Every 165 seconds, a house in the UK is burgled. That’s 525 home burglaries a day. It’s a discouraging statistic. Finding the right security system is one of the best ways to protect your family and home against a distressing burglary event. But it can be difficult to know what type of system will most suit your needs. So, in this blog, we’re going to talk you through everything you need to know about monitored burglar alarms.
Why You Might Want a Monitored Burglar Alarm
What is a monitored burglar alarm?
Although some new systems can be linked to your smartphone for monitoring in your absence, most standard burglar alarms are designed to simply make a noise when triggered. This draws attention to your property, and hopefully works to deter any thieves before any of your goods can be stolen.
Monitored burglar alarms are remotely monitored by a third-party security company, such as Securvision. They will review your property whenever an alarm is activated, checking the reason behind the activation before taking any relevant action – including notifying police.
What are the benefits of a monitored burglar alarm?
There are a number of key benefits that come with using a monitored burglar alarm system.
All alarms receive an instant response 24/7
If you work with a monitoring company, any burglar alarm triggers will be responded to immediately. Operating around the clock, your monitoring service will be there whenever you need it. And you will never miss an alarm.
You can lower your insurance premiums
Most insurance companies consider properties with a monitored alarm system to be at a lower risk than those without security precautions. This typically means that you will pay less for your premiums.
You won’t have as many false alarms
Almost all alarm systems can be inappropriately triggered. With a monitoring service, every alarm activation can be checked. This means that no genuine burglary events will be missed. And that false alarms can be swiftly dealt with, without disrupting your plans. And without the police becoming involved.
You won’t annoy your neighbours
There is little more annoying than the sound of an untended burglar alarm wailing in the early hours. If you’re away from home and your alarm triggers, your monitoring service can check it out and silence it where appropriate. Ensuring that your home is protected – and that your neighbours won’t hate you!
Peace of mind
If you have to be away for any period of time, it can be really stressful knowing that your property looks unoccupied. It feels like providing an open invitation for thieves. When your property is monitored, that stress is lifted.
Why would you choose a standard burglar alarm over a monitored system?
In many cases, standard burglar alarms are sufficient. They certainly provide you with more protection than you would have in an unalarmed property. And they are much cheaper to install, with few ongoing costs. But standard burglar alarms are not infallible. While they act as a deterrent, they won’t trigger a response if you are not able to implement it.
Monitored alarm systems take the protection of a standard burglar alarm to a significantly higher level. Providing your home with genuine protection around the clock.
Monitored burglar alarms aren’t essential for every home. But if you are concerned about security, a monitored alarm system can help bring the peace of mind you need, when providing your home with the best safety and security protection available.
Get in touch with Securvision to discuss your home security needs.