intruder alarm
intruder alarm
intruder alarm


Intruder alarm systems play a massive role in all home security setups. Acting as a visual and audible deterrent to opportunistic intruders, as well as alerting those in the vicinity to a break-in in progress.

That’s why it’s highly important to ensure that any fault with a intruder alarm is fixed immediately in order to maintain maximum security levels at all times.

Signs of a Faulty Intruder Alarm

Many intruder alarm systems are equipped to provide some form of notification when they are malfunctioning. Simple faults are often accompanied by some kind of signal by the alarm system, such as an intermittent beep (usually indicating a battery that is running out somewhere within the system, or a malfunction indicated for another reason.

More complex issues are harder to spot, however, and can often lead to complete failure or multiple false alarms. Many alarm panels will have some way of displaying specific faults that can be interpreted by an alarm technician.

Why Fix a Broken intruder Alarm?

Apart from the obvious need to ensure that security is at an optimum level at the property at all times, fixing a broken or malfunctioning intruder alarm is important for a wide range of reasons.

The majority of burglaries in the UK are still as a result of forced entry (as opposed to doors/windows being left open or other instances of negligence from the property owner), making the job of an effective intruder alarm that much more vital.

Having a faulty or in operational system could violate the terms of your insurance agreement, leaving you highly vulnerable in the event of a break-in. Many insurance companies consider a faulty alarm to be a similar situation to not setting an alarm when leaving the house, something that would certainly negate most insurance claims.

Maintenance Contracts

While fixing a faulty alarm is an important way of keeping security at an optimum level, prevention is always better than cure. Prevention in this case means regular maintenance. During maintenance visits, engineers will check and test all parts of the burglar alarm system, from sounders and control panels to sensors and electrical/battery powered elements.

Regular upkeep of your intruder alarm and its component parts will help to avoid any malfunction, and many insurance companies will insist upon it as part of an agreement.

With 30 years of experience in the industry, D.B Alarms are on hand to provide first rate repairs and upkeep of alarm systems throughout Stoke-on-Trent and surrounding areas. The best way to ensure that your alarm system doesn’t suffer faults or breakdowns is to arrange for a regular maintenance contract with us. D.B Alarms provide maintenance for all alarms we install, and we regularly  take over maintenance of  existing intruder alarms. Get in touch today for more information.

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