment needlessly.

Ever Evolving

Automatic Alarms Ltd. has kept pace with changing practices and embraced newer ways of trading, for example; e-procurement and are actively participating with the housing consortium Fusion 21 and other e-procurement sites in the North West of England.

Our Clients

We are proud that many of our Clients have stayed with the Company from day one and many Local Authority and Housing Association contracts are still in place with us over 10 years on. This endorses the Company Policy of offering an excellent service and value to our customers.

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Case Studies

Daniel Thwaites Brewery

Working with the Estates Department, Automatic Alarms carry out Fire Alarm and Emergency Lighting Servicing to many of the tenanted houses belonging to Thwaites on a schedule programme of servicing and maintenance. In addition, we have been...
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Contour Homes, Manchester

We have, in consultation with Mark Bennett (Contour's Surveyor) upgraded many on Contour's Sheltered Schemes by designing and installing Emergency / General Lighting, using energy efficient systems which attract various government grants for the...
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Urban Splash, Midland Hotel, Morecambe

Most people in the North West of England and further a field know of The Midland Hotel, the 44 bedroom iconic 1930's Art Deco Hotel originally designed by Oliver Hill. This Hotel has been recently restored by Urban Splash and completed in June...
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