How to choose the best pet-friendly security system for your home

It goes without saying that home security is important for all homeowners. However, if you have a dog or cat, your security system could easily be triggered when your four legged friend movies around the house. As a result, some homeowners decide not to have a security system at all, putting them at increased risk of a break-in.

The good news is, thanks to improvements in the security alarms available, having a pet no longer means you have to compromise on home security. With this in mind, here’s our advice on ensure your home is secure and pet-friendly.

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Installing a burglar alarm is an effective, budget-friendly way to safeguard your home against theft. Burglar alarms help to deter thieves and statistics show that approximately 60% of the burglaries attempted on homes with alarms fail. Despite this, many pet owners choose not to install an alarm because they’re concerned that their pet could 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 have the reassurance that your pets can safely move around the house.

In addition, 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. Also, don’t forget to ensure that sensors are placed as high as possible on the walls; at least five foot high is ideal.

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At FirstEye we provide high quality alarm installations for domestic and commercial clients in Leeds and throughout Yorkshire.

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