If there’s one thing we consumers demand, it’s choice. We want a range of options, whether we’re buying shoes or cheese. And we want to take our time making up our minds. Quite right too. The same goes for selecting a home security system. There is a dazzling array of technologies available, offering a variety of services and levels of protection. So, how do you know which home security system is right for you? Here’s our handy guide to finding the right home security system for your Essex property.

What’s your property?

Your first step is to look at your home and decide what level of security it needs, as well as how easy it is to operate. Do you want a code-based keypad or a handy keyfob option? How many zones inside your home will you need to cover? If you have a flat roof or extension, will your bedrooms need sensors?

If you live in a bijou Essex apartment, you won’t need Fort Knox-level protection. But you should talk to your landlord and neighbours before taking any action. Especially if you want to install a loud siren alarm. 

What’s your budget?

We recommend putting a sensor in each room of your home that someone can directly access from outside, as well as one on the landing if you have one.

Of course, the size of your property will have an impact on how much you need to spend. But not being able to splash out doesn’t mean your choices are limited to poor-quality home security systems.

Our Yale range starts at £399 and it’s suitable for residential and commercial properties across Essex. It can be expanded whenever required and even made pet friendly. While for a little extra, the Visonic Powermaster 10 gives you a transmission range far greater than the industry standard.

Alternatively, one of our most popular options is the Risco CommPact wireless home smart burglar alarm. It comes with a free remote access app.

While the Powermaster 33, also our Visonic range, is ideal for business uses and for for residential users who look for a stylish smart solution , yet don’t want to advertise their home security system to the rest of Essex.

Levels of home security

A basic home alarm will let everyone in Essex know someone has entered your home. But little else, so it’s worth investigating smarter systems.

Sensor-based devices, such as the Visonic Powermaster 30, allow you to keep an eye on your home and manage your alarm when you’re out and about by communicating with your mobile.

The system will inform you when the kids get home from school, and also call keyholders if the alarm is triggered. It’s like having eyes in the back of your head.

If your Essex family is growing, then you can future-proof their security by integrating your internet and home security system with the Visonic Qolsys home automation alarm kit. This cutting-edge solution can be controlled using the touchscreen pad, or your smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, Amazon Alexa or Apple Siri.

The area we cover is vast and our range of security systems reflects the obvious fact that no two homes are the same – no matter what they look like on the outside. The Risco Agility 4 Wireless home security system is a custom solution that matches your every requirement.

Eyes inside and out

Cameras are among the most popular home security systems in Essex, acting both as a deterrent to criminals and a way to gather evidence should someone enter your home.

Integrating camera sensors into your home security system will take photos the instant an alarm is triggered, evidence which can be passed on to officials if required.

Our packages range from two to eight cameras, and our expert team will advise you on ensuring external cameras comply with current data protection laws, shielding members of the Essex public who may be inadvertently recorded.

Additional security

You can also enhance your home security and CCTV system with extras including door and window contacts or a shock sensor, giving your home maximum protection.

If you need any advice about home security systems in Essex, or want to know more about CCTV or alarm systems, visit our website or drop us a line at chelmsford@fhasecurity.co.uk and we’ll do all we can to help.  We cover all locations in Essex including Chelmsford, Colchester, Romford and Southend.