domestic intruder alarms

How to ensure your home is safe, secure and protected

Security installations in Leeds

Your home should be a safe sanctuary away from the world but if your home is unprotected from intruders and theft, it can be hard to relax and unwind.

Ensuring your home is adequately protected is essential, not just when you go out to work or on holiday, but to also ensure that you are fully covered at all times by your home insurance policy.  With this in mind, it can be well worth considering the installation of home security system, designed specifically to safeguard your property.

A variety of home security systems are available; ranging from the highly complex through to simple systems to protect the main entry points.  When considering the installation of a home security system, the best place to start is by contacting an experienced and reputable local security contractor.  The process should begin with a consultation and assessment of your property; this is essential as it is the best and only way to find the most suitable security system to meet the needs of your family and lifestyle.  Don’t be fobbed off by security companies who try to carry out an assessment over the phone as it is vital that is carried out in your home.

Which type of security system is best for your home and lifestyle?

So which type of system is best for you?  Well this is largely down to a number of factors.  First and foremost is the size of your home.  A large, detached property surrounded by gardens will need a far more complex system in comparison to a small terraced house with just a couple of rooms on each floor.

The second issue which needs to be taken into consideration is the layout of your home.  In general, modern properties which tend to include open-plan spaces need security systems which can be tailor made to suit the interior, whilst houses with large, ground-floor windows will need additional protection to cover this.

The third is your budget.  The costs between different systems can vary wildly and if you’re on a tight budget, it’s worth bearing in mind that even simple home security measures can prove to be effective deterrents against intruders.

The fourth and final issue is what you would prefer to happen when your alarm sounds.  A bell-only alarm will just make a noise when activated but more complex alarm systems (known as monitored alarms) are designed to contact either the police or a designated contact.

Studies carried out by the Metropolitan Police Office have shown that having a well-maintained and well-fitted burglar alarm makes a home less likely to be burgled.  If you are considering either installing an alarm system or upgrading your alarm system, contacting a reputable local installer should be the first step you take.  When installed correctly an alarm system not only provides an effective it is also an unbeatable way to give the peace of mind that your home and family are protected.