Homebuilding & Renovating

Buyer’s guide to HOME SECURITY SYSTEMS

Arming your house with some form of security setup is a must if you’re serious about protecting it from would-be burglars. Yet despite the risk intruders pose, it’s reported by www.theecoexperts.co.uk that fewer than a third of homes in the UK are kitted out with an alarm.

Historically, wired setups requiring professional installation were the norm. However, the recent influx of internet-enabled products has paved the way for a host of DIY innovations. Now, you can get your hands on myriad plug-in-and-go solutions that allow you to lock your front door remotely, receive real-time updates when your security floodlights are triggered and even watch video footage of people entering and exiting your house from your smartphone.

While off-the-shelf smart solutions have revolutionised how we approach home security, that’s not to say there’s no longer a place for professionally designed and installed setups. In fact, if you’re linking in security features as part of a whole-house smart arrangement that includes lighting, heating and audiovisual elements, consulting a pro is the best way to tailor a

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