Yale is advising merchants and retailers to stock up on home alarms to boost sales during the dark winter months.
Only 30% of UK homes have an alarm system, yet 60% of burglaries attempted on homes fitted with alarms are unsuccessful. With these dark winter nights providing useful cover for burglars, it’s worth promoting Yale’s wirefree alarm kits as a quick and easy to install solution for all types of properties.
For flats, terraces or semi-detached homes, the Standard Alarm is ideal. Operated using a simple keypad system, the alarm allows an entire property to be armed or disarmed and has a pre-set 20-second exit/entry period.
Designed for a family home, the Family Alarm comes with a fully functional control panel system that can be tailored to suit individual security requirements. The length of the exit/entry period can be altered and the system can also be used to arm parts of a home, whilst disarming others.
The top of the range Premium Alarm can alert the owner via telephone, when triggered. Up to three telephone numbers can be stored within a telecommunicating panel, which will dial numbers in a specified sequence and play a pre-recorded message. The system can also be activated and deactivated using a touch-tone telephone.
Each alarm kit comes complete with a siren box with flashing LED, a keypad or control panel, two PIR movement detectors and two door/window contacts.
It’s also worth stocking a selection of alarm accessories such as remote control key fobs, panic buttons and smoke detectors, as well as extra door/window contacts and PIR movement detectors, to drive add-on sales.
Nigel Fisher, Head of Sales for Yale Trade, said:
“Many householders feel more vulnerable in their homes over the dark winter months and use the New Year as the motivation to replace or upgrade their external home security.
“As a result, sales of home alarms can rise quite dramatically in the first quarter of the year, and merchants and retailers can benefit from this demand by stocking a selection of wirefree alarms and accompanying accessories.”
For further information on Yale’s range of security products, please contact the Yale trade sales team on 0845 223 2126 or visit www.yale.co.uk