The darker days and longer nights at winter make it an ideal opportunity for your home to be the target of burglars. Christmas is fast approaching and a house full of goodies is often very tempting when a house is empty for burglars on the prowl. They are many things you can do to help protect your home and one of those things is installing an alarm system and/or CCTV.
An Alarm System
An alarm system is a great idea to protect your home. Not only will they act as a deterrent to any burglar, but they are also a good device to catch any intruder in the act. The cost of an alarm system varies. You don’t have to spend a fortune on an alarm system, but the more expensive and sophisticated they are, the more assurance you will have that your home is safe and protected.
Alarm systems can vary and come in different forms. There are alarm systems that simply alarm at your premises when activated, to those that call yourself, a list of people, or alerts the police directly. Some have sensors to detect movement, others have wave sensors, and systems can be wired or wireless depending on personal preference and the property in question.
Installing CCTV in your home will be sure to act as a deterrent to any intruder. Just knowing you have CCTV installed is more often than not enough to keep them away. A good quality system is a great way to protect your home and you can keep a close eye under surveillance even when you are out and about.
CCTV does not have to be as expensive as many would believe. You don’t have to spend a fortune; however, it is recommended you go for good quality cameras, so you can see clearly anyone who has approached your house. At East Kent Electrical we have come across many customers in the past who have dummy cameras in place, thinking they will be enough to deter a burglar. However, most experienced burglars will spot these a mile off.
If you are concerned about the safety of your home, or you have been considering installing an alarm or CCTV system for a while, contact us at East Kent Electrical to discuss your requirements. We would talk to you to discuss your needs and to find a suitable ideal solution. We are also Texecom approved and are able to do advanced programming on them.
We’d be more than happy to advise and install your alarm system for you. Contact us today and let’s see what we can do to help you protect your home this winter and for the future.