Having a burglar alarm installed at your house is an excellent way to protect your home, family and valuables from unauthorised intruders. But, as with any electronic security product, it is important to keep your system maintained and working properly for optimal performance.
Burglar Alarms Essex is a reputable company that offers alarm installation, monitoring and repair services for your property in and around Essex. Their technicians are NSI NACOSS Gold qualified and police checked, so you can rest assured that your property is protected by an effective alarm.
They offer a variety of different systems to suit your needs, including wired and wireless PIR sensors, dual technology devices that use both passive infrared and microwave sensor technologies and bell boxes which can be placed externally on the property for extra protection against break-ins.
The type of alarm your property needs depends on the level of risk involved and the total value of the goods or property that are stored in the building. Your installer will carry out a Risk Assessment to determine which grade of burglar alarm system will be best for your property.
Most homes and small businesses can be covered by a Grade 2 alarm system which will provide a low to medium level of protection against intruders. However, some larger high value homes and complex businesses will require a higher Grade 3 system which will give greater security to the property against intruders who have an idea of the contents of the premises and a range of appropriate tools and equipment to be able to break in.
Some companies, such as Eastern Security, also offer a bespoke service to help you decide which type of burglar alarm would be most suitable for your property. This will involve a SSAIB Risk Assessment to ascertain which type of system is most appropriate for your premises.
During this assessment your installer will discuss your requirements and the risks to your premises, including the amount of money and valuables that you have in the building. Once he has made a decision on which grade of burglar alarm system you need, the SSAIB will give you a Certificate of Compliance which can be shown to insurance companies to reassure them that the burglar alarm was installed in line with British Standards and can provide a discount on your insurance premiums if you have one.
There are many other benefits to having a burglar alarm installed. It is an effective deterrent to potential intruders, and will help you to recover any stolen goods.
It may also reduce the cost of your home insurance, as many insurers will make available their policies only if you have a burglar alarm approved by them.
In fact, it is estimated that up to a third of all burglaries take place in unprotected houses!
In addition to this, the presence of an alarm system will reduce the chance of a false alarm, which is a major concern for most people. This is why it is a good idea to have your system serviced on a regular basis. A routine maintenance visit can quickly spot any potential issues that may arise and ensure that your property remains safe.