Lots of homeowners and business owners put all their trust and faith in intruder alarms to secure their home or business premises. However, there are some things you might not know about intruder alarms. These things you don’t know, may make you think twice.
In this blog we share just four things you might not know about intruder alarms;
- Only Work When Set
It may seem like we are stating the obvious, but a lot of us forget to set our intruder alarms as we leave the house. Maybe you’re popping to the shops, picking up kids from school or dropping something off to a neighbour and grabbing a cup of tea. You don’t think you need to set the intruder alarm because you won’t be long. The issue is, it doesn’t take a burglar long to break into your home either. Many house burglaries take place during the day when nobody is home. Lots of these burglaries could have been avoided if the intruder alarm was set.
- Control Panel Can Be Seen
Got a gorgeous front door with decorative glass? There’s a chance your intruder alarm access panel can be visible to potential thieves through the glass. If a burglar can see that you haven’t set your intruder alarm or your alarm isn’t activated, they will be more likely to attempt a break-in. Meanwhile, if an opportunistic criminal spot that your alarm is set, they’ll be more likely to try an easier target elsewhere.
- Lower Insurance Premiums
Did you know that is you have a properly functioning and maintained alarm system you will be able to reduce your home insurance premium? That’s right! By investing in a burglar alarm and ensuring it’s professional maintained by professionals, you are showing you’re serious about security. Overtime the alarm and maintenance will pay for itself through the reductions in your home insurance premiums.
- It’s More Reliable Than Neighbours
Many people go away on holiday and rely on their neighbours to keep an eye on things. Many neighbours won’t notice sounds like banging or drilling. They may presume a neighbouring home is having work done. However, if your intruder alarm is triggered and you’ve told them you’re away – they will be sure to take action. But you need to remember to set the intruder alarm before you go away.
How many of these things did you know about intruder alarms? If you’d like to hear more about our intruder alarm services in Peterborough, call us now.