Major Fire Alarm Repair – Salford – Manchester


The Click team have just completed a Fire Alarm System Repair. at a premises in Salford.  The system had 97 faults when our guys first arrived on site, the maintenance company had carried out fault finding and completely lost control.

A detailed survey was carried out in December, It soon became clear the major problem with the system was the cabling. At some point in the past the original MICC cable had ran an old system, with new buildings being constructed with FP200 it’s quite clear now corner were cut.

Around 30 call points were causing issues as they were not compatible with the system, many of the pots had on the devices.

The agreement was then made for us to have an engineer on site for a week to check every section of the works. At the end of the week a report was produced and a plane to replace and remove all of the MICC, change the call points and fault find any issues when completed.

As no fault was found with the control equipment, All panels and all control equipment and detection have been re-used.

The works took 5 weeks to complete, some of the runs were quite challenging, drilling was done out of hours as the building was in use throughout the works

The system has been left fault free and in full working order, the panels are networked and a full test has been carried out on the whole site.

We are really pleased with the performance of the team on site, the client has reported back how impressed he was with the works.

The moral of the story is cutting corners with a Fire Alarm will burn your pockets in the end.


Fire Alarm Servicing and Repairs Manchester & Rochdale


Were expanding our Fire Alarm service division at Click.  The new management team has brought into the business enhanced knowledge and expanded on our expertise in the Fire Alarm Sector.  Click have been installing and maintaining Fire Systems for the last 8 years.  This new strategy and management of the company will see the company push for new contracts in both Life Safety Systems and Security Installations.

We are providing maintenance packages to clients in line with the requirements of BS5839,  At present our systems range from 5 to 2,500 device systems, Our team look after over 80 schools ranging from Nurseries to University Centers

Click Fire and Security have highly trained engineers that can fully test, install and maintain your Automatic Fire Detection ensuring the optimum cover and operation if the building ever comes under the threat of a fire


Click24 Ltd School Leaver Apprenticeship 2018

An apprenticeship offers you the chance to learn while you earn.

 Click24 Ltd has vacancy available starting September 2018

The Fire & Security Industry is a specialist field. Our business works within the Public Sector, Education, NHS and the commercial market place. Our engineers are competent on all equipment having worked on some of the biggest systems within the Northwest.

At the end of Year 4 we would expect an individual to understand all systems and be competent on, installation, fault finding, maintain and commissioning of equipment used within the Fire & Security Systems Industry.

Click will teach the apprentice to Drive.

Our office is based in Milnrow, Our works are throughout the North West.  Click will make arrangements when required to pick the learner up from an agreed location, there may be times when the learner makes there way back from site on public transport. E.g. Train from Manchester

These are the basic requirements we must have from a learner.

  • Keen to learn and determined to succeed
  • Punctual and reliable (On Time. Every Day)
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Hardworking and reliable
  • Willing to Learn to Drive
  • Be smart in Appearance and Hygenic
  • To attend college and keep up to date with all course work

Year 1 

The first year would be spent working with a service engineer, the aim is for the learner to be introduced to all the equipment on site, the operation of the systems, layouts of buildings etc.

Over the period we would expect the learner to be ahead of the engineer preparing access and equipment

The engineer would be in charge on all sites and give instructions directly to the learner and ensure Safe Working Practices

Year 2

The learner would transfer to install for 12 months. The focus is to learn how the systems are installed. Cabling through buildings, Installation of the equipment, Safe Working Practices within a construction site.

Over this period, we would expect the learner to be able to install parts of the works

 Year 3

The young engineer would work as part of the team across the company working on both installation and service. Additions and small works would be entrusted to the trainee.

