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Find everything you need to know about hiring a local home security system installer. Get a quote for a burglar alarm system to protect your valuables and keep your house safe while you’re away. Below, we cover tips to help you hire a skilled home security system installer in your area:

 

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How to find a reliable, local home security system installer

Home security specialists design security systems for your home or workplace, often carrying out assessments to determine how secure your property is. This includes fitting burglar alarms and fire alarms, as well as surveillance cameras and outdoor motion detector lighting.

What a home security specialist can help you with

A security specialist’s job is to secure your home so that it’s protected from break in attempts. They can help with:

  • Installing alarm systems, including burglar alarms and fire alarms
  • Installing CCTV cameras
  • Fitting roller shutters on garage doors and garage locks
  • Fitting a new lock on a door
  • Fitting security fencing, security gates and security bollards
  • Fitting security grilles on windows and doors
  • Increasing your door security by adding extra deadlocks, reinforcing your door frame, or adding a peep hole, door bolt, or security chain

Burglars are always on the lookout for homes that don’t seem secured against intruders. Installing a reinforced door, security cameras, and a burglar alarm can discourage thieves from trying to break into your property.

Ready to get started? Speak to a home security expert in your area today.

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Types of home security systems

There are several ways you can protect your home from intruders. The more security systems you invest in, the safer you and your belongings will be if someone does try to break into your home. Security systems can also protect you from fire, smoke and carbon monoxide exposure. The below are a few of the main security systems:

Type of security system Key features
Burglar alarmsAn alarm connected to your front door that goes off when someone attempts to break in. Some security alarms also have window detection, and can notify the police when the alarm sounds.
Fire alarms / smoke alarmsAlarms that protect you from potential harm by going off when they detect smoke or fire. Some fire alarms alert your local fire station when they go off, can release sprinklers to extinguish the fire, and can also notify you when your batteries die.
Carbon monoxide detectorsCarbon monoxide is a colourless and odourless gas that can be fatal to humans if they’re exposed to it. Carbon monoxide detectors alert you if there’s a leak so you can evacuate your home safely.
CCTV camerasSecurity cameras monitor everyone who goes near your property, and also act as a visual deterrent for burglars, who prefer to avoid homes that have CCTV cameras installed.
Security lightingMotion detection lights and motion sensors are triggered when someone approaches your property, acting as a deterrent to thieves who like to operate in the dark.

Many security systems offer smart home features, like smart alarms and video doorbells. By enabling notifications on your mobile phone, you can receive alerts if a home alarm goes off when you’re not in. Video doorbells allow you to see who’s at the door without having to open it, and enable you to communicate remotely with them from your phone.

You can also opt to get premium security locks professionally installed by speaking to a local locksmith in your area. They’ll be able to recommend a good model for your home and door.

For more details on securing your home against break ins, read our improving your home’s security blog. Or, speak to a home security specialist today to get some advice on protecting your property.

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Factors to consider when hiring a home security specialist

Some things can’t be replaced. Avoid the heartbreak of a burglary, and ensure you and your loved ones stay safe, by investing in a home security system. Look out for security system installers that:

  1. Have a strong history of successful projects
  2. Have all the necessary licenses and insurance needed to protect you and their workers
  3. Have a good range of positive reviews from other homeowners
  4. Are offering the service you need, and are available to carry out the work in the timeframe you need it by
  5. Are quoting a price and payment option that you are happy with, having compared the quote with other local home security companies

A local security system installer is more likely to respond quickly as they’ll be right around the corner and ready to help.

Recently had a break in? Contact an emergency locksmith to get your locks replaced within 24 hours.

How much does it cost to hire a home security specialist?

How much you end up paying for home security features depends on the model and its smart features, as well as where you live in the UK.

On average, you can expect to pay:

  • Between £400 and £800 for a wireless CCTV system, or between £700 and £1,000 to install a wired CCTV system. For the differences between these systems, and which you should get, read our burglar alarm FAQs blog
  • Between £30 and £300 to install a fire alarm
  • Between £400 and £700 to install a burglar alarm

For more details about prices, and which security systems you should get, speak to a skilled security installer today. It will give you peace of mind that you’re doing everything you can to keep your home safe and secure.

