Burglar Alarms - What Types are Available?

Ensuring you have a functioning and reliable burglar alarm could save you money and prevent the distress of having your home broken into. No-one wants to go through the terrible experience of a burglary, so making sure your home is secured and designed to discourage break-ins will help avoid this.

BURGLAR ALARMS – WIRELESS OR WIRED SECURITY ALARMS

There are two main types of burglar alarm, one of which is wireless with the other being wired. These two types of alarm have advantages and disadvantages, it is up to you which one you feel is right for your home.

WIRELESS BURGLAR ALARMS

Choosing a wireless burglar alarm means a very easy install process as well as a simple removal process if you decide to take it down when you are moving house to take it with you. Although they work out cheaper to install as you may well be able to do so yourself, they are generally more expensive to buy in the first place.

WIRED BURGLAR ALARMS

If you opt for a wired burglar alarm then it is highly unlikely that you will be able to install it yourself, it is advisable to have a qualified electrician carry out this work. A wired burglar alarm system has sensors that communicate with a control panel, this requires an expert installation from the professionals.

SECURITY ALARM MAINTENANCE

Regularly maintaining your burglar alarm saves you money in the long term as well as the peace of mind that the system is fully functioning. Regular maintenance helps to reduce false alarms and may be a requirement with your insurance company.

BURGLAR ALARM MONITORING

With a speech dialer burglar alarm system you will receive a message via text or a telephone call when the alarm is triggered.

With a keyholder burglar alarm system the monitoring is carried out by a company who will contact a nominated person or respond themselves in response to an alarm being triggered.

Police monitored burglar alarm systems contact the police directly when your alarm is triggered, this type of system is often offered via security companies.

GET IN TOUCH WITH THE SECURITY EXPERTS

If you’re still in doubt as to which type of burglar alarm system is best for you, then why not get in touch with us here at GW Electrics. We can talk you through the options and help you to make an informed decision.