Burglar Alarms Truro Cornwall (TR1): With the distressing thought of crime levels climbing each year there has rarely been a more suitable time to install a burglar alarm system for your business or home. In 2018-2019, out of 1 million reported attempted burglaries in the UK, 422,000 resulted in a burglary on a property in England and Wales.
It's a terrible truth that a lot of families only consider installing an intruder alarm after a burglary on their home has already occurred. With the police in Truro saying that since forty seven percent of break-ins are committed on the spur of the moment and you're less likely to be a burglary victim if you've got a system fitted, it's definitely worth the investment. You will find there are a number of different security and burglar alarm systems available to suit your budget and reduce concerns about a potential break-in or burglary. Choosing a security alarm system to suit your needs can be a difficult decision; how do you know which kind to go for?
Budget restrictions need not be a concern when choosing your perfect burglar alarm system. The range of features of various intruder alarms can set you back pretty much any amount that you're prepared to pay, with alarms that work straight out of the box (just add batteries), to alarms that call for specialist installation and can send alerts by SMS or voice messages to 24 hour security teams. All of these systems come in wired or wireless versions and may even integrate with a CCTV system or security camera to capture events for video and photographic evidence. It is worth thinking about, prior to buying your burglar alarm, precisely what its intended purpose is.
TYPES OF BURGLAR ALARM
Visual Only/Audible Alarms - The least complicated of burglar alarms, where a flashing light and siren outside of the property gives an obvious indication that the burglar alarm has been triggered. This sort of alarm will inform neighbours and occupants but does not report the occurrence via voice message or SMS to a cell phone.
- Simple installation can be achieved by a person with reasonable DIY capabilities.
- Having an burglar alarm installed will deter burglars as reported by the police.
- Knowledge of the alarm is confined to those in close proximity.
- A lot of folks have grown to be "alarm immune" and will just disregard the alarm.
Auto-Dial Security Systems - These burglar alarms can be linked to your landline or have a mobile phone SIM card fitted. This enables the alarm control unit to send a text or voice message to specific contacts with some systems allowing multiple contacts to be added in a cascade system of phoning. This means if one person doesn't answer, the next person lined up is called and made aware of the issue.
- Extra smoke, carbon monoxide, fire and flood sensors are available to be connected with most systems of this kind.
- You will be notified as soon as the alarm's tripped.
- If your phone has a flat battery or has a poor signal, you will not receive the alert from your burglar alarm.
- There must always be enough credit on the SIM card that is inserted in the alarm's control panel.
Monitored Alarms - A professional security company will monitor your intruder alarm and security systems for a set monthly or annual fee. The security company will respond to any alarm to offer assistance, and will generally install and service the equipment themselves as an integral part of the package. If you also require the service of the local police force, the monitored security alarms often have the capability to contact them directly.
- Potential criminals are more likely to be put off by a monitored burglar alarm.
- 24 hour monitoring of your home or business by an experienced security company.
- Alarm repair and maintenance is often covered in the deal.
- The installation must be done by a professional.
- Expensive cancellation fees and lengthy contract periods.
- Monthly or annual fees can be expensive.
Smart Home Security - Using the web to provide communications and a combination of cameras, sensors and detectors, you can remotely control and monitor your intruder alarm wherever you happen to be. Using an app and personal account you have the capability to view and manage all aspects of your burglar alarm and security system from any compatible Android, iOS device or Windows.
- An ideal way to keep tabs on your home or office if you do a lot of travelling.
- Can be installed easily and monitored from your mobile via a secure application.
- Can become costly if extra sensors are needed.
- The system depends on good data signal and internet speed for the software to work efficiently.
Portable Alarms - Generally powered by batteries, these small devices can offer added security during travel or can be used for extra security on outbuildings and garden sheds where power is unavailable. If you're using these for outbuilding security look for standalone systems which have a solar powered option and rechargeable batteries.
- Simple to fit, maintain and cheap to purchase.
- Ideal for travelers on the move who need to add an extra layer of security to their accommodation.
- Offers a fairly restricted level of security with limited uses.
- If not solar recharged or powered, batteries have to be checked frequently.
WIRELESS OR WIRED ALARMS?
Now you know what you will need from your burglar alarm system with regards to features and coverage, which will be the best for your house; wired or wireless?
Wired - If you want to avoid seeing cabling running through your home you'll have to use cable strips or chase the wiring into your walls, thus making installation a specialist task and increasing the overall cost. Once installed the running costs are virtually zero for a wired burglar alarm as there are no batteries required for the detectors or alarm siren box. Maintenance is reduced to dusting down sensors and checking the battery backup in the external siren box and the control unit on schedule as laid out by the alarm manufacturer. If the wires are not hidden the cables can look unsightly.
