Post your job for free, get up to 3 quotes

What type of tradesperson do you need?

What type of job is it?

Find a local burglar alarm installer

This page has everything you’ll need to know about finding and hiring a local burglar alarm installers.

Browse Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation specialists

Take a look at our Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation specialists profiles, read reviews and request quotes directly.

ElectroByte Online LTD

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

Always striving to deliver an efficient, reliable and prompt service to my customers. Please feel free to browse through our reviews to see what our previous clients thought of our services.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network, Fire alarm installation

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Alan on 26/5/2018

Ross it was a pleasure having you to install our Cctv system. Tidy, reliable, trustworthy and actually someone who takes the time to ensure their customer is happy. I would certainly recommend Ross to my family and friends. Ps Oscar hasn’t stopped asking when your coming back!

A L Plumbing & Electrical

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

AL is plumbing & electrical company that can deliver technical expertise to the latest building designs. We pride ourselves in completing a variety of projects including affordable and high specification housing, energy centres, hotels, restaurants, community centres and a church. Our work comes with a 5 years warranty and we have an indemnity insurance of up to £5m. ELECTRICAL SERVICE AL company has been providing top quality electrical services to both domestic and commercial customers. We have worked hard to build up our excellent reputation and are now proud to be one of London's leading and most trustworthy electrical company. All of our electricians are City & Guild qualified and have years of experience in the industry. From small electrical installations to full rewiring contracts, our electrician team can carry out the work on time at a competitive price. We pride ourself on not just the quality of our work but also our customer service. Whatever the size of the job, we follow IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671). We also offer a personal guarantee for all jobs that we undertake. PLUMBING We are highly experienced in a wide range of plumbing services, many of which are listed below. We offer every day of the year, enabling us to provide a fast, efficient plumbing service whenever you need it. From toilet blockages and sink repairs to full bathroom design and installation, our highly skilled team is able to provide a full range of plumbing services, no matter how big or small the job is. BATHROOMS We have specialist tilers who will work with anything from marble or travertine to handmade tiles – with perfect results every time. We undertake refurbishment, repair and the installation of sanitary facilities, showers and all related bathroom work. We have a dedicated team of highly skilled tradesmen to ensure your bathroom is built to the highest standards. Our services include plumbing and electrical work, tiling and plastering. KITCHENS Installing kitchen of your dreams has never been easier with AL. Whether you prefer the antique look and feel of a traditional kitchen with elegantly carved mouldings or the chic sophistication of marble and chrome finishes, we can deliver the kitchen style of your choice. We have a dedicated team of highly skilled tradesmen to ensure your kitchen is built to the highest standard. Our services include plumbing and electrical work, wall and floor tiling and plastering.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Gary on 26/5/2018

Very professional and great standard of work. We had unforseen problems with the kitchen floor but Leo and his team dealt with it with no fuss. Would definitely recommend them

Jordan Hebburn

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

We are two fully qualified Carpenters with advanced craft qualifications. We specialise in high quality workmanship in the carpentry and building sectors.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Carasek on 26/5/2018

Jordan repaired doorframes and replaced doors prior to our house going on the market. I was very impressed with both the quality of the work and the cost. Even though the job was tricky due to doorframes not being square etc, Jordan got everything working and looking superb. I’m sure his work added more to the value of the house than he charged me to do it! Highly recommended.

jason neale

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

Thank you for looking at my site, Although i am new to rated people, i have over 20 years of aerials installation experience. I install & repair aerial and satellite systems, CCTV and alarm systems, Wall mount TVs and install/repair network cabling.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Lynne on 25/5/2018

Jason was excellent, he turned up promptly, worked quickly and well for a reasonable price. Can't ask more than that. I'd use him again anytime.

Rait Electrical

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

Established for over 10 years, we provide commercial and domestic electrical services that are second to none. Whether you’re looking for electrical installations or CCTV repairs, we can handle all aspects of your electrical requirements. We can provide you with a fast and efficient electrical service. If you’re looking for domestic and commercial electricians, look no further than R.A.I.T. Electrical.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by KEVIN on 25/5/2018

Very fast and courteous response.....quoted a sensible price and adhered to it. Very thorough and professional in approach.

Premier electrics

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

(455) Read reviews

We are a Building and electrics firm with over 200 five star ratings. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We cover all domestic electrical services to the public and offer innovative ways to improve the efficiency and lifespan of your electrics.

Trades serviced: Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, External lighting, Internal lighting, Sound & Audio Visual Installation

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Patricia on 25/5/2018

Friendly courteous service. Would use again

LOGIC Electrical

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

"As a registered member with the NICEIC Domestic Installer Scheme, you can have every confidence in the excellent standards we provide. This enables us to self certify electrical installations, giving you peace of mind that safety is guaranteed" - Logic

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by John on 25/5/2018

Professional - thorough - tidy - courteous - punctual. Very pleased with his work and services.

