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May 16, 2014

The Pitfalls of Cheap Alarm Equipment

It may be a tempting idea to purchase a cheaper alarm system. It is never a good idea to settle for inferior quality when the safety of yourself and your family is at stake. Over and above the standard security concerns, cheap alarm equipment can also be more time and money than it’s worth in the long run when it malfunctions and needs to be replaced earlier than quality equipment.

Here are some factors to consider before you spend money on a cheap alarm system.

Standard security concerns

Passives infra Red. Cheap detectors are easy to avoid and criminals know how to avoid detection by cheaper equipment. Everything they need to know is freely available on the internet. This equipment does not normally provide for cats, dogs, masking and unstable conditions. Battery – Cheap batteries are as good as no battery after 6months and no battery=no alarm. Panel – Did you ever try to squeeze a cow into your Golf’s boot?  How can you squeeze your security into a small panel?

What if the alarm does not detect intruder and the insurance refuses to honor your claim?

Even worse, what if alarm not pick up the intruder and your family gets attacked?

False Alarms

There is no such thing as a false alarm. Either it is a system/device malfunction, triggered deliberately or badly installed by an inferior technician.

Cheap equipment is more likely to malfunction and create false alarms.

If you are connected to a security company false alarms mean having to call or receive calls from the company or having an unexpected visit from a security guard in the middle of the night.

Incorrect Installation

Generally when purchasing cheap alarm equipment, either you or a junior technician will be installing the system. This often leads to situations where incorrect methods of installation are applied.

When buying alarm systems rather talk to Amlec about providing quality equipment and having it professionally installed for a stress free home security experience. Trust your security to a SASSETA accredited provider and don’t spend sleepless nights battling your alarm system.

 

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