According to the National Statistics Office (2011), every 14.6 seconds a burglary is occurring in the United Kingdom. Out of all burglaries reported, 76 percent were home burglaries. This tells us that burglar alarms aren’t just nice to have, they are a necessity.
The question becomes “What type of burglary system do you want?” versus “Should I have a security system?”
There are two options available: The hard-wired system and the wireless alarm system. There are pros and cons for either type. The most popular in the past years has been the hard-wired system, but recent advances have improved the wireless alarm systems so much so that it is now the number one choice
Wireless intruder alarm detection only needs batteries to run. The actual control panel for the systems needs to be near a power outlet. The dialler part of the system needed a phone line to work for monitoring purposes however with the phase out of PSTN by 2023 monitoring can now be done via the mobile network or even WiFi. This is a great feature because one of the first steps a burglar will take is to cut the phone lines and disable an alarm system.
With wireless alarm systems, it isn’t necessary for an installer to come out and drill holes to wire your home.
If you are in a rental property or planning to move soon, keep in mind that wireless alarm systems are totally portable. Also, because there are no holes drilled for permanent installation, property owners won’t object to you using them in your rental unit. If you move to a larger property, you can add additional sensors and detectors for more protection. Wireless alarms are installed without the need for holes being drilled and wires being run throughout the house. As the systems are SMART then additional items can be added onto the system for coverage like Cameras, Smoke/Carbon Dioxide Monitors, Flood Alerts. Wireless burglar alarms are virtually hack proof and often a much less expensive alternative to hard wired systems.
“Ask for a quote today and I guarantee you will be surprised at how little systems start from”