A Guide to Burglar and Wireless Alarms

Did you know that there were over 20,000 cases of reported burglaries in London in 2016 alone? Being one of the biggest metropolitan cities of the world, as well as a center of the industry, it will be no stranger to burglaries in the future. This is why it is recommended for homeowners to invest in comprehensive home security mechanisms like burglar alarms and wireless alarms.

So, you want to look into getting an alarm system but don’t know where to start. Well, worry not, this guide will tell you all that you need to know about burglar/ wireless alarms.

 

What are Burglar/Wireless Alarms?

Burglar alarms are your typical alarm detection systems for intruders including everyone from trespassers to burglars and robbers.

Wireless alarms are a subset of burglar alarms. Burglar alarms are either wired or wireless. Wired burglar alarms are connected with your landline and the sensors around the house are connected via hardwiring. On the other hand, wireless systems, as the name suggests, are not physically connected and contact the sensors with the control via radio waves or over the internet.

Which one you opt for depends purely on your preference and situation. If your house has an existing landline connection and mechanism built for wiring then a wired connection will be best. On the other hand, if you don’t have a landline connection and don’t want to go through the hassle of getting it then a wireless system will be best for you.

 

How Do Burglar/Wireless Alarms Work?

Now that you have understood the alarms and their main differences, how do they actually work?

They operate through motion detection sensors that work to detect any unusual movement. These sensors are placed in key areas where entry is possible and where movement is more likely to be caught. A list of possible spots to place these sensors include:

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Garage
  • Lounge
  • Veranda

These sensors are connected to and operated from the central control panel. This control panel is used to monitor them, activate them or turn them off. It is recommended that this panel is kept in the master bedroom in a secluded location. This will ensure it is easy to reach for the homeowner, allowing them to easily turn off the alarm in case of a false alarm. Moreover, doing so will also make sure that if the burglars break into your house, they will have a hard time locating and turning off the alarm.

Adding to that, most wireless and burglar alarm systems often have additional ancillary features. These are not strictly necessary but can help to provide additional protection.  For example, security cameras which will provide legal video footage to trace a burglar or loud noise alarms which might scare off a burglar.

 

Where to get a Burglar/Wireless Alarm?

Now that you are well acquainted with burglar and wireless alarms and how they work, you must be looking to install them. If you live in or near London then contact Eagle Security Solutions today!

We provide services for all private and commercial needs of our clients in and around London. The numbers and email addresses for our different offices are listed on our website. You can trust us to provide you with a comprehensive alarm installation service to make your home safe.

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