1st Choice for Burglar Alarms Bedford
UK-wide concerns about the rapid rise in knife crime, became more Bedford focused recently when a Sunday Times analysis of Home Office figures demonstrated that “people are more likely to be a victim of knife crime in Bedfordshire than in Greater Manchester or Merseyside.”. Bedfordshire Police have been running countywide schemes such as ‘Collaborate Digital’ to counteract these worrying figures.
Burglary stats for Bedford are also at a 12 month high, which has resulted in 1st Choice Security Systems experiencing a spike in enquiries from home and business owners worried that they need to update or install an new intruder alarm system. Our security design and installation team have been kept busy, following up on enquiries and providing advice and tips on how to keep premises secure.
Choosing Burglar Alarms in Bedford
A burglar alarm remains an excellent option for securing your home or business. When designing home security systems in Bedford we would always recommend using an intruder alarm in concert with other devices such as CCTV, or security gates, for total peace of mind. We’re often asked which kind of burglar alarm is best:
- Bells-Only Alarm – this rings if an intruder is detected. Normally the external alarm will ring for a limited period, whilst the internal bells and lights will continue until it’s turned off. Whilst this system is useful if you have vigilant neighbours who will investigate on your behalf, the impact of the alarm is limited; the police won’t respond unless a witness contacts them.
- Monitored Intruder Alarm System – an external company will monitor your alarm for you. If the alarm is tripped, the company will contact the house or business owner to check whether they are aware of the alarm via the use of an agreed password. If this is not given the company will contact either the police or a nominated key holder.
- Wireless Intruder Alarm System – these are battery-powered and use radio signals to set up a communication loop between sensors and a control panel. These systems score highly on aesthetics as there are no unsightly wires but they tend to be more expensive than the wired version and can create vulnerabilities if the batteries are not changed regularly.
Professionally Installed Burglar Alarms
We’re always delighted to discuss security installations with clients because we know how important it is to have an appropriate intruder alarm install in place. Whether you live alone, travel regularly, have unmanned business premises, or are concerned about vulnerable family members, the peace of mind that comes with a security system that has been professionally installed is well worth the initial investment.
Every single one of our employees is a highly skilled and experienced security practitioner who will only offer you 100% accurate advice on your security needs. We are proud to be a ISO9001:2008 and Safe Contractor approved company, and all our engineers are CRB checked. If you have any concerns about the safety of your premises, contact us straight away for a security audit and detailed advice on appropriate installations.
For more information on any of our services or to arrange an obligation-free consultation, reach out to a member of the 1st Choice Security Systems customer service team today.
1st Choice Security Systems - The quality is top rate and the gate looks fantastic, excellent customer service. Thank you–Rebecca Perks
1st Choice Security Systems - When I was looking for a state of the art security solution for my house, I was provided with an in-depth site survey & Consultation (Free of charge) before being given a fantastic service. I am very impressed and would highly recommend.–Dev Patel
Here are just some of our other security solutions we can offer to you in and around Bedfordshire:
Barriers • Bollards • Burglar alarms • Garage Doors • Access Control • Roller Shutters • Intruder Alarm Systems • Commercial CCTV Systems • Residential CCTV Systems • Manual & Electric Doors • Door Entry Systems • Intercom systems