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Burglar alarms are essential to providing a level of security in your domestic or commercial premises that will give you complete peace of mind. But how do they work?

Where are they best placed?

Knowing the answers to these questions and ones like them could be the difference between appropriately using burglar alarms – and thereby securing your property – and leaving it vulnerable to infiltration.

But Protect & Detect are here to help. This month, we’ll be looking at the basic applications of a burglar alarm to ensure that your property is efficiently secured.

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What Makes Up a Security Alarm System?

A security system is designed to secure your property by sounding an alarm when it detects an intruder.

To do this, it has a number of key components that are essential to its success. Typically, it could include:

  • A control panel, which is the computer that will arm and disarm the system
  • Door and window sensors
  • Motion sensors
  • CCTV cameras
  • An alarm

Sensors throughout your property will trigger whenever either a door or window is opened, or when they detect movement inside.

Any and all easily accessible areas in the property should have a sensor of some description placed nearby.

CCTV cameras, meanwhile, can catch an intruder on camera and help the police in their investigation if your property is burgled.

The Benefits of an Alarm System

Aside from the stated benefits above, including as an aid to police, an alarm system has a number of other benefits.

For commercial and domestic properties alike, alarm systems act as a deterrent to would-be intruders.

Cameras placed around the property, as well as clear signage, shows that you have taken efforts to secure your property.

For a burglar to succeed, they must be able to access the property easily and escape without drawing attention. As a comprehensive security system makes this impossible, your property will be less likely to be broken into.

Only 10% of residential properties in the UK have an alarm system, meaning that too many homes are still vulnerable, despite burglary rates dropping in recent years.

Among homes with alarms, burglary rates have dropped significantly further.

To protect your premises, an alarm system is the first step to utter security.

From there, you can set about installing tougher doors, thicker windows, fences and security gates.

By installing a variety of defence measures, you not only make the property difficult to enter, it looks it too – a burglar will think twice before trying to force entry.

Choosing a Reliable Burglar Alarm

Security is on everyone’s mind, but knowing you can rely on your security devices is of the utmost importance.

Without professional help, you could end up with an alarm system that is subpar and leaves your premises vulnerable.

It is essential that you have sensors appropriately placed around the property, and the only way to do this is to have an expert assess the premises.

In addition, you’ll also require technology that is of impeccable quality. On both these counts, Protect & Detect are here to help.

Protect & Detect is a leading fire safety and security company, servicing Ipswich, Colchester, Cambridge, Bury St. Edmunds, Chelmsford and beyond.

Protect & Detect offers a wide range of fire safety and security services including; fire alarms, fire extinguishers, burglar alarms, intruder alarms, fire sprinkler systems, access control, door entry systems, CCTV, barriers, nurse and warden calls. Contact our friendly team today for a quick quote.


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