When you're researching a product or a service, like home security, cost is always a consideration. It's natural to want to get an idea of the outlay to set your budget.
You'd be within your rights to assume that a company providing security systems for many years could comfortably give you a reasonably accurate quote on the phone.
But, if you made that assumption, you'd be wrong. Choosing a security installer who offers over-the-phone quotes could be a critical mistake.
Instead, an experienced professional will visit to survey your home before quoting.
Without a site visit, it is impossible to assess your specific security needs. No one has looked at the layout to work out where to place the PIRs to ensure that all potential entries and exits are covered.
Any effective system needs to be designed to suit the habits of your family, whether you have any pets, whether wired or wireless is the best option, etc.
Over the phone quotes are generally given by security installers who provide out of the box protection.
These systems aren't designed specifically to suit your home. Instead, they offer a generic level of security with little care for the needs of your property or family.
Being offered a quote over the phone could be the first sign that your installation isn't going to run smoothly.
In fact, you could be about to let a cowboy into your home, leading to:
And the list goes on and on.
For some people this advice will come too late, with the newly installed alarm system already providing questionable security for their home.
If you find that your installer wasn't NSI Gold or SSAIB approved, then your home and family might not be as secure as you thought. But don't worry, we offer intruder alarm system takeovers, so that you can be assured your alarm works when you need it most. That means, even if we didn't install your alarm, we can still maintain it to a high standard!
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