Terms & Conditions
between you (‘the customer’) and Alpha CCTV Systems Limited, here known as Alpha CCTV (‘us’).
1.1 The installed system is designed to reduce the risk of loss or damage to your premises or in some cases the well-being of those monitored so far as this can be done by the use of this type of equipment. However, we do not guarantee that the system cannot be removed, tampered with, or made to stop working by you or any unauthorised person. Should this happen, Alpha CCTV are not responsible for any losses you may suffer directly or indirectly.
2.1 A minimum deposit of the package cost will be required when the order for installation is placed. The amount payable is discussed at the point of sale – typically 30%.
2.2 The balance is payable immediately upon completion of the work by our service engineer on the day.
2.3 Payment is by cash, bank transfer or debit/credit card. The following payment cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Delta, Electron or Solo. The payment is to be completed BEFORE the engineer leaves the property. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHEQUES.
2.4 We expect you to pay monies due promptly. If payment to us is overdue, we will charge you interest at 2% over the base rate of Halifax Bank, from the date of our invoice until the date you pay PLUS a late payment fee of £99.00 Should you refuse to pay the money plus any interest and late payment fee due to us, we will transfer the payment collection to a debt recovery agent or solicitor. The additional costs of the debt collection and any legal and court fees will also apply.
2.5 CCTV orders that are cancelled beyond the 14 day cooling off period and 24 hours prior to the agreed installation date will be subject to a £10 processing fee. The remainder of the deposit will then be returned to you in the form it was paid (Card, BACS, Bank Transfer etc)
2.6 If a CCTV Service plan is cancelled by the customer and a refund requested, a processing fee of £10 will be deducted from the balance which will be transferred back to the customer via BACS within five working days.
3.1 All quotes are valid for a period of 7 days.
3.2 The quoted costs may be revised if:
(a) You require the work to be carried out more urgently than agreed.
(b) You change the specification.
(c) Your premises are in some way unsuitable for the equipment and this was not apparent during the course of the telephone/e-mail conversation or there are circumstances which we should have been made aware of.
(d) any other special circumstances that arise and we were not made aware of in writing when supplying our original quotation arose. This includes:
Re-visits of the installer/technicians/engineer for reconfiguration of the system.
Remote viewing, where the customer is responsible for the availability of a broadband internet service, a router that provides the ‘PORT-FORWARDING’ function and a public (static) IP address.
The installation work is outside the working hours of 8.00am –
8.00pm Monday – Friday, except statutory holidays. Requests made by the customer to install outside these working hours will incur additional charges.
Engineers are asked to work outside standard practices of installations. Unless stated on the Works Schedule or we were made aware in writing when supplying our original quotation. Installs should be carried out in easily accessible areas without the need for additional labour work. This includes:
Removal of floorboards, Carpet lifting/laying
Exceptionally high ceilings
Drilling through walls thicker than 300mm
The above will incur additional charges as agreed by the company representatives if required.
NOTE ~ Additional charges may be made if our engineers/technicians/installers are not provided with access to doors, shutters, windows, or any other areas where cables and equipment needs to be installed thereby incurring extra cable length. In any case, the customer will not be liable for extra costs beyond their reasonable knowledge.
4.1 All prices quoted are for installations within the UK. Prices are available for locations outside of the UK upon application.
4.2 The company (Alpha CCTV Systems Limited) will endeavour to deliver and/or complete security systems as soon after receipt of an order as possible but cannot accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any claim arising in connection with any delay in delivery or completion howsoever caused.
4.3 You agree to give us and our workers full access to your premises to survey, measure, install, test and service the equipment. You also agree to provide an adequate electricity supply for the equipment to operate correctly. If our work is interrupted or delayed because of a problem with access, or the electricity supply is inadequate, we may make an additional charge. We are not liable if completion is delayed due to circumstances beyond our control. By signing the contract with us, you guarantee that you have full authority to allow the installation and no other consent is needed.
4.4 You agree to allow our engineers to take non identifying photographs of your installation for publication on our website and digital media channels including social media.
5.1 If you would like to cancel an installation you’ve arranged over the phone, you are entitled to a 14-day cooling-off period during which you can cancel for any reason and get your money back, unless 5.2 applies. You also get this cooling-off period if you were approached by the business somewhere off the business’s premises and it costs £42 or more. Your cooling-off period begins the day after you enter into a contract with the us – verbal or otherwise.
