How loud is the external siren and how long will it sound for?

Our external sirens sound at around 120db, they have an 8 or 15 minute cut out timer, so the neighbours are not annoyed in the unlikely event of a false alarm.

Will I get a reduction in my Insurance?

Which? Magazine conducted a survey in 2008 and found that most insurers offer a discount of between 2% and 15% on the cost of home contents insurance for homes with a professionally installed and maintained intruder alarm.

Are alarms easy to use?

The alarms we install are very user friendly, in most cases a 4 digit pin, swipe fobs or key fobs will set and unset the system. A simplified user guide and full training is provided and we are here to help, so you can call us if you have any questions. Please discuss your requirements when booking.

Will the work create a big mess?

We try to minimise the disruption or inconvenience caused when we carry out an installation. We sweep or vacuum up any dirt if necessary as we work. We promise to cause as little disruption as possible.

Will my pets set off my alarm when I’m at work?

When we install your alarm system we can set it at various levels of sensitivity to avoid cats and dogs. Just let the engineers know your requirements before work begins.

Can I set my alarm for different areas, at night when I go to bed for example?

Yes, all our alarm systems can be ‘fully-set’ or ‘part-set’ for peace of mind. For example, turning on ground floor detectors but leaving the upstairs off.

Can I extend my warranty?

Yes. Simply have your alarm system serviced annually by CTB Alarms and this will extend your warranty by a further 12 months.

Will switching to a digital only phone line affect my alarm?

Many alarm systems will need to be tweaked so that they still work following the digital switchover. Read more about what is means for your alarms system on our blog, Digital Phone Line – What it means for your alarm system

In the event of a power cut, will my alarm system still work?

Yes. In case of a power loss, the back-up battery will maintain your alarm protection for up to 24 hours depending on your alarm system specification.