Whether you’re a householder or a business owner, a burglary can have devastating consequences.
A home break-in can lead to the loss of valuable, sentimental or irreplaceable items and leave you feeling uneasy or unsafe in your property.
Meanwhile, a business burglary can damage both your reputation and your bottom line through disruption and loss of trading, not to mention the loss of valuable stock or customer data.
In both scenarios, you’ll also face the cost – and hassle – of having to repair any damage as well as waiting for any insurance payout.
Although the long-term trend for domestic and commercial burglaries in the UK is falling, there are still far too many incidents every year for it not to be a significant concern.
Thankfully, technology and awareness have moved on over the past decade. Many home and business owners now recognise the importance of investing in additional security measures to keep their property safe.
There are many security measures available to suit most budgets, which means that many homes and businesses are now more secure, with their owners becoming extra vigilant in protecting their property from criminals.
Here, we take a closer look at some of the reasons why you need an alarm system.
Benefits of an alarm system
If you’re looking to make your home or business more secure, there are several ways you can do so.
Upgrading your locks and bolstering your window and door security will make your home or business premises more challenging to break into. Additional exterior lighting and CCTV can also help.
However, installing an alarm system is one of the best ways to deter burglars and get some additional peace of mind. While an alarm system won’t make your home or business any more difficult to break into, it will improve your security for several reasons.
Firstly, an alarm system provides an excellent visual deterrent to anyone thinking of breaking in. If an intruder knows that your property is protected by an alarm, which will be triggered if they try to enter unlawfully, it will make them think twice before taking the risk, potentially alerting neighbours or the police, or getting caught in the act.
You can also get your alarm system monitored by a security company which means that in the event of a break-in, they can provide a rapid response to increase the chances of detection.
Perhaps the best thing about an alarm system is that it can be integrated with your other security features, such as CCTV, access control or lighting, to create the ultimate security system.
Reasons for investing in an alarm system
As mentioned above, an alarm system brings many benefits and can help keep your home or business more safe and secure. Here are some of the most common reasons why people invest in an alarm system…
Whether you’re looking to protect your home or your business, chances are they’ll be full of things that are valuable to criminals – smartphones, computers, electrical equipment, car keys, sensitive documents or data, and even cold, hard cash. These are all desirable items to would-be intruders.
Many of these items may have sentimental value or be difficult to replace.
While keeping them under lock and key and away from prying eyes is the best way of protecting them, sometimes that’s just not practical. So, an alarm system can provide an effective deterrent to anyone thinking of breaking in.
By making it evident that your home or business is protected with an alarm, intruders may think twice before trying to break in.
Peace of mind
You can’t be at home or work to keep an eye on your property 24/7, 365 days a year. Most criminals will usually wait until they know your home or business is empty before they try and break-in, as they know it will be easier to snoop around if there is nobody there to catch them doing it.
An alarm system can provide added peace of mind by protecting your property when you are not there.
Lower insurance premiums
One of the main financial benefits of investing in an alarm system is that not only will it help deter criminals and prevent break-ins, it can also help bring down the cost of your insurance.
Many insurers offer a price reduction on properties with an alarm system installed, especially if it’s on their approved list of products.
So, if you are thinking of having an alarm system installed, it’s worth asking your insurance company what discounts, if any, they can provide based on the system you go for, so you can choose wisely.
Give Netfit a call
Netfit Communications is a specialist installer of security systems across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and Worcestershire.
Our high-quality security alarm systems provide the perfect deterrent to would-be intruders, which will give you complete peace of mind that your home or business is protected at all times of day or night. We can supply and install a range of alarm systems, including wireless and hard-wired solutions, to meet your requirements.
For an initial chat to see how we can help, get in touch today.