A professionally installed intruder alarm system reduces the risk of burglary or theft at home or at work. There’s a range of alarm systems available, ranging from police response alarms, a simple ‘bells-only’ installation to a fully monitored service. Impact Electrical & Security Systems can advise you on the system that would best suit your business or domestic needs.
BELLS ONLY ALARMS
The ‘bells-only’ alarm is ideal for homes or businesses located in a residential community. When triggered the alarm sounds for around 20 minutes. The police won’t attend unless they’re informed by an eye-witness that a crime is taking place. This relies on you having neighbours who would be willing to investigate if your alarm sounded, and who would then phone the police. Unfortunately, though, if there’s a number of false alarms in your area, security fatigue can set in.
MONITORED ALARM SYSTEM
This tends to be more expensive than a ‘bells only’ system, but it’s more reliable and offers greater peace of mind. Your system will be linked to a security company that monitors any unusual activity. If the alarm goes off, they will call you to check if everything’s OK. In some service agreements, you can also nominate a key holder who will be called if you don’t respond. The advantage of this system is that action is guaranteed if the alarm is triggered.
SMART BURGLAR ALARMS
These are smart home hubs that are set up to communicate with a secure app on your mobile phone, desktop or tablet. They’re normally a wireless installation, and they incorporate all the same features as a traditional alarm: keypad, siren, movement detectors. The major difference is that a smart alarm gives you remote access, wherever you are in the world. You’re able to check in, at any time, and see that all’s well with your p