Intruder Alarms Skipton
If you are searching for intruder alarms in Skipton then read on. In the near four decades that we’ve been established then there is one recurring outcome we can recognise – when the economy is bad and people are losing jobs then crime goes up!
We’ve been installing security alarms for Skipton businesses and homeowners for almost forty years and we’ve witnessed many inventions arrive and leave. The latest being Wi-Fi only, plug-and-play burglar alarms. Over recent history the deciding factor of whether an innovation in crime detection lasts or not is determined by the criminal fraternity.
An intruder system that you can open, plugin, connect to an app and then ask Alexa or Siri to activate seems wonderful – our prediction is that the criminals think it is too! If a sounder isn’t securely fixed, then smashing it or dropping it in the sink is straightforward … or just pinching it could be a possibility! If there is no exterior bell box and flashing light, fitted high externally then is there any deterrent?
Many studies and criminal research tell us that thieves are put off by a professional security alarm and CCTV cameras. Burglars look for the easier option. If they only realise you have a security system once they’ve entered your home then the damage is already done.
Having a connected app with your system is good practice, although supplemental. It is crucial that the burglar alarm operates as a strong security system irrespective of an app. The option to remotely turn on and off your system, check it’s status and accept alerts is a real boon. However, we all accept that smartphones and the internet are a reliable communication path usually but if you were sent a notification by your burglar alarm at midnight on new year’s eve how rapidly would that reach your phone? Supplemental apps are a great add on to an intruder alarm but the system itself must first of all provide a deterrent and then notify criminals and your neighbourhood, should a burglary happen, irrespective of power-cuts or internet down times.
Intruder Alarms Skipton
We stated at the start of this article that whether new security ideas stand the test of time is decided by criminals – this is so, however there are other groups who sway this decision. Let’s just say this – before you order your plug-and-play voice activated alarm, ask your insurance company what they think! … Just saying Google!