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Welcome to Tech My Space (TMS), for all your home/office support, security, network, and AV needs in South Manchester and East Cheshire. We’ve been dedicated to providing the best solutions for all your current and future security and technology requirements for over 10 years. We are experts specializing in providing budget to top-of-the-line security systems, network solutions, and audio-visual (AV) equipment. Whether it’s Installing, maintaining, repairing, or upgrading, your home or office technology we have you covered.

We work with many leading Alarm, CCTV, Security, Access Control, Networks and Audio-Visual manufacturers such as Pyronix, Hikvision, BFT, Came, TP-Link, Samsung, Yamaha, and Sony. Our diverse expertise allows us to provide you with the latest and most reliable integrated technology products, all from a single provider based in Stockport.

Our award-winning solutions are designed to fit around you, your unique requirements and budget, whether you need a simple video Doorbell or a full security alarm and CCTV system. We can also implement a comprehensive remotely managed network solution, or state-of-the-art audio-visual (AV) matrix. Our knowledge allows these systems to be designed and intergraded, so they all work together.

We cover a wide range of security systems, AV, and data networks usually within 10 miles of our base in Stockport. Depending on the job requirements we can cover all SK and M Postcodes. We cover often work in Poynton, Maccelsfield, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and Prestbury on many varied jobs. As we work locally, most of suppliers are also local business mainly based in Stockport and Macclesfield. These jobs range from Installation, testing, maintenance to repairs or removals and decommissioning unused, old, or unsafe systems.

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional ongoing customer service and support, from the start to many years in the future. To provide you the fastest response we focus most of our work within SK1 to SK10 and M1 to M34. Our team is always available to answer any questions you may have and help you find the perfect technology solution for your needs. We’re committed to making sure you’re satisfied with our products and services from the design stage to commissioning and for years to come. But don’t just take our word, check out our TrustPilot  5-star reviews.

Thank you for considering Tech My Space (TMS) for all your technology needs. Contact us and we’ll help you stay connected, secure, and ahead of the game.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

TMS came to quote for wired cameras and a wireless fire alarm system. Time was taken to fully understand our requirements and work out what we needed. The work was completed efficiently and care was taken to work around the confines of our house. Overall great professional job. .

Daniel John May

Phone line fixed on the day reported. I work from home and when my phone and internet started playing up the implications of not being able to work from home were massive. I thought about phoning the line provider but decided to give Tech My Space a call. They arrived before I could have logged the problem, shortly after the fault was found, explained, repaired cleanly, test and demonstrated.

John Davies

A fantastic job from Dave at TMS. A really effective and secure alarm and cctv system fitted. Very neat work and excellent support regarding use of equipment. Highly recommended.

Rosalyn O

Dave fitted four CCTV cameras for us after recent burglaries in the area. He was able to fit them in the areas which we required them, set them up and connected them to our TV and phones and also gave a great demonstration on how to view on both devices. Would highly recommend, incredibly personable and professional.

Tiaran Patel

FAQS

Streaming AV systems benefits?2024-04-15T11:51:44+00:00

Streaming AV systems let you access and play content from the internet, like movies, TV shows, and music, directly on your TV or other devices. This eliminates the need for physical media and offers a wide range of entertainment options at your fingertips.

What are Wireless speakers?2024-04-15T11:51:23+00:00

Wireless speakers use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to connect to your devices, allowing you to play music from your phone, tablet, or computer without needing to plug in any cables.

What is Multiroom audio?2024-04-15T11:50:52+00:00

Multiroom audio systems let you play music in different rooms of your home simultaneously. With wireless speakers and smart technology, you can control what plays where from your phone or other devices.

What is a HDMI splitter?2024-04-15T11:50:34+00:00

HDMI splitters are devices that allow you to connect multiple HDMI sources, like gaming consoles and streaming devices, to a single HDMI input on your TV. They’re handy when you have limited HDMI ports on your TV.

What is an AV receiver (AVR)?2024-04-15T11:49:52+00:00

An AV receiver, or AVR, is the heart of your audiovisual system. It’s the device that connects your speakers, TV, and other components, amplifies the sound, and processes the audio and video signals.

what is Surround sound?2024-04-15T11:49:25+00:00

Surround sound is a setup where speakers are positioned around a room to create a 3D audio experience. It makes you feel like you’re in the middle of the action, whether you’re watching a movie or playing a game.

Which is better 4K vs 8K?2024-04-15T11:49:05+00:00

4K and 8K refer to the resolution of your TV screen. 4K TVs have a higher resolution than older HD TVs, while 8K TVs offer even more pixels for sharper and more detailed images. Choosing between them depends on your budget and how close you’ll be sitting to the screen.

