What Intruder Alarm Is Best For You?
Are you struggling to find which Burglar Alarm is best for you? Fear no longer as we are going to give you an insight into the Intruder Alarms we can offer you. If you want us to conduct a FREE Site Survey click here to get in touch.
Safecell have been experts in the design, alarm installation, commissioning and maintenance of Burglar Alarms for over 17 years. Whether it’s an Audible Only system you require, or a 24 hour Fully Monitored System along with Police Response, we have what you need. We create each system bespoke to the client, and assure our customers that they fully comply with the latest insurance requirements and fire regulations.
Types of Burglar Alarms we can offer you
Bell-only alarms: make a noise, but don’t contact anyone (such as the police or you).
Dialler burglar alarms: Automatically dial your phone number, or that of nominated friends and family, when the alarm is triggered.
App Functionality: Contact you or family members when the alarm goes off through a smartphone or tablet app.
Signalling: If you Alarm is triggered it will send a signal to a monitoring station, they will then contact the first keyholder they will ask whether you know your Alarm is going off. If it is a confirmed Alarm you can also have police response.
Bells-Only Burglar Alarm
When a Bells-Only Alarm (also called known as an Audible Alarm) is activated, it makes a loud noise, which will hopefully alert someone in the area to the situation and scare off an intruder.
What type of area do you live in? Think about this before deciding to get a Bell-Only Alarm. Is there a neighbourhood watch team that gives you the confidence that someone will call the police in an emergency? Or simply pop around to make sure everything is ok? Do you have family members that live close by who you could count on to take action?
Dialler Burglar Alarm
Diallers Burglar Alarms will contact you, or any friends and family you may have nominated, when your alarm is activated. This means that you or they can then contact the police or ask a neighbour to investigate the issue. A dialler alarm will contact you or nominated friends and family if the alarm is triggered. Most dialler alarms allow you to programme a list of between three and 10 phone numbers, which will be called in the priority order you’ve set. The first person it successfully contacts is able to stop the rest of the numbers from being contacted. Some more hi-tech models can also alert you if there is a fire or flood in your home, or connect to a panic button.
An Alarm with the App Function can connect to your smartphone or tablet. This means you or selected/trusted family members, will be alerted if your alarm is triggered. These systems also allow you to control your smart security from your phone, even when you’re away from home. There are a lot of options when it comes to smart home security. In all cases, you will need a central hub that connects to all other compatible devices via wi-fi, in the same way that a standard alarm connects to sensors around your home. You can then connect elements to it, depending on the system you choose, including motion sensors, cameras, and lighting sockets that allow you to switch lights on and off when you’re out. You can install smart systems yourself, although a professional installer will know the best possible positions for the items you’ve chosen. Smart systems can be expensive, especially if you want to add a lot of extra components. A basic kit can cost around £200, but will come with only the main hub and a few sensors.
Keyholder monitoring is carried out by a the receiving centre / Monitoring Station, which will either respond itself when the alarm is triggered, or contact your nominated keyholders.
You can also have the option to have Police Response. Your Burglar Alarm is confirmed when a second detection device is activated during the burglary. This verifies that there is movement in the premises and therefore there is less chance of this activation being a false alarm. When the first activation is received by the Monitoring Station, they are able to notify a keyholder but are unable to notify the police. When the second activation is received and confirmed by the Monitoring Station the police are notified.