Securing your home is not something you think about every day. However, it is important to secure your home quickly, as soon as you place valuable goods in your home.
A new home? Then take extra care.
The chance of a burglary is greatest in the first week after the key transfer.
Have you just bought a new house? Been to the notary? Have you taken out a mortgage? These organisations often work with representatives/sellers of alarm systems for commission purposes. Such companies receive address lists of properties with a new owner.
Unfortunately, these address lists also end up in the wrong hands, and malicious persons have access to addresses of homes that are probably not yet equipped with an alarm system, but with new goods. Sounds like an ideal target for burglars. And for the seller of the alarm system, the iron can be forged while it is hot. The demand for alarm systems is maximum, right after a burglary at your home, or at your neighbours.
I hear you thinking… Surely that can’t be true? Surely the privacy laws will ensure that not everyone can know that I have just bought a new house… Unfortunately! All this information is available for a small fee / commission.
Every day we hear of break-ins in the first week after the key transfer. So you are hereby warned of the risks.
Now that you know that your home really needs a reliable alarm system, and that a reliable seller is just as important, we would like to tell you what to look out for when choosing an alarm system.
To find out what to look out for when buying an alarm system, we will tell you exactly what our experience is and what we think you should look out for.
Because we are completely independent and have no agreement with any specific brand, we can buy anything that we can stand behind in terms of quality. Therefore, we only sell the very best, and without monthly fees.
Requirements for a reliable alarm system.
What often goes wrong when developing an alarm system is first and foremost the choice of the wireless signal. Especially Wi-Fi and 433Mhz systems are really outdated, because they are easily disturbed, so that a burglary is no longer noticed, and the bridgeable distance is much too short to work reliably.
A better wireless signal for an alarm system to work on is Zigbee, and systems that work on 868Mhz. However, this is still no guarantee that a professional burglar cannot easily disrupt the signal to remain unnoticed.
That is what really matters.
What distinguishes good alarm systems from bad ones is the following. The frequency of the wireless signal must be constantly monitored for interference. The amount of “noise” must be measured. If the system detects a disturbance in the signal, it must switch to another frequency. If the other frequency is also intentionally disturbed, the system must report this to the user.
This is the only way to detect sabotage of a wireless alarm system. Because anything that is wireless can be sabotaged. What matters is whether or not this sabotage is noticed.
99% of homes with an alarm system can be entered unnoticed with a “jamming” device.
Are you under the impression that your home is well secured? The first burglar can buy a “Signal jammer” for 2 euros on AliExpress and sabotage your system so that the detector no longer registers and no alarm is triggered.
Nobody would want such a system…
Yet 99% of homeowners have such a system!
But that’s not all. Most people in Europe also pay for the security of their home every month. That is really unnecessary!
One-time purchase or subscription.
Many alarm system sellers try to get you to sign a contract and pay monthly for the use of the alarm system and all its functions. We do not recommend this. In 2022, modern systems are able to inform you directly and free of charge on your smartphone what is going on in your home. There is no need for a control room to inform you verbally. This only slows things down. You can almost always call the police yourself.
The fact that a private monitoring centre always calls the police in the event of a burglary is the biggest lie that many security companies tell their customers.
Many people with an existing alarm system pay a large monthly fee, expecting the police to always come and check on them. This is not the case!
This promise is not given “in black and white” by security companies, just read the small print!
Saving on security costs, without compromising on quality, starts with making the right choice of alarm system brand. In fact, the best quality alarm systems work without monthly charges!
The best systems detect sabotage and report it to you immediately.
The best systems have constant monitoring of the wireless signal, so sabotage is always detected.
Note: There are companies who claim that “sabotage of the wireless signal”, or “jamming” is detected by their alarm system via a special network. This is not true! Because they forget to mention that you as a private person cannot be connected to this. And for companies, it is only available in specific areas.
Are you considering an alarm system? Then always check how sabotage is communicated to the user, and check this too! Sellers often talk their way out of persuading you to sign a costly and lengthy contract!
Many (street) vendors often do not even know how the system they sell works. So if you don’t trust it, ask for a clear explanation of what exactly happens if the wireless signal is sabotaged, and don’t settle for a simple evasive answer along the lines of “it’s protected against that”. (Because it is not! Changing frequencies is not a protection against that if you can simply block that signal as well).
Every brand claims to be the best and the biggest.
On the internet and on radio and TV you regularly see advertisements for alarm systems that are supposed to be the best, but secretly offer little in the way of quality, and cost money every month in the form of subscription fees.
