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How long does a wireless Burglar alarm battery last?

How long does a wireless Burglar alarm battery last?

A typical wireless burglar alarm battery requires changing every 2-3 years. The main panel is usually hard wired into the mains electricity and has a backup battery in case of power cut. This alarm battery usually will need replacing every 5 years or so.

CR123 Pyronix Battery

The wireless sensors such as the door contacts and motion sensors usually take a CR123 battery, the life span of these is determined by how frequent the sensors transmit signal back to the main panel. It is recommended these batteries are replaced every two years. The outside siren batteries usually also get replaced around the two year mark, however this can be a lot less if the siren is always going off constantly.

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Wire free CCTV?

Are you after cctv but dont want wires around the house??

So you’ve probably bought a new build house or just finished decorating the old house and now the thought of cctv has just hit you…..what about cables??? You’re instantly drawn to the words “Wireless CCTV” well think again. Most wireless cctv systems still require power and are only wireless in transmitting the video signal. Even the likes of Arlo and google nest still require constant power. These Same brands do not do complete wireless cameras, you have to regularly charge them maybe every 1 to 2 weeks which can be a pain. The second issue is, these are usually subscription based recording meaning you have to pay monthly to have video recorded.

Soooo the solution?

Well Simple…get the professionals in….. why not have the reliability of wired system but aesthetics of a wireless system…. how you ask?? A complete wired system but cables are all fished up the cavity walls of your house so you have no cables on the outside and no cables on the inside. We aim to show no cable what so ever around the house but still giving you wired reliability. Have a look here, as you can see almost every new build house show no cables and the system is tucked away nicely either in the loft or in one of the bedrooms.

So before you go wireless, call us around and we’ll tell you exactly how and where the cables will be run.

Should my cctv cameras be visible or hidden?

The simple answer to the question is yes they should be visible as you want to deter someone before they attempt to break in, damage or steal something, however other factors should be considered before choosing. Below we discuss pro’s and cons of both:


The main benefit of installing a obvious looking cctv camera is people are aware of it and it will deter people from doing something, this can be something like installing a white camera on a dark facia/soffit or wall or vice versa installing a Black camera on white facia/soffit or wall. You’d rather the person see the camera and move on and go somewhere else rather than your property being vandalised and then they realise you had cameras.

The cons of installing a obvious camera is sometimes it can look ugly, for example if you’ve just had your house all painted in a light colour then sticking a black or grey camera can look odd, a lot of people will want to match the colour of the camera to the exterior of the house for example if you’ve just had all grey windows and doors put in you may want grey cameras so it looks all matched.

The other problem with a obvious camera is, someone may go to the lengths of wanting to damage the camera before they commit the crime because its so obvious and visible to them.

Hidden/Not so Obvious

The benefits of installing Hidden camera or shall we say not so obvious looking cameras is that sometimes you want to catch someone out because they’re not admitting to the offence, for example if you have a nuisance neighbour who keeps throwing rubbish over, you may want to catch him out without him realising you’ve had cameras installed, sometimes you may want to prove something rather than prevent something.

We offer a free no obligation quotation/advise where the above can be discussed in depth but more focused on around your property, feel free to contact us here.

How long does it take to install CCTV system?

CCTV Installation

It takes between 2 to 4 hours to install up to 4 cctv cameras on a new build house. This can vary depending on the size of house and customer requirements and also if more cameras are needed.

Usually a 4 camera system on a new build house with plug sockets already installed in the loft can take 3 hours from start to finish. If power sockets need to be install this can usually take extra 30-45 mins.


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