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In the UK, around 32% of homes have a burglar alarm installed. This is actually quite a small percentage, given that a burglary occurs every 106 seconds in the UK. The one question you never want to be left wondering about is - what if your home is next on a suspecting burglar's agenda? 

With this worry in mind, you may be thinking about whether your house needs a burglar alarm. In this blog, we'll run through how burglar alarms can help to protect your home against theft and burglary.


Do I really need a burglar alarm?

The simple answer is - yes. A burglar alarm is an effective deterrent for protecting your home as they can provide constant and reliable protection against theft and robbery.

It's best to see a burglar alarm as a long-term investment that will provide you and your family with peace of mind for years to come. Whilst there may be an initial cost and annual maintenance fees (if you choose a maintenance/monitored contract), the burglar alarm will pay for itself extremely quickly by providing reliable protection against crime.


Are burglar alarms effective?

Burglar alarms are mainly effective as they are an excellent deterrent against theft and burglary. Homes that have a burglar alarm installed are less likely to be targeted by scheming thieves, as it is more likely that they will be caught in the act and charged. 

If a burglar doesn't realise that a property has a burglar alarm installed, the alarm will omit a loud and ongoing noise which will (hopefully) make the burglar stop in their tracks due to the risk of being caught red-handed!


What are the advantages of having a burglar alarm at home?


Consistent Protection

Having a burglar alarm in your house is like having a 24/7 security guard for your property! Unlike humans, burglar alarms never get tired and they'll never stop keeping an eye out for suspicious behaviour.

One of the best advantages of burglar alarms is that they'll continue to protect your home even if you're not there, so you can spend a day or weekend out and about without worrying.

This is especially handy when you take out a maintenance contract with us. Take a look at our blog 'Do House Alarms Automatically Call the Police?to find out more about how we monitor and protect your property using burglar alarms.


Adds Home Value

When you have a burglar alarm installed on your property, you will see your home value increase in a variety of ways. For instance, if you choose to sell your property, you may find that you receive more offers as a burglar alarm is a sought after feature. Installing a burglar alarm may also directly increase the value of your property as it strengthens the overall security of the area, making it appealing for prospective buyers or renters.


Tailored to Your Needs

At IDS, we have a team of experienced installers that can provide specialised burglar alarm systems. For instance, burglar alarms are great for deterring burglars (of course!). But, we can also install state-of-the-art alarm systems that can monitor and alert the authorities of other events using digital signalling equipment, such as: 

  • Unauthorised intruders
  • Personal attacks
  • Fires
  • Medical emergencies


IDS Security: Burglar Alarm Installers

If you want to protect your property from intruders, IDS can help. We are specialists in the design, installation and maintenance of high-quality intruder alarm systems. These systems are monitored around the clock from our monitoring station, and our engineers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (when you take out a maintenance contract with us).

All of our alarm systems are installed in compliance with the latest PD6662 British Standards (NACOSS) and the Codes of Practice as laid down by the Security Systems and Alarm Inspection Board (SSAIB). Feel free to get in touch with our friendly team if you have any further questions or queries.


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