Don’t get caught in the dark!

Winter is coming! Our fleet of up-to date Network rail approved lighting towers are ready to be deployed to any location to provide illumination of rail, road or events

  • 4no 1000W metal halide lamps
  • 140Ltr tank giving 85 hours running
  • Silent running 59dB(A) @ 7 meters
  • 360 degree rotation
  • Fast automated mast deployment
  • We offer a full bespoke service to meet the individual needs of our customers
  • Call today on our dedicated 24/7 contact number

For Generator Hire Cornwall call: 01209 822 333

Back to Top | Comments Off

Ellis Donates Services to Treliske Hospital

Ellis Electrical (Sister company to Ellis Security) has recently donated its services to re-develop the Daisy Suite at Treliske Hospital.

Ellis Electrical which operates throughout Cornwall provided the electrical fit out and installation for the redeveloped hospital suite.

Martyn & Emmillie Selly founders of Ella’s Memory, which is the fundraising and support organisation for parents who have lost a baby, said “Your [Ellis Elelectrical’s] amazing support has helped us totally renovate the Daisy Suit at Treliske Hospital. The Daisy Suite is a special facility set aside from the rest of the Alexandra Maternity Ward which provides grieving bereaved parents a quiet place to come to terms with their loss and a more comfortable place to spend time with their precious babies in total privacy.”

Ella’s Memory also helps to provide the Hospital with equipment to assist parents in collating special memories of their babies such as photographs and hand and foot print kits.

The Daisy suit is sadly used on average three times per week and it is the only facility like it in the whole of Cornwall.

Grant, Director of Ellis Electrical, said: “I think it’s important to give something back from time to time and I believe Ella’s Memory is an exceptionally worthy cause.”

Ellis Electrical have electricians on call 24/7 throughout Cornwall and provide maintenance and installations for County, commercial and domestic clients. Ellis also has a generator hire service and a security and fire system division. Call for more information T 01209 822333

Is Your Fire Alarm Service Being Done Properly?

Fire safety contractor gets fingers burned

In what is thought to be the first case of its kind, a fire system contractor has been convicted, under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Christopher Morris was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay £6,000 costs at Manchester Crown Court following his pleading guilty at Trafford Magistrates Court to two charges of failing to maintain a fire detection and alarm system at a care home in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and failing to inform the owners of the deficiencies in the system.

Magistrates heard that enforcement officers commissioned a specialist examination of the fire alarm panel after a fire at the care home in May 2009, where a number of deficiencies were found. According to the prosecution, Christopher Morris, an electrician who had taken over the maintenance of the system in 2006, had issued several annual certificates of worthiness to the care home owner.

Commenting, Deputy County Fire Officer, Jim Owen, said: “Whilst many owners have been prosecuted under the Fire Safety Order, this may be the first time a fire and rescue authority has prosecuted someone contracted by the owner of a property to maintain a fire alarm. Taking on such a contract extends the requirements of the Order to the fire alarm engineer. Anyone we find who doesn’t carry out their work to recognised standards is a danger, and we won’t hesitate to take action.”

This case highlights the need for contractors ensure that they can prove competency for all fire protection materials used, plus all the installation and commissioning work. And it’s no longer simply a duty of care or a voluntary code – it is a legal obligation.

Fireco Janurary 2011
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states the level of responsibility that the owner/occupier of a premises has. This example shows that your chosen contractor has a responsibility work with accordance to the legislation.
Are your Fire Saftey Contractors doing their job properly? Is the Fire & Rescue Service happy with your Fire protection?
The best way to ensure your systems are installed to the relevent British standards and are maintained properly, is to use a third party accredited company.
Here at Ellis Security we are BAFE SP203 accredited for the design, installation, commissioning/handover and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems. BAFE is often a vital accreditation for insurance companies when requesting a particular fire alarm installation company.
Contact us to book your free survey and quotation

Cornwall Council CCTV cuts could create ‘free-for-all’ for Criminals

“Criminals could enjoy a “free for all” in 11 Cornish towns if council chiefs pull the funding plug on the live monitoring of CCTV cameras, politicians and businesses have warned.

In December Cornwall Council leaders announced the £608,000 budget for the service would be slashed to £258,000.” West Briton 01/2011

Local businesses have been left extremely concerned about the news that the CCTV system in eleven Cornish towns will be cut. Fears are growing that without the cameras being monitored the doors will be open to shoplifters and vandals and the safety of local streets will be compromised.

 At a meeting held by Cornwall Council in December it was decided that funding would be removed for the monitoring of CCTV. The towns affected are Camborne, Redruth, Falmouth, Hayle, Helston, Newquay, Penryn, Penzance, St Austell, St Ives and Truro.

 Remploy, the company that currently monitor the CCTV system, were given notice by Cornwall Council last week. Their contract now ends on 1st April leaving the CCTV system unmonitored from that date forward.

