Should my Burglar Alarm go off during Power Cuts?

You might be wondering whether your burglar alarm will still protect your home in a power cut. What if you’re on holiday and the power goes out, meaning your home is subject to unwanted visitors?

Well we’ve got the answers here.

The short answer: no.

Your burglar alarm really shouldn’t go off during a power cut. There should be a backup battery in your alarm exactly for this reason.

That means that if there is bad weather or a power cut when you’re out, your home is still protected.

What if my burglar alarm does go off?

If your alarm does go off when the power goes out, it’s likely that there’s a fault with it. If the backup battery can’t keep the alarm running when the power is off, then the alarm will go off.

How to avoid problems with your burglar alarm

burglar alarmThe best way to avoid your alarm going off during a power outage is to get it serviced regularly.

You might be thinking that it seems strange to get an alarm serviced – after all, it’s not a boiler. But having your intruder alarm regularly serviced will ensure that your home is always protected, even during a power cut.

A lot of the time, having your alarm serviced is an insurance requirement. So if you are burgled and you haven’t had your alarm serviced, you might find that your policy is void. It’s best to have your burglar alarm serviced anyway, as it will locate any faults before they become a security issue.

If you think your burglar alarm needs servicing, make sure you do it sooner rather than later. You don’t want the worst to happen then find that your insurance is invalid.

If you’ve not got an alarm system yet but want to find out how much it will cost to get one installed, use our service. We’ll put you in touch with up to 4 companies who can give you a quote for the alarm and the installation.

Emily Rivers

Emily Rivers is the Customer Experience Manager at Quotatis. She informs customers of the latest developments in a range of products so they can make the best choice for their homes and ensures they get the best out of our service.