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Intruder alarm system for new home

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by dhokes, 15 May 2018.

  1. dhokes


    Joined: 17 Apr 2018

    Posts: 58

    I'm moving in to a new, and my first, house soon and I'm looking into getting an alarm system. Before approaching firms to get quotes, I want to identify what I need/want and a rough cost.

    It's a 2 bedroom, semi-detached house in Leicestershire with “wiring only for future intruder alarm for keypad, control panel and bell box”.

    What I think I need/want:
    - wireless
    - telephone a specified number if there’s an intruder
    - no monthly contract

    Do I go for a independent company’s own branded alarm or something like Yale, Honeywell, Scantronic, Texecom etc.?

    Anything I should consider before buying one?
  2. immy


    Joined: 28 Nov 2002

    Posts: 387

    Whether you want it monitored by a monitoring station (higher ongoing costs) or you will self monitor?
  3. dhokes


    Joined: 17 Apr 2018

    Posts: 58

    Self monitor. I imagine the former will incur a monthly cost which I don't really want.
  4. immy


    Joined: 28 Nov 2002

    Posts: 387

    pyronix enforcer is a good all in one solution
    honeywell galaxy g2 combined with selfmon monitoring ( £1 a month).
  5. TripleT


    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,502

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    I went Texecom via a local fitter, my house was pre wired for sensors and everything but wanted it fitted for peace of mind and insurance.

    I went for the connect app too so I can set it remotely and tells me when people set/unset the alarm and if it goes off.
  6. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 35,482

    Yale do a self monitoring real time alert smart alarm home system. Their packages range from £200-£400 and costco sell them cheap.

    Yi (chinese cam make) do free real time monitoring and there cameras only cost £20 each off amazon. Check HUKD. they are 720p. 1080p models are £40.

    so i have them set up so that if anyone comes into my kitchen or living room between office hours or sleeping hours. it records a 10 second clip and sends them to my phone and the wifes phone. i can then watch it and then phone the police, etc.
  7. Strikeforce


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 671

    I've setup replaced my Texecom panel with a the Konnected.IO solution to make it more 'smart'. Might work out cheaper to buy your own PIR's and do it your self.