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Burglar Alarms Kirkcaldy Scotland (KY1): With the worrying thought of crime levels rising each year there has rarely been a more appropriate moment to get a burglar alarm installed in your business or home. Over the course of a year in 2018-19 there were in excess of a million attempted break-ins and burglaries in the UK, with four hundred and twenty two thousand burglaries recorded in England and Wales.

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It is rather unfortunate that many property owners only consider fitting CCTV and a burglar alarm after they have been burgled. Because 47% of burglaries are reported as being spur of the moment by the UK police, the guidance is to deter potential burglars by fitting an intruder alarm system to your home or business. By thinking ahead and investigating the available systems that are suitable for your property, you can save a lot of heartache and worry that will be caused by a business or home intrusion. Choosing a security alarm system to suit your needs can be something of a challenge; how do you know which to install?

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All budgets are catered for across the range of alarm and security systems. Where the cost isn't an issue a dedicated security provider will fit, service and comprehensively monitor your alarm system on your behalf, whereby at the other end of the spectrum, there are basic, battery operated devices that can be set up and running in a couple of hours. In addition there are wired and wireless alternatives, and many can be connected to CCTV to record any burglars for identification later. Consider your own location and surroundings before acquiring a security alarm and evaluate what type of alarm system is better for your circumstances.


Audible/Visual Only Alarms - These alarms are limited to an internal or external bell or/and a visible indication that the alarm has been triggered. The siren, in combination with flashing light will only alert individuals in or near the premises where the burglar alarm has been triggered.


  • The actual alarm box itself is a visual deterrent which can help to discourage would be intruders.
  • Not difficult to set up.


  • Sadly some people will just disregard the alarm.
  • Somebody must be within hearing range of the burglar alarm to know that it's been triggered.
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Auto-Dial Intruder Alarms - This type of burglar alarm can be linked to your landline or have a mobile SIM card installed. Usually up to ten contacts can be notified by SMS or voice message, of any alarm sounding, with the sequence chosen by the owner of the alarm. This means if the first doesn't respond, the next person in line is called and informed about the problem.


  • Further alarms can be added to alert you of flood, fire or carbon monoxide.
  • You'll be warned the instant the alarm's set off.


  • You might be in a weak signal area or be unavailable when the voice message or text is transmitted.
  • Phone signals might not be transmitted or received in areas with a weak signal and there always has to be be credit on the alarm SIM card.
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Monitored Alarms - By paying an annual or a monthly fee you'll be able to have your burglar alarm closely monitored by a professional security company. The company will respond to any alarm to offer assistance, and will invariably install and maintain the alarm system as part of the overall package. For further security such devices may also have the option of informing the local police of an alarm on your property in Kirkcaldy.


  • The added security measures of monitored alarms dissuade burglars.
  • Alarm maintenance and repair is usually covered in the contract.
  • 24 hour monitoring of your home or business by an established security company.


  • Costly termination fees and lengthy contracts.
  • Can prove really expensive for some folks.
  • You won't be able to fit this sort of alarm system yourself.
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Smart Home Security - Using a mixture of cameras and sensors it is quite possible to get 24 hour coverage of your home or business from anywhere around the world. By making use of your tablet, computer or smartphone you are able to log on to the account and record images, take video and see the status of your alarm.


  • An excellent way to keep track of your business or home if you spend a lot of time away.
  • The app and program can be installed on a number of compatible gadgets, like smartphones, tablets and laptops.


  • Costs can increase rapidly if more detectors and sensors are required than are contained in the standard package.
  • Reliant on internet or data signals for notifying the homeowner.

Portable Alarm Systems - Such battery powered gadgets add extra security cover in places where temporary burglar alrms are required. Solar panels are included with some portable alarms to supply power to an in-built rechargeable battery.


  • Easy to install, maintain and inexpensive buy.
  • Can be moved to suit your needs.


  • Regular replacing or recharging of the batteries is required.
  • Very limited in what they offer in security functions.


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So, how do you determine whether to choose a wireless or wired alarm system, once you've decided what your exact security needs are?

Wired - If you want to avoid seeing cables running around your house you'll need to use trunking or embed the wiring into your walls, thus making installation a specialist task and pushing up initial outlay. Operating costs are virtually zero for a wired intruder alarm as there aren't any batteries required for the alarm bell box or the sensors. The only battery that are found in a wired intruder alarm could be located in the bell box and control unit as power fail back-ups. Some folks in Kirkcaldy find the sight of the alarm system wiring to be an eyesore in their home.

Wireless - The prices of wireless alarm systems have dropped dramatically since the early days making them more cost effective than ever. They are also far easier to install, and even someone with basic do-it-yourself skills should be able to have a wireless alarm installed and operating without too much trouble. For the best results, you will want to have a supply of good quality batteries on hand for powering the bell box and sensors and change them as outlined by the maker's recommendations.

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For the best results, you should always employ a professional alarm installation company to fit and service your burglar system. You should be able to find various contractors and burglar alarm companies in and around Kirkcaldy who will help you in picking a burglar alarm to fit your needs.

A decent Kirkcaldy security company will take note of your concerns and come up with a burglar alarm that will be a perfect match for your situation. This will entail an on-site survey to determine any entry points that need to be covered, together with improvements that could be made to existing window and door locks if needed.

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Get in touch with home or business insurer before installation, to determine if any reductions are offered on your policy for an approved security alarm system on your home. Some insurance firms may offer reductions for professionally fitted intruder alarms as long as they meet their specifications.

You should find out if your selected burglar alarm company is an accredited provider with the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) or the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB). The SSAIB and NSI accreditations emphasise the company's reliability within the alarm and security sector.

Don't forget that only SSAIB or NSI compliant security alarms that have been fitted by an accredited company can be that is connected directly with the police response team. If you do elect to join the police monitoring unit you'll need to have proof of certification by the NSI or SSAIB from your alarm installers, and verification of compliance for your burglar alarm system to their guidelines. It is additionally worthwhile saying that in order to remain in the police response service you must have your burglar alarm system serviced on a regular basis by an accredited and approved security company.

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Home security alarms, like any other electrical gadgets, will occasionally cease to work properly. Depending on which sort of alarm system you've got and if you've signed a contract with a monitoring security provider, you might discover that any repairs are covered by your agreement.

An intruder alarm that's out of warranty and not included in a repair contract will need to be examined by a qualified Kirkcaldy alarm technician, and any faults repaired. Branded alarm systems can be fixed by affiliated companies who may offer a set fee repair service in Kirkcaldy, or have a "no fix, no fee" policy in place. With any quotes for repairs, try and obtain a minimum of 3 estimates, make sure that you know precisely what is and is not covered by the fee, e.g. collecting and returning the system if it cannot be fixed in situ. (Tags: Intruder Alarm Repair Kirkcaldy, Burglar Alarm Repairs Kirkcaldy, Burglar Alarm Repair Kirkcaldy).

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