Wireless - Wireless alarms, although slightly more expensive than a wired system with similar capabilities, have fallen in price to make them affordable for everybody in Truro. The basic wireless are also easy to install by anybody with a moderate level of DIY knowledge, however for the more complex systems it is advisable to use a professional security installation company in Truro. You will have to have a fresh supply of decent quality batteries available for the sensors and sounder box and exchange them in line with the maker's recommendations for the most effective results.
BURGLAR ALARM INSTALLATION
Whichever burglar alarm you settle on, it is usually wise to use a reputable local company for installation and servicing. In Truro you will find a wide range of contractors available, and it is advisable to get three or four quotes.
A professional Truro burglar alarm company will consider your requirements and provide solutions that meet your needs. To provide the best possible solution there may be an on-site survey which not only assesses your alarm system requirements, but could also offer suggestions for other security issues which can be enhanced around your property.
Speak to your home or business insurer before installation, to see if any reductions are possible on your policy for an approved burglar alarm system on your home. Savings are there to be made on your building insurance by getting a professionally fitted and approved intruder alarm installed to your home.
SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) or NSI (National Security Inspectorate) approved companies are the major authorised alarm installation suppliers for insurance purposes. These accreditations prove to the buyer that they'll be getting the best quality service from a qualified and trusted provider in Truro.
A monitored system that's linked to the police response unit must be professionally fitted and conform to SSAIB or NSI regulations. If you opt for an installation team that has not got this accreditation your system won't be able to join the police response scheme. An additional factor to consider if you take the police monitoring option is that your system must be maintained and serviced by an approved security company in order to reduce false alarms and provide reliable and secure protection.
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The Various Kinds of Burglar Alarm
- Monitored Burglar Alarms
- Dummy Burglar Alarms
- Portable Burglar Alarms
- Audible Only Burglar Alarms
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Perimeter Security Truro
Perimeter security measures can be independent of a pre-existing alarm on a home or business in Truro, or it can be incorporated into a current control unit for added convenience. Its fundamental function is to provide protection to your premises by raising an alarm before an intruder gets the chance to enter the building.
Basic standalone systems can make a noise like a bell to alert both the intruder and you, that somebody is entering into your property. More elaborate perimeter alarms may use infrared sensors, laser beams, motion cameras and even ground radar and seismic detection devices to give warning of trespassers on your property.
A passive and very simple, yet reliable, kind of perimeter security is the basic spiked fence or wall topper. They do not of course give you any warning, but the small rigid plastic spikes can deter trespassers from crossing your boundaries by establishing a painful and physical obstacle for anybody wishing to climb over a wall.
Latest Cornwall Alarm Projects
The latest Cornwall alarm customer job requests: Mr Casey Lawler wanted a quotation for getting a home security system installed on his semi-detached house in Lanner. George and Daniella Hanson were asking about estimates for having a burglar alarm fitted to their terraced house in Trewoon, Cornwall. Jace Addison was asking about getting a security alarm installed on his semi-detached house in Flexbury, Cornwall. Mr and Mrs Zaoui were asking about quotes for getting a home security system fitted to their flat in Landewednack, Cornwall. Mr and Mrs Brooke in Grampound wanted an intruder alarm installed. Che Armour was asking about getting some smoke alarms fitted to his home in Mabe. Violet Stewart wanted a quotation for getting some smoke alarms installed on her terraced house in Treverbyn, Cornwall. Tomas and Halima Powell were asking about quotes for getting a burglar alarm installed on their bungalow in Marazion.
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Truro Burglar Alarm Questions
Over the last few days I've been reading through the questions property owners ask with regards to burglar alarms in Truro. A couple of our visitors have posted some noteworthy queries that are worthy of mentioning. The ones which I picked are, "Who invented the first burglar alarm?" "What triggers a burglar alarm?" "What are the benefits of burglar alarm?" "Does a burglar alarm reduce insurance?" "How much is burglar alarm installation?" "What are the applications of burglar alarm?" The majority of these queries will have hopefully been covered in the preceding article, and if some still need to be dealt with we'll soon be putting in a burglar alarm "Q&A" feature. My gratitude goes out to Greyson Mccabe, Linda Corr, Alan Cowley and Alexis Philip from Truro, for making the effort to raise their excellent questions. We also got enquiries from Brody Bugg in Carnon Downs, Hadley Ramsey in Kenwyn and Jeff Stainton in Moresk.
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