What is TV mounting?2024-04-15T11:48:39+00:00

TV mounting refers to the process of installing a television on a wall. It’s a popular way to save space and create a sleek and organized look in your living space. Professional installers can securely attach your TV to the wall and hide cables for a clean appearance.

What are Atmos speakers?2024-04-15T11:48:07+00:00

Atmos speakers are a type of audio technology that adds height to your sound, making it feel like the audio is coming from above you as well as around you. They’re used to create a more three-dimensional and realistic sound experience in home theatres and other AV setups.

What are AV systems?2024-04-15T11:47:46+00:00

AV systems, short for audiovisual systems, are setups that combine audio and visual elements to create a more immersive entertainment experience. These systems can include things like surround sound, high-quality screens, and advanced equipment.

Give examples of some Access Control best practices?2024-04-15T11:46:51+00:00

Some Access Control best practices include regularly reviewing and updating access rights, training staff on how to use the system correctly, and having a backup plan in case of system failures. It’s also important to choose a reputable provider and consider factors like scalability and future expansion as your needs change.

Can Access Control be integration with other security systems?2024-04-15T11:45:14+00:00

Access Control systems can often work together with other security systems. For instance, they can be integrated with CCTV cameras to monitor who’s coming and going. This adds an extra layer of security and helps you keep an eye on what’s happening in and around your premises.

How much do Access Control systems cost?2024-04-15T11:44:54+00:00

The cost of an Access Control system can vary. It depends on factors like the size of the area you want to secure, the type of technology you choose, and how many people you need to give access to. Generally, it’s an investment in security that can save you money in the long run by preventing unauthorized access.

What is the Access Control installation process?2024-04-15T11:44:26+00:00

Installing an Access Control system involves setting up the hardware, like card readers and controllers, and connecting them to a central system. Then, you program who’s allowed to access different areas and how they’ll do it. It’s important to make sure everything is properly configured and tested for it to work smoothly.

Who are the top Access Control system providers?2024-04-15T11:44:06+00:00

Some well-known Access Control system providers include companies like Paxton, HID Global, BFT, Bosch, Tyco, CAME, ACT, ATG Automation, Honeywell, Schneider Electric, FAAC, Nice, Johnson Controls, Beninca, RGL, ASSA. These companies offer a range of solutions for different needs, from small businesses to large organizations.

Why use Access Control vs traditional keys?2024-04-15T11:43:45+00:00

Access Control is a modern way to secure places compared to traditional keys. With keys, if you lose them or someone makes a copy, security can be compromised. Access Control is more secure because you can easily deactivate a lost card or change a code. It’s also more convenient as you don’t need to carry physical keys around.

How do Access Control systems work?2024-04-15T11:43:24+00:00

Access Control systems work by using technology to control who can enter certain places. When someone wants to get in, they need to prove they’re allowed. This can be done by swiping a card, scanning a fingerprint, or entering a code. The system checks this information against its records and then decides whether to let the person in.

What are the benefits of Access Control systems?2024-04-15T11:43:03+00:00

Access Control systems have many advantages. They give you better security because you can limit who gets in. You can also keep track of who comes and goes, which can be useful for things like monitoring employee attendance. Plus, it’s more convenient than traditional keys because you don’t have to worry about lost keys or changing locks.

Types of Access Control methods?2024-04-15T11:42:41+00:00

There are different ways to control access. Some methods include using key cards, where you swipe a card to enter, or biometric systems, which use your unique traits like fingerprints or face recognition. There’s also keypad entry, where you enter a code, and even mobile apps that let you unlock doors with your phone.

What is an Access Control system?2024-04-15T11:42:05+00:00

An Access Control system is a way to manage who can enter a building, room, or area. It uses things like key cards, fingerprint scanners, or codes to make sure only authorized people can get in. This helps keep places safe and secure by stopping people who shouldn’t be there from getting inside.

How to reduce CCTV costs?2024-04-15T11:40:41+00:00

There are many cheap often imported and unsupported CCTV unit available on the internet but having repaired these DIY installations, reasons they are cheap. Many are unbranded, old, low-quality stock with inaccurate specifications and short (if any) warranty. We have repaired these DIY systems and they all use PC HDD which are much cheaper but not designed for CCTV systems that run 24hr/day for many years.

