Our standard home alarm system costs £459 and includes:
All control equipment
1 user keypad
1 live bell box
1 dummy bell box
2 PIR’s (Passive Infra-Red) detectors, i.e. movement detectors
1 door contact
All cabling, fitting and operating instructions
1 years’ service and maintenance contract
This new home alarm system would provide a certain level of protection for the average house. Depending on the size, layout and location of your property, extra detection may be necessary to ensure proper protection from intruders. If this is the case, our surveyor will advise you and prepare a quote based on appropriate protection for your property.
Certainly not. Our surveyors need to visit your property to assess the design of the alarm system that will best fit your needs and give you a competitive quote – not to try and make a sale there and then. It is entirely up to you if you wish to go ahead or raise any queries. We work hard to maintain our high reputation and this is evidenced by the fact that over a third of our sales come from other customers’ recommendations.
We are an NSI NACOSS Gold accredited firm. This means the products we use and our quality management systems, including the security screening of staff, represent the gold standard of certification as far as police, fire, rescue services and insurers are concerned.
Secure One is also an NICEIC Approved Contractor, meaning we are regularly assessed on our technical and safety standards and comply with the relevant codes of practice.
We offer both wired and wireless options for your house alarm system, but even with a wired solution, most of our Engineers are also fully qualified electricians and very skilled in running cables carefully under the floorboards and in the roof space, etc. After they’ve finished you will be surprised how the detectors were placed with no evidence of any wires or cables on show.
Yes, you can include a Speech Dialler as part of the system that will call your choice of up to nine numbers (landlines and mobiles) in the event of alarm activation. It will keep calling them in rotation until it gets a response so you will be safe in the knowledge that if your alarm is activated you’ll know about it.
A monitored alarm system is one that is connected by a telephone line to a specialist alarm monitoring company at an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC). They remotely monitor thousands of alarms and alert the relevant Police authority if an alarm is activated (it is a myth that monitored alarm systems link directly to police stations).
A digital communicator is a cost effective method of domestic alarm monitoring. It transmits a signal to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) down a standard telephone line in the event of alarm activation.
For a fail-safe solution, in case of telephone wires being cut, an alternative would be to use a dedicated alarm signalling solution such as Redcare.
BT’s Redcare is the secure way signals are transmitted from an intruder alarm, down a dedicated line, to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC). RedCare is also capable of simultaneously communicating several different messages, e.g. Intruder, Fire, and Panic alarms, etc. Unlike a Digital Communicator no dialling is involved, rather an electronic series of pulses is regularly transmitted via the phone line to the ARC.
You can choose either Redcare Classic or Redcare GSM, which uses a backup mobile connection in the event a phone line were to fail.
Yes, because the security systems are more expensive to run due to annual monitoring charges (which we have to pay to the monitoring company) and maintenance must be carried out twice a year to meet ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) requirements. It may be that a monitored system is appropriate for your property protection needs. Our surveyor can advise you.
For an audible, or “bells-only”, system: no. However, we do recommend one for these reasons:
It provides peace of mind that, should our assistance be required, we will always be on hand. There is no charge for any call-out to alarm faults and maintained customers receive priority and lower prices for parts, if they are required.
You may be eligible for a discount from your home insurers who usually offer discounts for properties with a NSI NACOSS approved alarm as long as it’s protected by a maintenance agreement.
It includes an annual “health check” visit.
If you have a monitored system an annual maintenance check is compulsory to conform with ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) rules regarding policing of monitored alarm incidents.