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Home Security

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


Studies have indicated that a professionally installed and maintained burglar alarm system makes you less likely to become a victim of burglary.

Wired or Wireless. 

Wireless alarms cause less structural disruption to your home, especially during installation and with no cables to worry about thereafter. They use battery-powered sensors that communicate with a control panel using radio signals. Wireless systems also provide ease and flexibility when it comes to relocating or adding devices to the system at a later date. Once you have decided on the type of alarm system you want, consideration should be given as to what you would prefer to happen when your alarm goes off.

Bells Only or Communicating

A bells only alarm, also referred to as an audible only alarm, makes a loud noise when activated which will hopefully alert someone in the area to the situation and may scare off any intruder. An audible alarm will not automatically contact a key-holder or the police and there is no guarantee of a response.

A communicating alarm system can notify you, friends or family when your alarm goes off and can also be monitored by an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC). The ARC can initiate a response by your nominatedkey-holder or the police.

At 1st Alarm we install a variety of systems and components from reputable suppliers and leading manufacturers, including wired and wireless systems, communicating and audible only alarms. We offer a free no obligation quotation and can assist you in choosing the right system for your home and budget.

Service & Maintenance

All security systems need to be regularly serviced and maintained to ensure reliability and to reduce false alarms. Most insurance providers require proof of regular maintenance inspections carried out by an accredited security company. A maintenance contract will ensure that your system is inspected and tested regularly.

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Customer Testimonials

Middleton’s Dairy
1st Alarm installed a CCTV system at my Dairy. They listened to my requirements and provided me with exactly what I needed. The system has already proved to be a useful management tool in the day to day running of my business.

They did a great job, friendly and professional. I would highly recommend 1st Alarm to others.
Tim Benson - Middleton’s Dairy Limited - Hope Valley Derbyshire
Cheadle Catholic Junior School
"Thank you for the excellent service and quick response you gave to my school when it was broken into in the early hours of the morning. It was re-assuring to know that you liaised with the Police, cleared up the glass, secured the broken window and arranging for our damaged gates and fence to be repaired. We would highly recommend 1st Alarm Security to other schools".
Headteacher, Cheadle Catholic Junior School
Steve Carter
I recently had an alarm system installed by the 1st Alarm Security team for a new business venture in Derbyshire. They listened to my requirements, installed it in a timely manner and took pride in all aspects of their work. I'd have no hesitation in recommending them and they would be the first people I would call should I require another security system in the future.
Steve Carter - UK Footwear
Stockport Pharmacy Group
I made the change to 1st Alarm because I wasn’t happy with my security provider. They are like a breath of fresh air, friendly and professional and they do a great job. I wouldn’t go anywhere else...
D. Singh - Stockport Pharmacy Group
Dial Park Primary School
"As a school it is a huge leap of faith to change suppliers for services historically provided by the Council or their sub-contractors. However I can happily confirm that our move to 1st Alarms for our security provision has been one of the best things we could have done. The company is very professional, customer care from the office to the engineers, to call out response is excellent. I would highly recommend 1st Alarm Security to other … read more
Mr. A. Lyndsay
"1st Alarm installed a CCTV and alarm system at my home. They provided excellent service and the quality of the equipment they installed was superb.
A 1st class service from a 1st class company".
Mr. Lyndsay, Whaley Bridge
Mr Dean, Disley
"1st Alarm undertook some domestic property security and lighting work for me. They provided excellent advice and the quality of their work was first class. I would have no hesitation in recommending them".
John Barnes
1st Alarm Security maintain the CCTV on our industrial estate and have installed alarm systems for a number of our tenants. They are friendly, knowledgeable and professional and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other facilities companies and businesses.
John Barnes, Managing Director, JK Barnes Properties
Moorfield Primary School
From our initial meeting we have received a consistently high quality service from 1st Alarm Security. The change over from one security provider to 1st Alarm Security was pain free and they immediately audited our existing equipment, quickly providing us with a comprehensive report that was easy to understand and plan from. 1st Alarm Security have a professional yet friendly attitude and an excellent knowledge of the security issues facing a … read more