Can CCTV footage be used in court?2024-04-15T11:40:15+00:00

Yes, CCTV footage can be used as evidence in court, provided it meets certain legal standards. This includes ensuring the footage is relevant to the case, has been obtained legally, and its integrity has been maintained (i.e., it has not been tampered with or altered in any way). At TMS we can advise on UK CCTV data protection guidelines and our systems have helped the police identify several criminals.

CCTV Considerations?2024-04-15T11:39:40+00:00

Firstly, the number of cameras, type, position of cameras and length of recording time required. Then consider additional features like motion recording, night vision b/w or colour, video with one-way or two-way audio, line crossing, push notification etc.

Wired or Wireless Cameras, which is best?2024-04-15T11:38:49+00:00

At TMS we recommend Wired cameras, over Wi-Fi or battery cameras as they work reliably without intervention. Wi-Fi sounds attractive but as all cameras still require power, they either need access for their Batteries to be charged, changed or a power cable. Batteries are inconvenient, and the power cable might as well transmit the video, which is more stable than Wi-Fi especially through external walls.

Are CCTV cameras always recording? 2024-04-15T11:38:28+00:00

No. Some CCTV security solutions are always recording, but many only start when they detect motion or if an event happen. It all depends on the system specifications and your requirements.

Can CCTV cameras be hacked?2024-04-15T11:37:57+00:00

Unfortunately, like any tech, CCTV systems can be hacked, but don’t worry, this is unlikely and using strong passwords helps keep the bad guys out. All our designs for Home and Commercial CCTV installation not only use Passwords but also Video Encryption and without either of these the video won’t play.

What’s the difference between Analogue and IP cameras (DVR/NVR)?2024-04-15T11:36:35+00:00

The main difference is how they send video. Analogue Cameras send it to a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) which does all most of the processing, like motion or simple line crossing. IP cameras often do most of the image processing, then send the CCTV Footage over your Wi-Fi or Ethernet network to the NVR (Network Video Recorder). NVRs tend to have more additional features like line crossing, left/removed items, people counting, ANPR, and identification analysis like a car colour/type, recognising a person’s face, differentiating between dogs, cats, and people etc.

Can CCTV work without Internet?2024-04-15T11:36:13+00:00

Yes. CCTV can work without the internet. It’ll still record everything which can be seen on a locally connected monitor. The internet will allow remote viewing of cameras footage on a mobile device.

Is CCTV effective? 2024-04-15T11:35:51+00:00

es. CCTV is effective for deterring criminals, catching bad guys in the act, and providing evidence to the police. It helps make your property safer, especially when coupled to an Active Alarm using the same interactive App. Our commercial and business surveillance systems help prevent unnecessary callouts and reduce response times. We supply signages which can increase the visual deterrent, helping stop criminal before they start.

Where to place CCTV cameras? 2024-04-15T11:35:13+00:00

The best place to put CCTV cameras varies widely on the specific job’s requirements, we use our expertise to explain options that optimise their position depending on many factors like, capture area, background lighting, visibility, security, wiring, glare, aesthetics etc. At TMS we usually prioritise entrances, windows, and other vulnerable or high value areas. Some home systems, especially business surveillance systems, require internal coverage using indoor cameras, these often use Wi-Fi enabled IP Cameras to reduce cabling.

How to install CCTV? 2024-04-15T11:34:48+00:00

Installing CCTV can be complicated and usually requires internal and external cables to be run from the camera to the recorder (NVR/DVR). The cable type depends on many factors, TMS can design the best option to suit the budget, while implementing techniques to reduce the number of cables required. Once neatly installed, the cameras are connected to the recorder often, with a monitor and usually your internet network.

What’s the cost of CCTV? 2024-04-15T11:34:14+00:00

he cost of CCTV depends on many factors like the number and features of cameras used. Most cameras have black and white IR Night vision, but full colour night vision is also an option. At Tech My Space we have the 10 years’ experience, so your only a few quick questions from getting an estimate for the average cost of home CCTV system. We also offer free, no obligation local onsite surveys, just call us and we’ll arrange the rest.

How does CCTV work?2024-04-15T11:33:36+00:00

Our CCTV security systems work by capturing video, and sometime audio footage with cameras, then sending it through cables or wireless connections to a recorder. At TechMySapce we recommend connecting a monitor or the internet, where the video can be viewed. Some systems may include additional features like motion detection, night vision, and automatic alerts.

What is the best CCTV system?2024-04-15T11:32:39+00:00

The “best” CCTV system can vary greatly depending on individual needs. At TMS we design new systems using Hikvision, arguably one of the most reliable and “best CCTV Brands in the UK”. We also maintain and repair surveillance systems from many makes including Dahua, Axis, Sony, Panasonic, Honeywell, Uniview and Swann etc.

