About Alarms

How does the monitored alarm work?

A Monitored Alarm System connects to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) which is a remote central station manned 24 hours a day 365 days a year, via your telephone line or GPRS, Broadband. This permanent connection enables the alarm system to send signals as and when necessary to the ARC which in turns verifies the signals received and take appropriate actions. For instance if the alarm system detects an intrusion, it immediately sends an intruder signal to the ARC via its signalling path. Within seconds the ARC is able to verify the alarm signal and decide on appropriate course of action to alert you or one or more of your nominated keyholders and if necessary alert the Police via an agreed communication channel.

What is Dual path monitoring?

Alarm Monitoring of your premises requires an active phone line. The risk of a vulnerable phone line can be overcome by adopting a dual signalling method such as Redcare GSM and DualCom. Which has two paths of signaling BT line and GPRS signalling.

Can I have a house alarm that is not monitored?

YES. You have other options such as Bells Only Alarm which makes audible noises to deter intruders or alert the neighbours of a break in. It is also possible for your house alarm to send messages to your mobile phone via its onboard communicator or a dedicated Speech Dialler.

Would I be able to set my burglar alarm at night?

YES. Your alarm allows for full setting, part setting and night setting. Typically, at night setting, you are free to move around at some area of your home such as upstairs whilst the ground floor is alarmed.

How long will it take to install my alarm?

It takes on average 8 hours to install a standard intruder alarm system in a house or 2-3 days for a shop or commercial property.

Would an Intruder Alarm work with my Pets?

Through careful system design and professional installation the problem of pet and movement detectors can be overcome with Pet friendly sensors.

Would my wireless internet connection interfere with the wireless alarm?

NO. Your wireless alarm will utilize a narrow band radio channel which is exclusive for the security industry and as such unlikely to receive interference from your wireless internet connection.

Do you offer any guarantee on the alarm system?

YES. We provide 12 months minimum guarantee on Vigil Security Systems Ltd installations.

Can I add extra sensors to my alarm package?

YES. Extra sensors can be added to your alarm package if required; at additional costs.

How soon can you install my burglar alarm?

Ideally within seven days; however we can consider a fast track installation in emergency circumstances.

Wireless Alarms

  • Secure your premises with a professional security alarm without the visible cables
  • Vigil Security Systems offer bespoke wireless alarms that suits your needs
  • Quality wireless alarms for home and small business premises
  • Wireless house alarm with options for bells only, speech dialler or monitored alarm
  • Fully expandable wireless burglar alarm system with option for pet friendly sensors
  • Reliable wireless alarm with no interference from other radio frequency or wireless broadband
  • Wireless alarm offers no visible wiring around the home or office and is insurance approved
  • Buy wireless alarm and avoid disruption to your home or office during and after installation
  • Wireless alarm offers opportunity to extend protection to large areas & out buildings with wireless detectors

All prices include VAT @ 20%. Optional extras such as personal attack button, wire free smoke detector, wireless vibration sensor and speech/text dialler are available at additional costs. The wireless alarm can be monitored for key-holders and police response by our alarm receiving centre, subject to terms and conditions.

Alarms for Homes and Business

  • Protect your home and family with burglar alarm
  • Beat the burglar with a NSI Gold approved intruder alarm
  • Quality alarm system with user friendly features supply and install at competitive prices
  • Options for bells only alarm, speech dialler or monitored alarms for police response
  • Full parts and labour warranty with optional alarm maintenance service

All prices include VAT @ 20%. Optional extras such as personal attack button, smoke detector, vibration sensor, speech/text dialler, Redcare are available at additional costs. The alarm can be monitored for key-holders and police response by our alarm receiving centre, subject to terms and conditions

Types of Alarms

Bells-only alarm

Bells-only alarm, otherwise known as audible-only alarm, is a burglar alarm which makes only audible noise from the external and or internal sounders when the alarm is triggered. The bells-only alarm may deter intruders and alert the neighbour when the alarm activates but on its own will not generate police response.

Monitored alarm

A burglar alarm is monitored when the alarm system is connected via telephone line or radio network or both to a remote central station known as alarm receiving centre (ARC). The ARC monitors the alarm signals from the protected premises 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and alert the key holders and or the Police as necessary. Monitored alarm will incur monthly or annually service charges in addition to the installation costs of the respective alarm package (shown above). Our combined monitoring and maintenance service charge starts from £20 p/m.

Personal attack alarm

Personal attack alarm is also referred to as Panic attack alarm. The alarm can be invaluable in summoning help when you are attacked or feel threatened by an intruder or a stranger in your home or at your business. Personal attack alarm can be integrated in to the burglar alarm and may be connected to an Alarm Receiving Centre for Police response in the event of an emergency.

Contact Us

Vigil Security Systems 17 Vernon Terrace Sheffield S10 5GJ P: 0114 2678881 F: 0114 2676078 sales@vigilsystems.co.uk

Our Standards

Since 2001 Vigil Security Systems Ltd have offered clients the best security systems and a service that continues to provide users with excellence in after sales care.


Regular servicing helps to maintain the performance of an alarm system. Vigil Security Systems Ltd provide alarm maintenance services.