Throughout this year the young engineer would be despatched to site un-accompanied to carry out works

Year 4

The year would be focussed on commissioning works competed by the install teams and working on larger building services, additions to larger systems

Throughout this year we would be sending the Engineer on manufacturers product courses and training / checking all paperwork and documentation to ensure it applies with the companies and required industry standards

Apprenticeship Entry Criteria:

You must hold A – C qualifications in Maths and English

You MUST have lived in the EU for 3 years or more

All interested applicants must apply by the 15th August 2018

Click 24 Ltd

The Weavers Arms

Bridge St



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Rochdale Based Manufacturer Making the Full Use of CCTV supplied by Click 24 Ltd

Our Sales Team have received order number 5 from a Manufacturing Company based in Rochdale.

This latest order of equipment is to cover the new manufacturing area being installed. The company uses robots for some of the applications, the whole process is monitored by CCTV

Order 1 Was covering the general area of the stacker trucks and general walkways

Order 2 Covered some of the machines, the client realised the benefit of using an IP camera to monitor the process, they were dialling in from home and viewing problems with breakdowns

Order 3 Upgraded the recording to 90 days.  defects don’t always show themselves in the first couple of months, New recorders were installed with enough storage to last 100 days.  The recording was split between 2 units.  We also installed CCTV cameras and monitors on some of the plant for the operatives to view the far end and middle of the machine, at over 20 metres long this enabled the operator to shut down if they saw something starting to go wrong.

Order 4 This covered some of the external areas, loading the product and the movement around the yard.  The client system moved to over 40 cameras.

In November last year I had a meeting. A few weeks before one of the automated machines had broken on a weekend, the manager dialled into the system and found the incident, the images are so clear he could see what had caused the incident. The technicians were pointed to the exact cause, this evidence also prompted a new guard to be installed to prevent a re-occurrence

Order 5 has arrived.  This equipment will monitor the new manufacturing facility, it includes a new recorder which will give the new system the 100 days required.

As CCTV Technology moves forward the use of CCTV to monitor manufacturing has major benefits.

Everyone likes things to go right but this is a true success story, the client has made quite a substantial investment on his equipment, largely funded by the savings the system is making


Feb 2018


We have a Vacancy for a Service and Small Works Technician. 

  • We require a Service Technician to work within the Click 24 Service Team,  Experience is essential in Service, Fault Finding and Small Works / Repairs.
  • Our business model is commercial only, mainly larger buildings. within both the private and public sector.
  • Our Core Products are Galaxy, Texecom.  Access Control, IP CCTV and Fire Alarm Systems
  • The business has grown over the last 7 years mainly through referral, our staff are our greatest asset, one engineer who recently joined the company has commented on how customer focused we are.  Any employees joining the business will be required to deliver the optimum service required to enable us to continue providing the best service
  • The position has a company car, laptop, phone etc.
  • Salary is based on 40 hours
  • Applicants can either send a CV or ring the office for an informal chat (in confidence)
  • Our Contact Number is 01706 751990


Fire Alarm and Security Installation in Rochdale by Click 24 Ltd

Having to work a miracle.

I often say to our clients. The impossible we do at once, miracles however do take some time.

Another favourite of mine is a scenario I picked up from Tony Nugent.

There are three factors in putting together your deal.

Quality – Speed – Cost.

But! You can only have any 2 of them?. In this case our client will be breaking this rule and getting all Three

This week will hopefully see our team do the impossible whilst maintaining the quality and going like a steam train. The cost has been agreed and I’m pleased to say we’re on the mark.

We have three days to complete the high level works before the racking guys arrive. Our works are to install a Fire Alarm, Intruder, CCTV, Access Control in 2 weeks

I’ve no concerns that we won’t be almost there at the end of the month but it does seem to be coming a trend for us to be hitting these types of installations with ever decreasing time to complete.

BS5839-1 2017 has now been released to replace the 2013 standard Click 24 Ltd

We have this week been checking the new standard for all of our up and coming installation now that BS 5839-1:2013 has now been replaced and the new and improved BS 5839-1:2017

The BS 5839 provides recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around non-domestic premises.

The 2017 version takes into account the changes to other safety standards including the BS EN 54 series of standards for fire detection and fire alarm systems and BS 9999 for fire safety in commercial buildings. These changes will also reduce confusion in the marketplace around how to implement the recommendations given in BS 5839-1.

