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How Does An Intruder Alarm Work?

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It is a known fact that properties that have intruder alarm installed are less likely to be burgled. A Burglar Alarm is designed to provide a notification and warning of intruder on your premises. 


Quick action is important during a break-in, A burglar alarm facilitates a fast response of notifying people within the local proximity of the property, and increasingly the home owner, security company or the police


Burglar alarms consist of electronic components that are placed around the property to detect unauthorised entry. Sensors installed in rooms, and windows and doors detect movement and the opening and closing, or vibration / heavy impact of windows and doors. Once activated the system will provide an audible notification, usually by an internal sounder, and a external sounder placed out of reach externally. 


Burglar Alarms can be used in a wide range of applications, these include;


Industrial Areas, such as offices and warehouses.


Residential homes and garages


Commercial Premises, such as offices, shops and hotels.


There are a wide variety of burglar alarms to suit the requirements of your property and your budget, however most burglar alarms are similar in the way they work. It is important to consider what you would like the burglar alarm to do in the event of an activation. Cheaper DIY alarm systems may just provide an audible only notification, relying on your neighbours. These types of systems will never connect to a monitoring centre and most burglar are aware of the brands that are DIY systems. Professionally installed systems are available with audible only, monitoring via smartphone, or connected to our alarm receiving centre who can action key-holders or the police. With a professionally monitored system, a potential burglar won't know whether your system is an audible only system, or connected with all the bells and whistles with immediate police response.


The communication methods can vary, from more traditional methods of using your existing telephone line, to using your wi-fi or an independent sim card on a secure network such as