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Do home security systems require planning permission?

Security alarms don’t usually need planning permission. If you live in a listed building, or in a conservation area, we recommend you check with your local planning authority first, as different rules may apply.

If your CCTV camera captures people outside of the boundaries of your home (such as a neighbour’s house or garden, or a public area), then you’ll need to make sure your security camera is GDPR and DPA compliant.

For more details about applying for planning permission, read our planning permission guide, or visit the Planning Portal website.

Questions to ask your home security specialist before you hire

Whether you’re looking to install a video doorbell and other smart home alarms, or want motion sensors to trigger lights to come on in your back garden, a security specialist will be able to help. Before you hire, we recommend you ask your tradesperson the following questions:

  • Which security systems do you recommend for my home?
  • How many years of experience do you have?
  • How much will the job cost?
  • How long will the job take to complete?
  • Do you have public liability insurance?

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Elite Electrical aim is to deliver high standards in the electrical sector meeting customer requirements as efficiently and effectively as possible. We specialised in domestic installations, maintenace and testing. We have over 10 years experience.

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Reviewed by John on 12/1/2020

The job was completed in a timely fashion. I am very pleased with the work carried out.

Professional , friendly and thorough of customers needs . All types of property works covered with many skilled tradesmen . All works bespoke to requirement .

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There was additional work conducted on some leaks through my window and I have noticed that this was not foxed. I have just noticed that the leak for the work done on the window has come back. This is therefore not been fixed.

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Reviewed by andrew on 2/7/2012

Qamil He constructed our loft conversion, which we more than happy with. He paid attention to detail and followed the drawings by the architect precisely.He was always willing to discuss any issues and communicate his next plans for the ongoing work. As he was hardworking and punctual the work was done to programme. Would highly recommend him and all the sub-contractors that he has used. Tracey and Andy Sparks

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Reviewed by Keith on 11/3/2024

Amazing service. Did everything I needed for a reasonable price. Yosef was awesome! Thank you.

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Reviewed by Paul on 14/6/2024

Workman turned up and quoted a ridiculous price, was rather unpleasant and not willing to listen. Would never hire him in a billion years.

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Reviewed by Ernest on 12/6/2024

We are a small team of builders who specialises in mostly residential projects. We do home extensions, fitted kitchens, fitted bathrooms, plastering, decorating and most trades. We take pride in our work and we work to a very high standard. Free Quotes

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Reviewed by John on 20/3/2023

I would recommend this company they turned up on time and were very helpful giving us advice on our bathroom style,they were very clean and cleaned up every night after themselves, we are very pleased with our bathroom and tiling will be having them back to do other jobs around the house . Thank you Dale and Jason

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On time as promised. Nice and clean job.

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Adam L Plumbing is your reliable solution for all your plumbing needs. Specializing in bathrooms, kitchens, and central heating systems, we offer comprehensive services to ensure your home's plumbing is running smoothly. From basic plumbing installations to emergency repairs, our team has plenty of experience to handle any situation efficiently and effectively. With a commitment to quality workmanship and customer satisfaction, you can trust Adam L Plumbing to deliver exceptional service every time.

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Excellent job truly recommend Adam very thorough and gives good advice

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Absolutely delighted with the work carried out. So refreshing to find such a fabulous tradesperson who was thorough, reliable, fair and extremely good at his trade.

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Michael replaced the window in the garage with a glass door on time and on budget. He is easy to communicate with, cheerful , efficient, and tidy. We liked his positive attitude.

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We are a reputable company of qualified trades people. I personally have over 20 years experience as a joiner and builder with a portfolio of high quality large and small projects. We also specialise in listed building works. Trading standards approved.

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Reviewed by Tariq on 20/4/2024

Work completed to a good standard, gave a quote and stuck to the price. Committed to the job until it was finished. I would definitely hire again for any carpentry work.

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