Why burglar alarms are important

As the saying goes, an English man’s home is his castle, and with good reason; our home provides comfort, security and an essential base for us as human beings. So it is only right that steps are taken to protect our homes, and burglar alarms form an essential part of this. Whilst no home owner wants to think of the worst case scernario of someone breaking into their property, it must be considered if you are to ensure that your possessions are safe, and your home is as impenetrable as possible.

The range of burglar alarms on the market today


Burglar alarms of today have become extremely advanced; they no longer need to represent merely an irritation to your neighbours by ringing out in fault. Instead they have become highly adept at reliability, and in addition to this, burglar alarms can now be monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This all means that more people treat a sounding alarm with the seriousness it deserves.

How monitored burglar alarms work


Once you have a monitored burglar alarm system fitted, your alarm system will be ready and waiting for certain conditions, such as doors that are opened at set times, windows that are broken or even if a fire breaks out. If any of these things happen then the central support centre will be notified, and information will be automatically sent to them in relation to the situation that is occurring. The staff at this centre that receive this information will then either contact you as the home owner (usually by phone), or directly contact the emergency services, in some instances they may do both. This ensures that the response time of the police or fire department is significantly reduced, and they have a better chance of either catching the burglar in the act, or stopping a fire before it has had chance to start.

A monitored burglar alarm can additionally be installed to work alongside CCTV, which offers optimum protection.

How low budget burglar alarms can still be enough


If you can’t afford a monitored burglar alarm, and the fact is that many of us can’t, then a low budget alarm may still suffice. The main protection that burglar alarms provide, believe it or not, is a deterrent to would be intruders. If a burglar sees that one home is alarmed, and is right next door to a home that is unalarmed, then their inevitably choice will obviously be the home that will draw less attention after they’ve broken in.

It’s a sad fact of life that our homes need to be protected from would be burglars, however protect them we must, and there is no better way to do this than with a home burglar alarm system. Whether you can only afford a low budget