The Metropolitan Police Office says that studies have shown a well-fitted and maintained burglar alarm system makes you less likely to become a victim of burglary. But how do you choose the right one for you and your home? Below we talk through the different types of alarm systems and contracts and useful things to consider.
Types of burglar alarm systemsThe best type of alarm for your home depends on your personal preferences, budget, where you live, what your home is like and what level of protection you need.
A key consideration is what you would prefer to happen when your alarm goes off. Bells-only alarms make a noise, but do not contact anyone (such as the police or the homeowner). Speech diallers, a device built inside an alarm, automatically contacts you or other nominated friends and family when the alarm is triggered. Alternatively, you could get a monitoring contract, whereby you would pay a company monthly or annually to take action or call the police if the alarm goes off.