Intruder alarms are an excellent burglar deterrent as in addition to alerting you or your neighbours (or even the police) of a break in, they also increase the likelihood that the perpetrator will run off when the alarm sounds. If the intruder notices that an alarm system is fitted beforehand, chances are that he may not even attempt to break in to your home in the first place, but may go after an easier target instead.

Burglar alarms can be either wired or wireless and can range from simple bell only systems to advanced signalling systems with police response. They generally consist of a range of sensors, a control panel and an alert system, all of which are interconnected.

Sensors use a range of methods to detect intruders, including:

  • Door and window contact monitoring
  • Passive infrared motion detectors
  • Vibration
  • Ultrasound
  • Electric or magnetic fields
  • Microwaves

They are connected either directly or wirelessly to the control panel.

Depending on the type of system you choose, there are several different ways you can use an intruder alarm to protect your Essex home. You can use it on the perimeter of your property to prevent any access at all, including to your garden, garage and any other outbuildings, however domestic burglar alarms are usually installed to protect the home itself.

The complexity of different systems can vary enormously. The simplest burglar alarms are just small noisemakers that go off when an intruder enters the property while more advanced systems can be connected to CCTV surveillance or door entry systems. Some allow you to set the alarm to protect different zones in a variety of configurations or can be set on a timer, while others are simply turned on or off. As technology evolves and progresses, even the advanced systems are becoming more and more affordable for domestic users.

Because there is such a diverse range of intruder alarms it can be overwhelming to decide which one is right for your requirements and, just as importantly, your budget. For this reason Innov8 offers free assessments with no obligation and we are happy to answer your questions and offer advice to help you make the right choice.

Our intruder alarms are all installed and maintained to the latest European Standards and are also designed to meet the requirements of all insurance companies. We stock a variety of reliable and well known brands, for example Visonic and Texecom, who are known for regularly upgrading and improving their alarm systems. Because we are not tied to a particular make we can offer you unbiased advice that is tailored to your specific needs.

Innov8 installs intruder alarms throughout the Essex and Hertfordshire regions, and we offer a professional but friendly service to our customers. Please give us a call today to discuss your requirements or to book a free assessment. We look forward to hearing from you.