Stratergee property maintenance

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

Welcome to 'stratergee property maintenance services',our work is carried out in an efficient & professional manor,with the highest quality Finnish,been in the business over 25 years,unbeatable prices for high end quality Finnish,FREE QUOTES,THANK YOU!!!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Natasha on 24/5/2018

Company was great! Originally was meant to be 2 guys for a 2 day job but they got 2 extra people and finished within a couple of hours. Fantastic work, really impressed! They went above and beyond to make my garden look amazing! They cleared all waste, weeds, literally everything! It looks so good that the neighbours have booked in with them too! I would definitely recommend to anyone.

STRUCTURE CONTRACTING LTD

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

Local home counties construction company which is part of larger commercial group with own metal, joinery and mechanical workshops and using their own plant and labour specialising in high end residential works including all aspects of: Extensions Refurbishments Basements Listed Building and Heritage works Orangeries Swimming Pools Sauna's or Hot Tubs Timber Frame Garages and Garden Rooms Cinema Rooms & AV Suites & Gaming Rooms Joinery: Doors, Stairs, Windows, Skirting's Architraves Bespoke Furniture & Built in units Flooring Electrical Works Kitchens Bathrooms Decking Fencing & Automated Gates We are looking to build our presence in this area and are able to offer discounts for 'show' projects to be featured on our websites and in our advertising. With access to our own in house designers we can plan and design your whole project or take your existing designs and fully detail them traditionally or in interactive 3D models if required. With our in house manufacturing we can provide bespoke items you require to make your build unique or to fit your particular requirements. With our smart homes and automation specialism we can also take your bespoke or existing items and make them open/close/move etc all from your smartphone or any location and via any controller you specify. We can supply you high end TV/Cinema/AV equipment at discount prices as part of a cinema/games room/music room fit out using our trade discounts. We can also advise you on pro's and cons of current models/ technologies, new products not yet released that may change your plans and commission your systems for optimal settings. What your thinking of we can help with. Come and see our demonstration areas, try a few products, feel the quality, explain what you want and we can design it for you, like the design and cost and we can build it.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Stephen on 24/5/2018

Good service all round

K1 electrical sevices

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

K1 electrical is fully experienced electrical company supplying the full range of electrical sevices from a simple socket change right up to a full fit out . We aim to give the highest standard of work we can to every customer . As a long standing electrical company we have made some great partnerships with other buildings trades and we can now offer the full building package with K1 taking care of the management so we can get the project finished with out all the hassle of you the client looking for separate trades.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Julia on 24/5/2018

Kaz quoted to fit an infrared tap in a cloakroom and add an electronic timer to an existing towel rail heater in another bathroom. Price quoted was reasonable. He offered us 2 dates of which we chose one. On the morning of the planned works, he messaged to say he had an issue and would need to move the appointment. It was moved to 3 days later which was convenient for us both and the works were completed to our satisfaction on that day. He was tidy and cleared up after himself.

Post your job for free and up to 3 tradesmen will be in contact to quote

What type of tradesperson do you need?

What type of job is it?

Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation specialists - what you need to know

Burglar alarms and home security

The Metropolitan Police describe having a burglar alarm as “undoubtedly the most effective deterrent against burglary.”

The police also recommend, however, that the physical security of your home isn’t overlooked just because you have a burglar alarm. You should still have sturdy locks on all of your doors and windows, and they should all be locked whenever you leave your home. Your insurance policy might not cover you if they’re not. You can read more about crime prevention in the home here, and if you’re after a locksmith?

The different types of burglar alarm

Audible-only alarms

These alarms make a noise, but don’t contact anyone. The idea is that the noise deters burglars, and alerts neighbours or passers-by who will hopefully act on it. These alarms are great if you know your neighbours well, or if you’re part of a neighbourhood watch scheme.

Dialler burglar alarms

You can set phone numbers which these alarms will dial when triggered. Whether that’s you, your friends, or neighbours. You can usually set between 3 and 10 numbers, which dial in a sequence. If someone’s close enough to deal with it, they have the option to stop the dialler from calling anyone else.

There are two types of dialler. Speech or GSM. Speech diallers will use your landline to phone out. The only downside is that it’s possible for your landline to be cut, plus you actually need to pay for a landline if you don’t already.

GSM uses a mobile network. These can’t be cut, but your mobile reception needs to be reliable, plus you have to get a SIM card, and keep it topped up with credit.

Smart home security systems

These contact you, or any other nominated person (friends, family or neighbours), through a smartphone app. You can also control your alarm from your phone, wherever you are.

The components are varied and versatile, too. In addition to standard motion sensors you can get cameras and smart plugs. The cameras can show you a live view, or can be set to record with the additional purchase of a memory card. Smart plugs let you turn on things like lamps, to make it look as if you’re home. You can do this remotely, or on a timer.

There are a few downsides to consider though.

  • Most current smart security systems don’t have any sort of external alarm box, so if a burglar doesn’t know you have an alarm system, it’s not actually a deterrent until they trigger an alarm.
  • Most don’t have an external siren either. Internal sirens might not be loud enough for neighbours to do anything about.
  • They can be expensive, especially as the basic kits won’t come with absolutely everything you might need or want. Additional sensors or cameras will add to the cost.
  • It’s possible that without professional help to install the system, you might not put them in the most effective positions.

Remote signalling alarms

These alarms are connected to monitoring stations run by the security company, and will contact the police directly. They require a monthly contract to pay for the monitoring.

