We will explain the technologies, options and benefits of each, set out the pros and cons of each, so you can make the right decision on a system that meets all of your needs and suits your situation.
Unless you opt for a very basic Audible Only system, the kind of thing you can buy off the shelf in a DIY store, you will need a professional alarm installer, like us, to supply, install, set up and maintain your alarm system
Two Technologies Wired & Wireless:
Three basic Types:
Audible Only or Monitored:
National or Local Alarm Company:
Intruder and Hold-up Alarm System Grading
In conjunction with Insurance companies, Installers and European bodies the British Standards for Alarm Systems BS EN50131 & PD6662 now assign varying levels of Security:
Grade 1 Low risk
Grade 2 Medium risk
Grade 3 High Risk
Grade 4 Very high Risk
Grade 1 is aimed at homes in cities and towns in areas where the crime rate is low
Grade 2 is for homes and smaller commercial activities in areas where crime is known or there is a need for heightened security.
Grade 3 is targeted towards homes that have significant assets (e.g. a Van-Goch painting on the wall) and commercial premises with valuable stock or machinery.
Grade 4 is for banks and building societies.
You should always check with your insurer what Grade of system they require, ideally before calling us or definitely send then a copy of the quotation for them to confirm it is adequate.
Holman Security Systems take responsibility for every stage of your Intruder Alarm System, including site surveys, design, installation and ongoing maintenance.