Intruder Alarms Harrogate

Posted on: 08/12/2020 by in Burglar Alarms
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Intruder Alarms Harrogate

If you are looking for intruder alarms in Harrogate then you’ve reached the right page. In thirty plus years that we’ve been trading then there is one trend we can see – when there’s an economic downturn and people are losing jobs then theft increases!

We have been providing security alarms for Harrogate businesses and homeowners for almost 4 decades and we’ve witnessed many inventions arrive and leave. The most current being purely Wi-Fi, plug-and-play alarm systems. Over the years the acid test of whether an innovation in this arena endures or not is determined by the criminal fraternity.

An alarm that you can open, plug in, set up on an app and then ask Alexa or Siri to set seems brilliant – our guess is that the burglars think it is too! If a bell box isn’t permanently fixed, then smashing it or dropping it in into a barrel of water is straightforward … maybe even stealing it could be a possibility! If there is no exterior sounder and flashing light, fitted high externally then is there any deterrent?

Numerous studies and research determines that intruders are put off by a recognisable security alarm and security cameras. Criminals seek out the easier option. If they only notice you have an alarm system once they’ve successfully broken into your building then the horse has bolted.

Using a connected app with your alarm is really good, even if supplemental. It is imperative that the burglar alarm operates as a hard wearing intruder system regardless of an app. The facility to remotely turn on and off your intruder alarm, check on it’s status and accept push notifications is great. However, we all understand that mobiles and mobile networks are a reliable communication network usually but if you were sent a notification by your system at midnight on the thirty-first of December how rapidly would that arrive? Supplemental apps are a really good addition to a security system but the system itself must first of all provide a deterrent and after that notify burglars and neighbours, should a housebreak take place, notwithstanding mains failures or no internet.

Intruder Alarms Harrogate

We said at the start of this article that whether new security ideas stand the test of time is decided by burglars – this is so, however there are others who sway this decision. Let’s just say this – before you order your plug-and-play voice activated alarm, ask your insurance company what they think! … Just saying Siri!

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