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.