Buyer Beware of £99* Alarm Systems

At face value, companies offering to install a wireless intruder alarm system for £99 may seem like a good deal, but are they?  Like-for-like, CIA’s wireless burglar alarm has always been the better deal.

CIA wireless Protector package – No wires, no strings!

As well as quality, we believe in honesty and transparency and that’s just what you get with our new ‘Protector’ wireless burglar alarm package.  With quality equipment, expertly installed and no hidden costs, it truly is unbeatable value for money and everything’s included for two years!

Others CIA Protector
Initial cost

Just £99?

Don’t be seduced! Read the small print; you don’t own the equipment, you’re just renting it. If you don’t renew your contract, they can remove it and you’re left with nothing.


But you’ve bought it – it’s yours for good and ALL of the costs are paid!

Length of contract

Often five years

Two years

Monthly charges

Often starts at £19.99/m

At this rate, you’d pay £1,200 over five years but again, read the small print: they can put the price up after the first year! And does it include consumables, like batteries? Probably not.

Nothing to pay!

Two years maintenance and extended warranty is INCLUDED in this cost!


12 month warranty?

But it’s their equipment! If something goes wrong in year two, why should you pay to repair their equipment?

24-month warranty

Although it’s your equipment, it’s fully warrantied! There will be no callout, no labour charges, no equipment costs whatsoever if things go wrong.

Phone line & mains fused spur

Often not included

You have the hassle (and expense) of arranging the fitting of a phone connection for the control panel AND a cable comes out of the control panel to plug into a conventional household socket, NOT a fused spur before they can install their alarm. What’s to stop an intruder unplugging it?


Phone line connection is all part of the installation. And we’ll fit a fused spur. No hassle, no waiting in for a phone company, no unquantifiable extra costs.

Phone charges

Often premium rate

A nice little earner! 0870 number used daily comply with current legislation.

Low tariff

With our audible only system there is no charge, and on our monitored systems we DON’T use 0870 numbers.

With our Protector system you get the whole package for £699, including VAT.  There are NO other charges (unless you require monitoring), NO monthly rental, NO callout charges, NO labour charges and NO equipment costs for two years.  After that, you can renew if you like from just £6.50 per month with the option to extend the warranty for a few pounds more.

Our burglar alarm system includes

  • A voice prompting control panel connected to the mains
  • Two PIR movement sensors
  • A door contact
  • Two keytags (for optional contactless setting/unsetting)
  • An CIA branded external sounder
  • It’s yours – you own the equipment outright
  • It comes with a 36 month warranty and maintenance
  • It’s installed and regularly maintained by experts
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Why choose CIA to protect your home and family?

We believe in treating our customers honestly and fairly, so with us, there are no hidden costs:

  • We sell our systems outright
  • Our maintenance costs don’t go up for the duration of the contract
  • We only use the very best equipment once we’ve thoroughly tested it ourselves
  • Our training programme is extensive and we have a comprehensive engineer grading system

We work this way because we believe these hidden benefits work much better for the customer!

CIA’s customer service is unrivalled; last year, at the coveted Security Excellence Awards, we were judged the best security installation company for customer service in the UK!  We’re also renowned for both quality and innovation and our reputation has made us the largest independent security systems installer in the UK.  A high percentage of our new business comes from recommendation or is repeat.

Christie Intruder Alarms Ltd is an independent, family owned security installation company which has been delivering high quality security solutions throughout the South of England for over 40 years.

To arrange a visit from one of our friendly system designers, you can call us on 02392 242069 or if you’d prefer us to call you, click this link ‘Arrange a security site survey now‘.  There won’t be any pressure at the appointment just helpful, professional advice.

Extra wireless security devices can be added

For those who want more, the CIA Protector can be extended to include:

  • Police response monitoring (including keyholder notification)
  • Keyholder alert only option (persisting until aware of activation)
  • Auto-dialler passes alarm activations vocally via telephone
  • Additional PIR movement sensors and door or window contacts
  • Additional swipe keytags and code entry keyfobs
  • Additional internal or external sounders
  • Heat, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • NSI NACOSS Certificate (for insurers and police response)

Ease to use

Just watch the Protector User Basics (click the thumbnail in the margin), the systems control panel is voice prompting, so all messages and activations are notified by voice in addition to being available on the display panel.

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Back to Intruder alarm systems for the home.

  • Mr A***** Clanfield, Hampshire

    Local company with a good reputation and we have been very impressed so far – thank you.

  • Mrs T Kxxxx Fareham, Hampshire

    Your staff are always pleasant, helpful and informative.  It is also nice not having a different person every time we have a service.

  • Mr & Mrs Hxxx Rowlands Castle, Hampshire

    The service has always been excellent.

  • Alan & Gwen Waters Fareham, Hampshire

    Always helpful with a swift service – would happily recommend to anyone interested in alarms.

  • LSI Projects Ltd Woking, Surrey

    Both your system designer and your technician were very helpful and understanding, explaining all the necessary details.

  • Mr P A Forbes Portsmouth, Hampshire

    Nice young man, very polite and very helpful, also very tidy worker.

  • Mrs S******** Fareham, Hampshire

    Always very helpful and obliging.  Always feel that things said will happen.

  • Mr C Sxxxxxxxxx Fareham, Hampshire

    Very polite. Returned when he said he would as didn’t have enough batteries.

  • Mr Evans Denmead, Hampshire

    Technician was excellent, took care of my property, hoovered as he went along and took the time to channel the wiring properly and back filled as required – Absolutely first class service.  I was hesitant to use CIA but friends recommended them and I am very pleased that I followed up on their advice.

  • Mrs ****** Chichester, West Sussex

    Recommended by a family member so have not had anyone else to quote.  Hard reputation to follow!

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