When it comes to protecting your home, you’ll want to use the best possible burglar alarm system and there is a huge selection to choose from.
Compared to systems available a few years ago, the latest available today are far more intuitive than they once were. This is primarily because they are packed full of smart features, enabling you to control every aspect and setting of your home alarm from your smartphone.
To assist you in selecting the right burglar alarm system for your home, our handpicked selection lists top-performing systems, chosen based on our first-hand experience installing and using several different home alarms. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Home Alarm Systems
As we own a number of properties (rentals and Airbnb’s), we’ve needed to install several alarm systems over the years. Luckily, due to the improvement in smart technology, most home alarm systems have become far easier to install and set up, which has meant we’ve been able to install them ourselves. This is because the majority of home alarm systems come as complete DIY kits that can also be expanded at a later date if required.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest home alarm systems (for this article), we are continually testing the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice that a brand has released a new kit, we attempt to upgrade our current systems for testing (where applicable).
During our ongoing testing, we analyse the alarm system’s build quality, usability, ease of installation, functionality, expandability and siren output.
As you can see in the photos below, we recently installed the Yale and Ring DIY home alarm systems and the photos show what’s included in the box.
As well as our testing and experience of using multiple home alarm systems, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the system’s build quality, ease of installation, usability, functionality, smart features, expandability, siren output, additional accessories supplied within the kit, warranty and value for money.