#1 Intruder Security Alarm Installers in Lancashire

Installation & Maintenance of Intruder Alarms & More

Offering a broad range of solutions…

Securing your premises and integral assets is a mandatory requirement for most businesses. Guardhall offers a broad range of security solutions that includes intruder alarm installation and maintenance, access system control and more in Lancashire.

These tools are designed to keep your premises and assets safe. Any security breaches are escalated to your keyholders and primary services ensuring a swift and professional response to any threat.

Our dedicated team of alarm installers and maintenance service team is available for you round the clock, ensuring complete customer satisfaction.

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Using advanced technologies…

We provide intruder alarm assistance throughout Lancashire. Our products are chosen from approved suppliers whose product specifications meet those required by the industry and set out in the security standards. As your trusted alarm installation and maintenance partner, we strive to provide comprehensive support to each client.

We provide a complete and trouble-free solution in our intruder alarm systems’ design, installation, and maintenance to give you peace of mind that your assets are fully protected and monitored.

Our increasing track record in alarm verification, through video, enables our staff to escalate confirmed alarms to the primary services or keyholders whilst being confident in resetting systems remotely where a false activation may have occurred.

Now protect your business premises with the right team, using the right technology.

Suited to any environment…

Whether you have a need for a covert or overt security system, Guardhall can provide the solution. Systems can be wire-free, conventionally wired, or through the Internet.

Where an integrated solution is required, we can install, monitor and maintain electric gates and barriers linked to access control and CCTV systems along with intruder alarms.

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door access control systemWe were impressed enough to ask Guardhall to upgrade our CCTV recently. This they did quickly and efficiently with no disruption to our business.

Ian Kirkham, Managing Director, PK Marine

door access control systemGuardhall offers good support and will add to the security system as we want it, such as recently including extra monitoring at the gates.

Facilities Manager, Freight Systems Company

Alarm Installation

Do I need an intruder alarm system?

According to London’s Metropolitan Police you’re less likely to become a victim of burglary if you have a well-fitted and well-maintained burglar alarm system. That means fitting one is a worthwhile investment. The best alarm for your home or commercial premises depends on your personal preferences, your budget, where you live, what your premises is like, and what level of protection and response you’re looking for. We can help you make the right choice with a free no obligation survey, risk assessment and quotation.

Do I need an intruder alarm system?

According to London’s Metropolitan Police you’re less likely to become a victim of burglary if you have a well-fitted and well-maintained burglar alarm system. That means fitting one is a worthwhile investment. The best alarm for your home or commercial premises depends on your personal preferences, your budget, where you live, what your premises is like, and what level of protection and response you’re looking for. We can help you make the right choice with a free no obligation survey, risk assessment and quotation.

What type of intruder alarms are there and which do I need?

Firstly, you need to decide what you would like to happen when your alarm goes off: Bells-only alarms make a noise, but don’t contact anyone (such as the police or you). Monitored intruder alarms automatically call a dedicated alarm receiving centre if the alarm goes off and they in turn contact the Police or keyholders. Our alarms also have smartphone connectivity and can be app controlled so you know the status of your alarm wherever you are.

The second decision you’ll need to make is whether to opt for a wireless alarm system or a traditional wired one. Wireless alarms use battery-powered sensors that communicate with a control panel using radio signals. You can easily add additional sensors and removing the system when you move house is a lot less tricky than for wired versions. However, wireless systems are usually more expensive, and you will need batteries for all components, such as the control panel and all sensors. Wireless alarms look nicer but are more expensive. Wired systems, on the other hand, need wires running to each of the sensors to work. In commercial premises due to the physical size of the systems we would generally recommend wired systems.

The next decision to make is do you need the alarm system maintained? In order to get Police response to a monitored system the system must be maintained by an accredited company. If you get a burglar alarm maintenance contract, your alarm will be checked once a year (twice a year if you have a police-monitoring contract) either remotely or by an installer coming to your premises. This will ensure that your system is working as it should and back up batteries, signalling, external bells etc are all working.

What happens in the event of an alarm activation if I have a monitored system?

