Burglar Alarm Systems
For many years burglar alarms have traditionally been fitted in business premises
but they are now becoming a growing requirement in private homes and gardens as
well. There is a confusing wide range of alarms and options on the market and systems
range from the inexpensive, easy to fit DIY, to sophisticated and complicated security
networks that must be installed by professionals. However, most alarm systems are
actually built in a similar manner using the same design concepts such as magnetic
switches and PIR sensors, so is it really necessary to spend a lot of money?
Do I really need a burglar alarm?
Whether you are guarding some priceless antiques, diamond necklaces or just the
average household home like the rest of us then you need to consider securing your
possessions and protect your assists that you have worked so hard to purchase. You
should consider installing a burglar alarm as none of us are immune to the opportunist
burglar, let alone the professional, however we may not all need a hi-tech expensive,
top of the range alarm system.
Initially you should review the general security of your home and assess whether
the doors and windows are in good condition and fitted with sound locks. Ask yourself:
could I break into my own house? If so, then you need to review your home security
strategy and plan for improvements in the near future, before the worst happens.
Many people often install a home security alarm after they have been burgled themselves.
Don’t let this happen to you.
Statistics show that for homes fitted with security alarm systems, most attempted
burglaries are unsuccessful, which proves that they act as an effective deterrent.
Burglars will simply move on and look for easier targets to avoid breaking into
a house fitted with an alarm system. Although alarm systems may be an effective
deterrent, like most security appliances, they are not always 100% successful in
stopping a break-in, it's still highly advised that you have a valid home insurance
policy. An added bonus is that some insurance
companies offer discounts for houses fitted with an alarm as there are less claims
But are home alarm systems expensive?
A straightforward home alarm system that will secure your home while you are away
and will also dial your mobile cell phone or landline when activated by an intruder
can cost as little as $80. Complete wireless burglar alarm systems that include
PIR movement detectors and contact sensors on doors and windows to cover the whole
house, together with an auto dial facility, control panel and alarm sounder can
cost around $170. These can be fitted with basic DIY skills in around one hour.
Secure your garden, garden shed or garage with a simple alarm for around $40.
With these alarms, there is no real need to employ specialist tradesmen to install
them and no need for expensive monthly service and maintenance contracts. So everyone
can afford the luxury of a burglar alarm to protect their property and possessions.