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What Do Household Security Alarm Systems Cost?

Home Security Alarms Buyers Guide

Family Security with Home Alarm Systems

Fitting a home security system was once the preserve of the wealthy, but in todays’ uncertain social climate, surely it has become almost a necessity.

With almost 200,000 burglaries in the last 7 months ( Nov ’15-May ’16) which is twice as much as the whole of 2013, burglary prevention should be taken seriously.

ADT (a big national security company) say that, for those interviewed, 93% of burglars would be deterred by a monitored home alarm system.

What Do Household Security Alarm Systems Cost?Types of Alarm Systems

  • Intruder alarms
  • Fire detection
  • Carbon Monoxide alarms
  • Closed Circuit TV (CCTV)
  • Controlled Access

A basic household security system will set off an alarm when a door or window is opened and will also have some motion detectors set around the home.

Sophisticated sensors can tell the difference between a pet & a human.

More upmarket versions will have wireless facilities that can be monitored “off-site”. They offer electronic “key-fobs” so you don’t’ have to remember the disarming codes. Real time monitoring is also a key feature of the better home security systems. This offers a facility whereby your home is always monitored by someone 24/7/365.

The household security monitored systems can alert the key holder, and in some instances also be set up to contact the local police.

Even something simple as getting better quality locks for windows & doors can make a big difference. Burglars do not want to be seen, so anything that slows them down can act as a factor in the burglar deciding it’s too risky to break into your home.

If you are starting to think about protecting your home & family or want to upgrade your existing alarms, you can find out more about the cost of fitting home security in your property by getting free quotes from certified & accredited security providers here:

John Francis James
John has been around the building industry since he was a child. With a degree in civil engineering, John is a highly valued contributor to our website.