All alarm systems should have two keyholders, who are trained to operate the alarm, and able to attend within 20 minutes. They should also be contactable by telephone, and have their own transport.

The companies who install these alarms need to be registered with the police, and independently inspected to make sure they’re installing alarms under specific British Standards. That’s because the police have shown that 92% of activations in recent years have been false alarms.

Police response times – or whether they respond at all – vary depending on the resources they’ve got available and what other incidents might be taking place at the time.

If the alarm is triggered, a monitoring centre is notified. The monitoring centre alert the police, then try calling your landline to ask for password identification. If this is incorrect or no-one answers, they’ll inform the keyholders.

Overall, these systems give the ultimate peace of mind, but of course the downside is that it has a significant ongoing cost.

Wired vs wireless alarms

Wired

Most of these alarms come in wireless, or wired, versions. Wired alarms are more reliable but are more difficult to install as the wires need to be hidden. They’re generally a bit cheaper to buy, but more expensive to install.

Wireless alarms

Wireless systems look better, and are easier to install, but tend to be more expensive. You’ll also need to replace their batteries periodically to make sure the system is always working. That’s particularly important if you’ve been given lower insurance payments due to having an alarm installed. Lastly, they’re easier to take with you if you move house.

Burglar alarm costs and installation

Due to the amount of variables involved in choosing an alarm system, the price can vary quite significantly. For example, and as we’ve mentioned, wireless systems are more expensive than wired systems, but it also depends on the size of your house. The more rooms, windows and doors you have, the more sensors you’ll need, and the more it’ll cost.

If you want a monitored alarm system then there’ll be a monthly cost involved too. Anywhere from around £30-£100 a month. These need to be installed by the company themselves.

You can buy wireless systems for as little as £150 but unless you have quite a small flat then you’ll almost definitely need more sensors. Some other sets can set you back £300-£400 without installation too. You can install these yourself, but if you want an installer to do it for you then that cost will be in addition. It’s up to you who you want to install it.

Also worth considering is the money you could save on your insurance premiums if you have a burglar alarm installed.

Lastly, installation companies will most likely want to visit your home before they can provide an accurate quote.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI or NACOSS) and the Security Systems Alarm and Inspection Board (SSAIB) are the burglar alarm accreditations you should be looking out for. They check things like an installer’s vehicles and tools, as well as their general competence and financial health.

If you’re getting an alarm with a monitoring contract they should definitely be members of at least one of these organisations, but whatever installer you end up choosing, it’s something you should expect.

Planning permission for skill jobs

Planning permission isn’t normally required for installing a security alarm, but if you live in a listed building or conservation area you should check with your local planning authority.

Insurance for skill work

A quality alarm installer should have specialist insurance to cover their work, including public liability insurance.

Questions you should ask your alarm installer

  • Is the company subject to an independent inspection process and if so which organisation?
  • Are they accredited with the National Security Inspectorate (NSI or NACOSS), and the Security Alarm and Inspection Board (SSAIB)?
  • If the installation is a requirement of your insurance company – is the company acceptable to your insurer? If you’re looking to get cheaper insurance premiums then check with your insurer first that they approve of the alarm and installer.
  • If choosing a monitored or remote signaling alarm, ask the company to provide you with a list of police rules for occupiers of the premises. Ask for written confirmation that the alarm and the company are currently acceptable to the local police for the transmission of alarm messages from new installations.
  • If a company quotes crime statistics then you can check them at the website for the Office of National Statistics.
  • If you’re thinking about moving or extending, check you can move or extend the alarm.
  • If you have pets or children, ask your installer about sensors that guard against accidental triggering of the alarm.

How our service works

  • Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesperson, from over 30 different trades.

  • Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradespeople can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  • Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile page to see their ratings and reviews.

  • Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  • Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliability and value.


Recently completed jobs

Here's what's been happening in and around your area

Complete the installation of a...

To finish the installation of a Visonic Powermaster 30 alarm system. Four door contacts need to be fitted along with an external bell box and then set...

service plus annual...

just moved in need alarm reset and tested plus annual cover/ call out

House Alarm

I have a texecomm premier 24 alarm system needing installation / commissioning. 2 door contacts and one PIR in living room with bell box &...

Alarm bell box wiring up

I had house rendered a while ago and while that was being done I decide to upgrade my bell box. It is already fitted to the wall and only requires...

Reset Response alarm contol...

I have just moved into a new.property and I think I may have changed the alarm code in error and now have no idea what it is. The pir's and the remote...

install CCTV

we need security cameras attached to a garden flat

CCTV AND INTRUDER ALARM...

I NEED CCTV AND INTRUDER ALARM INSTALLING IN MY SUNDERLAND UNIT - ITS A CLEAN AND OPEN SPACE SO EASY FOR WIRING UP. IT HAS INTERNET LOOKING FOR WORK...

house alarm

I am looking for a price for a pet friendly house alarm to be fitted.

Instal a basic intruder alarm

New alarm installation with just two zones for a two bed house

prices on alarms

Quotation on supplying and fitting alarms in Oldham to my house

How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradesmen can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.