Virtual housesitter systems

Some streets occupied by our customers are practically devoid of any residents during the day time, whether due to work or other commitments. Also, when everyone in the street goes away for half-term, there is no-one to leave the keys with. The very best thing you could do is ensure that your home looks like, and acts like it is occupied, so that potential burglars leave your home alone.

Research into what motivates burglars by Bennett and Wright (1984) concluded, after interviews with 300 experienced burglars, their main concern was whether or not the premises were occupied.

Virtual housesitter systemsOur statistics show that the chances of a house being broken into with an Allcooper alarm system is very slim. However, to sow the final seeds of doubt into a potential burglar’s mind, nothing beats home automation. By combining servo technology, sensors and timers, your home can be made to appear a hive of normal family activity when you’re all away. By automatically opening and closing curtains, and switching lights on and off in various rooms your home looks occupied. Your Allcooper alarm system is essentially a mini computer and can control all this activity for you, which maximises your investment in your security systems.

If you are building a new home, or re-furbishing your existing one, it is imperative that you involve Allcooper to help design your electrical and data systems, to ensure that you can take advantage of this technology.

Remember: if you go out at night, make sure you leave lights on indoors instead of outdoors.


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