Pro vs DIY

Motion sensorWe should all enjoy safety in our own home. Our home provides us with not only shelter but also most of us have some kind of emotional attachment to where our houses. It’s the place where we care for and raise our family and where we keep all our personal items.

Having a break in and intrude into our personal space is something we all want to avoid, and it’s for this reason that a quality alarm system is very important.

Our home is our castle and we want to “fend off the foreign marauders.”

A Security Alarm Doesn't Need to Sleep

The reality is, your Auckland home could get broken into anytime if you haven’t already taken the proper security measures. A properly installed security alarm gives you a high level of security at an affordable price. Unlike a pet dog, an alarm never sleeps, never needs feeding, there aren't vet bills and it doesn’t need to be regulary exercised. An alarm system provides round the clock security to almost every area of your house you wish at any time you wish.

The brilliant thing about a good intruder alarm is that it gives you a safety blanket for your family, protects your valuable assets and can give you a discount on home insurance. The insurance company Tower, offers a 10% discount on insurance premiums if you have an alarm installed by a  registered and qualified tradesman. The savings on insurance premiums can go a long way to actually paying off your burglar alarm. NZ home owners are therefore wise to invest in and install an alarm. It could end up costing you absolutely nothing at all, and everybody likes saving money!

We know from research that a burgalr is more likely to break into a home, with no security alarm than one with one. What this means is that if your neighbours have security alarms but you don’t, your home is the most likely to be trageted. It is your family's wellbeing that is at most risk, and all for what could be several hundred dollars.

An alarm is a nominall investment when you compare it to the value of your house itself, your personal valuables, or especially a family member's welfare.

Effective Security System Protection

Quality alarmA Security System actually provides you with three different levels of security:


  1. The alarm signs on your fence and windows provide a visual deterrent as does an external siren / screamer.

  2. Should someone smash a window contact or pass a infra red sensor they’ll trigger the alarm. This will cause an audible alert and scare off the would be thief.

  3. when your  alarm is monitored a security guard will be sent to investigate the cause and check your house and make sure it is OK.

There are people who think alarm monitoring is not necessary. But, if you’re the type of homeowner that travels or is away from your home for even short periods, or you don’t have someone to check on an activation, (which puts their life at unnecessary risk anyway) it’s very good idea. Not having your security alarm monitored in Auckland is like standing on a sinking ship in the middle of the sea. It won't matter how hard you call for help if there iss no one to hear your cries

Do It Yourself Alarms

There are a number of DIY alarms you could buy and the quality of these systems varies greatly  n. The problem with DIY systems are:

  • Quality. Often they don’t work very well and play up. There is a reason they are cheap.
  • The screamers aren’t very loud.

If the burglar smashes the alarm, the alarm stops.
They often don’t have battery back up, and even if they do once the system is smashed the alarm is dead so the burglar is free to take all your valuables and / or attack you.
They normally can’t be monitored. So if you go away, nobody will attend to a break-in.
They have faults often and go off unnecessarily (annoying your neighbours).
Unless you have experience, you’ll need knowledge about the correct sighting of PIRs. There is no availability of specialist PIR sensors like Pet sensors.
Functionality is limited. For example, no multiple zones so you can't have the alarm on in the main part of the house but not in your bedroom.

When selecting an alarm system for your home it’s best to weigh up your options so you end up with the perfect solution. Any choice involves the weighing up the quality of the system, installation costs, functionality, warranty and price.

That’s why this website provides you with the ideal solution. When you request an alarm quote, you’ll get multiple quotes from a variety of companies. This gives you wider choice and enables you to make an intelligent, educated decision.

Enter your details now at the top of the page and get your quotes today.

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