An effective way of protecting your home and business from
break-ins, theft and criminal damage is having a security system
installed. Even if your business or home
is located in an area relatively crime free, it is worth consideration of
having a security system installed.
Potential intruders will be warned that a security system is in use by
the placement of signs on the grounds and/or in windows providing an excellent
deterrent. We cannot always anticipate
future risks, so the installation is worth it.
Make a list of all the windows and doors you want to protect
and think about possible locations for the control panel and keypad. Popular
locations include close to the front door or in your bedroom, because you are
less likely to forget to set the alarm. Monitored security systems are
connected to a central station that looks after the security of your property
for a monthly fee. If you want to save money, you can choose a self-monitoring
system that alerts your mobile phone or another number if the alarm is
Wired or Wireless?
Wired systems means that holes will need to be drilled in
the walls during installation. If you wish to avoid this, consider a wireless
system but make sure that the transmission range is wide enough to cover the
If you have a dog or a cat that wanders around the house at
night or if family members often rise to get snacks or glasses of water, this
must be taken into consideration as it will influence the type of motion
sensors you will need. Choose a company that provides pet-friendly systems.
Make sure that changing codes is an easy task that all family members can be
involved in. Will your system work with other home safety sensors? Check that
carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms will not be affected by your new
Most businesses use a combination of security measures to
ensure that their premises’ are fully protected. A wide range of options are
available, from the most basic bells-only alarm to more complex and expensive
security systems. Bells-only alarms probably won’t be accepted by insurers as
adequate for protecting a commercial building. A more reliable alternative is
the fully-monitored system as the triggering of an alarm means that an Alarm
Receiving Center will be immediately informed. The Center will confirm whether
the alarm is false or a real alert and notify the relevant services, for
example the police or a private security provider.