What is a CCTV system? 2024-04-15T11:31:58+00:00

A CCTV system is a security system that uses video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific recorder where it can be viewed on a defined set of monitors. It’s like having an extra set of eyes watching your property 24/7.

Wired or Wireless Alarm?2024-02-11T11:51:29+00:00

A new wired alarm can run for many years without any maintenance, but we would recommend it’s serviced at least every 3 to 5 years. A wired alarm is best installed in a new build or during renovation. A Wireless Alarm is quick and neat to install in a furnished property but will require the batteries to be replaces every 2 to 3 years.

Do alarms require contracts?2024-02-11T11:50:34+00:00

At TMS we do not up sell annual contracts or enforce fixed lock in or maintenance periods. We simply check the system when requested and our smart alarms can notify us if there are any problems. If your questioning “security system contract vs. no contract systems”, we believe purchasing and owning the system, without a contract makes financial sense.

How can I stop false alarms from bugging me?2024-02-11T11:49:42+00:00

To avoid false alarms, we make sure the sensors are set up properly and teach everyone how to use the system. If you want to reduce false alarms on an office or home security system that already been installed, call us, we have the expertise to advise about stuff that might accidentally trigger it or replace and upgrade faulty parts.

Will my alarm system keep working during a power outage?2024-02-11T11:32:45+00:00

All TMS Alarm and security system have power outage backup systems, usually a backup battery that kick in if the power goes out. So even if the lights go off, your security won’t.

Oops, what if I accidentally set off my own alarm?2024-02-11T11:31:43+00:00

No biggie! It happens. All our systems can have a quick way to stop false alarm on home security system alarm quickly. You might need a code or button to hush the noise.

Can I control my alarm system with my phone?2024-02-11T11:30:44+00:00

Absolutely! All our new alarm systems can be armed or disarmed remotely using their own smartphone apps. These apps can also control other features like gates, and intercoms, they can also ping you if something happens, especially useful if you have CCTV on the same app.

Can alarm systems handle pets without going crazy?2024-02-11T11:29:45+00:00

Sure thing! TSM can design and install pet-friendly home security systems, so they won’t mistake your furry pals for intruders. These sensors (PIRs) know the difference between pets and people.

How much does a security alarm system cost?2024-02-11T11:27:29+00:00

The average cost of home alarm or office system depends on many aspects like size, functions, wireless or wired, app control etc. With TMS you pay for the equipment and installation, then you then have the option to have the system tested either annually or as required. As you fully own the complete system with all its documentation, you can choose who and when any testing or servicing is done.

Are alarm systems worth the investment?2024-02-11T11:26:10+00:00

Totally! The main benefits of home security system fitted by TMS is it can protect your home from break-ins, fires, floods, and other troubles. It’s like having your own personal security team, without the ongoing costs.

Can I install a home alarm system by myself?2024-02-11T11:16:43+00:00

Although there are DIY home alarm installation alarm kits, they are usually basic, with few functions, limited coverage and almost always look like a DIY installation. A well installed Alarm will reduce the likely hood of a burglary and should the worst happen, it will activate. TMS have “repaired” old DIY alarms that could never have responded correctly. Common search terms: “DIY home alarm installation guide.”

How do Alarm systems work and what are they?2024-02-11T11:48:04+00:00

An alarm system is like a high-tech guardian for your home. It has special sensors that can detect when doors or windows open, or if there’s movement inside. If something fishy is going on, it can either make a loud noise or send you a notification, just like a watchful buddy.

Tech My Space (TMS) Ltd. History

Tech My Space was conceived to give customers a complete one stop shop for many of the technological requirements of the home and office. We cover all aspects of telephony, audio and visual services, CCTV and alarm systems, so if you have a small fault on a phone line or require a major security system installation, TMS can provide the expertise you require.

A brief list of our services – phone line fault resolution, phone system installation and upgrades, CCTV system supply and installation, home and business alarm systems, home automation, led lighting options, wifi implementation and optimisation, networking, access systems, music streaming, TV integration and mounting options, UPS systems plus many more.

Contact us today and find out where we can help with your home or business technology needs.

Our Proven Process, Produces Results

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Communication is key to a successful job – we discuss your requirements until everything is clear and agreed.

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Careful planning with the customers needs as our number one priority, leads to satisfaction all-round.

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Implementation and installation undertaken to the highest standards for the best possible outcome.

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All systems are rigorously tested to ensure performance is as agreed and that the customer is happy.

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We are always available, should you have any issues with your technology, or wish to enhance or upgrade.

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