To answer that question we first need to look at what a 'home' is, and what that looks like to you.
For some people a home is a house boat or a static caravan, temporary movable structures that aren't connected to the grid and come with their own special security requirements, from secure locking doors and windows to an alternative power source to power heating and lighting - and security.
For others, a home is a room in a shared property with shared amenities and communal spaces. No less risky but equally, the space needs an 'alternative perspective' to secure their home. You can secure a room by lock and key, we can install CCTV into the room and, where permitted and with the approval of the home owner and all other residents, we can install a burglar alarm to the property with each person having access via the smart app on their phones and a key fob to the alarm or number to the key pad to disarm.
New apartments normally come complete with a door entry system that provides residents with an audio system in their apartment to release the door and sometimes, if the door access has a video connected, you can also see the person at the door for extra protection.
Apartments in a shared block can be installed with a range of personal Home Security such as CCTV and a home burglar alarm connected via a door contact to the front door off the communal space, 'PIR' motion detectors strategically situated around the property, and the alarm panel conveniently positioned near the entrance door to disarm on entry to the apartment.
A house alarm system is the same principle as any other home security, just perhaps a few more motion detectors are needed and potentially we'd look at securing more entrances to the property. If you have separate properties on your land such as a separate annex, garage or garden office you may also want to connect these to your home alarm system to alert you if there was a break-in.
Why Should I Invest In Home Security?
There are several reasons why some people call in our services:
1. They have just bought a house and there is already an alarm connected to the property which they would like to start using.
2. They have moved to a new area and feel safer installing a home burglar alarm.
3. They have lived in their property for many years, but have recently experienced a break-in to their property or garage and want to install and alarm to deter any future attempts on the property.
4. The owners are getting older and family have moved away and they want to add some extra protection to their property for their peace of mind.
Home security can not prevent anyone attempting to break-in to your home, a burglar alarm with a visible bell box is there to act as a deterrent for those scoping the area for an easy target. An easy target is not an alarmed house that would cause a very loud noice and disturb the neighbourhood and cause suspicion. An easy target is the house without the alarm, with little to no home security and flimsy locks on the windows.
Home security provides peace of mind to you and your loved ones, it also provides your home insurance the information that you are taking your own security seriously and may provide a discount for adding this to your home.
For us, we are honoured to be chosen by so many people that are looking for extra security and peace of mind for their home. The people we work with and help are the reason we do this in the first place.
We know our customers, each one, we know them by first name, we know their property intimately and can advice on issues over the phone. We are the calming voice when your alarm is sounding for no reason, we are the people there for you in the middle of the night when you can't remember your code and can't silence the alarm. With us, you get a human, never a call centre robot.
To secure your home is a personal choice and one that comes with a great deal of time researching and obtaining quotes. Read on to see our top tips when choosing a security company to work with.
8 Questions To Ask When Selecting A Security Company
1. Check the small print, what's the hidden extra charges?
2. What's the equipment guarantee? How long does this last and can this be extended? What is the charge for this?
3. How many call out's are you allowed per year?
4. What's the cost for maintaining your alarm with them each year?
5. Is the person coming to quote a qualified alarm specialist? Will you see the same person twice?
6. Who do you call if you have a problem or an emergency?
7. Will there be extra charges for a smart app? Who will help set your phone app up?
8. What happens if you lose your key fob? Is there an extra charge for replacement or extra fobs for cleaners etc?
Who Are White Horse Security?
White Horse Security offer 5 years guarantee for their installed alarm systems which needs to have an annual maintenance each year at a cost of £110+VAT.
As part of our maintenance we provide battery replacements, call outs, over the phone support, the smart app and our engineers will set the app up on your phone for you and show you how to use it.
We are proud to provide a supportive service to our customers, not one that charges extra for everything and leaves customers feeling overwhelmed with their home security or frightened to call if they have a problem for fear of being charged extra.
We are different, we are deliberately different because we worked for the ADT security giant and saw how many extra things were being charged and how this left their customers feeling. We vowed to be different and from our customer reviews you can see that we are.
If you are in the Oxfordshire or Berkshire area and would like a free home security proposal please contact 01235 763020 or email email@example.com.
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