Pure marketing, to sell a particular brand of alarm system for more than its quality justifies.
Beware of sales people.
Representatives who come to your door only for the money (commission) to get you to sign an expensive and lengthy contract should be told goodbye immediately.
In fact, when strange people are at your door, you should be extra careful with your belongings, even if they pretend to be a representative of a security company. Any home without an alarm system is a potential target for burglars.
Handy to know:
Our company is based in Spain and we install the best brands of alarm systems in the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida regions. So if you live between Valencia and Almeria and are looking for a really good alarm system without monthly fees, think of us.
Of course, we can always ship the products all over Europe free of charge if you want to install the systems yourself.
Our focus is mainly on outdoor detection.
Check out the possibilities in this video:
WHY WE CHOOSE HIKVISION
The best alarm system in 2022:
Hikvision AX Pro
Hikvision is the largest camera manufacturer in the world. Hikvision produces no less than 220 thousand cameras per day. Hikvision also markets dozens of other camera brands, including Ezviz. Chances are that you already have something of Hikvision in your home, or that you have heard of it. In the Netherlands, for example, all government buildings are equipped with Hikvision security and cameras.
Since 2021, Hikvision has launched the latest alarm system on the market with the model name AX PRO. This new fully wireless alarm system offers great intrusion detection both inside and outside the home.
Hikvision is not offered at large online shops or hardware stores. For this you really need to go to a specialised company like us because the possibilities are endless.
All notifications from the system, such as intrusions, come directly and freely on your own smartphone, and the system works completely without monthly fees.
The AX Pro alarm system offers the most advantages of all alarm systems available worldwide. These include the enormous wireless range of the detectors of up to 2,000 metres, the low power consumption that allows batteries to last up to 7 years, and the extremely reliable intrusion detectors with video verification that really show you something.
The photo quality of the detectors with built-in camera is sublime, and is available on your smartphone within seconds of activation. So you know immediately what action to take in case of an intrusion.
The AX Pro alarm system is the only system that really connects intruder detectors with cameras. If you receive an intrusion report from a certain motion detector, then the externally connected Hikvision camera will immediately show the recording of that movement, both inside and outside the house. This feature is unique in the security world.
The Hikvision AX Pro range consists of indoor and outdoor motion detectors, door contacts, vibration contacts, smoke detectors, temperature control, water detection, panic buttons, and switches to control gates and doors.
The AX Pro alarm system, like many modern systems, uses an app on your smartphone. With the Hik-connect app, you can install and control everything from Hikvision.
- Easy to use
- Constant monitoring of wireless signal. Deliberate disturbance / sabotage of signal is immediately detected and reported to the user via the App.
- Constant connection to the Cloud ensures that any disruption / sabotage of power, internet or mobile network is immediately detected.
- Indoor siren of 110db, which is louder than most other indoor sirens.
- Connection to control room possible, but not mandatory.
- No monthly fee to use all functions.
- Indoor and outdoor intrusion detection, with many extension possibilities.
- Extremely durable, batteries in detectors last up to 7 years.
- Detectors report to the control centre every minute to ensure correct operation.
- Detection zone test with sound signal, therefore easy to test during daytime installation.
- Large wireless range of detectors of up to 2,000 metres, extendable with extenders.
- Detector status is clearly displayed in the App, such as signal strength and battery.
- Burglary verification with photo and video always possible.
- Pet friendly, Hikvision outdoor detectors are the most reliable, and do not generate an alarm if cats are seen or if the weather changes.
- False alarms can always be excluded by the “double tap” function. This means that a sensor only goes into alarm if there are two movements within a pre-set number of seconds. This feature is unique and only available from Hikvision.
- Best protection against detectors crawling under.
- Higher IP certification on waterproofing of outdoor detectors than many other brands.
- Possibility to set the siren to sound only after a few seconds or minutes and to receive the intrusion report only on your smartphone first. Ideal for the night when you are at home, but don’t want to wake up the whole street.
- Simple operation via App, or remote control or keypad or tag or automatic time-based.
- Electric gates can be operated with the standard remote control.
- Critical notifications can be activated in the smartphone App HikConnect, so that one always receives all notifications, regardless of sound profile.
Outdoor detection is recommended to be done by a professional to exclude the risk of false alarms.
We have made it our expertise, and now have experience with 8,000+ alarm systems with outdoor detection.
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The Hikvision alarm system is the very best!
Let us install it. Check the prices on the installation page.
There is already a complete system for 449 euros including installation.
Only with us, without monthly fees.
(Other providers always charge monthly fees).
So pay attention to this!