Burglar Alarms

A Guide to Cheap House Alarms


If you happen to be searching for a cheap house alarm to help keep your property safe, but are worried about how much it could cost you, don’t worry. In times of economic hardship, house alarm retailers as well as manufacturers have developed a variety of cheap home alarms that will keep intruders and thieves at bay and give you and your family that peace of mind so that you can get on with your lives.

In order to give you an idea of the various types of cheap house alarms systems on the market, we have outlined three of the most popular alarm packages, even though the features will vary from each store, and the kinds of home protection that they offer.

Basic Home Alarm Kit

A basic home alarm kit is normally the most affordable burglar alarm and it can be bought from most retailers including big, national chain stores. The kit will normally contain a PIR motion sensor and door contact alarm system, which works for a single room or a downstairs area. These alarms work via wireless technology, so the batteries will need to be changed regularly, but it will cost you around £50 to £60.

Premium Home Alarm Kit


Just like the basic alarm kit, the premium one is a cheap alarm system that was created to keep your property and you safe with a bit of extra technology. It works through wireless technology, but it also has a telecommunication panel where you can store up to three different numbers.

If the alarm happens to be triggered, it will automatically and immediately connect you through one of these numbers, which allows you to be updated as soon as the system believes that something is wrong. Premium kits can be set on a timer so it knows when you will be out of the home. Prices do vary depending on the features, but most of the premium kits can be found for around £90 to£110.

Family Home Alarm System

A more extensive family home alarm package might not be most cheap alarm system for the home you can find, but it does come with a range of additional extras, including:

  • An exterior yellow-siren box that acts as a highly-visible deterrent to potential burglars
  • LED flashlight and siren technology if activated
  • PIR motion sensors
  • Telecommunication panel and mobile technology
  • Digital display for ease of access
  • Exit-Entry activation features (including a timer)

Of course, the extensive home-protection qualities available on a family alarm system make it much more reliable than an ordinary basic kit, giving you a bit of extra peace of mind and the ability to tailor the technology according to your day-to-day activities. As a result, however, you should be prepared to pay a bit extra for such a system; usually somewhere around £135 to £150*.

It may be a little higher than what you have in mind when thinking of ‘cheap’ home alarm systems, but it does offer the best kind of security that you can install yourself – so make sure you choose your alarm carefully.

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