Choosing the best burglar alarm for you

Security is crucial when it comes to your own property. There are a lot of things you can do to improve security around the house, from installing suitably sturdy locks to keeping valuables hidden.
The installation of a security alarm, on the other hand, may be the most effective remedy. Different homes may need different kinds of alarms, and knowing which is ideal for your home is the best way to assure optimum effectiveness.

So, which one is best for you?

Siren only/unmonitored
When activated, bell-only systems play a high-volume alarm, shocking the intruder and maybe scaring them away. If you live in a more densely populated area, your alarm call is more likely to be heard by a neighbour, allowing them the time to investigate and, if required, notify the authorities.
Most alarm types include wireless and remote control choices, allowing for a broad selection of detectors, door and window magnetic contacts, outdoor alarm triggers, vibration sensors, and 4-digit keypad/remote control options. Alarms may sometimes be set/canceled remotely using Smartphones or an internet connection.

Bell-only systems are often suitable to these sorts of locations, particularly if nothing of high value is maintained in the home (apart from a few gadgets and sentimental objects). Installation may be done without the help of a professional alarm provider, but it is not recommended for people who lack the necessary skills.

Monitored alarms
Whereas bell systems may scare an opportunistic attacker away or sometimes notify a neighbour or passerby to a break-in in progress, monitored alarms provide an added layer of protection. A central monitoring station is notified when an alarm is triggered, enabling the emergency services to be summoned if the reason is judged valid. The monitoring centre must be authorised by the local police department, and if many false alarms result in emergency calls, the alarm’s certification may be revoked awaiting an appeal.

A signal to the Alarm Receiving Centre can be delivered via landline or broadband or a GPRS-SIM where broadband is unavailable.

We can arrange for professional alarm monitoring through our established and accredited partner – Cougar Monitoring – which means that your alarm and any activations are always noted and checked by trained operatives 24/7.

If you’re looking for a burglar alarm in Glasgow, Lanarkshire or Renfrewshire get in touch with Ultimate Alarms today and let us protect your home the right way. We supply and install both unmonitored and monitored alarm systems.

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