Do I Really Need a Burglar Alarm?
Almost everyone should consider installing a burglar alarm because none of us is immune to the opportunist burglar, but we do not all need the same level of protection. Are you guarding some priceless antiques, diamond necklaces or just an average household like most of us? The information below will help you decide the level of protection necessary for your home and prevent wasted on equipment you do not need.
Initially you should consider the general security of your home, are all the doors and windows in good solid condition and are they fitted with sound locks? Your property may be in a high crime area or in a quiet rural area but a good burglar alarm can be just as important in both, providing a safeguard to give you peace of mind, knowing that your home and family are protected.
Government statistics show that most attempted burglaries on homes fitted with a home security alarm are unsuccessful, which proves that they act as an effective deterrent. Burglars typically avoid breaking into a house fitted with a burglar alarm and look for easier targets elsewhere.
- Protecting your home with a burglar alarm system provides a much safer environment for your family.
- Insurance companies sometimes offer discounts for homes fitted with an alarm because these homes make substantively fewer claims. Many people only install a home alarm system after they have suffered the distress of loss through burglary.
How much will I have to spend, ask yourself this:
- Do you want to protect your house and possessions while you are away from home, or while you are in residence, or both?
- Or do you just want to protect your garden shed, garage or even just garden ornaments?
Simple yet powerful alarms for your garden or shed can cost from as little as £ 19.95, and if your concern is to secure your home while you are away a basic home alarm system that will dial your mobile or landline when activated by an intruder can cost a very modest £ 39.95. Complete wireless burglar alarm systems with auto dial facilities and PIR movement detectors including contact sensors on doors and windows to cover the whole house interior, plus a control panel and an alarm sounder can also be purchased from only £ 84.95, and can be fitted by anyone with basic DIY skills in about an hour.
No need to employ professional installers, and no need to have expensive monthly service and maintenance contracts, with systems like these everyone can afford the luxury of a burglar alarm to protect their property.