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How to Expand Your Home Security System

Whether you have an existing wireless alarm system and want to include more accessories or you have a wireless starter kit and wish to enhance with a control panel; you can easily expand your Home Security System in a few simple steps. 

Protect all home entry points

Firstly, make sure you have the main access points of your house protected. Remember, a burglar can only enter the house via a door or window. Therefore, make sure you have protected the front and back doors, the living area and the main bedrooms are all covered.

Are there any other areas where an additional PIR is needed, such as a garage, outbuilding or office? Do you have adequate magnetic sensors on all door and windows likely to be accessed? If not, it's simple to add - takes less than 20 minutes to pair and with no wires its quick to do.

It's also worth taking a step back and look at your security, what changes to your lifestyle or property have you made since you fitted your wireless burglar alarm. Maybe you have built an extension or conservatory, perhaps a spare room is now an office or a child's bedroom now has TV's and computers in it; what additional equipment do you need to make sure your home is covered?

To see the additional accessories available for your alarm system, choose your system below, or if your not sure - just give us a call:

 

Operate the system easier

Adding further elements such as a Keypad, Remote Controls or RFID Tags can make operating your alarm system much easier. Rather than using the Hub or Control Panel you can choose to simply operate at a swipe of a tag or press of a button. Adding a personal SOS alert button to an ERA HomeGuard or ERA miGuard alarm can also trigger an alert to notify of an emergency situation. 

More devices can be added if you expand the user group e.g. cleaners, gardeners, family members who have access to the property when you’re on holiday etc. Just be mindful that most systems will have a limit on the number of accessories you can add, but this is normally between 50 - 100. 

To see what remotes, tags and keypad can be used to expand your alarm system, visit Wireless Accessories and choose your alarm system. 

 

Further peace of mind

The use of a siren, either solar powered or mains powered will add that visual deterrent to the outside of the property to give an audible and visual indication that an event has triggered. This may also alert your neighbours to any potential problems so they can help. Or the use of a replica / dummy siren can provide an additional visual deterrent to either the rear of the property or another viewpoint.

For the ERA Protect integrated alarm system, the addition of external security cameras or floodlight cameras is a great way to monitor your home remotely through a smartphone app. Check the feed from wherever you are and motion detection will alert you to any movement.  

For the ERA miGuard and ERA HomeGuard alarm system, you can also add a wireless mini strobe siren inside the home for visual and audible indications internally. Plus, internal WiFi cameras that connect to an app, to allow you to monitor inside your home from wherever you are. Or for added peace of mind you can expand to include water detectors and vibration sensors that can alert you to any situations within your home that you may not be aware of. 

Why not go 'Smart'?

If you have a Valiant Kit, miGuard SL2 Kit or A105 Kit, did you know you can add a HomeGuard Pro Starter Kit to your existing system to turn it into a 'Smart' alarm? 

The HomeGuard Pro hub works on the 433MHz frequency and so is compatible with any ERA miGuard or EasyHome kit. The addition of the ERA HomeGuard Pro hub give you the ability to setup, control and monitor the alarm from your smartphone. 

Read more about the ERA HomeGuard Pro

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