 With Truro recently confirmed as the crime hub of Cornwall and Newquay a close second, the news of public CCTV cuts certainly raises security concerns especially considering the opportunistic nature of modern day criminals. Grant Ellis, Director of Ellis Security, who install and maintain CCTV systems throughout Cornwall, said “With Council cuts inevitable, the individual businesses in these towns will have to think about their own security implications to ensure that potentially increased crime levels do not have devastating consequences.”

 CCTV has a proven track record in reducing crime and catching criminals when incidents occur. The recent case of the murder of Jo Yeates in Bristol just before Christmas demonstrates the vital need for CCTV to be upheld. Detectives were able to trace her last movements using CCTV footage which was of great help to the case. Also, in January 2010, an elderly couple were murdered in Torquay. Police have said that CCTV footage played a major role in finding the murderer and in October 2010 student Odai Salah was convicted at Exeter Crown Court and sentenced to life imprisonment.

 Gould Electronics, who helped to set up the Shopwatch system in many towns in Cornwall, as well as supplying free radios to local police and street pastors, are very concerned over the coming CCTV cut. David Gould, Director of Gould Electronics comments “Over the years we have set up Shopwatch radio systems in towns all over Cornwall. The CCTV system was a vital part of keeping local town centres safe and its support was a useful part of the Shopwatch scheme. Without the CCTV the Shopwatch radio system will become even more important as retailers will now have to rely on communicating by radio. The loss of CCTV in Newquay is of particular concern as that may do significant damage to the Newquay Safe Partnership and in turn local business turnover.”

 Local residents are very worried about what impact this will have on their lives. With fear of crime rising locals are concerned that the lack of CCTV will make them feel unsafe on the streets, particularly at night. Fay Swan, a local resident of St Austell comments “I would say that the cut in CCTV is a false economy. If there is no CCTV footage to refer to after a crime has taken place it will cost more in time and person power to get that same information, resulting in either the person not being found or the person getting off due to lack of proof.  The money the Council will save by cutting CCTV will cause an inevitable increase in spending on police and court time.”

Regional Security Systems Launceston, Cornwall No longer exist

Regional Security Systems formerly situated in Launceston, Cornwall are in liquidation and are due to be dissolved on 23/03/2011 Companies House 01/2011.

Burglar Alarm Cornwall

Professional Alarm Company Cornwall

If you have an alarm system installed by Regional Security they will no longer be able to service or maintain your system. If you would like a Cornish company to continue to look after your security alarm requirements please phone Ellis Security on 01209 808239.

If you have a problem with your alarm, you need your alarm serviced or you would like to have a new security system installed Ellis Security will find an affordable solution for you.

We can administer a free takeover of your alarm which includes:

  • Free replacement external alarm sounders with glow deterrent and strobe
  • Better value annual maintenance
  • Relevant number of routine planned service visits
  • The support of our service bureau 24/7
  • The rapid dispatch of our engineers 24/7
  • Discounted call out rates

Ellis Security can provide for Intruder Alarms in Cornwall, Burglar Alarms in Cornwall, Fire Alrms Cornwall, CCTV Cornwall, Access Control Cornwall, Keyholding Cornwall.

Visit our website for more information

Contact us today

Home Security Systems Reduce Burglary Figures In Truro

…whilst other areas in Cornwall see increasing incidents 

Figures released by the Devon and Cornwall police show a fall in burglaries in the Truro area where police have identified increased home security and public awareness.

No Intruder Alarm Cornwall - Target for Burglars

No Intruder Alarm - Target for Burglars

Inspector Mark Richards said the 52 per cent drop – to about one burglary per week throughout Truro – was down to a number of factors…but there is…increased public awareness and more home security,” he said. (West Briton December 2010)These figures exemplify the increased public awareness of home security measures and show the direct result that acting responsibly and accordingly in protecting your property is highly recommended and will significantly reduce your risk of being burgled. 

Due to the opportunistic nature of criminals especially in the period approaching Christmas those premises without security measures are likely to be a target. “Properties without security measures in place are ten times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures…” (Devon & Cornwall Police Online) 

Don’t let this happen to you, go to the Devon & Cornwall Police website for advice and information. The Police advise that having an alarm system in place is a “top tip” for securing your home against the threat of criminals. We can provide fully monitored police response intruder alarms in Cornwall and CCTV Cornwall. The cost of a security system is likely to be insignificant in the result of an incident especially considering the average cost of a burglary is over £1,000 (Home Office stats 2003/04). Families that have been a victim of burglaries are often the target for multiple incidents increasing the cost and emotional impact of such an event. 

There are areas where burglaries have increased including Penzance having a 67% rise in burglaries since last year and Newquay also having significant increases (West Briton December 2010). This further emphasizes the importance of security measures. Don’t take the risk of an attack on your personal space and the devastating impact of crime. 

Holiday homes are also becoming more of a target for burglaries in Cornwall with a run of incidents occurring in St Mawes last weekend. We offer a keyholding service which is a popular service for holiday home owners in the area. A keyholding service provides you with increased security, reduced risk and convenience. See keyholding in Cornwall for more information on our unique service. 

