Burglar Alarms Houghton Regis Bedfordshire (LU5): Growing crime levels in the UK means that now is an ideal time to look into installing a burglar alarm system in your home or business. Records show that there were in excess of one million burglaries and burglary attempts in Britain during the year 2018-2019, and from this figure in England and Wales alone there were roughly 422,000 reported burglaries from property.
It's a sad fact that most people only think about fitting a burglar alarm after they have already been the victims of a burglary. Because 47% of break-ins are recorded as being spur of the moment by the UK police, the guidance is to discourage would be criminals by installing a security alarm system to your home. By thinking ahead and investigating the available systems that might be suitable for your premises, you can save a good deal of worry and heartache caused by a business or home intrusion. Choosing a security alarm system that matches your needs can be a difficult decision; how do you know which one to install?
Any budget is catered for across the range of alarm and detection systems. The wide range of features of the various burglar alarms can cost as much as you're prepared to pay, with alarms that work right out of the box (simply insert the batteries), to alarms which call for specialist installation and can send alerts by SMS or voice messages to 24 hour security companies. There are also wireless and wired solutions, and several can be linked with CCTV to capture any intruders for later identification. Before selecting your burglar alarm it's worthwhile thinking about exactly what you want it to do when the alarm starts to sound.
TYPES OF BURGLAR ALARM
Visual Only/Audible Alarms - The simplest of alarm systems, where a siren and pulsating light outside the building gives an indication that the alarm has been set off by something. The siren, combined with blinking light will only notify individuals in or close to the building where the alarm has been triggered.
- Having any type of security alarm installed will deter burglars according to the police.
- Easy installation can be accomplished by somebody with reasonable do-it-yourself skills.
- False alarms over the years have made a lot of people "alarm immune".
- Acknowledgment of the security alarm is confined to those in close proximity.
Auto-Dialler Security Alarms - While sounding a bell or siren to warn anyone in the local area, these burglar alarm systems can also send voice or SMS text messages to predetermined contacts. Normally up to ten people can be informed by voice message or SMS, of any alarm being triggered, with the order determined by the alarm owner. The messaging system can be set up to only send communications to individuals on your list until the message is acknowledged.
- Monitors to pick up fire, flood or carbon monoxide can also be connected to these intruder alarm systems.
- An alarm activation will immediately send a communication to inform a contact.
- If your mobile phone has no signal or is turned off, you won't receive the alert from your alarm system.
- There must always be enough credit on the SIM that's inserted in the control panel.
Monitored Alarm Systems - A full monitoring and security package can be supplied by a professional alarm monitoring company in return for a monthly or annual fee. The security company will contact you when the alarm sounds to offer assistance, and will often install and service the alarm system as an integral part of the package. For extra security these alarm systems also sometimes have the choice of informing the local police force when an alarm goes off in your home or business premises in Houghton Regis.
- System repair and maintenance is usually covered in the agreement.
- Potential intruders are more likely to be deterred by a monitored security alarm.
- Your alarm is constantly monitored for alerts by a reliable security firm.
- Unit installation has to be undertaken by a specialist.
- Annual or monthly charges can prove costly.
- You could be tied into a lengthy contract with costly cancellation charges.
Smart Home Security Systems - Employing a mixture of sensors and cameras it's quite possible to get twenty four hour coverage of your home or business from anywhere in the world. Using a secure application and personal account you've got the capability to monitor and control all aspects of your alarm from any compatible tablet, computer or mobile.
- Can be installed easily and monitored from your smart phone with an app.
- A great way to keep tabs on your home or office if you spend a lot of time away.
- Can become expensive if extra sensors are required.
- The system depends upon good data signal and internet speed for the software to work reliably.
Portable Alarms - These are small devices designed for ease of use and to add security when travelling, or for additional protection for outbuildings where power may not be available. A solar powered function is now available with a lot of of these portable alarm systems.
- Can be moved to satisfy your precise requirements.
