Before investing in an expensive alarm system, itâ€™s best to carefully consider what you really need. Whilst there are dummy alarms available on the market that can certainly serve as a deterrent, the proven and most effective deterrents to potential burglars are motion detector lights, CCTV, and burglar alarms many of which can contact the authorities or ring your mobile in the event an intruder is detected on your property. For burglars not wanting to be seen, motion detecting lights are an obvious and immediate threat to their success. It is also more affordable and accessible than ever to have a CCTV system watching over your home or business. There are now many IP models are available that don’t require a professional installation and will enable you to watch the camera’s feed directly from your phone.