Alarm System Guide

You’ve arrived back. tanned and rested after a fortnight soaking up the sun in foreign climes. You lug the suitcases up the garden path, make a mental note to trim the hedge, and then you open the front door.

Your heart goes into your stomach as you survey the grim scene in front of you: the contents of drawers scattered all over the floor, cupboards flung open, gaps in the corner where the TV and music system used to be.

Unfortunately, this is a time of year when many people will return from their summer holiday to discover their home has been ransacked by burglars.

For many, this will be the event that spurs them into getting an alarm installed. But choosing the alarm that is right for your home and your budget is no easy task – there are stacks of different systems available and you are entering a world filled with jargon.