Burglar Alarms Abingdon Oxfordshire (OX13 and OX14): With the distressing thought of crime levels growing every year there's never been a more appropriate moment to get a burglar alarm installed in your business or home. Reports show that there were in excess of 1 million burglaries and robbery attempts in the United Kingdom in the year 2018-2019, and from this figure in England and Wales alone there were roughly four hundred and twenty two thousand confirmed burglaries from property.
Many property owners only install a burglar alarm or upgrade their home security after a burglary or theft to their property has already been committed. Because forty seven percent of burglaries are described as being spur of the moment by the police in Abingdon, the advice is to discourage potential thieves by installing an alarm system to your property. By thinking ahead and investigating the alarm systems which are appropriate for your situation, you can save a good deal of heartache and worry that will be caused by a home or business intrusion. But precisely how do you pick a burglar alarm or security system that's right for you?
Budget constraints need not be a problem when picking out your perfect burglar alarm in Abingdon. Where the price tag isn't a concern a dedicated security provider will fit, maintain and comprehensively monitor your burglar alarm for you, whereby at the other end of the scale, there are basic, battery operated devices that can be installed and running in a few minutes. Many of these burglar alarms can be purchased in wired or wireless varieties and may even connect up to a CCTV system or security camera to film suspect events for video and photographic evidence. Before selecting your intruder alarm it's well worth thinking about precisely what you'd like it to do when the alarm is triggered.
TYPES OF BURGLAR ALARM
Audible/Visual Only Burglar Alarms - Ordinarily an exterior bell box with a pulsating light that will sound when the alarm's been tripped. This alarm notifies neighbours and occupants but doesn't report the incident via voice message or text to a smartphone.
- Easy installment can be achieved by somebody with do-it-yourself skills.
- Police forces throughout the United Kingdom confirm that just about any security system will discourage burglaries.
- False alarms over the years have made people "alarm immune".
- Acknowledgment of the intruder alarm is confined to those in close proximity.
Auto-Dial Burglar Alarms - Whilst setting off a siren or bell to warn anybody in the vicinity, these burglar alarms can also send voice or text messages to specified contacts. Several contacts can be introduced via the alarm control unit to be called in a set order. The messaging system can be programmed to only send warnings to those on the list until the warning is acknowledged.
- An alarm trigger will instantly send a message to alert one of your contacts.
- Extra carbon monoxide, flooding, smoke and fire detectors are available to be connected to most systems of this type.
- SIM only devices require the card to have the credit topped up for use and might not work in an area with a weak signal.
- If your mobile phone is turned off or has a poor signal, you will not receive a notification from your alarm system.
Monitored Alarm Systems - By paying an annual or a monthly fee you will be able to have your burglar alarm system constantly monitored by a specialist security company. Quite often they will install the equipment themselves and when the alarm is triggered they will contact the key holder or property owner to give help and assistance. These alarms can also be linked to a police response unit for even greater security.
- Houses protected by monitored security alarms are less inclined to be targeted by potential intruders.
- Your burglar alarm is constantly monitored and tracked for alerts by a trustworthy security firm.
- The contract will generally include any alarm repairs and other routine maintenance.
- Unit installation has to be completed by a professional.
- Annual or monthly fees can prove costly.
- Extended contract periods and expensive termination charges.
Smart Home Security Systems - Using the net for communications and a mixture of sensors, detectors and cameras, you can remotely monitor and control your intruder alarm wherever you are. Using a secure application and personal account you have the ability to control and observe all aspects of your burglar alarm from your compatible Android, Windows or iOS device.
- Is easy to install and monitor from your smart phone via a secure app.
- If you're away from home it is an easy way to monitor your security system.
- Costs can increase rapidly if more sensors and detectors are required than in the basic package.
- Inadequate internet speeds can interrupt communications to and from your intruder alarm.
Portable Alarm Systems - These battery powered gadgets add an additional layer of security in places where temporary burglar alrms are required. If you are using these for outbuilding security watch out for independent alarms which have a solar panel option and rechargeable batteries.
