Burglar alarm and installation costs
As well as average prices, we present our tips about burglar alarms, including what to look out for, what not to compromise on, and how to get the best price.
We've found that the advice given by installers varies greatly, and so do the charges they apply for useful extras. Plus, we'll explain whether a burglar alarm is worth installing to get a discount on your home insurance.
We've rated two types of burglar alarms. The first are monitored by the company and you pay an annual or monthly fee for this service. The company will then call you or alert the police if the burglar alarm goes off.
The second type are bells-only or those that auto-dial you if there's a break-in. These don't come with a contract and can often be bought from DIY shops.