(PRWEB UK) 25 February 2013
There are currently a wide range of burglar alarms being sold on the market, making it difficult for the average person to discern which one will be most suitable for their needs. Crime Prevention Products (CPP) would like consumers to understand some important factors when shopping around, to ensure they make the right choice.
Wireless vs. Traditional Burglar Alarms
With traditional alarms, a professional is needed for the installation since they must be carefully wired to a premise’s electrical system. Not only can this be pricey, but it generally entails a fair amount of mess and disruption, plus the wires can be a potential Health & Safety hazard if they’re not properly tucked away.
In contrast, wireless burglar alarms are the perfect DIY solution, especially for home security. They are easily installed as they’re battery operated, and can also be transferred without fuss if the owner moves to a new location (perfect for those who rent instead of own a property).
What’s more, these days there are a host of useful accessories offered by leading retailers that can boost their effectiveness even further.
Key Features to Look for in Wireless Burglar Alarms
It’s wise to choose a model which has a battery backup, to prevent the alarm from leaving a premise unprotected at the worst possible time, such as when the owner is away on holiday. Nevertheless, a good alarm should have a typical battery life of two years.
CPP also advices that it’s highly recommended to choose a wireless alarm that is tamper protected, meaning unauthorised attempts to access any part of the system will set off the alarm.
Furthermore, wireless alarms should ideally be password protected via a keypad, and it’s also a good idea to have a wireless key fob to instantly and conveniently turn the alarm off if it’s accidentally triggered (as with a car alarm).
Not only should a quality wireless burglar alarm be effective at alerting people to intruders, it should ideally have the flexibility to allow for further protection measures to be added to the system as and when needed. A reputable security provider can offer a wireless alarm which allows for as many as twenty devices to be installed on the system for added protection – important enhancements include extra door, window and movement sensors, smoke detectors, panic buttons and key fob remote controls.
CEO of Crime Prevention Products, Terry Rattee, concluded: “There are many ultra-cheap wireless burglar alarms which might seem like a bargain, but they are limited in features and could even contain inferior inner components which make them far from robust and trustworthy. You don’t want to take chances with your precious property, so we urge people to choose a reputable security company for their purchase.”