Advice on choosing security systems for homeowners with pets

Home security advice from alarm installation specialists in Leeds

If you have a dog or cat, you might be concerned that a security system could be triggered by your pet moving about, leading you to decide to not have a security system at all. However, having a pet in the house doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on the security of your home. With this in mind, we thought we’d give you some advice on ensuring your home is pet-friendly and secure.

Domestic alarms

Domestic alarms offer a highly effective visual deterrent but although statistics show that around 60% of burglaries attempted on homes with alarms fail, many pet owners still don’t have an alarm because they’re worried that their pet could accidentally trigger it.

However, there are steps which can be taken to stop lively pets from accidentally setting off a burglar alarm. Many security alarm packages include a pet-friendly motion sensor; designed to use a range of technologies to assess the movement pattern, speed and temperature of whatever has triggered it, therefore ruling out pets. This means that the alarm can be set and you’ll be able to relax in the knowledge that your four-legged friend can still move around freely.

Careful positioning of alarm sensors can also make a huge difference. If your dog spends the majority of the day in the living room, for example, but has a habit of jumping on the sofa, make sure that any sensors are directed away from this particular area. In addition, don’t forget to ensure that sensors are placed as high as possible on the walls – at least five foot high is ideal.

Contact FirstEye on 0113 228 8599

FirstEye are specialist in alarm and security installations for domestic and business customers in Leeds and throughout Yorkshire. If you would like advice on protecting your home or business, or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.