At Reliable Electrics, our electrical engineers and electricians based in North London can design and install an alarm to meet your specific requirements, whether you would like a standard alarm, or a system using the most sophisticated technology.

Burglar alarms which have sirens on the outside of the house are an excellent deterrent to burglars, and almost one third of houses now have one. The police recommend a burglar alarm as part of a range of crime prevention measures, although it is vital to also have suitable locks. External lighting and CCTV are also recommended.

Both the London Metropolitan police and a ‘Which!’ survey of ex-burglars say you are less likely to become a victim of burglary if you install an alarm!

Which type of burglar alarm should I choose?

This depends on your preferences and requirements.

There are different types of alarm to choose from, and you can have a combination of the features listed below:

  • A sound only alarm
  • An alarm which calls your mobile or a neighbour’s phone
  • An alarm which is part of a smart-home security system, allowing you to control elements (e.g. lighting, motion sensors, and cameras) from your smart-phone.
  • An alarm which contacts a monitoring station
  • A wired alarm
  • A wireless alarm connected through the GSM or WIFI.


Modern alarm sensors are designed so that pets can be free to wander around without triggering the alarm, minimising false alarms.

Alarms have a ‘Part-guard’ option so that you can set it at night-time while still having access to several rooms, including the bathroom.

It is possible to have panic buttons installed, linked to your alarm.

When you buy home insurance, it should be cheaper if you have a burglar alarm. However, do remember that if you tell your insurance company that you have an alarm, you need to use it! They may not pay out after a burglary if they check your alarm records and find you do not use the alarm regularly.

We provide an alarm maintenance service; an annual service is recommended for most alarm systems.

Having an alarm can give you peace of mind for yourself and your family – call for a quote today.

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