Arguably the most important electrical installation in your home, it is essential that you have some kind of fire alarm or smoke alarm in place, to protect you and your family, should the worst occur.
The cheapest form of smoke alarm is of course the battery operated model, which can simply be screwed into the ceiling in appropriate areas of the house. These can come in the form of ionisation, optical and combined models, with some being more effective than others. Although any smoke alarm is better than none at all, there are however, disadvantages to this type of alarm.
Research has shown that the likelihood of your family perishing in a household fire is cut by a half, with any working smoke alarm in place. Unfortunately, battery life is of course limited, so you as a homeowner need to ensure that each smoke alarm is tested and the batteries replaced every few months, to keep your family safe. For this reason, they are considered to be not as effective as hard-wired or electrically installed fire alarm systems.
Security systems and burglar alarms are also becoming increasingly popular, with even just the sight of an operational alarm on the side of a house proving enough to deter some potential burglars.
Depending on the complexity and sophistication of the burglar alarm you’ve chosen, installation can sometimes take up to 48 hours to complete. Often, individual zones of your home can be identified and programmed in isolation, so areas which may offer least security such as the garage or side door, can be protected.
Our specialist electricians at Electrician Bournemouth will be able to advise you on all aspects of choosing and professionally installing your burglar alarm system, so that you can sleep easy at night or leave your home, safe in the knowledge that everything and everyone is protected.
Your home and your family are your greatest assets in life, so you should take the time, effort and resources needed to research the best possible solutions for your particular requirements.
It is vital that once you have chosen your particular system, you have it installed by a professional to ensure that it works fully and to the best of its capabilities.
For further free advice on installing a fire alarm or burglar alarm, or to contact one of our registered and fully qualified electricians in Bournemouth, contact the Electrician Bournemouth team on 0845 0944 388 today.