Our cost effective intruder alarm systems are designed to deter potential intruders and can be adapted to your individual home security needs and budget.

The Metropolitan Police Office says that studies have shown a well-fitted and maintained intruder alarm system makes you less likely to become a victim of burglary. But how do you choose the right one for you and your home? Below we talk through the different types of alarm systems and contracts and useful things to consider.

The best type of alarm for your home depends on your personal preferences, budget, where you live, what your home is like and what level of protection you need.

A key consideration is what you would prefer to happen when your alarm goes off. Bells-only intruder alarm make a noise, but do not contact anyone (such as the police or the homeowner). Speech diallers, a device built inside an intruder alarm, automatically contacts you or other nominated friends and family when the alarm is triggered. Alternatively, you could get a monitoring contract, whereby you would pay a company monthly or annually to take action or call the police if the alarm goes off..

How exposed and how secure is your home?

As well as opportunistic burglaries, some burglars scope out a property beforehand, sometimes working with others. It’s therefore important to think about what will ensure your home looks occupied at all times, that there aren’t obvious places where a burglar can hide to asses the house, and that their entrance to the house is visible and difficult.