Remember, Remember…Prioritise Home Security
While many of you will be out and about celebrating Bonfire Night over the next few days, sparklers in hand, don’t forget to secure your home. Lock your doors and windows, set your intruder alarm if you have one or leave some lights on and curtains drawn!
Home thefts increase by 38% at this time of year, according to Co-operative Insurance. And the 5th November has been found to be the worst night for burglaries, with 22% more thefts reported on this day than any other of the year, according to Insurance Company Aviva.
In 2014, there were 750,000 burglaries in England and Wales. Yet almost 20% of households admit to leaving their back doors unlocked for friends and family to come in and visit, according to a survey by Aviva of 2,500 UK homeowners, they are providing the perfect opportunity for burglars to strike without being detected.
Smart technology is on the rise and giving homeowners welcome benefits. It enables homeowners to set and unset their intruder alarms and lock doors remotely, as well as see pretty much everything that is going on in and around their house from the convenience of their mobile phone.
Provided these surveillance systems are professionally installed and meet certain requirements, they will receive a guaranteed police response in the event of a break-in, which ensures your home and possessions are protected from burglars. They also act as a substantial deterrent.
Christie Intruder Alarms (CIA) is an innovative company with over 45 years of industry experience and expertise, and we understand the importance of adopting the smart technology movement. We have developed our systems through integrating security devices such as surveillance and intruder alarms.
Offering both simplicity and sophistication, CIA, the UK’s largest independent security installer, offers a wide variety of surveillance systems to suit every home.
Intruder alarms start from £699 including three years warranty and service, and the company installs CCTV from simple one camera systems to a fully networked integrated digital systems that uses smart technology including cloud storage, IP (viewable from a mobile) and Wi-Fi technology.
A monitored intruder alarm capable of receiving a police response costs between £1500 and £2000 for a substantial four-bedroom house. For annual maintenance services with extended warranty add approximately £100 for a sounder alarm and £250 for one that is connected to the emergency services.
So, don’t forget your home this Bonfire Night; the burglars won’t – set your alarm, lock your doors and windows, or leave some lights on and curtains drawn!!!