Ellis Security provide professional and affordable Intruder Alarms in Cornwall and CCTV systems in Cornwall. If you have been recommended by the Police or would like to be proactive against crime please feel free to give us a call to discuss your security requirements or to arrange a no obligation survey and quotation. t 01209 808239 

Contact us

Hotel owners prosecuted for deadly blaze

“The owners of the Penhallow Hotel in Newquay are facing charges for breaching fire regulations after a blaze in August 2007 killed three people.

Fire Alarm

Hotel Owners Prosecuted - Non Compliant Fire Safety

In what was Britain’s worst hotel fire for nearly 40 years, three holidaymakers lost their lives at the Cornwall resort and now the proprietors and three other people employed at the hotel will be prosecuted over their fire alarm procedures.
They allegedly broke the Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005 and are due to appear before magistrates next month, Cornwall Council has revealed.
“Following a comprehensive investigation into the fire precautions at the Penhallow Hotel, Cornwall Council and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed they are taking out a prosecution against the owners of the hotel and three other individuals,” a spokesperson said.
Last year, an inquest jury returned an open verdict and ruled that no one could be blamed, despite evidence showing that the fire was started deliberately.
Fire Industry Association is available for further comment on the news. Contact FIA or check their Fire Training Courses“                                                                                                                                                                                     (FIA October 2010) 

Incidents such as these emphasise the importance of fire risk assessments and having a BAFE accredited company in Cornwall to install and maintain a fire alarm system to British standards that is “fit for purpose” after all it’s the owner/occupier who is responsible and in this case the customer has paid the ultimate price.

Remember there are only a handful of BAFE companies in Cornwall so call Ellis Security today to discuss your requirements for your Fire Alarm in Cornwall.

Ellis SecurityFire Alarm Cornwall – Proffessional, Affordable For One & All

Tel: 01209 808239

Ellis Security Join the Elite in the Fire Alarm Industry

Ellis Security, based in Scorrier has become one of only a handful BAFE SP203 accredited companies in Cornwall for fire alarm systems.

Fire Alarms Cornwall

Fire Alarms in Cornwall

BAFE is the government supported non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving standards in fire protection.

Ellis has been installing fire alarm systems for over 10 years and now has been granted the prestigious BAFE accreditation.

With the increased regulations and responsibility of the owner/occupier for business premises, fire safety has never been more of a concern. This is why Grant Ellis, director, has pursued this third party accreditation to ensure that clients have peace of mind and the requests of insurers are always met.

Ellis Security have installed and maintain fire alarm systems in hotels, guest houses, schools, fire stations, offices and other commercial and domestic properties throughout Cornwall. They are affiliated to the Fire Industry Association and their systems are compliant to the recognised British standards. Fire alarm systems installed with BAFE certification carry a premium but Lee Phillips, operations manager said:

“We will beat any maintenance quote and will keep prices as affordable as possible, we work closely with fire officers to ensure we are always compliant.”

 From basic audible systems through to fully addressable, monitored, wireless fire alarms, Ellis Security are now at the highest level in the industry.

tel 01209 808239


Fire Alarm Cornwall

Newlyn Fish Festival – Another Satisfied Ellis Customer

 Ellis Event Power Services (sister company to Ellis Security)  recently supplied the Newlyn Fish Festival with our generator hire service for events. The Festival was a great success and we are proud to publish our clients satisfaction with the service:

Generator Hire Cornwall

Newlyn Fish Festival

 Many thanks for all you did ‘above and beyond the call of duty’. The Festival was a great success and knowing we can rely on contractors like yourselves to help smooth out the inevitable glitches and last minute changes allows me to focus on what I have to do, so thank you again.

All the best and, yes, we’ll remember you next year. 


Steve Ryman 

Secretary – Newlyn Fish Festival

Local company shows commitment to local talent

Scorrier based Ellis Electrical, have taken on a graduate as their business development manager to assist with the ongoing growth of the company.

Alarm Cornwall

Miles Goldstone - Business Development Manager - Ellis Group

Miles Goldstone worked at Ellis back in 2007 on a summer placement whilst studying business management at University College Plymouth and developed a business plan for the now prospering generator hire company.

Now three years later Miles is back to take on a long term project in researching and developing growth across the expanding Ellis brand with Ellis Electrical, Ellis Security and Ellis Event Power Services, which offers a generator hire service for outdoor events such as marquee parties, weddings and festivals.

Ellis offer a Cornish alternative for electrical and security system maintenance and with Miles’s assistance this is growing throughout public organisations such as schools, commercial premises and domestic properties throughout the county.

A few months into the project Miles has designed a website for the security division, created e-mail marketing campaigns and is managing sales and marketing across the business.

Miles said: “It’s great to be back working with Ellis, it’s a fast moving Cornish company with friendly staff and new ideas. It’s fantastic to be offered a graduate level job without having to leave our beautiful county”

Grant Ellis, Managing Director, said “I am pleased that Miles is with us again and I’m sure he will assist greatly in the proposed growth across the business.”

“He is already making a positive impact as the security business is doing very well indeed resulting in further job creations for security engineers.”

For more information on Ellis Electrical and Security call 01209 822333. - Generator Hire Cornwall - Alarm Cornwall