Secom Monitored Alarm Review
Secom PLC has been providing security solutions since 1918. Secom PLC acquired Carroll Security Group, one of the largest independent electronic security companies in the UK, in 1991 to become a global player in the security market.
Secom provide intruder, CCTV, access control and physical security solutions to homes and businesses throughout the UK.
We reviewed Secom's monitored home intruder alarm offer to see how it compares to others on the market. So without further ado, please read our review and if you find it useful please click the like button at the bottom of the page.
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Secom Home Secure kit contents
The Secom alarm system is a wireless Grade 2 system and contains:
- 1 x Enforcer 32 Zone wireless control panel (made by Pyronix, operates on 868MHz band Freq)
- 2 x Wireless key fobs
- 1 x External sounder (only with Home Secure Plus1, Home Secure comes with dummy bell box)
- 2 x Wireless PIR detectors (can be upgraded to pet-friendly)
- 1 x Door contact
- 2 x Security by SECOM window stickers
- 1 x Internal sounder (onboard inside main Pyronix panel)
How much does it cost?
Secom's monitored system starts from £99 + £26 per month monitoring subscription fee (referred to as Home Secure). For this price the kit is pretty limited for an average sized 4 bed detached house, albeit in-line competitor's starter packages on the market. An initial site survey would be carried out to specify exactly what's required for your property and additional security equipment would be priced accordingly (see price list below).
1Home Secure Plus starts from £161 + £26 per month monitoring subscription fee. Same system and components as Home Secure but Home Secure Plus comes with an audible external sounder.
Home Control+ (Secom's smart alarm) starts from £189 + £29 per month monitoring subscription fee. It's the identical system but comes with an app, which enables you to remotely set and unset the alarm from your smartphone or tablet device. The Home Control+ app also notifies you of any alarm activations as well as letting you know when its been set/unset.
The monthly monitoring subscription fee includes all costs for Secom's own alarm receiving centre, maintenance visits# and replacement parts (including battery changes for radio devices).
#Servicing of the alarm is 1 remote service (1st year), engineer visit (2nd year), remote service (3rd year), etc.
- Standard Wireless PIR - £55
- Pet Tolerant PIR - £60
- Wireless door contact - £50
- Shock sensor - £65
- Wireless smoke detector - £78
- Co2 detector - £78
- Water leak detector - £65
- Proximity Tag - £6
- Working Sounder - 129
- Dummy Sounder - £25
Please be aware that an additional 50p per month per device will be charged on top of the standard monthly fee.
* Costs assume you order extra devices at time of main alarm order - so can be installed at the same time as main system. Ordering after main installation may incur an additional engineer call out fee. Prices correct as published on 17th May 2017.
What's in the contract?
Like ADT's key holder alarm package, Secom contract length is 36 months. After which you would own the system, unlike ADT's system whereby the equipment is rented and still owned by ADT. You can of course continue with your monthly monitoring plan thereafter or, if you wish, downgrade to an audible-only system, since the Secom Home Secure Plus system is fitted with a fully working external siren.
If you would like a price comparison, use our alarm cost calculator to get an instant cost estimate from an NSI accredited installer in your area.
Published 17th May 2017