Home Alarm, Intruder Alarm or Burglar Alarm all point to preventing or limiting the risk from a ‘break in’, but their role is changing. They are still mainly to minimize theft from your home, but now they have evolved. Alarm systems now offer greater control and interaction with other devices, security systems and the ‘internet of things’.
One of the most recent advances is interacting with your alarm system via your mobile phone. The Mobile App not just sets the alarm but also works with the alarm control panel to control other WiFi and wired home devices.
You can become your own Remote Monitoring Station via the Mobile App. However, you do need to be able to respond to all notifications on your phone.
The shock of having your home broken into, the loss of treasured items of infinite sentimental value is possibly the worst experience other than a death or serious injury or illness.
Just a petty theft can result in sadness and a feeling of guilt and insecurity often experienced by victims of crime.
What would we have done if we could go back in time and take action to prevent or minimize the chance of a burglary.
We shouldn’t have to spend money to prevent crime, and so the investment of a security system is seen as a ‘Grudge Purchase’ or people don’t bother, so we take our chances and become complacent.
Cost is no longer an obstacle to an Intruder / Burglar Alarm system. A basic system can be purchased from most DIY stores and with basic knowledge it can be installed in a day.
Phone apps now offer simple methods of alerting you when someone is in or around your home.
The above are better than nothing, but they can be low in cost for a reason and have many compromises where reliability and quality is essential.
An intruder alarm installed by Crism will be installed to a minimum Grade1, and a certificate of compliance issued to show your systems meets the requirements of the grade.
A graded system installed by an accredited installer such as Crism Security will be a fully comprehensive system using recognised manufacturers and graded equipment only available through registered distributors.
We will carry out a risk assessment of your home and design the system to meet any risks.
We offer a regular service which is recommended to ensure every part of your security system is working correctly, including backup batteries and all detection and warning devices. Our service also upgrades control panels to the latest software version. We also inform you of new additions and variations that allow more flexibility for the way you use your home.
All the above is what the industry has worked towards to provide homeowner / occupiers with an Industry Standard System that will reduce, and go a long way to prevent home burglaries.
Good service and fairly priced, plus what he does works! Chris has given us expert advice on security systems and installed and maintained those systems over a number of premises.
We chose Crism for our security camera because we know and trust the owner Chris Mortimer. On the day of installation the team arrived on time, consulted us where the camera and the hard drive were to be situated and then got stuck in. There was a bit of drilling to insert cables but any dust was cleaned up. The camera is not obtrusive and gives a good picture.
We are delighted with the end result and would be very happy to recommend Crism to others who are considering making their home more secure.
As we are expanding our business we have built a large new fitting bay to the rear of our existing property. We therefore needed a new security alarm system for this area.
Chris at CRISM was recommended to us by our insurance agent (the best recommendation you can get really!) Chris at CRISM and his guys were fantastic, great at answering our questions and fitting our new system.
We certainly feel safe and secure knowing that our building is protected by a first class security system. We would recommend CRISM every time.