Charity Swim Across Loch Lomond

Gareth our Operations Manager is taking it upon himself to swim across Loch Lomond from Inveruglas to Inversnaid, an approximate distance of 1.5 miles to raise money for The Plaza Community Cinema in Waterloo Liverpool. Crosby Intruder Alarms have supported the Plaza for over 20 years and Gareth has now decided to help support them personally by taking on the challenge. Gareth can be sponsored by visiting the link www.justgiving.com/gareth-cia any sponsorships will be greatly appreciated.

Peter Grossmith

Peter Grossmith

Peter Grossmith1958-2017

Peter started to work for Crosby Intruder Alarms in the late eighties and in the time since then, he became an integral part of our operation.

Over that period became much more than simply a work colleague, he became a trusted and valued friend that both Ann and I had complete trust in. So much so that we were happy to leave him to run the business during holidays etc. We argued on a number of occasions because he was forthright with his comments and was not scared to disagree if he thought that we were wrong, a trait that I really appreciated at times, but it was always in the best interests of the company.

Peter had an exceptional memory and all you had to do was mention a client’s name and he could give you virtually every detail about the installation, panel type, detector locations and even an approximate date that the system was installed. His technical knowledge was second to none and what he didn’t know, he found out about.

He had a wicked sense of humour and we often were on the receiving end of his jokes, but in all honesty, he could take a joke as well. I remember a conversation that I had with one long standing customer who said that they missed Peter coming in to see them because he “gave them hell” and the conversation was finished by her saying “and we gave it him back”. We all miss that as well.

Typically, when he was diagnosed with cancer he said that he was going to fight it and he certainly did. He re-organised his life and did the things that he wanted to do, culminating in a session gliding, towards the end of last year. He said that it was fantastic and didn’t know how he could top that. I suggested a parachute jump, but he said that it wasn’t exciting enough, so I said that if he wanted excitement, he should let me pack the chute, he declined my offer!

We all regularly went out for meals (see photos) and Peter was always the life and soul of the party, even though he was obviously in a great deal of pain.

Peter was a foundation stone of our company in every sense of the word and our company could not have developed in the way we have without his input, drive and devotion to us and our clients, we all miss him deeply.

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Choosing your security provider

New Van

New VanIt’s been another busy week for us with many quotations and many acceptances. Remember when choosing your Security provider always use an NSI or SSAIB Accredited company not only does it give you peace of mind that your systems will be installed in line with industry standards but all staff will have been vetted to BS7858 this involves a Police Check, Credit Check and Employment and Personal References.

We as a company also take this one step further and are Trading Standards Approved meaning all staff are also DBS checked as well. All of our Technicians are Qualified and yesterday our apprentice Matty passed his Level 2 Exams so a big congratulations to him.

If anyone would like a free quotation then please give us a call or enquire via our website to qualify for an automatic 5% discount.

We offer solutions for Intruder, CCTV, Door Entry, Access Control, Nurse Call, Lighting, Public Address and Music Systems, Data Cabling, Fire Alarms and RING Doorbells.

Supporting the Plaza

Crosby Intruder Alarms have supported the Plaza Community Cinema in the Waterloo area for many years.

It’s always nice to be appreciated!

We at the Plaza would like to thank Crosby Intruder Alarms for all their support past and present. Recently they have upgraded our Fire Alarm system in the Plaza and the CCTV in both the Plaza and the Plaza Support Shop making both the Plaza and the shop safer for staff and customers.
Over the past 20 years they have supported the Plaza giving time and equipment freely. We would like to thank Roy, Ann and Gareth Williams and all their staff for being a true community spirited company. Highly recommended.
Please share to as many as possible and give them a round of applause.
Many thanks
Jan Dunn
Chair of the Trustees