An intruder alarm system can be the perfect solution to protect your home or business, but as with all electrical systems, alarm systems do not last forever.

Even with yearly maintenance checks, a burglar alarm system will become dated. Home security is advancing and changing all the time and new technology can offer you a lot more in protection and peace of mind than an alarm system that was installed 10 or 15 years ago. This in itself can be a good incentive to upgrade an existing intruder alarm system rather than have it repaired.

Here are a few reasons why you may want to replace your existing alarm system and stay as secure as possible:

Your current system is over 10 to 15 years old

Some people believe that security systems are a once-in-a-lifetime investment and will continue to function correctly even without being regularly maintained, but this is not the case. They are similar to a home appliance in that they require maintenance or replacing / upgrading over time.

If your alarm is ageing, some of the sensors may not be working, even though they still appear to. You might also find the alarm doesn’t activate when it’s supposed to, or you are having numerous false alarms.

Most burglars’ can also recognise an older alarm system and are less likely to be deterred by them, some may even know how to dismantle them completely.

For those who have an existing security system, Highlander Security Systems are happy to take over or repair systems installed by other companies. If this is the case, we arrange a free no obligation site visit where we will check the existing system prior to sending a quotation for the necessary work. In most cases we are able to improve your current service and save you money against your existing maintenance arrangements.

Advances in Intruder Alarm Technology

Advancements in home security mean burglar alarm systems are a lot more sophisticated and user friendly and can now be accessed and controlled in a variety of ways, ranging from entering a code into a keypad, to using proximity tags and key fobs.

They can also be controlled through an app on your smartphone or tablet which means that you can arm and disarm your alarm system from anywhere in the world and receive notifications should the alarm be activated, giving you complete control and peace of mind.

Value for money

Professionally fitted home alarms aren’t as costly as people might think and can be viewed as a long-term investment.

The main benefit of hiring a professional security systems installer to install your system is that they will take the time to discuss your requirements and can tailor a security system to fit your needs. A professional will also be able to spot all the vulnerable areas of your property that you may not have noticed and will design a system taking these into account.

Many homeowners believe that by installing a DIY security system it will help them save money, but it is not always the case that this is the most affordable option. Having your security systems fitted professionally, the cost to install, the labour and the materials are all included in the price, which makes it cost-effective.  The equipment installed by a professional intruder alarm installer is also more reliable than a DIY system and will usually work out cheaper in the long run as it will require less repairs and will last a lot longer.

If you would like more information on any of our security systems, then please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us, we are available 24/7. Whether it is intruder alarm systems, CCTV camera systems or fire alarm systems, we can help you find the perfect solution for your home and your budget.

Highlander Security Systems provides tailored intruder alarm systems, CCTV camera and fire alarm systems to homes and businesses. Our broad range of security system options ensure clients receive exactly what they require: high quality security systems installed in a professional, timely manner. We provide installation, repairs and maintenance for all types of security systems – burglar alarms, CCTV camera security systems, fire alarms etc. With years of experience in security and fire protection, you can rest assured the team at Highlander Security Systems can fulfil your security needs to the highest standards. Our office is based in Troon; however, we service Kilmarnock, Ayr, Ayrshire, and the South West and Central belt of Scotland.

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