It is recommended that all manual call points are fitted with a protective cover to reduce the chance of malicious or false activation. Fitting of covers will no longer be regarded as a “variation” to the Code of Practice and the “variation” will be not fitting covers.

There is no longer a requirement to provide double pole isolation adjacent to control equipment and power supply units but means of safe isolation for maintenance purposes must be provided.

Additional guidance on the selection and application of fire detection, including a new annex.

Changes include.  Installed heights of detectors.

DD Sep 2017

School Lock Down, Integrated with Speakers and Access Control by Manchester Based Click 24 Ltd


School Lockdown, Integrated with Access Control, CCTV and Class Change

Over the last few months we have been asked for a school Lockdown system, we have looked at all of the information available through the media, spoken with school security specialist and looked at the equipment on the market.

The standard requirements on offer are:

  • To have the ability from different points within the school to raise alarms and warn staff and pupils of developing situations.
  • Provide a class change alternate to the Fire Alarm and Traditional Bells
  • The use of the system as a Public Address for announcements
  • Play recorded music

Off Site Signalling, 

We have been looking to further enhance the information we have found and can add

  • Off site signalling for assistance in a full Lockdown
  • Allow CCTV Images to be transmitted.
  • Allow access for a remote specialist CCTV centre to Access the images
  • To electronically control the school doors entrances
  • As the guidance and standards develop the equipment can be programmed to conform with changes.


The control system will be installed within a secure office / coms room.

School Requirement’s

A full site survey is required. any existing Public Address, CCTV of Access Control can be utilised and integrated into the system. Our company’s core works is the installation of Integrated Security Installations,  The Lock down could be incorporated within the schools existing network and services.

Click offer a Full design, Installation, commissioning and servicing of integrated Security and Life Safety Systems.

August 2017





HIK 1080P HD CCTV Upgrade for NHS sites. Click 24 Ltd CCTV Service & Repair Manchester


This week we upgraded a 24 camera system at a NHS site,  The existing system was originally a Siemens, Eventis DVR that had been installed as a monitored system.  This had been replaced some years later for a Dedicated Micros DVR.  The 6 PTZ domes were cabled in Cat 5 with Balan’s.  There was full functionality of the existing domes.

The performance of the system, was best describes as dull. dreary and bouncy.  2 of the cameras had interference, you wouldn’t have recognised your own mother on the recordings.  The night vision was useless, cameras were grainy, completely black, there was no basic cover of the areas.

The Solution, Upgrade to Turbo HD

The Result – Absolutely Astounding.

The 2 NVR’s were replaced, 6 new PTZ Cameras and 18 Internal static’s and 2 new Monitors.

I met the client on site on Friday Morning and I was stunned with eh quality, play back and overall performance.  10 years ago we left analogue behind and completely moved the IP.  As a company 95% of our installs have been with IP cameras.  Well this has proved us wrong.

We have a new message. If you’ve got a useless CCTV system like to one above, we have a low cost solution.  The cost of the 24 camera upgrade with 6 domes, recorders and new monitors ,

was a touch over £7,500.00

We have another 8 sites going in  over the next 3 weeks.  If you need any information or simply need a budget cost give us a Buzz on 01706 751990

HIK Picture24 Moon

DD July

Click 24 Ltd. Rochdale Business Awards – New Business Of the Year 2017


We have been accepted to sponsor the New Business of the Year 2017 at the Rochdale Business Awards.  Our Installation business Click Fire & Security Ltd was a finalist in the 2012 Awards.

Still a very new business operating in our environment it seems the most fitting for us as a business.  The event on the 10th November will be attended by our management team and several people from the local business community who have work with us for the last 5 years

The companies growing steadily now as it becomes known around the North West.  Everything’s still fresh in our minds and were more than aware how tough it is to get up and running in the present economy.  Were always available if any local businesses need advise on start up issues and putting workable business plans together

Were hoping there are some strong candidates for the awards and the team are looking forward to the event.