Home alarm questions

Find answers to all your home alarm questions below.

How home alarms work

What is the best house alarm system ?

PhoneWatch’s Home Safety System is one of the most advanced security system on the Irish market to ensure your home is always at its most secure. We are continually updating our technology.

Our sensors are wireless, so don’t have to worry about holes being drilled in your home or wires being added. With more than 107,500 homes under our watch, nobody offers peace of mind better than PhoneWatch.

What is the best house alarm system in Ireland ?

PhoneWatch are Ireland's No.1 for Safety Alarms since 1991, offering a range of monitored alarm solutions for Burglary, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide for homes and small businesses. At PhoneWatch, we instantly respond to your burglar, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms from our state of the art Alarm Receiving Centre in Dublin.

Whether you’re at home or away, having a PhoneWatch alarm means you can relax knowing that we’ll be there to make sure everything is safe 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

What causes false alarms on home security systems ?

An overwhelming majority of false alarms are caused by the user entering an incorrect keypad code or not using the key tag correctly. To prevent false alarms, create an alarm code that every member of the family can remember. Keeping windows and doors shut is not only a smart security practice, it can also help prevent false alarms. Before you activate your home security system, be sure all windows and doors are shut.

To further minimize the chance of a false alarm, let visitors / household members know your home security system is armed if they are visiting or staying in your home.

What is an alarm system ?

An alarm system uses sensors and PIR cameras to detect motion and protect your home. PhoneWatch’s alarm systems offers you total peace of mind with an instant response to your burglar, smoke or carbon monoxide alarm. The PhoneWatch Home Safety System is a wireless alarm.

 

The alarm system includes:

  • 1 central control unit with GSM
  • 1 keypad
  • 2 PIR camera detectors
  • 1 smoke detector
  • 1 door contact
  • and any 2 other sensors of your choice.

Also included: 1 bell box for the outside of your home, keytags to arm/disarm your alarm and a free smartphone app.

What is the best home security system ?

PhoneWatch home security systems provides a far higher level of security than non-monitored alarms systems. Everyone is familiar with the sound of a ringing alarm. It’s an everyday occurrence that passers-by now just tend to ignore. However, a PhoneWatch alarm is never ignored. As soon as the alarm activates, a signal is sent to our Receiving Centre. Alarm signals are transmitted either through a landline or over the mobile phone network.

As soon as the signal is received, one of our trained 24 hour alarm monitoring staff will immediately contact you, your key holders and/or the emergency services. Our Home Safety System is one of the most advanced security system on the Irish market to ensure your home is always at its most secure. We are continually updating our technology.

How do home alarm systems work?

How does an alarm system work?

The PhoneWatch alarm systems works by notifying you and/or your keyholders as soon as there is an activation on your monitored alarm system. PhoneWatch comes with contacts for your doors as well as motion sensors for the inside of your home. This way you know your home is fully protected, inside and out.

How much is an alarm system for a house?

The PhoneWatch Home Safety System costs €299 for a house. The installation includes:

  • 1 central control unit with GSM,
  • 1 keypad
  • 2 PIR camera detectors
  • 1 smoke detector
  • 1 door contact
  • Any 2 other sensors of your choice.
  • 1 bell box for the outside of your home, keytags to arm/disarm your alarm and a free smartphone app.
  • Additional sensors available for an additional cost.
How much does an alarm system cost?

The PhoneWatch Home Safety System costs €299 for a house and €250 for an apartment.

How much do alarm systems cost ?

The PhoneWatch Home Safety System costs €299 for a house and €250 for an apartment.

How much is a alarm system for house ?

The PhoneWatch Home Safety System costs €299 for a house and €250 for an apartment.

How do carbon monoxide alarms work ?

With PhoneWatch’s carbon monoxide detectors, any harmful level of the gas will be detected and trigger the alarm. Your installation engineer will advise on the best location of the carbon monoxide detector. Generally, the carbon monoxide detector will be located in the close vicinity of sleeping areas or rooms that contain fuels sources. In the event that our carbon monoxide alarm activates, it will generate an immediate response.

PhoneWatch will immediately call you and if there is no answer, we will immediately call and send the fire services.

How much for a home alarm system ?

The PhoneWatch Home Safety System costs €299 for a house and €250 for an apartment.

How much is a house alarm ?

The PhoneWatch Home Safety System costs €299 for a house and €250 for an apartment.