What’s The Best Burglar Alarm System For My House?
The best burglar alarm systems in the UK in 2020 for domestic properties are those which conform to at least Grade 2 on the European Standards for intruder alarm systems (also known as EN50131). Most insurers will provide insurance for homes. They either have no alarm or have a Grade 1 alarm though. But to take advantage of greater savings on premiums, a grade 2 alarm offers better protection against intruders.
Recently, one of our estimators went to complete a FREE survey for a new home security system. The customer was looking to install a burglar alarm system because they were feeling insecure and unsafe in their home. They explained that a friend’s grandmother had recently been burgled.
Unfortunately, she had fallen victim to a common scam. This often is to trick older people into allowing access to the property by pretending to be a council official or utility, a maintenance worker. To gain entry they supposedly check on some leaking pipes. Meanwhile, the burglar opened the patio doors to allow his accomplice inside. That person then ransacked the house whilst the woman was distracted. A considerable quantity of valuables and cash were stolen, as well as priceless sentimental items which cannot be replaced.
An intruder alarm system with perimeter detection on the patio door could have prevented this incident. The alarm would have sounded when the patio door was opened. This would have alerted the woman to an issue and likely scaring the burglars away. However, moral is to never let anyone into your home unless you can verify their identity. If need be, ask for their pass, which if they are genuine, they will allow you to take inside. It should have a number you can call. This means you can check that the person works for the company and the reason for their visit. If you cannot verify them as a genuine employee, do not let them in.
Different grades of alarm system
Most homes will benefit from installing a grade 2 wireless intruder alarm. These alarms provide protection against a casual burglar with limited knowledge of how alarm systems work. Properties with high-value contents such as jewellery and artwork require grade 3 alarm systems. These are the best burglar alarm systems because they protect every entry point. They are generally required for commercial properties which are higher theft risk such as shopping centres.
People are leaving their homes unattended during the day as children go back to school and employees return to the workplace. So it’s never been more important to review your home security arrangements.
Third Eye Installation Systems offer a range of hardwired, wireless and hybrid alarm systems. These can meet your exact needs and the installation cost includes a 12 months’ maintenance contract. We also fit smoke alarms and CO detectors to protect your family, as well as external beams to provide early detection of intruders. These would alert you, and/or the alarm monitoring centre. That would view the intruder and, if you had PA speakers installed, they could speak to and warn off intruders.
You can read more about burglar alarms on our blog “Why Should I Buy An Alarm System in 2020?
If you are interested in improving your home security and getting the best burglar alarm system for your requirements.
Give us a call 0208 368 1080 for a FREE survey, for a FREE no-obligation quote.
And we can’t stress enough, please don’t let strangers into your house!