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How Do Burglar Alarms Work

Burglar alarms are a fairly new system which helps to protect your home but how do they really work and is it even worth getting one? This article should help to answer your questions.

What Are Burglar Alarms?

A Burglar alarm is a device in your home or building that detects movement or the opening of windows and doors. When this is detected an alarm will sound to alert people in the house/building or even neighbours or passers-by. 

Are Burglar Alarms Necessary?

Burglar alarms are effective because they draw attention to a burglar entering the home. In an interview with some ex-burglars, they said that their aim is to not get caught, so anything that will draw attention to them will reduce the chances of them breaking in. Burglar alarms will sound a loud noise which will likely send the burglar running.

How Do They Work?

Different types of burglar alarms work in different ways, the most common is the bell only alarm which sounds a loud noise but this isn’t the only type as there are many more. However, despite what kind of alarm you have, they all work in similar ways. This is by detecting if the door or windows in the house are opened, if this happens then an alarm countdown is triggered if the abort code isn’t entered then the alarm will sound.

Types Of Burglar Alarms

These are the most common types of burglar alarms that you will find on the market today:

Bell only alarms – This alarm will sound a loud noise when the alarm is triggered

Monitored Alarms – This type of alarm is perfect for optimal security and is often used in offices, where people are checking in when the alarm is sounded whether this is the police or the keyholder.

Wired Alarms – These require a bit more installation work since they are wired throughout your home with sensors placed throughout.

Wireless Alarms – Sensors are placed strategically around the home which will communicate wirelessly with the alarm system.

Dummy Alarms – These are simply alarms that are fake but made to look real in the hope that an intruder won’t break in if they see it. They are obviously cheap but they won’t sound an alarm which is what really scares them away. 

Maintaining Your Alarm

Regular maintenance checks will alert you of any problems occurring within your system. Ideally, it is best to have the system checked twice a year if you don’t do this you could find out that there are problems with the system when it is too late.

Contact Us

Whether you are looking for someone to install a burglar alarm or you are in need of a maintenance check, Assegai Security are fully trained and ready to help. Just give us a call on 03301333300 or fill out our online contact form.