Security Advice Hub

Everything you need to know about home security systems.

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  • Wireless alarm guide

    Want to know more about wireless alarms before you buy, read our wireless security guide?

  • Wireless Vs hard wired alarms

    All alarm systems have their pros and cons. Confused which is the right choice for you?

  • Best security systems for apartments

    If you own or rent a flat, apartment or studio property read our article on finding the right type of burglar alarm system.

  • Pet-friendly alarms

    If you're a cat or dog owner and need a home security system read our useful article on finding the right type of alarm system for you and your pets.

  • Burglar alarm grades

    Alarm systems in the UK have to comply with European standards.

  • Police response requirements

    Police monitored alarms are often an insurance requirement when a property's contents exceed a certain value. Find out what is required from your alarm system to be connected to the police.

  • Insurance policies and discounts

    Insurance companies may sometimes stipulate a certain level and grade of home security system to provide insurance cover.

  • Do audible-only alarm systems work?

    We asked 1000 of our website visitors: What do you do when you hear a burglar alarm ringing in your neighbourhood? Here are the results...

  • Why does alarm ring when there's a power cut?

    Find out the most common reason why alarm siren activates when there's a power cut and what you can do to stop it

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