Types of Home Security Systems

Types of Home Security Systems

Types of Home Security Systems

3 Types of Home Security Systems

The thought of burglars breaking into your home, stealing your possessions, and possibly behaving violently towards your family, is a nightmare we all want to avoid. The security you use to safeguard your home, therefore, needs to guarantee peace of mind that your home is safe, and your family is protected.

Which types of home security systems will do the best job? In this blog 1st Choice Security Systems offers a guide to the 3 most popular systems we install. As it’s virtually impossible to find one product that will do the job of securing your home on its own, two or more security systems tend to be used to create the required cover.


1. Intruder Alarms

The burglar alarm is a form of protection we’re all familiar with, and it tends to be the most popular option for people wanting to protect their homes. Research shows that 60% of burglars will avoid properties with alarms. The range of alarm products can be bewildering, but they boil down to the following:

  • Bells Only or Monitored. A bells only alarm makes a noise but depends upon someone nearby responding to it. A monitored alarm will alert either a key-holder, or the police if the alarm has been installed professionally and has a URN.
  • Wired or Wireless. A wired alarm is connected to the mains and is placed in a fixed location. It needs professional installation and tends to be more difficult to disarm. A wireless alarm is connected via the internet and is more mobile, but it’s vulnerable to hacking.
  • Smart System. A smart alarm allows you to manage its operations via an app on your phone. It enables you to turn the alarm on or off, lock or unlock doors or view your property remotely.

2. Security Gates

Theft can happen on the doorstep as well as in your home. Doorstep scams are now big business, so more and more people are installing driveway security gates. These give you control over who accesses your property, reduces the risk of trespass, and shields the front of your home from prying eyes. If installed with a door entry system, you can see or hear any unexpected visitors before letting them in.

3. Residential CCTV

External CCTV cameras are an excellent deterrent to intruders and, if a burglary does take place, a strategically positioned camera will provide identification and evidence of the crime. Indoor CCTV gives you a good chance of getting a close-up of the intruder, but they will need to be carefully positioned as they are fairly easy to disable.

Free Security Audit From 1st Choice

1st Choice security engineers offer all our clients a free, no obligation security audit for their property. This allows us to determine the current level of risk and vulnerable access points. Based on our findings, we’ll offer guidance on the types of home security systems that would serve your property best. These may include upgrading your current types of home security or adding in new elements to enhance your home’s protection.

Working With 1st Choice Security Systems

1st Choice Security Systems knows how important it is to be able trust installers working in your home. All our engineers are DBS checkedSafeContractor approvedSSAIB approved, and we’re a DHF member. We work to the ISO2001-2015 standard. Should you need us in an emergency, we are available 24 hours.

If you need assistance with all types of home security systems call 1st Choice today on 0800 1182414.