How Good Is Your Home Security? A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding the Importance of Home Security Systems

Learn about the importance of home security systems and how they can protect you and your family. This beginner's guide explains the benefits of installing a home alarm and the various options available

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January 18, 2024

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As a homeowner, one of your top priorities is the safety and security of your home, belongings, and family. The reality is that burglaries and home invasions can happen to anyone, regardless of the neighbourhood they live in. Fortunately, there are many ways to protect your home, and one of the most effective methods is by installing a home security system.

Understanding the Basics of Home Security Systems

A burglar alarm is a device designed to protect your home from intruders and other potential threats. 

There are many types of security systems. We recommend Sonis Smart Security’s house alarm, NoEntry, which is a DIY, smart home alarm. Unlike other alarm systems, NoEntry does not require any motion, door, or window sensors. Instead, it uses sound-signature technology to detect intruders. 

Benefits of Installing a House Alarm

The primary benefit of installing an intruder alarm is that it can deter burglars and other intruders from targeting your home. Studies show that homes without security systems are up to 300% more likely to be targeted by burglars than those with security systems.

In addition to deterring intruders, home security systems can also provide peace of mind.

Features to Look for in a Home Security System

When shopping for a burglar alarm, there are several features to look for to ensure you get the best possible protection. Some key features to consider include:

Equipment: Typically, traditional alarms rely on motion, door, or window sensors. These detect movement within a certain range and trigger an alarm or other response. However, you may require multiple sensors throughout the home. As mentioned before, NoEntry is unique in that it doesn’t require any additional sensors, giving you whole-home security from a single unit. 

Set-Up: When choosing a home security system, you want one that is easy to set up and operate. NoEntry by Sonis is operated via a key fob or through your smartphone. Furthermore, it takes less than five minutes to set up. For proof, why not watch our installation video?

Range: Ideally, an intruder alarm that covers your entire home is the best option. The NoEntry house alarm will cover your entire home, including integral garages and conservatories. 

Pet-friendly: 21% of false alarms are caused by pets. While there are ‘pet-friendly PIRs’ these do not cover the whole house. This allows space for your cat, dog, or an intruder to crawl through your home. It’s best to go for a truly pet-friendly solution like NoEntry, which listens for intruders, not pets.

Installation: If you are a renter, you’ll need a house alarm that doesn’t require any drilling. NoEntry has a simple plug-and-play design, which means that you won’t need any fixtures or permission from your landlord.

Budget: House alarms can range in price, with traditional systems costing up to £900. At Sonis, we aim to make security affordable for all, giving you a low-cost home security system that does everything a traditional alarm does and more.


In this beginner’s guide to acknowledging the importance of house alarms, we’ve highlighted the critical aspects of protecting your home, belongings, and family. Understanding the basics of home security systems and choosing the right one, like NoEntry by Sonis, can significantly enhance your home’s safety.

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