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Pros and Cons of wired and wireless alarms:

Pros & Cons
Wired Alarms
Wireless Alarms
Conclusion
Cost
Intruder Alarm control panel and associated devices are cheaper but there is additional cost involved in labour as it takes double the time to fit an alike wireless alarm
All devices in a wireless burglar alarm system is more expensive than wired one but are easy to install. So labour cost can be reduce.
No much difference.
Maintenance
The back up battery in the control panel and siren needs to be changed and tested every 3-4 years
There is a bit of saving in this regard as wireless alarms has to be serviced every 2 years
Can save a bit on wired in this regard
Decor
There can be a sight of trunking or cables around the corners if cables are not run internally. But, the sleek design of the siren and control panel are really mind blowing .
Perfect finish and no harm to the décor of your house
Here, the winner is wireless home security system.
Performance
Meets British Standards
Meets British Standards
Equal weightage
False Alarms
Equally reliable, but can trigger false alarm due to power failure if the alarm isn’t maintained regularly.
Wireless Alarm that function on 868MHz frequency are less prone to false alarms. Read our blog on how to stop false alarms
Both are Reliable
Security
Wired Alarms gives tamper alerts if a wire is cut even accidently. An installer has to come and fix this before the system is ready for use again.
Professionally installed British Standard Alarms cannot be jammed by external means
Wired & Wireles Alarms are secure
Future Expansion
Involves more labour if planning for an extension in future.
Easy to add additional sensors to the existing home alarm system in future
Wireless saves a bit of money here.
So now we have decided on wired and wireless alarm, let us move on to security alarm features. More feature, more money. The price range in the table below includes the product cost and professional installation fee

Choosing from Monitored Unmonitored or Self-monitored Burglar Alarms

Why not go for an unmonitored security system that fits your budget? Or maybe it is worth getting a professionally installed self-monitored alarm to fit your pocket as well as protect your home and loved ones. Or do you really want to pay the monitoring invisible security guard?

Unmonitored Alarms

Let me begin with the simplest unmonitored burglar alarms. They are easy to install and low cost but good enough to scare intruders with their loud siren.  Moreover, the flashing siren box should give burglars a second thought on whether to choose your house or your neighbour’s. A survey held by metropolitan police among ex-burglars reveals that they prefer buildings with no security system installed. However, if you are not at home you would not be able to hear the siren if someone broke into your house.  So make sure you throw a garden party for your neighbours this summer as they would be the ones to respond.

8 Simple Measures to Prevent False Security Alarm

When your self-monitored security alarm calls you in the middle of a night, you feel terrified with the thought that an intruder has entered your premises. However, when this happens with no particular reason the loud noise of the burglar alarm can annoy your neighbours and frighten your household pets. Above all, reoccurring false alarms make you hesitant to use your home security system and that’s just what any burglar wants. As a burglar alarm installer  knows how important it is to prevent false alarms.

Shut all Windows and Doors before you arm the security system. Secure Doors and Windows

Most systems have at least some contacts on windows and doors. When the system is armed and a door or window is opened, this triggers an alarm. However, when this sounds off without anyone opening any of these, contacts are either loose or faulty. So, ring your security system service provider to check these.

Use Pet friendly sensors or Keep pet in their place

Install Pet Friendly Sensors
Pets often wander throughout your home during the day. When they do, they can set off motion detectors that activate your home alarm system. Replace traditional sensors with “pet friendly” or “pet immune” sensors to reduce false alarms. These motion sensors are designed to ignore the presence of pets up to a certain weight.

KNOW Your Passcode or PIN

Remember Your Security System Password
To prevent false alarms, create an alarm code that every member of the family can remember. If you change the code, inform everyone who knows the code. Don’t forget that the babysitter, house cleaner and dog walker also need to be trained on how to operate your home security system.

Watch for Stray objects like party Balloons near motion sensors

Tie stray items to prevent false alarm
When your home’s heat or air conditioning turns on, it could blow curtains or plant leaves into the area protected by a sensor. Helium balloons have a bad rap for activating motion sensors. So keep them tied down in an area that isn’t protected by the motion sensor of your Burglar alarm.

Sensors should be kept clean

Clean your Security System sensors
Sensors should be kept clean, as dirt not only impairs detection ability but also encourages spiders and other insects to reside in, on or around them. This can trigger false alarms. So keep an eye on your motion sensors and make sure they are kept neat and tidy.

Alarm systems are not maintenance free and should be serviced periodically.

Book Alarm servicing
Your alarm system runs on a system battery. This battery should be replaced every two to three years, maybe even sooner if frequent power outages have occurred. A weak battery can cause the alarm to malfunction during bad weather. Your alarm system always warns you when the system batteries become weak. Call your security system provider immediately to book your Burglar Alarm maintenance appointment.

Alert your guests

Let your guest know about the Security System
To minimize the chance of a false alarm, let visitors know your home security system is armed. If your guest is staying with you for a while, be sure he or she feels comfortable with how to arm and disarm your home security system.

Report faulty equipment.

If you think a false alarm is caused by a malfunction of your home security system, contact home security system provider immediately. A representative from your home security company will be glad to check the status of your alarm system.
The most fundamental way to prevent false alarms is to use your home security system on a regular basis. When your family uses the security system consistently, they get comfortable with how it works, and that means there is less likelihood of a false alarm. So opt for the right security system that best suits your needs and ensure that it is properly maintained

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