- A cheap and cheerful option for temporary installation due to their simplicity of use.
- Frequent replacing or recharging of the batteries is required.
- The security functions offered are somewhat restricted.
WIRELESS OR WIRED?
Once you have decided what you need your burglar alarm to accomplish, and what areas you need it to protect, is it advisable to have a wired or wireless intruder alarm?
Wired - If you want to avoid seeing cabling running through your home you'll need to use cable strips or chase the wiring into the walls, therefore making installation a specialist task and increasing the outlay. Running costs are zero for a wired alarm because there are no batteries to replace in the alarm bell box or the sensors. Servicing is limited to dusting sensors and monitoring the battery backup in the control unit and external siren on a routine schedule as set by the alarm manufacturer. If not installed with care the wires can look untidy running around the walls of your home.
Wireless - Wireless intruder alarms are no longer the expensive gadgets they were in the past, with many excellent systems offered at competitive prices. They're also far easier to install, and even folks with quite basic DIY skills ought to be able to have a wireless system installed and operating in no time at all. A wireless alarm requires the bell box, sensors and other external detectors to have fully charged up batteries on a regular basis, to keep the system working properly.
For the best results, always hire an experienced alarm installer to fit and maintain your burglar alarm. In Houghton Regis you have a good choice of contractors available, and it is advisable to get several quotations.
A professional Houghton Regis burglar alarm company will take your requirements into consideration and come up with solutions that meet your exact needs. To provide the best solution there will be an on-site survey which doesn't just analyze your alarm system requirements, but could also provide recommendations about other security measures that can be enhanced around your home.
Prior to any installation, check your insurance policy to find out if you might be entitled to a discount. Savings can be made on your building and contents insurance by getting a professionally fitted and approved security alarm installed to your home.
NSI (National Security Inspectorate) or the SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) accredited companies are the main authorised alarm installation providers for insurance purposes. By using a recognised security company in Houghton Regis, you can trust the working practices, confidentiality and professionalism that are the signs of a good quality security alarm installer.
You should be aware that only NSI or SSAIB certified burglar alarm systems which have been installed by a certified company can be linked to the police monitoring service. Without this evidence of approval and alarm system compliance you will not be allowed to hook up with police response. It's also worth saying that to be able to remain in the police response service you are required to have your burglar alarm maintained and serviced routinely by an approved and accredited security company.
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Perimeter Security Houghton Regis
A perimeter security system is useful for providing supplemental protection for your home or business in Houghton Regis, and either work as a standalone measure, or be incorporated into your existing alarm control unit. Whereas an intruder alarm alerts you when an individual breaks into your premises, a perimeter security system will be initiated when someone gets inside your property's boundary.
Really basic perimeter alarm systems could make a noise like a bell, just like the ones on the door of a shop when someone enters the premises. There are more intricate perimeter alarms which can employ laser beams, motion cameras, seismic detection, infrared detectors and ground surveillance radar.
A simple and effective form of security for any property is the plastic spike strips that can be easily fixed to the upper surfaces of fences and walls. These rigid plastic spikes create a painful barrier to anyone trying to climb over a wall or fence surrounding your home or business.
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In Hammersmith Gardens, Roslyn Way, Walkley Road, Frogmore Road, Milton Way, Vicarage Road, Sundon Road, Freemans Close, Queen Street, Turner Close, Portland Ride, Mayer Way, Douglas Crescent, Manor Park, Conquest Road, Kensington Close, Alsop Close, Yew Street, Dalling Drive, Dolphin Drive, St Michaels Avenue, Townsend Farm Road, Westbury Close, Cumbria Close, Constable Close, property owners have recently had alarm installation work carried out. And in these postcodes LU5 5BQ, LU5 5AJ, LU5 5DX, LU5 5DG, LU5 5JB, LU5 5HE, LU5 5FH, LU5 5LL, LU5 5PT, LU5 5LW.
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