Securing our car yard after hours

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Securing our car yard after hours

Our car yard contains nearly all of our business assets so when we have vandals break in and create havoc with our cars, our whole business suffers. A lot of the time it's just teenagers causing trouble so it's important to make sure our security is visible and a little scary to them to try and convince them to move on. We use a combination of locks and chains, security dogs and big signs talking about the cameras we have in the yard. This blog is all about having a good security plan for your business when you're not there.


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4 Reasons You Should Leave Security Alarm Installation to the Professionals

When thinking about security, it is tempting to consider fitting an alarm system yourself. However, DIY alarms, though temptingly low in cost, can often prove unreliable when it comes to keeping your home secure. Here's how: 

Insurance blues 

Many home insurers offer tempting discounts to customers who have an alarm system fitted in their property.  However, read the small print and you will discover that there is more often than not a requirement that a professional locksmith or security firm install the alarm. With a DIY system then, you are unlikely to qualify for insurers' offers. 

Easy to bust 

Often DIY alarm systems will lack the tamper-proof features of professionally installed alarms. As they are usually fitted using standard items purchased from a hardware store, they will not have the sophisticated anti-intruder technology of professionally installed systems. This means intruders are more likely to be able to disable or remove the alarm upon entry to your home. Think about it, if your alarm can be fitted by someone without professional knowledge, then it can probably be disabled by someone without professional knowledge.

Lack of support from security system provider 

Security system providers, like insurance companies, prefer it when a home alarm has been professionally installed. If a fault in your DIY installed alarm results in a failure to alert the security company that you have had a break-in, then you will be unable to hold the security provider responsible. You could then be left having to replace locks and reconfigure your home security without the support of a security system provider. 

Faulty installation 

It is a complex and skilled job to adequately set up motion sensors on your alarm system. Taking on the task yourself could result in faulty installation. A mistake DIY alarm fitters often make is to allow the sensors to become over sensitive so they repent to any movement in a room. This can lead to frequent false alarms which are both irritating to you and potentially expensive as you may need to pay a locksmith to disable your alarm after it malfunctions. 

In conclusion, although fitting an alarm yourself may seem like a clever option, it is a difficult and potentially unreliable method to secure your home. Although it incurs a more substantial upfront cost, the best way to fit an alarm is to call in the professionals. Stay safe in the knowledge that your home is fully protected and have a reputable company supply and fit your security system