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I am looking into an Intruder Alarm system for our new business premises. Today, I had a visit from a sales rep from Verisure https://www.verisure.co.uk/ to make an assessment and provide a quotation. 

Their system appears to be top-notch but at £50+VAT pm sounds expensive. They would be no reduction in my insurance premium. I have not had a chance to look at others so maybe the cost is reasonable. 

If you have an intruder alarm system which one have you gone for and what are the costs? If you have gone for verisure what is it like? 

Any recommendations on an intruder alarm system? 

Thanks

 

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By tom123
11th Jun 2017 19:42

In my experience, alarm systems will come with a maintenance contract - after all, someone needs to deal with the alarm going off etc.

Bear in mind that police will not attend a building just because an alarm is sounding.

We have always used 'local' alarm companies, so ask around and find out who other people use.

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By Jim100
11th Jun 2017 23:09

Actually, we had a look at a number of alarm systems. All were decent but actually went ahead with verisure impressed the most as they were extremely professional. the biggest advantage is the alarm system is monitored which just gives that extra reassurance. Also, you don't pay everything upfront like with most alarm systems. Obviously it probably works out much more expensive than the other alarm system

Verisure do have very good reviews. Customer Service is also very good.

Only one I would stay away from is ADT

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By d500
12th Jun 2017 15:26

Get a few quotes from local companies. Ask how much they would charge to have an auto dialler included. Basically, if the alarm were to go off you get a phone call telling you from the unit itself. You can also have it so you get a text message every time the alarm is armed/disarmed (useful to know when staff turn up/go home if you are not there). I got mine done for about £300 all in. No maintenance contract.

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By madhumorjaria
15th Jun 2017 12:25

d500 wrote:

Get a few quotes from local companies. Ask how much they would charge to have an auto dialler included. Basically, if the alarm were to go off you get a phone call telling you from the unit itself. You can also have it so you get a text message every time the alarm is armed/disarmed (useful to know when staff turn up/go home if you are not there). I got mine done for about £300 all in. No maintenance contract.

What company is this with?

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By MissAccounting
13th Jun 2017 09:14

Saw this on the home page under "Editors choice" but should have realised...

Get your automatic hoover to act as a guard dog too!

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By stevo5678
14th Jun 2017 08:36

ADT, installation and equipment £900 ish then £30 a month.

This links direct to the police also.

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By Portia Nina Levin
15th Jun 2017 13:20

Make sure it has a nice, pretty, flashing light. I always think that blue's quite a calming colour for a flashing light.

Oh, and you will want it to make a lot of noise. High pitched so it grates with the dobermans and makes them even more fierce.

Get all the knobs and whistles, you could get that pesky Tom Cruise trying to get in! Do send him my way! ;)

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