A Roundup of Home Security Facts
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A Roundup of Home Security Facts

There are many questions that surround home security and what features actually work best to protect your home from unwanted intruders. For our last blog post of 2017, here at Assegai Security, we thought we’d do something a little different. Here, we will discuss key facts about home security, and help you choose the right kind of security device(s) for your property.

The Introduction of Security

Did you know that the first burglar alarm was patented in 1853 by Augustus Russell Pope in the USA? Since then, home and business security devices have come on in leaps and bounds, in line with the research and developments the digital technology sector has also seen.

How Many of us Use our Alarms?

Perhaps rather shockingly, it is estimated that only around 40% of the UK population have a burglar alarm installed, however, only 34% will set it. Of course, the mere threat of an alarm is sometimes thought to deter intruders with estimates suggesting that 9 out of 10 burglars would choose to target a home without a burglar alarm over those with one.

Unique Features

Burglar alarms are certainly not one dimensional and can work in several ways to protect you and your home. Did you know that your burglar alarm may be extended so that it protects any outbuildings and garage? Consequently, if you are still up, but would like to protect your garage, you can set the alarm for this separately to alert you to any activity.

Security alarms may also be connected to an ARC, (Alarm Receiving Centre) quickly informing local police of a burglary and ensuring quick response times. Both insurers and the police agree that linking your alarm in this way is one of the easiest and most effective home improvements that can be made.

Here at Assegai Security, we have been providing effective home and business security solutions for many years. If you would like advice regarding the features you could put in place to ensure you and your property are protected, get in touch with the team today. Please call 01908 596 519 or fill out our online contact form.

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