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Could Your Intruder Alarm Let Your Down You Need It Most?

Oct 13, 2017

As a homeowner, you want to protect your property, your possessions, and your loved ones.

It’s one of the most common reasons why people invest in a burglar alarm. If an intruder did break in at least the alarm would sound.

If it’s during the day and you’re not at home, perhaps a neighbour would investigate or your monitoring system would alert you. And if it happened at night, you’d be warned that something could be a miss.

Looked at in this way, it’s clear that intruder alarms are all about the peace of mind.

They can help you sleep better at night and help reduce worry.

It means you can relax.


Simply installing an alarm is not always enough.

Just like any electronic device, there’s a chance that parts could stop working. For example:

  • The electronics in the bell box can erode over time
  • After 3-4 years, the battery may be worn down to around 30% of its original capacity (which could prevent it sounding in the event of a power cut)
  • Your bell box will be weathered and may give the impression that your alarm isn’t reliable

In short, you can’t install alarm and just leave it.

Instead, it’s wise to invest in annual servicing too – to ensure you have the confidence that your alarm won’t let you down when you need it most.

Let me explain…

What is an alarm service?

In the same way that you service your car to ensure it’s in tip-top shape, you can service your alarm to ensure it’s working effectively and efficiently.

Remember, your alarm is used EVERY SINGLE DAY and EVERY SINGLE NIGHT.

You set it when you go out for the day and you set it when you go to bed. As a result, your alarm system is heavily used. This means there is going to be some wear and tear as time passes – in the same way that components on your car get worn.

An alarm service checks those components to ensure your alarm is still reliable.

After all, you can’t afford for alarm system to let you down at the precise moment you need it to work.

That’s why we work to build long-lasting relationships with our customers. Our work doesn’t end when the installation is finished. Instead, we’re here to carry out the checks that confirm an alarm is still working.

And if there are any issues… we’ll fix them.

What happens during an Alert Major alarm service?

Different companies offer different levels of service and support in their alarm packages. Here’s what’s included in an Alert Major Alarm service:

  1. A thorough analysis of your alarm system – to identify, assess and repair any faults
  2. Carry out thorough system checks – to reduce the risk of false alarms and ensure your alarm is 100% reliable
  3. Fit a new main bell box to the front of your house – it’s state-of-the-art, complete with siren, strobe light and battery
  4. Fit a new “dummy” box to the back of your house – to trick potential intruders into thinking your system is brand new and up to date
  5. Protect you against noise pollution accusations – we’ll reprogram your alarm to include a new 15 minute cut-off circuit to ensure your home complies with current legislation
  6. Give you a full maintenance guarantee – which covers all call-outs for an entire year

In addition, we’ll also give you a written maintenance contract as proof that your alarm has been professionally serviced. You could find this invaluable in the event of an insurance claim.

You can either pay for an annual service contract up front, or spread the cost with 12 easy payments – whatever works best for your household budgeting.

How do I book my alarm service?

We don’t need to have installed your alarm to service it for you.

So if you’d like to get a quote for an ongoing service and maintenance package, just give us a call. Our phone is always manned.

We can answer your questions and if you’d like to go ahead, we’ll get you booked in with one of our experienced alarm engineers at a time that’s convenient for you.

Your intruder alarm is there for your peace of mind.

So give yourself the confidence that it won’t let you down with one of our maintenance and support package from Alert Alarms.

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