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Debunking Home Security Myths – Intruder Alarms Are Too Expensive (V3)

Feb 27, 2017

Home security myths…

They’re a BIG problem. You see they leave locals misinformed and homes unprotected and vulnerable to opportunistic burglars.

Having been in the industry for over 30 years, we’ve seen first-hand the trauma and distress a burglary can bring.

And it’s not just the loss of personal possessions.

Worse is how you can feel in your home after it’s been violated.

Fortunately there are plenty of things you can do to beat the burglar. And one of the most effective deterrents is an intruder alarm.

But despite this, far too many homes remain unprotected.

There are a number of reasons for this:

  1. A belief that it won’t happen to us
  2. A belief that intruder alarms are ineffective (because no one will take any notice of the alarm if it ever did go off)
  3. A belief that an intruder alarm is too expensive

Do you believe any of these?

We’ve found that cost is one of the main factors that dissuade West Midlands’ families from investing in an intruder alarm. But when you explore the facts, you’ll see that this belief could be making your home unnecessarily vulnerable.

Let me show you why…


Professionally installed Intruder alarms cost from as little as £498

Whilst complex intruder alarms can cost four-figures, many families in the West Midlands would benefit from a simpler alternative. The least expensive domestic system we offer costs just £498 with the average costing £685.

That’s less than the cost of a holiday and probably not far off your monthly mortgage repayment. In fact, we’ve just spent £1,400 on a bed! Plus your intruder alarm is a one-off investment. Once your home is protected, it’s protected.

But that’s not all…

You can’t consider the cost of the intruder alarm alone.

You see there are other factors, which make this investment worthwhile. For example:


Peace of mind

An intruder alarm can help you sleep easier. You know what it’s like… during the silence of the night, sounds get exaggerated and an overactive imagination can conjure up all sorts of ‘scaries’!

But with an intruder alarm installed, you can sleep more peacefully knowing the alarm will sound if there’s a break-in. You won’t be lying awake wondering if that groaning pipe is actually a burglar.



Remember, the vast majority of burglaries are opportunistic crimes. In short, if a burglar spots an opportunity and believes he can get in and out undetected, he’s likely to go for it.

A burglar alarm is a deterrent. And whilst it’s can’t guarantee 100% security for your home, it may be enough to ward off a potential criminal.

Think about the value of a prevented burglary to you and your family:

  • You won’t have to live with the regret of wondering what could have been different if you’d done more
  • You won’t have to grieve over the loss of irreplaceable sentimental items and family heirlooms
  • You won’t have the hassle of shopping for new replacement items
  • You won’t have to deal with the police and everything that comes with reporting a crime
  • You won’t have to deal with the stress of an insurance claim
  • You won’t have the worry that you could lose out because of the insurance claim
  • You won’t have to convince your children that it’s still safe for them to sleep

In addition, you won’t have to face the likely price hike on your home insurance. Remember, a burgled home is perceived as a greater risk and according to Money, your premiums could increase by as much as 10-15%.

When you factor in all of the above, can you see that it’s a myth that intruder alarms are ‘too expensive’?

Or to put it another way… Think for a minute or two if Mr or Mrs Burglar knocked on your front door how much would you give them to go away?

If an intruder alarm prevented your home being burgled, you could say its value is priceless.

It’s something to think about, isn’t it?

Unfortunately there’s no data on the figures of avoided burglaries – because there’s no way of tracking those. But that doesn’t mean they don’t happen more frequently than you think.

Let us debunk 7 more home security myths for you

Here at Alert Alarms, we’re keen to ensure you have all the facts (and less of the myths) so you can take an informed decision about your home security.

That’s why we created our free Myth Buster – you can download a copy HERE.

And if you’re ready to talk about protecting your home from opportunistic criminals, we’d love to chat. Simply contact one of the team on 0800 852 7434 for free advice and a quote for alarms to CCTV. There’s no obligation.

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