5.2 If an ‘Order Completion‘ document has been signed by the customer (ie in the first signature box re Recorder Box Location agreement), in order to allow us to commence work prior to the expiry of the 14 day cancellation period, you understand that if you subsequently cancel the contract within the 14 day period, you will be asked to pay for any work that has been carried out prior to the cancellation.
5.3 To ensure consistency of installation, quality and service our engineers will perform pre and post installation checks on the equipment and will photograph completed installations.
5.4 We will provide initial setup & training on connection to the system on completion of the installation.
6. GUARANTEE / WARRANTY
We provide a warranty period of 12 months on all our CCTV installations including labour where applicable. We also offer a 36 month warranty on the DVR unit and cameras supplied though If your system is older than 12 months, but less than 36 months – you are required to order a warranty callout package to cover the camera removal and replacement procedure as necessary.
6.1 The customer must notify us immediately via our Email address, of a fault occurring with the security system and we will repair such fault as soon as possible after receiving notification.
6.2 We guarantee that we will repair hardware related faults in the installed system free of charge within the warranty period from the installation date. This guarantee does not apply to matters stated in condition 6.3.
6.3 The guarantee does not apply if we believe or have reason to suspect that changes have been made to a system / products supplied by our company or to faults caused by the following: (a) Incorrect adjustment or positioning by you or others of any part of the system.
(b) Consumable items of all kinds failing. Consumables are items with a finite life such as the internal hard disk drive.
(c) Products added to the CCTV system not supplied directly by us.
(d) Work carried out by police, fire or other authorities, or by any telecommunication agency or other party.
(e) Changes in configuration by other parties (Telecoms, Internet providers etc)
6.4 A call out fee of at least £85+VAT will be charged if the fault / malfunction caused to the system has been made by the user and not a defective part / installation. For example, if an engineer attends to assess a ‘no video’ issue that has been caused by the customer accidentally or otherwise cutting, or disturbing the installation cables / components, a fee will be chargeable. If upon investigation there is a faulty part this will be repaired or replaced with no fee payable within the warranty period.
7. REMOTE VIEWING & IT ISSUES
If we are unable to configure the remote viewing on the day of the scheduled installation due to IT technical issues, ISP
unavailability or lack of details such as Router IP address, user name and password then further charges will apply to remotely configure or revisit to complete the set up.
The company (Alpha CCTV ) cannot be held liable for client IT issues such as change of router, failed connection, change of internet service provider, re-set of router, new mobile phone, loss of settings on the router or a new operating system.
8.1 The company (Alpha CCTV ) shall not be liable, unless due to our own negligence, for the costs of any work, repairs or replacement of equipment which results from fire, electrical power surge, storm, flood, accident, neglect, misuse or malicious damage.
8.2 The company (Alpha CCTV ) does not warrant or represent that the operation of the installation will be uninterrupted or error free. We provide the system to assist in the security of the customers premises but does not thereby warrant the security of the property, the customer or the contents therein.
8.3 The company (Alpha CCTV ) does not act and shall not be deemed to act as an insurer of the customers property or contents contained therein and give no warranty that by virtue of the installation of the system, the property or contents contained therein are completely secure or inviolable.
8.4 The company (Alpha CCTV ) shall have no liability in contract, unless due to our own negligence for any loss suffered and in particular, we do not accept any liability whatsoever for any consequential loss or damage (including loss of earnings or profits) which may arise from any malfunction or defect of the system.
8.5 The terms and conditions given in this contract do not affect your rights under the Sale of Goods Act or Unfair Contract Terms Act.
9. FORCE MAJEURE
Alpha CCTV shall not be liable for any failure of or delay in the performance of this Agreement for the period that such failure or delay is due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, war, strikes or labour disputes, embargoes, government orders or any other force majeure event.
10. APPLICABLE LAW
This contract is governed by the laws of England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland as the case may be and each party submits to the jurisdiction of the Courts thereof.
We hope that you will be pleased with any purchase you’ve made from us – but if there’s something you’re not happy with, we’d like you to tell us about it so that we can try to put matters right.
In the first instance, please call us on 0121 803 5821. If you do not wish to discuss matters over the phone, you may also contact us via the methods below;
Letter: Complaints, Alpha CCTV Systems Limited, 61 Charlotte Street, Birmingham B3 1PX
When a complaint is received, the full details will be recorded in the Complaint Log. A response will be made to the customer within 5 working days. Where the complaint is of a more complex nature and a response will not be possible within 5 days, the customer will be contacted within 5 working days and advised of this. The customer will be given an indication of how soon a full response will be made.