Residential and commercial security is becoming ever more high tech. While there are various smart security systems you can have installed, the following are some of the most popular types of burglar alarms.
- Bells-Only Burglar Alarms - A type of alarm that will make a loud noise (usually above 110 decibels) which will alert your neighbours. However, they don’t link to you if you are not at home or abroad. There’s also no guarantee your neighbours will respond to the alarm. Their main appeal is the fact they are visible on the front of your home, which often is enough of a deterrent in itself.
- Police-Linked Burglar Alarm - If an intruder is detected then the police will immediately come and investigate. Police-linked alarms offer the utmost peace of mind. They can, of course, be triggered accidentally and do require a monthly subscription. However, if you have previously been broken into or are worried about crime, this will offer you the highest level of protection.
- Dialler Burglar Alarm - A dialler alarm is linked to up to 10 contacts. When your alarm goes off, instead of simply sounding a noise like most burglar alarms, it will directly notify those in your contacts. A dialler system is excellent for commercial premises, or if you want peace of mind while on holiday.
- Wireless Burglar Alarms - Wireless burglar alarms can be installed by anyone, and run on batteries instead of the electrics. They tend to be more expensive than traditional burglar alarms and require wiring to each of the sensors. They are often preferred due to their sleek appearance, so they won’t disrupt the decor of your home.