Home Alarm Systems
Fitting a burglar alarm to your home is one of the best deterrents to potential burglars. A government survey suggested that if you have a burglar alarm installed then you are 80% less likely to be a target of a burglar.
If you are new to the world of burglar alarms you may be overwhelmed by the array of choices there are on the market. You have DIY alarms, Professional alarms, Grade 1,2,3 alarms, wireless alarms, wired alarms, monitored alarms, bells only alarms…… and the list goes on. Here at A.M.UK Security we want to make the process of choosing a home alarm as simple as possible, during our free quotation visit we will recommend the best system for your home based on your home and your budget.
HOME ALARMS EXPLAINED
There are two main types of burglar alarm;
Monitored alarms, these are alarms that are connected to a alarm receiving centre who monitor your alarm. They will call a key holder in the event of alarm activation they can also dispatch the fire brigade in response to a smoke detector activating. You can now self monitor your own alarm with a smart alarm, this connects your alarm to your smart phone allowing you to control your alarm from anywhere in the world.
Bells only alarms are the most common alarm fitted in homes, basically if the alarm activates the sirens will activate hopefully scaring off any burglars, the downside to this alarm is that any response will only come from neighbours or passers by.
Alarm Grading alarm systems have the following grading system which is used to determine how secure the system is.
• Grade 1 – Low risk Intruders are expected to have little knowledge of the alarm system and may be restricted to a limited range of easily available tools.
• Grade 2 – Low to medium risk Intruders are expected to have a little more knowledge of the alarm system and use a general range of tools and some specialist equipment.
• Grade 3 – Medium to high risk Intruders are expected to be conversant with the alarm system and have a comprehensive range of tools and portable electronic equipment.
• Grade 4 – High risk To be used when security takes precedence over all other factors. Intruders are expected to have the resources to plan an intrusion in detail and have a full range of equipment, including the means to substitute vial components in the alarm system.
Most homes will normally come under grade 1 or 2 with some larger homes needing to be grade 3. Our Sales engineer will recommend which grade you will need upon quotation.
Wired or Wireless up until a few years ago wired was the system of choice, this was due to the poor quality of wireless alarms. Fast forward to 2016 due to the great quality of wireless alarms we now install as many wireless alarms as we do wired. Wireless alarms are easy to install and have the benefit of not having cables showing all over the place. Wired alarms still have their place and are cheaper to maintain as they do not need batteries in the detectors or outside bell.