OneAlarm has launched a house security range which offers a number of options and, according to the company, an affordable monthly monitoring service. The OneAlarm security solution is wireless, it has no long-term contracts and it doesn’t require any drilling or modifications to the property. Jim Maddan, chairman of the Neighborhood and Home Watch Network, says,” The majority of burglaries are opportunistic and criminals will often simply choose the easiest-looking target.” Despite the risks many people consider house alarms to be too pricey and only to be afforded by larger properties housing expensive antiques and, therefore, don’t even consider protecting their homes in this way. The Metropolitan Police Office says that studies have shown a well-fitted and maintained burglar alarm system makes you less likely to become a victim of burglary. Monitored 24 hours a day / 365 days a year OneAlarm also comes with the ability to control the system from anywhere in the world. There is also a mobile app for iPhone and Android users enabling OneAlarm customers to arm, disarm, change the passcode and update mobile numbers.
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.