Today, no area of the UK is free from crime. A Burglar Alarm is the best way for you to protect your property, possessions, family and business. The professional East Kent Electrical Ltd Alarm Sounder (Bell Box) deters 80% of burglars; the activation of the sounder as soon as a break-in is detected encourages the intruder to flee. For the determined burglars, the occupants will have been roused and can act. All our systems come with mobile phone app to allow you to monitor the system easily.
We have written a guide for you to understand more about the types of alarm that are available.
The British Standards provide us with clear guidelines to work to. BS 4737 EN 50131 PD 6662 embraces the design installation and maintenance of Alarm Systems, and for monitored systems the relevant ACPO Policy applies.
We take responsibility for every stage of your Burglar Alarm, including the site survey, design, installation, and ongoing maintenance. We can offer a wide range of products to ensure we meet your security requirements.
We will explain the technologies, options and benefits of each, set out the pros and cons of each, so you can make the right decision on a system that meets all of your needs and suits your situation.
Unless you opt for a very basic Audible Only system, the kind of thing you can buy off the shelf in a DIY store, you will need a professional alarm installer, like us, to supply, install, set up and maintain your alarm system.
Wireless alarms are easier and less disruptive to install. There is no need to lift carpets to run cables under floorboards, move furniture or drill holes through walls. This generally reduces the installation cost compared to a hard-wired system, but the equipment is more expensive. Wireless alarms are more portable, so can be removed temporarily for decorating or permanently if you decide to move home.
Each device has batteries to power it and typically these need to be replaced each year.
Wireless systems can only reach British Standards EN50131 / PD6662 Grade 2 (Medium Risk). This should be stated on your quotation.
Hard wired alarm systems are generally considered more robust, reliable and require less maintenance. A hard-wired alarm system would usually be installed by a professional to hide the cables, thus increasing the installation cost.
The installation of a hard-wired alarm system should meet with British Standards EN50131 / PD6662 and conform to the NPCC Intruder Alarm Policy. Ensure this is documented with the Risk Grading in your quotation. The systems available cover all the grades.
The hard wired Alarm we normally install in your home is set when you leave, if an intrusion is detected it will activate and the sounder will ring for 5 minutes, unless entry is made through the correct entry route and the deactivation code entered within 25 seconds. It can be part set when you go to bed so that the downstairs only will activate.
The Wired Alarms we normally install in your home are set when you leave, if an intrusion is detected they will activate and the sounder will ring for 15 minutes, unless entry is made through the correct entry route and the deactivation code entered within 25 seconds. They can be part set when you go to bed so that the downstairs only will activate. We can link them to our monitoring station so that the key holders and emergency services are alerted upon activation. The systems are cabled throughout the property so we must come and do a survey to give you our pricing.