Burglar Alarm Installations
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Reduce the risk of being burgledwith a well-maintained intruder alarm
Since 2019, the West Midlands have reported nearly 72,000 burglaries. 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.
New Intruder Alarms come with a 1 year warranty! Call outs, labour and parts are covered!
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.
Why does my burglar alarm keep false alarming?
The most common reason for false alarms is due to the Back Up Battery. (This is located inside your Main Control Panel)
If you allow your Back Up Battery to run low this will affect the reliability of your Alarm causing no end of problems including false alarms.
The life expectancy of a Back Up Battery is 5 Years, you MUST replace it if it is older than this!
Another reason for false alarms is a badly maintained system, we would recommend having your alarm serviced every 12 months, this will help identify potential problems in the future and check that all your devices will operate correctly in the event of a break-in!
How long will my burglar alarm last for?
This really does depend on a number of factors? We have comprised a list of important factors when choosing a Burglar Alarm System:
Make and Model/Grade of System. (Ask us for advice on what make and Grade of Systems are the most reliable)
Installation. (You may have chosen a good make, however, the Company/Person who fits your Alarm is just as important. i.e. check that they are approved with SSAIB or NSI Gold!)
Service and Maintenance (Get your alarm serviced every 12 months, this will help identify potential problems in the future and check that all your devices will operate correctly in the event of a break-in!)
Summary: Choose a quality make, an approved company/person to install it and get it serviced annually, then your burglar alarm should last you 20+ years!
What type of burglar alarm systems are out there?
We have listed the different types of Burglar Alarm Systems below:
Wired System: A traditional wired Burglar Alarm System consists of cables running to each individual device including Movement Detectors, Door Contacts, Bells, Keypads etc.
Wireless Systems: Wireless Systems are now more popular for Homes than a traditional wired system, this is because the latest wireless technology has come on leaps and bounds over the last few years, becoming extremely reliable and most now meet current British & European Standards for Alarms, they are also cosmetically pleasing to the eye, no longer a need to lift your carpets and floorboards as every device is completely wireless and are powered by high lithium batteries which last 3-4years.
Outhouses, Sheds etc are now a lot easier to protect with a Wireless System. However, Wireless Alarms are not suitable in large, commercial type properties as there are limitations on signal strengths and potential interferences!
You can now choose from:
Traditional Bells Only (Internal & External Bells will ring upon an activation)
Speech Dialler System (As above but will call you in the event of an activation)
Smart System (As above but will also send you notifications to an App downloaded onto your Smart Phone. You can also have complete control over your Alarm by setting, un-setting, checking events, switching on your Security Lights manually or automatically when your alarm activates and much much more all from your Smart Phone!)
24hr Professional Monitoring (A 24hr Monitoring Centre will be monitoring your Burglar Alarm 24hrs a day 7 days a week. They will immediately call you when they receive a signal from your Alarm System)
Police Response Systems (As above but with the added comfort that the Police will automatically be called on confirmed and hold up activations)
What are burglar alarms?
Burglar alarms are alarm systems that trigger in the event of a home invasion or break-in.
The system consists of a series of electrical components that are connected to your property. Via sensors and contacts, they detect movement or the opening of doors and windows, triggering a loud alarm to alert those nearby of the unauthorised entry.
How to set burglar alarm at night?
Each model will have its own set of instructions, however, the concept is pretty much the same.
1. Check every door and window is locked.
2. Type the security code into your alarm.
3. Press the “Activate” button and return to your bedroom whilst the alarm enables.
You can set certain rooms to be deactivated (such as the bedroom or bathroom) when you activate your night routine. This prevents false alarms whilst maintaining maximum security.