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How to Choose the Best Security Alarm for Your Property

In this month’s blog, we’re diving into the world of burglar alarms to help you find the ideal system for your home or business premises. The market offers a range of options, and choosing the right one might initially seem overwhelming. To help you, we’ve gathered key information to help you make an informed decision that suits your home and lifestyle.

Understanding the Different Types of Burglar Alarms

There are several types of security alarms available, each with its unique benefits and drawbacks:

Wireless Alarms: Growing in popularity, wireless alarms operate with battery-powered sensors that communicate with a central control panel via radio signals. While the batteries need regular replacement, the minimal wiring makes wireless alarms a more economical choice.

Wired Alarms: Known for their reliability, wired alarms must be installed by a professional. Installation can be intrusive, as it involves concealing wires necessary for the sensors.

Smart Alarms: A modern solution particularly suited for residential settings, smart alarms integrate seamlessly with smart home systems. They can notify you or a relative when triggered and can be controlled remotely via smartphones, tablets, or laptops. This type provides effective and convenient security.

Bell Only Alarms: As the most cost-effective option, these alarms sound a loud noise when triggered. They are ideal for those with supportive neighbours or living in Neighbourhood Watch areas but do not automatically alert you or the police.

Monitored Alarms: Triggering these alarms alerts a call centre, which will then contact the police or emergency contact. Remember, a monthly or annual fee applies, and excessive false alarms may lead to police non-response.

Auto-dialler Alarms: These alarms automatically call you or a designated contact upon activation. They require a phone line or a reliable mobile network to operate effectively.

Consult with FirstEye: Your Burglar Alarm Specialists in Leeds

Our extensive range caters to various needs, from simple to complex systems. As trusted alarm installers in Leeds, we hold professional accreditations which can be viewed on our website. We are committed to helping you select the best alarm for your property and budget.

For more information or to receive a free, no-obligation quote, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or emailing We look forward to assisting you in safeguarding your property.