Why You Should not Install an Intruder Alarm Yourself

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Why You Shouldn’t Install an Intruder Alarm Yourself

There are many DIY solutions on the market.

You might be making a mistake when having a go yourself and protecting your most valuable assets, your home and your family.

While this might seem a more cost-effective solution there are many reasons to consider a local professional security installer instead.

Here’s why you shouldn’t install an intruder alarm yourself:

  1. Knowledge and Expertise

Professional alarm installers have a wealth of knowledge and expertise.  This includes understanding how products are supposed to be installed.

A security expert will carry out a thorough survey of your property prior to an alarm installation.  The intruder alarm surveyor will discuss how and where the alarm panel will be installed and share their knowledge and experience with you. This will include discussing your properties security weaknesses.

Once the intruder alarm system has been installed the engineer will show you how to use the system properly.

With a DIY alarm are you completely confident that the alarm system has been programmed properly?

  1. Correct Placement and Coverage, it’s a science!

The most important thing when installing security devices is ensuring they are installed in the correct location.

Sensors come in different specifications depending on the room type and size and your security survey will determine what items to use and where.

If your security system comes complete in a box, then chances are you will run into issues and false alarms if installed incorrectly.

DIY installations might miss critical weak spots, reducing the system’s overall effectiveness.

  1. Avoiding Technical Errors

Installing an alarm system involves more than just screwing or sticking sensors and cameras to your walls.

Trained engineers will ensure that devices are programmed to prevent technical errors.

DIY installations, on the other hand, can lead to problems.  Do you have the time and knowledge to rectify a technical fault?

  1. Compliance with Standards and Regulations

Security systems must comply with various standards and regulations, especially if they are linked to professional monitoring services and require police response.

Professional installers can satisfy third party requirements with design, types of equipment and services including monitoring and police response alarms.

Non-compliance can not only affect the performance of your alarm system but also lead to legal issues or void insurance claims.

  1. Enhanced Reliability and Peace of Mind

A professionally installed alarm system offers a higher level of reliability. Professionals conduct thorough testing to ensure that every component functions correctly and that the system responds appropriately to security breaches. This reliability translates to peace of mind for homeowners, knowing that their property is well-protected. DIY installations, with their higher likelihood of errors, might not provide the same level of assurance.

  1. Support and Maintenance

Alarm systems require ongoing maintenance especially if it is your home insurance requirements.

Continued servicing ensures that your system remains top working condition.

Having a dedicated security alarm company maintaining your alarm system will also provide 24 hour support if something were to go wrong giving homeowners complete peace of mind.

DIY installations lack this level of support, leaving homeowners to deal with maintenance and repairs on their own.  If will still haven’t convinced you and you install a DIY product make sure you show your family how the system is installed so they can sort out any problems when you are not there.

  1. Insurance Benefits

Many homeowners who opt for a DIY security system may find themselves not insured in the event of a burglary or break-in.

You should check with your insurer before deciding on what type of intruder alarm system to install.

Insurance companies will provide discounts on policies if a professional security system is installed by accredited companies.

DIY installations will not qualify for discounts, making professional services a more cost-effective choice in the long run.

If you want to discuss your home security requirements please contact our team for a FREE survey with our professional team.

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