Burglar Alarms: A Quick Guide
As a front line defence against those that may try and enter your home or harm your property, a burglar alarm can be a great deterrent.
It’s important to know as much as possible about your burglar alarm and how it works to ensure your home’s safety; however there are many different types of alarm and choosing which one can be tricky. While they usually share a variety of similar features here is a guide to help you identify the best one for you.
If you need any further help or advice concerning burglar alarms, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We offer high-quality, professional home security services.
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Types of alarm
There are three main types of alarm available on the market; each designed to perform a slightly different function. Bells only alarms will simply put out an alarm or siren call when triggered in the hope that this will make someone aware of the intrusion and deter the thief.
On the other hand, a monitored alarm system allows for a number of options. It can be programmed to contact a selection of phone numbers when it’s triggered, instantly alerting the authorities to an intrusion, or sending a signal to a central monitoring system. This may be looked after by a specific security company or, in some cases, alert the police.
Wired or wireless?
When it comes down to selecting whether you want a wired or wireless alarm, it’s important to think about the advantages and disadvantages of both options. Wireless alarms are an effective solution because they have no visible and obvious way of being disabled. A wired alarm that has exposed wiring can easily be manipulated and deactivated by an experienced thief.
However, wired alarms are traditionally cheaper and, if placed out of reach, usually make an effective home security measure. Our expert engineers will be able to advise you on which alarm is best for you.
While you can fit alarms yourself with the right knowledge, it’s often a good idea to call in the professionals to ensure a proper job is done. With something as important as burglar alarms, you don’t want to make a mistake.
If you need any further advice or help, give us a call. We are able to offer advice on home security as well as providing an emergency locksmith should anything go wrong. Don’t hesitate to call if you have any problems.
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