Latest Prices Burglar Alarm Systems

Prices are correct at time of publishing, prices may change E&OE

The pricing table below gives an estimation of the associated costs for burglar alarm systems, actual prices may vary and does not include any discounts that may be applied.

You should always confirm details during a site visit and be sent a full quotation to confirm the cost of your intruder alarm system.

No VAT to be added, prices displayed are what you pay subject to confirmation from Secure I AM representative.

Last updated 2019

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Things to consider
Important things to consider for Burglar alarm systems
Hard wired or wireless ?

Hardwired intruder alarm systems are normally the better option in terms of maintenance costs.

Will require carpets and floor boards lifting to run cables discretley and damage.

The installs are more labour intensive generally.

Can be significantly cheaper if upgrading from an existing hard wred systems if existing cable can be used.

Often difficult to add outbuildings without significant cost. a hybrid system may be the solution.
Wireless do not normally require the lifting carpets and floor boards.

They will require regular battery changes normally every 2 years

Not suitable normally for buildings with thick walls or walls with large monuts of metal work, there are solutons for this subject to site survey.

Hybrid (Wireless and hardwired) is often a good compromise when adding additional zones such as out buildings or extensions to your home or business.
Motion Detectors
Quad PIR (QD)
Dual Technology (DT)

Has four detection elements.
dual element devices are available but are not significantly cheaper and they are not to be confused with the more expensive Dual Technology devices.

Uses infra red like a standard PIR, but also uses microwave detection.

Requires the two different technologies to activate and generate an alarm condition.

Note: this is a superior detection device compared to dual and quad element PIR's.
Pet wise or Pet tolerant (PW)

Designed to limit activiations by cats or dogs in a household.
These ignore activations below a certain height approximatley 1.2M or 4ft.
The height can vary from manufacturer and model and should refer to the installation instructions as often they have to be installed at specific heights.

Unfortunately this does allow anything below the detectable height to remain undetected even humans.
It also means should a pet jump up onto a work top, table or sofa or walk up the stairs the pet may still activate an alarm condition.
Many normal PIR's will not detect cats or small dogs walking across the floor.

Secure I AM recommend limiting the use of pet tolerant devices and to consider alternative perimeter protection if pets are given free roam of the house.

Other motion detctors exist, including cameras and external detection.
Perimiter Detection
Door Contacts
Shock Sensors

Designed to detect a door opening and closing, often installed only on the main entrance door, an essential part of any alarm system but can be installed on internal as well as external doors and windows.
many different styles are available, whilst the same basic some devices are more appropriate than others on partulcr installations.

Often installed on windows and doors, to gernerate an alarm when force is being used. It is essential that shock sensors are adjusted correctly to activate correctly and to eliminate false alarms. Ideal for pets at home.

There any many different types, some devices also have built door contacts.
External motion detection
Designed to pick up unwanted visitor outside a building but within the grounds before they break in, this may alert the owner, activate the alarm or turn on an outside light. These units usually consist of more than one detection device to help eliminate wild animals, often reqire fine tuning for optimal protection.
Bells & Comunications
Bells Only
Self monitored
Bells Only, refers to alarm systems where the alarm bell rings when activated.
Self monitored, refers to a system that contacts the building owner and or individuals known to the owner that an alarm has been activated.

Increasingly common for this to be done by smart phone notifications. Although many have SMS messages and voice calls.

The cost of the equipment does vary, some have recurring annual costs for the service provided.
Key Holder
Police response
Key Holder, usually done via an Alarm Receiving centre (ARC), the alarm notifies the centre which is monitored 24/7 and can contact a keyholder or provide a site visit to check and secure the property. There are conditions and costs associated with this service..
Police response, this goes through an ARC, however should a confirmed alarm condition reached they will contact the police aftre going throuh a series of checks.Unfortunately this service is not guaranteed due to pressure on the police force at the time. There are conditions and costs associated with this service.

*Special Offers must be booked by the end of the offer Month and paid with cleared funds 5 days before the agreed installation date.

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