Best burglar alarm brands
Burglar alarm brands rated
By Liz Ransome-Croker
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Which are the best monitored and unmonitored burglar alarm brands? Read on for the results of our exclusive survey of burglar alarm owners.
We surveyed 2,083 people about their home security and burglar alarms to find out which brands are rated most highly for customer satisfaction. Our survey results cover 11 burglar alarm brands, including ADT, Chubb, Yale, and Honeywell alarms.
We've rated two key types of burglar alarm; monitored and unmonitored. The first are monitored by a burglar alarm company as part of a service, for which you pay an annual or monthly fee. The company will then call you or alert the police if the burglar alarm goes off.
Unmonitored alarms, sometimes called standalone or bells-only alarms, don't come with a contract. You can often buy these from DIY shops - see our section further down the page on monitored vs unmonitored alarms for more information.
Burglar alarm brands rated
In the tables you'll find the the overall customer score for each alarm brand, as well as how customers rate the alarms for ease of setting the alarm and the value for money.
The first table shows the results for unmonitored alarms, while further down the page you'll find our reviews for the monitored alarm services.
Burglar alarms (unmonitored)
The top two brands got a customer score of 73%. The lowest-scoring brand scored 59% - still a reasonable score.
|Brand||Customer score||Easy of use||Value for money|
|Dyno/British Gas Safe and Secure|
Sample sizes: Abel (45), Accenta (55), ADT (152), Chubb (145), Dyno/British Gas Safe and Secure (55), Honeywell (134), Optima (43), Swann (31), Veritas (40), Yale (302).
Table notes: Sample sizes in brackets. Survey conducted January 2019. Results are based on the responses of those who told us they had an unmonitored alarm.
You can find full results for each brand, as well as information on what it offers and its prices, by clicking on the brand in the left-hand menu.
If you're looking for an independent burglar alarm company in your area, head to Which? Trusted Traders to find one that's been through our rigorous selection process.
Monitored burglar alarms
The top-performing monitored alarm company got a customer score of 73%, while the lowest scoring brand received 59%.
Big brands Chubb and ADT appear in both our tables.
|Brand||Customer score||Ease of setting the alarm||Value for money|
Sample sizes: ADT (256), AMCO (34), Banham (34), Chubb (172)
Table notes: Test score combines satisfaction and likelihood to recommend. Results are based on people who told us they own a monitored alarm and had a monitoring contract in place when surveyed in January 2019.