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The Importance of Having a Security Alarm

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According to police.uk, during the month of March 2018, 106 burglaries were reported in the town of Huddersfield alone. That is 106 more lives that have been affected and changed by crime.

Obviously, it is extremely hard to measure a count of occurrences that didn’t happen, due to the presence of an alarm system. So how can we assess whether home security systems deter crime? We can go straight to the burglars themselves.

Reported by safewise.com, a study conducted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, researchers interviewed more than 400 incarcerated men and women who were convicted for burglary;” About 60% of the burglars indicated that the presence of an alarm would cause them to seek an alternative target altogether. This was particularly true among the subset of burglars that were more likely to spend time deliberately and carefully planning a burglary. • Most burglars would try to determine if an alarm was present before attempting a burglary. Among those that determined that an alarm was present after initiating a burglary, about half would discontinue the attempt.” (1) (Kuhns, 2018)

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The study may not be concrete proof that having a security alarm will stop a burglary altogether, but there is no guarantee that you won’t get injured in a car just because you have airbags. The function of a security alarm is to alert a crime is taking place, not to stop the crime from taking place, but it is an extra layer of security that will make the criminal think twice before proceeding which ultimately increases your chances of not getting burgled.

With modern advanced technology, this first layer of security that a security alarm provides can be built upon. Smart CCTV cameras, for instance, can be incorporated to connect to security alarms, providing an instant visual if the alarm is triggered. Push notifications detailing the event, along with a snapshot of the incident will also be sent straight to your mobile phone to alert, which in turn provides a faster response to the incident.

Modern Security Alarms also off the ability to securely enable and disable an alarm remotely, so on those busy mornings where you’re rushing out the door before your coffee has cooled and forget to set the security alarm, you can do so securely and confidently via your smartphone with ease and peace of mind.

The benefits of having a security alarm must not be underestimated and a good system will last for years with regular maintenance, providing your property with a deterrent that could one day save your home from being violated and your valuables from being stolen.

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1 http://airef.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/BurglarSurveyStudyFinalReport.pdf

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Why Are Smart Alarms Becoming So Popular?

Smart alarms are here and the future is looking far more secure, simple and well, smart.

The rise of smart technology has been long coming and has been empowering consumers with new forms of control regarding their safety. Consumers can now arm their homes, offices and shops with alarm systems that can be accessed remotely at any time but, more importantly, they can be accessed securely creating a new form of remote self-monitoring that hasn’t been seen before.

There is no question as to whether or not smart alarm systems are on the rise, they are, and this is partly due to their advanced capabilities. However, perhaps their recent steady growth in popularity is also due to the ease of installation they provide. If desired, an engineer can fit a smart alarm system in a far more efficient length of time than ever before.

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Although, if preferred, most standard systems are now simple enough for the consumer to install themselves. Gone are the days when extended lengths of cable had to be drilled through walls and floors. Most modern systems now have a wireless options alongside the choice to have the system wired in.

But, as with most devices these days, the technology within can be complex, so it is always advisable to opt for an engineer to install systems. This is so a professional is at hand to smooth out any hiccups that may occur during the installation and set up process because we all know complexity often hides behind supposed simplicity.

Smart alarm systems also boast the attractive capability of connectivity. This allows the smart alarm system to be connected to other smart devices and systems in the property such as smart doorbells, CCTV, smart lighting, smart thermostats, smart smoke detectors and many, many more. If a smart device is already installed in the same property, there is a very high chance that a smart alarm can connect to it and work with it to help keep the property safe and secure. However, if you’re unsure whether or not your device can connect to another, we have put together a list of brands that embrace cross-brand connections.

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Smart Alarm systems do range in price but, here at Northwest Security, quality is not compromised by price so you can be certain that you are getting the highest quality for the lowest price.

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