Happy Family Home Security

All you and the kiddies want to feel when you’re tucked in at night is safe and secure. As much as we may hate to discuss it, that feeling can be shattered by an intruder.

We put a lot of effort into making our home cozy and inviting but how often do you evaluate how secure your home is from the outside?

Perhaps you’ve seen a second hand security kit for sale online and think that will do the job. Wrong! and here’s why

Why home security is so important

Sadly, times have changed.

Gone are the days when young children were handed £5 to go out on their own and told to be home for dinner. Gone are the days when you felt safe leaving all your windows and doors open while you sunbathed in the back garden.

We are so absorbed in our busy lives that we forget to give a second thought to our home security. It’s one of those things that “isn’t a problem until it’s a problem“!

Which is why it is alarming to read that:

in December 2022, Southend-on-Sea had the worst crime rate in Essex for burglary, with 50 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants.


So said the Crime Rate website

Experiencing a burglary leaves you feeling scared and vulnerable in your home – affecting the kids too!

A home security system means you can rest easy knowing your home is being looked after. Modern alarm systems can:


  • Connect to your smartphone
  • Integrate with home CCTV cameras
  • Send instant notifications to your mobile, so you’re in the loop at work and on holiday
  • Be monitored by an Alarm Receiving Centre who can contact the Police in an emergency, so you don’t have to rely on a Good Samaritan

Balancing home security and budget

Can you put a price on feeling safe, protecting your valuables and preventing damage to your property?
Purchasing a high quality system that:

  • Is up to date
  • Is a quality investment
  • Has been installed by a professional…

…will be money well spent! Just like the cheap pair of trainers that seems more appealing at first, you’ll wish you forked out for the name brand pair when they start to fall apart a couple of months later!

Why a second hand security kit is a massive NO-NO!

Some items you can get away with buying second hand – a security kit is not one of them. Here’s why:

For starters, there will be no warranty. If there is anything wrong with the system or if anything goes wrong, you won’t be covered and will, essentially, have wasted your money.

You also have no way of knowing the true quality of the system, until it has been installed. The resolution may be horrible, the storage capacity could be incredibly small, or you may have footage /  left over settings from the previous owner!

By choosing the cheap option and buying a second hand security kit, you are gambling with your home and family’s protection.

Why is it important to have your security system installed properly?

The last thing you want is a faulty system that isn’t providing the coverage you want and need. It is perfectly fine to want to do things yourself or want to save money but, if not installed correctly, you may be putting your home at risk of a break in.

A certified security installer like Eastern can:

  • Install the cameras in the right place, with the right system settings to suit your family’s needs
  • Ensure it is working properly and show you exactly how to use it
  • Make certain the system complies with UK GDPR laws and British Standards
  • Give you the peace of mind that your system won’t stop working when you need it most
  • Offer maintenance and monitoring with Police response

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