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Best burglar alarm brands

Response burglar alarms review

By Liz Ransome-Croker

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Find out more about Response burglar alarms, owned by ERA Home Security, including the range of alarms on offer and the features included.

Response ERA offers a range of alarm systems designed for self-installation, which are available through retailers such as Amazon and Screwfix.

Unfortunately in our 2019 survey of 1,398 burglar alarm owners, we didn't get a large enough sample size to include Response in our full results table. 

A brand must be rated by at least 30 respondents to be included. While Response didn't meet the threshold this year, it was included in our 2017 survey. 

Which? members can log in now to find out more about how it was rated, and to see which brands topped the table in our latest results. If you're not yet a member, you can get instant access by joining Which?.

You can see the full table of our latest results, including unmonitored brands such as ADT, Chubb and Yale, and find out how the brands relate to each other in our page on the best and worst burglar alarm brands.

Response home security

Response (also called Response Electronics and Response ERA) is part of ERA Home Security and sells DIY alarm systems that are designed for self-installation. They are readily available in hardware stores and through online retailers, such as Amazon, Argos and Screwfix. 

Wired and wireless alarm systems

You can buy both wired and wireless systems in a range of configurations, depending on the size of your house and its layout. 

Wired alarms are generally harder to fit than wireless ones, so if you're looking for an installer to help you with this task, see our tips about burglar alarm installers.

Among its alarms branded and Response ERA, it sells ERA MiGuard and ERA HomeGuard alarms, which are claimed to be Neighbourhood Watch-approved. Response also sells a range of old Honeywell wireless and wired alarms.

Smart alarm systems and speech diallers

Some of the ERA alarms are speech diallers, which means they can text you when the alarms are triggered. It also has one smart alarm, Home Guard, so can also be controlled from your smartphone or tablet - visit our smart home security page to find out more about both types.

You can also buy wireless key fobs/remote controls to set and deactivate your alarm at a distance without the need to key in a number.

Home security and wireless cameras

Alongside its alarm systems, Response ERA also sells security lights, doorbells and intercom systems. You can also buy sensors to detect water leaks or floods.

Its smart alarm comes with an option to add a security camera, but you can also buy one separately, called Y-Cam.

You can find out more about different home security measures and types of alarms - including smart and speech dialler alarms - on our advice pages. 

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