Burglar Alarm Installations
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Reduce the risk of being burgledwith a well-maintained intruder alarm
In 2020, there were 13,000 burglaries in Birmingham alone. You can reduce your chance of being targeted by installing and maintaining a burglar alarm. At Countrywide Security Systems, we have alarms for every eventuality. We design and install custom-made alarm systems to suit every budget and property. From the traditional wired alarm to our sophisticated hybrid systems, we’ll find a solution for you.
BURGLAR ALARMS TO SUIT EVERY BUDGET
We have burglar alarm systems available to suit every budget, whether it is a simple ‘bells-only’ alarm or a fully monitored alarm system. You can even get a highly sophisticated security system which can monitor temperatures, check for smoke, and detect floods, as well as detecting intruders.
Monitored alarms offer 24-hour protection using 24-hour alarm centres. Moreover, we can assure you that our specialist team will always react to a triggered alarm. This gives you total security and peace of mind. Any signs that you are away from home or business premises can arouse the interest of a would-be intruder – but the presence of careful, continuous monitoring significantly reduces the risk of a burglary happening.
Types of alarm:
- Bells only
- Speech dialler system
- Smart alarms
- 24Hr professional monitoring
- Police response systems
Call us to discuss your alarm needs – 0121 386 2639
INTRUDER ALARM Installation MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS
There are over 600,000 burglaries a year in England and Wales*. With a well-maintained alarm, these property owners could have significantly reduced their risk of being burgled.
Did you know that under many insurance policies, you are responsible for looking after alarm systems and security devices? If burglars managed to gain entry to your property because your security systems were not properly maintained, your insurance company could refuse to compensate you.
Keeping up to date with repairs and maintenance will also save you money in the long term – prevention is better than cure and certainly costs a lot less!
Countrywide Security Systems is a well-established, friendly, SSAIB approved company, and we have been keeping homes and businesses safe for years. We can help you with alarm maintenance and repairs. We can even help you upgrade your existing system. We have packages available to suit everyone’s needs, both for business and at home.
* Crime Survey for England and Wales
Exterior security lighting plays an important role in preventing unauthorised entry to homes and businesses, as well as provides luminance to dark areas of your house and other structures. Burglars and intruders prefer to break in into properties that are dark, which means that a well-lit property is less appealing to lawless individuals.
Please call us to discuss the different types of security lighting from fluorescent through to the latest LED.
According to West Midlands police, potential intruders will actively look for visual signs of a security system when selecting their next target to burgle. If they spot an alarm, it will deter them.
At Countrywide Security Systems, we aim to not only deter intruders from breaking into your property but also to stop the intruders by capturing them if they do pose a threat. Therefore a monitored burglar alarm system from Countrywide Security Systems, means that your home or business will be looked after 24hrs, 7days a week.
We will be sure to investigate if your alarm is triggered, thus protecting you, your property, and your possessions. Every time an alarm is triggered, we respond.
KEY HOLDER OR POLICE RESPONSE SERVICES
Depending on your requirements, we can provide you with a keyholder response service or a 24- hour police response service. If you choose the police response service, we will automatically notify the police if your alarm is triggered.
If you don’t require a police response service but would like the added reassurance of knowing that someone is on hand to alert the keyholder following an alarm activation, then our keyholder response is a perfect choice for you.
For your extra peace of mind, the SSAIB who is a leading certification body for security system providers in the UK approve all our alarms.
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Frequently asked questions
How much does a burglar alarm cost?
We can install an fully installed Intruder Alarm from £480.00. It’s hard to give an exact estimate without know more details like property size, number of entrances etc. To get an accurate quote, give us a call on 0121 386 2639.
Are burglar alarms effective?
Yes, burglar alarms are effective. Thieves tend to avoid difficult break-ins that raises attention. As most thieves are opportunists, a burglar alarm with a CCTV system is one of the best ways to deter them. But don’t be tempted to install a dummy system as burglars are very good at identifying fake boxes. They’ll single you out as an easy target.
How do burglar alarms work?
We install sensors around your house. When the alarm is set and active, if those sensors detect movement, it triggers the alarms, so you and the rest of your street are alerted. We often put sensors near areas where burglars are more likely to enter the home, such as windows, the back door etc.
Read more in our blog about burglar alarms.
Can burglars disable alarms?
Burglars have methods to disable alarms, especially cheap ones. But, we’re always one step ahead of them, offering a variety of solutions to prevent any planned intruder. Alarms that don’t rely on phone lines and offer backup batteries with CCTV systems are a great start. Smart Alarms offer a full package with maximum security.
Does a burglar alarm reduce insurance?
It’s difficult to say with so many factors considered. And it can vary between insurance providers. However, having a burglar alarm reduces your risk of getting burgled and affecting your no-claims period. The longer you go without a claim, the cheaper your premiums are (generally). So, it’s a win-win if you get a burglar alarm – you feel safe, and your premiums should go down.
How often should burglar alarms be serviced?
As Checkatrade advises, you should get a professional to service your alarm system at least once a year. Every six months, it’s worth testing your system as burglars can tell when one is working properly. If you alarm ever starts playing it up, book a service right away. We can take a look and reduce any repair costs in the long run.
Is the landlord responsible for burglar alarm?
If a landlord installs a burglar alarm, they are responsible for maintaining it. This is often the reason why landlords are reluctant to invest in security systems and why privately rented accommodation is burgled more than others. That’s why we offer you regular maintenance and repair packages, so your tenants are safe, and landlords don’t have to be burdened.