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Banham burglar alarms review

By Liz Ransome-Croker

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Discover how burglar alarm owners rated Banham burglar alarm systems for their value for money and ease of setting the alarm.

If you're thinking of buying a Banham alarm system, we tell you all you need to know about the security features Banham offers and how its monitored alarm customers rate the brand.

We asked how satisfied alarm owners are with each brand and whether they would recommend it to a friend, and combined these ratings to give a customer score for each. 

The top monitored alarm brand got a customer score of 73%, while the bottom-rated brand scored 59%.

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Banham burglar alarms rated

Our ratings below are for Banham's monitored alarms (where you pay for the company to monitor your alarm). Not enough people with an unmonitored Banham alarm responded to our survey to be able to rate the company for this.

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You can see how Banham compares with a number of other alarm companies, including Yale and Honeywell Security, on our best and worst burglar alarms page.

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Monitored alarm systems

Banham offers monitoring contracts, where you pay the company to contact you or the police (depending on the contract you've chosen) when your alarm goes off. Instead of outsourcing the monitoring to an external company, as a lot of alarm companies do, Banham does its own monitoring.

Some of its alarms also come with remote maintenance, which means that if there is an issue with the alarm it can be diagnosed and possibly fixed remotely. 

Banham also offers a reprogramming service, where an old alarm system is reset so it can be monitored by another company.  

Wired and wireless alarm systems

Banham sells wired and wireless alarms (where the components connect to each other, via wi-fi, so there are no wires). It says you can integrate its alarm systems into other security measures for your home.

Smart home security

Banham offers an app, called SmartAlarm, which means you can control and monitor your alarm from your mobile phone. 

Quite a few companies now offer smart or dialler alarms that can contact you if they're triggered, alongside traditional alarms. Read our page on choosing an alarm to find the best for you.

Security cameras, smoke alarms and other security measures

Banham offers a range of security products in addition to burglar alarms, including:

  • locks
  • doors and entry systems
  • grilles and grates
  • smoke alarms
  • CCTV.

You can also get panic buttons, which enable you to alert someone if there is an emergency, and key fobs/tags, where you can set the alarm remotely or nearby without the use of a number.

Some of Banham's sensors come with anti-masking, whereby if someone tries to cover up a sensor, it will detect it.

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