‘How to’ guide to DIY alarms When the Home Office interviewed imprisoned burglars, 84% of them said they would not willingly enter a building where a working alarm was fitted. Statistics also show that 60% of attempted burglaries carried out on properties fitted with alarms are unsuccessful, making them an excellent form of protection and a deterrent for prospective criminals. So whether you’re going away on holiday, or simply turning the lights out after a long day at work, a fitted home alarm system can offer complete peace-of-mind, protecting both your belongings, and – most importantly – you and your family. Alarms are a lot easier to fit than you might think. Yale offers a range of alarms to suit any property, from flats and cottages to large town houses. Yale’s range of Easy Fit Alarms are just that…they take a few minutes to install and are simple to use. Featuring a cleverly devised ‘pre-linked’ installation system, all components can be fitted in three simple steps and the alarms do not require wiring into a mains supply, meaning there is no need to call out a qualified electrician. This also saves household disruption, such as the hassle of having to carry out rewiring or redecorating, as no physical connections are required between the units. Extra door/window contacts, PIRs and smoke detectors can be added to the systems and, for added convenience, you can also programme key fobs to control the alarm. Yale offers three different types of Easy Fit alarms: The Easy Fit Standard Alarm, the Easy Fit Telecommunicating Alarm and the Easy Fit SmartPhone Alarm, which include different features depending on your needs. Once you’ve chosen your preferred alarm, it’s time to put your DIY skills to the test. Here are three quick and easy steps to help you fit your very own DIY alarm… 1. Switch the power for the siren and accessories on2. Fit the wire free devices where you want 3. Test and go! For more information on setting up Yale’s range of Easy Fit Alarms, take a look at the how to videos, see the brochure, or check out the alarms section on the Yale website.