Studies reveal that you are far less likely to be a victim of a burglary with an intruder alarm. Consequently, burglar alarms are a worthwhile investment as they help protect your home and family or business. However, it’s important that you have a correctly fitted and well maintained burglar alarm.
So how do you choose an alarm?
There are many different types of burglar alarms available for domestic and business use. They are broadly categorised into 2 main groups:-
- bells only alarm
- monitored alarm systems
The issue is further complicated as both the above types can be available as “hard-wired” or “wireless” systems. So let’s try to clarify. Find out below, here’s a few pointers to help you decide.
NSI Gold accredited Intruder Alarm Installer
P.E.S. are an NSI (NACOSS) Gold accredited installer and can design a bespoke intruder alarm, with options for wired or wireless and monitored systems to our 24-hour alarm receiving centre. Partnering with proud British Manufacturer, Texecom, our systems can give total control using the Texecom Connect App on your smart phone. As we also hold approval for police response, we can install systems to meet insurers' demands. Our maintained systems are backed up by our team of engineers that are available to support you 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
Burglar alarms available for domestic and commercial uses are available in a variety of alarm types. Intruder alarms are grouped generally into two categories:- Bells-only alarm and Monitored alarm systems. Each category of intruder alarms can then be subcategorised into hard-wired” or “wireless” burglar alarm systems.
Bells only Burglar Alarm System
When the alarm is triggered by one of the detectors, an outside bell is activated. This will undoubtedly inform the burglar that they have been detected and may motivate them to leave. The mere presence of audible alarms may also persuade a burglar to find an easier
However, problems with this type arise as many cheaper systems result in numerous false alarms, and the public have, to some extent, become immune to the sound of a continuous alarms.
Monitored Intruder Alarm & Maintenance
We also provide alarm monitoring and use the latest technologies, such as DualCom. This affordable technology offers dual-signaling at single-path signaling prices and is favored by insurers and the emergency services. DualCom is the smart way forward in the protection of people and property. It is also possible to add single-path wireless signalling for further savings without compromising security.
The level of security is often initiated by insurers and it is important to check that their requirements are being met.