5 Features of the Best Intruder Alarm Systems
When it comes to security, an intruder alarm system is one of the best investments you can make. Burglar alarms can deter criminals and protect your home or business from any break-ins or damage. There are a number of features to consider when choosing an home security system, including the type of protection it provides, how easy it is to use, and whether it is compatible with your other security devices. Here are 5 features to look for in the best burglar alarms.
Installing an alarm to protect your property from potential break-ins is a great start, but what happens if a burglar attempts to enter your property when you’re not there? Our Intruder Alarm Dialler cleverly contacts you or someone you have nominated when an alarm is triggered, allowing you to be instantly notified in the event of a breach of home security. This security system is an excellent choice for home use, but also commercial properties too as it operates 24/7, allowing you to protect your commercial property during the night or when you are away.
Our easy to use control control panel allows you to select up to 10 different contacts for your alarm system to contact. When the alarm system is triggered, it will automatically work through your contacts in an order of priority that you can set yourself. For example, if you decide to use this as a home security system, you may choose to put your neighbour as the first contact, with a friend who lives down the record second. Once a contact has answered, the security system is programmed to stop calling so as to not alert people unnecessarily.
24/7 Monitoring Service
This is similar to the security system feature above, however intruder alarm monitoring takes your home security system one step further. These alarm systems are connected to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), where security experts are ready and waiting 24/7 for any alerts. These are not only effective at quickly dealing with any potential intruders, they also offer you the peace of mind knowing that your home or commercial property is being monitored at all times.
Monitoring services work by having security experts on-hand at all times, anticipating any notifications. If the motion sensors or detectors are triggered by an intruder, the siren is sounded and an alarm signal is sent to the Alarm Receiving Centre. In the event that your security system is breached, a member will call your house to ensure that everything is ok. Monitored alarm systems can also be connected to the police, immediately notifying them of a burglar. This is especially useful for commercial properties when there is an attempted break-in.
Smart home security
Smart alarm systems allow you to connect and install a range of different devices to help make monitoring your property easy and maximising your security.
Whilst standard alarms will produce a siren when triggered, smart home security systems have the added benefit of being able to also install a wide range of different security systems including motion sensors, monitors, lights, CCTV systems and more. These different systems are connected via Wi-Fi to a central control panel that allows you to monitor your home security.
The wide array of different features that can be installed to your burglar alarm allow it to act as a great deterrent for any intruders. The very best security systems are a combination of different systems to help keep intruders out and improve home security. Whilst an intruder alarm itself can act as a great deterrent, the best alarm systems come with other features such as security cameras. Having CCTV cameras installed alongside your alarm systems can be so effective as they can act as a motion sensor to detect intruders as well capture any footage of burglars and attempted break-ins.
Today, many home security systems can also be connected to smart devices such as your smartphone. This allows you to receive real-time alerts if an alarm is triggered, view live video footage of your home, and even control your alarm system remotely. The benefits of a connected home security system are clear – in addition to providing peace of mind, a connected home security system can also help you save on insurance premiums and give you greater control over your home’s security.
This security system allows you to link up any smart device which can help you to monitor your property at any given moment. For example, if you have CCTV installed on your property as a part of your home security system, you can check the cameras with your smart device.
Bell-only alarms are the most commonly used type of alarms, but that doesn’t mean they don’t serve as an effective deterrent. Whilst property monitoring isn’t possible with a bell-only alarm, they can still alert both you and your neighbours to any intruders due to their loud sirens. These sirens can ring for up to 20 minutes, and are only able to be deactivated by using the keypad on the control panel.
Choosing the right burglar alarm for you
Here at MCFP, we offer a wide selection of burglar alarms for home security and security for your commercial property. With such a wide selection, it can be hard to know which one to pick. That’s why our dedicated team of experts are here to help you select the right security system for you.
You can rely on our top quality security systems and highly qualified installers to provide you the peace of mind that you deserve. Make monitoring your property simple with MCFP. Explore our intruder alarms or feel free to contact us with any questions you have.