We all love a bargain. But buying security equipment second hand is risky!
Here's why you should have second thoughts about second hand home security...
Boot sales, online auctions and marketplace apps make it easier than ever to buy or sell used items. There are some great deals to be had on furniture, decor and designer handbags!
We saw a social media marketplace post offering second hand CCTV equipment. There were a few cameras so the seller was willing to split them between buyers.
That's a big red flag!
There was only one recording unit... the cameras alone are no use! You can't even use them as decoys - which are easily spotted by most burglars, so not worth having.
The seller clearly knew nothing apart from the money he wanted to make.
Security equipment installation is like surgery - amateurs can cause agony! That got us thinking about how many used security systems must go up for sale online...
... to name a few.
It's a lot to leave to chance, isn't it? Even if you're lucky with the equipment and manage to fit it correctly you'll never be completely sure.
When your second hand kit does eventually fail you, then what?
Contacting the old owner and seller is not an option - it's not their problem. You bought it!
If the system was installed by a qualified professional, and happened to experience a fault (which is far less likely), a team of experts would be at the end of the phone to help.
Maintenance contracts can be arranged so your system is looked after all year round, turning your security system into a worthwhile investment. It will protect your home, family and all the things you hold dear for years to come.
Qualified, accredited professionals cost more than second hand kit. But the peace of mind your high quality, reliable system will offer you is priceless. Used equipment won't take your pets, teenagers or extension plans into consideration! Proper protection takes planning, which is where we can help you.
We've been safeguarding family homes for years. Our knowledge and experience means we know how and where to install your equipment to beat the burglars!
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