Wireless Home Security Alarm for Small Home Business in Hamilton
Published 17 Nov 2014
Category: Home Security System Hamilton & Waikato, Alarm Monitoring Service in Hamilton for the Waikato
Written by a new Sterling Security customer in Hamilton who chose a monitored wireless home security alarm system.
I own a small home business in Hamilton NZ that allows me to work from home and I’ve come to think about the costly interruption to my business if my home was to be broken into and things like computer equipment were to be stolen from my home.
I was feeling less secure in my home as we had quite a few new neighbours in the area and this tends to bring around a lot more people who visit them and this increased activity of unfamiliar people would be the perfect environment for a burglar to take advantage of to break into my home.
So I contacted Sterling Security after researching available Hamilton security company options on the internet.
I spoke with the Manager Brendon Frost who recommended a wireless home security alarm as my home is quite new and I don’t want to go through the hassle & damage of installing extensive wiring.
Brendon clearly explained the difference between what he suggested I use versus a cheap alarm system offer for $199 that I had seen on the internet which is not a sufficient option to provide me with the level of security I require.
From what Brendon explained to me, they quite often get new customers who had taken the cheap option from another company only to be burgled anyhow and then requiring an all new alarm to get the improved options as the cheap systems are not upgradeable.
Upon accepting the quote Brendon booked in a time for his installers to arrive and they turned up on the appointment day with a quick phone call beforehand to ensure I was home as planned.
The install was relatively quick for his team to complete arriving at 930am and out by 1230pm with a short stop to eat some morning tea that I supplied them as they were working so well.
The wireless sensors are quick to install as no wiring is required but still 100% secure as they have tamper monitoring included as I chose Sterling Security alarm monitoring. The installers checked out the house and discussed with me the best places for the sensors giving me a clear understanding of why and where they would be placed.
On each occasion the install would create a hole or changes to the walls the installers checked with me first before drilling holes which was very much appreciated.
The alarm system includes an inside and outside siren, stickers to ward off burglars, a keypad and they also integrated the wireless remote with my electric garage door. I really like this feature so I can arm and disarm my alarm from within the car from the same remote that opens the garage door.
To top things off the team took the time to answer my questions about the alarm and provided me with clear understandable training on how to use the alarm. They explained clearly the process that the monitoring service would take and the fee involved for a guard call out. This is a very reasonable $50 only if I can’t be reached on my contact numbers or if I advise the alarm monitoring staff to dispatch security guards once they have called me.
I found it very interesting that the only people that seem to have problems after installing alarms have usually not implemented all the recommendations from Sterling Security. For instance if they say you need a sensor covering an entry point upstairs, then it makes sense to listen to the experts and install that extra sensor so you don’t leave a vulnerability in your alarm set up. I agree that burglars are low life but they are experts at working out the vulnerability in your house and exploiting this to your detriment.
I was very impressed by the level of expertise that the Sterling Security team displayed. Each person I spoke with was not only friendly but passionate about what they were doing and the quality of the Bosch equipment is excellent. Based on my experience I would rate Sterling Security ten out of ten and I have no regrets about choosing them as my home security provider.