Home Alarm Buyer’s Guide

When considering having a home intruder alarm, it is prudent to take a look at a home alarm buyer’s guide.  This can help you choose the correct type of alarm for your home, and also offers you information regarding response to an activated alarm.
Within a home alarm buyer’s guide there are details and information that will help you assess what your requirements will be, whether you are out of the home each day and wish to protect your home during those hours, or perhaps your home is empty during the evenings or overnight and/or weekends. 
A visual intruder alarm will make your property less attractive to a burglar.  A burglar will always look for an easy target, where there are no alarms, no dogs and a property where the burglar will be hidden from view when breaking in. 
Audible Alarm – Bell Only
This type of alarm will activate when a burglar attempts to enter your home and emits a loud noise to alert your neighbours or passers-by.  This in itself is a very good deterrent as the burglar does not wish to attract attention to himself/herself and the noise will probably have the desired effect of sending the burglar on his/her way.  Within a home alarm buyer’s guide you will find that this is one of the most economical alarms to purchase.  It is worth noting that if a neighbour calls the Police to attend, they may not do so unless the neighbour has seen a person on or around the premises.
Remotely Monitored Alarm
This type of alarm is more sophisticated and will be connected to an alarm receiving centre.  These centres are manned 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, and when your alarm has been activated, a member of the alarm receiving centre will call a nominated keyholder to inform them that the alarm has activated.  The alarm receiving centre can also request Police response/attendance to the activation.
Digital Communicator
Another type of alarm that you may find in a home alarm buyer’s guide will be the digital communicator, also known as a ‘Digi’.  This type of alarm sends a signal down the telephone line if your alarm is activated.  However, if the line is cut or broken, the signal will not be sent and the alarm receiving centre will not be aware that your alarm has activated. 
RedCare GSM
Using dual path signalling, RedCare GSM is an extremely effective intruder alarm.  The dual path signalling refers to a land line link and a mobile link, and if the land line is cut or damaged, the alarm receiving centre will still receive the activation information via the mobile link.  This option is very popular with homes and businesses as the signal will always be received at the alarm receiving centre.  Once the centre has received notification, it can then contact the nominated keyholder[s] and advise them of the activation, and then contact the Police if deemed necessary.
When choosing the best type of alarm for your home, ensure you do your homework and look at a home alarm buyer’s guide.