The alarm system connects to a receiving centre, which is notified each time your alarm is triggered. First, the receiving centre will call your premises landline to ask for password identification. If this is incorrect or no one answers, it will take action. This is either to inform the keyholder(s), or to call the police, depending on what type of contract you have.

Keyholder only monitoring: Keyholder monitoring is done through a company (the ‘receiving centre’), which will either respond itself when the alarm is triggered, or contact your nominated keyholders. Nominated keyholders must live within 20 minutes of the house, be able to drive, and have access to the house. It’s your responsibility to keep the alarm company up to date with their details and suggest alternatives if they are away.

Policed burglar alarm monitoring: This type of contract means the receiving centre will contact the police when your alarm is triggered, which you can have in addition to keyholders. When your alarm goes off, two indicators within the premises, such as a door contact and a motion sensor, must both have been triggered to warrant police call-out. This is to avoid false alarms wasting police time.

How can you prove that I will get a reliable system?

We use industry leading equipment. We are ISO9001 quality assured, NSI NACOSS Gold accredited..

How long does my battery backup last in the event of a power fail?

On average, a battery backup can usually last up to 8 hours in the event of a power failure for intruder alarms and 24 hours for fire. Once the mains power is restored, the battery will then recharge.

Can I add additional devices to my existing systems and how do I go about doing so?

Yes, usually you will be able to add additional devices to your alarm system. Contact us on 01254 388838 and we can assess your request and advise on the next steps.

What different types of intruder alarms do Guardhall install?

Guardhall installs wireless and hardwired intruder alarm systems, depending on the requirements of the client and premises. Once we have conducted a free site survey, identified strengths and weaknesses in the existing security setup (if any) and discussed your requirements, we can then choose the best systems for you, alongside you.

Generally, we install two different types of burglar alarm system.

1 – Monitored Alarm Systems – A monitored alarm system is connected to a dedicated alarm receiving centre (ARC) which monitors your property. If your alarm is activated, they will contact you and, where applicable, the police.

2 – Bell-Only Alarm Systems – These are simple to install and cheaper than monitored systems, though it should be mentioned that they will simply make a loud alarm, and will not notify the police, an ARC, or you that it has been triggered.
Our site surveys are intended as an examination of your property, and are intended to ascertain what system is sufficient for your property as well as your circumstances. They are entirely free of charge and completely obligation free- and are undertaken by qualified, experienced staff.

Do you install monitored alarm systems?
Yes we do. A monitored alarm system is, as the name would imply, an alarm which is linked to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) by a telephone line (PSTN) mobile network (GSM or GPRS) broadband (IP) or a similar method.

It is important to remember that different types of monitored alarm systems transmit information throughout different ways, so regardless of where you live, the chances are you can get the benefit of a monitored alarm system.

How long does installation take?

It varies on the size of the property and system specification required for the property in question, but typically, a three bedroom house will take one day for us. This is start-to-finish, including setup and testing.

Can I set my home intruder alarm at night?

Yes, the alarm systems we provide allow you to fully-set or part-set the system depending on your situational needs. So at night you can leave the ground floor set and the first floor unset, so you can walk around without worry.

Is it possible to have alarms which are not monitored?

Yes, you can have an alarm system fitted which has no monitoring and you are solely in control of it, this is referred to as a ‘bells/audible only system’ – and it should be noted that with these, the police will not be notified should it be triggered. Furthermore, you are not notified should it be triggered.

Are intruder alarms easy to use?

The intruder alarms we install are very user friendly, in most cases a programmed keyfob will set and unset the system. A simplified user guide is provided for you, and we are always here to help, so you can call us if you have any issues. We understand the security concerns of our customers, and we understand that customer support doesn’t cease when a sale is made.

Are your alarms sensitive to pets?

If you have pets at home, we can install pet-immune PIR detectors that will reduce the risk of false alarm activations.

Will my alarm work in a power cut?

In general, most alarms will work in the event of a power failure. All of our alarm control panels incorporate a standby battery which will power the system in the event of a mains electricity failure. The industry standard is for the battery to power the system for a min of 8 hours. If the system is armed and there is a power failure, the standby battery will hold the alarm in its current status until the power is restored or an activation is detected.