- Handy for travelers and people who are always on the move who wish to add an additional layer of security to their accommodation.
- Easy to put in, maintain and inexpensive purchase.
- Very limited in what security functions they offer.
- Regular recharging or replacement of the batteries is essential.
WIRED OR WIRELESS ALARMS?
As soon as you've decided what you want your burglar alarm to do, and what areas it needs to cover, would you be better to have a wireless or wired alarm system?
Wired - If you do not want to see cabling running through your home you'll need to use trunking or chase the wires into the walls, therefore meaning that the installation is a more specialist task and pushing up initial outlay. Once fitted the running costs are virtually zero for a hard-wired system as there are no batteries needed for the alarm siren box, the sensors or the detectors. Be aware that even in a wired intruder alarm there could be a rechargeable battery for power failure use, found in the control unit and external siren box. Some people in Abingdon find the sight of the alarm wiring to be an eyesore around the home.
Wireless - Wireless alarm systems, though a little more pricey than a wired system with the same functions, have fallen in price recently making them affordable for everybody. The basic alarms are also simple to install by anyone with a moderate level of do-it-yourself expertise, but for the more complex security systems it is preferable to use an experienced security installation company in Abingdon. Decent quality batteries are required for the alarm siren and all sensors, and they'll need to be checked frequently.
BURGLAR ALARM INSTALLATION
Whichever burglar alarm you choose, it is usually advisable to hire a reputable company for installation and upkeep. You'll discover that there are a number of alarm installers across Abingdon, offering sales, installation and servicing of burglar alarm systems.
Many burglar alarm installers in Abingdon will be happy to work hand in hand with you to provide the ideal security options for your property. To supply you with the best possible service there will generally be an on-site survey which doesn't just analyze your alarm system needs, but may also offer recommendations about other security measures that could be enhanced around your property.
Before installing your intruder alarm it is worth getting in contact with your building and contents insurance provider. If you satisfy your insurers intruder alarm recommendations, you might be pleasantly surprised to get a reduction on your policy charges.
If your chosen security and burglar alarm installation company has been approved by the SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) or NSI (National Security Inspectorate) then you can be sure they're an accredited home alarm supplier. By using an accredited company in Abingdon, you can trust the professionalism, confidentiality and working practices that are the sign of a first-rate security alarm installer.
If you intend to use your burglar alarm to connect remotely with a police station it must be fitted by an authorised company and abide by NSI or SSAIB regulations to the letter. If you do choose to sign up to the police response unit you'll need to have proof of certification by the NSI or SSAIB from your installation company, and verification of compliance for your burglar alarm system to their regulations. If your burglar alarm system has too many false alarms you could be removed from the police monitoring and response system, and in order to avoid this they require your alarm system to be maintained and serviced routinely by an accredited and approved company.
Householders located outside of Abingdon in places such as Sutton Wick, Caldecott, Sutton Courtenay, Sunningwell, Marcham, Culham, Harwell, Drayton, Steventon, Clifton Hampden, Dry Sandford, Nuneham Courtenay, Shippon, Northcourt, Radley, can still take advantage of these alarm installation services.
Perimeter Security Abingdon
Perimeter security can be separate from a pre-existing security alarm on a home or business premises in Abingdon, or it can be integrated into an existing alarm control unit for ease of use. Its primary function is to provide protection for your property by giving a warning before a trespasser has a chance to enter the building.
Really simple perimeter alarms tend to make a noise like a bell, much like the ones on shop doorways when somebody enters the store. More sophisticated perimeter alarms will use infrared detectors, laser beams, CCTV and even seismic detection and ground radar devices to give warning of intruders on your premises.
A very simple, passive and reliable, kind of perimeter security is the basic sharp spikey wall or fence topper. These rigid and sharp plastic spikes establish an agonizing barrier for anyone thinking about climbing over a fence or wall around your premises.
The Different Kinds of Burglar Alarm
- Smart Burglar Alarms
- Audible Only Burglar Alarms
- Portable Burglar Alarms
- Monitored Burglar Alarms
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