I thought I would post my review of the British Gas safe and secure alarm as their are often threads asking for recommendations on alarms. I am currently renovating a bungalow. You can see it at Build my Bungalow! I need to buy an alarm for the place so shortlisted a few and went with the British gas safe and secure system. System requirements 1Wanted to be alerted when the alarm was triggered 2 Ability to monitor remotely and set alarm- helps in case I forget to set the alarm. 3 Ability to install additional motion senors , door sensors etc Wired or Wireless Wired tends to be more reliable than wireless, however fitting a wired system is best to do when you're redecorating , or renovating like I am so you can chase all the cables in the wall. Retro fitting a wired system can often be quite a messy task. Wireless technology has hugely improved over the years , and with improved battery performance I was leaning towards a wireless alarm. A wireless systems were quoted cheaper due to the little amount of time it takes to install. I contacted a few companies local to me but the quotes were coming in for around £1000- that was with me getting my builders to run any cables first too. If I wanted to be alerted that the alarm had gone off I was looking at a around £25-30 a month in monitoring fees- this I thought was pretty expensive. Especially because the police would not be called straight away. Someone phoning me to tell me my alarm had gone is no more useful than a text or email. I looked at ADT, Yale alarms , alarms on ebay etc. The monthly fees ruled out ADT, Yale didn't have a remote app to set the alarm or check on it remotely. I didn't trust the quality of the alarms on ebay. I discovered that British Gas have entered the home security alarm market with , their alarm is called Safe and Secure. This ticked all the boxes for. 1) Low monthly fee for Text alerts £8- ( If you don't want the text alerts you can save £8 a month) 2) iphone and android app to remotely monitor the alarm and activate / deactivate the alarm. 3) Easy to set up self install this is due to the fact it is also a wireless system 4) Not expensive So what do you get? For £199 you get the starter pack 1 hub- this is connected to your router via a cat5 cable. This can be hidden anywhere 2 two motion sensors ( these can be upgraded to pet friendly sensors free of charge ) 3 2 remote fobs- to turn the alarm on and off, like a car remote . I preferred this over having a keypad on the wall of the hallway like most alarms. 4 Smart plug- you can plug a light/radio etc to into the smart plug and remotely turn it on and off from the app. Smart plug also acts as a signal booster for all the sensors and home plug. 5 - Decoy box- looks like an external siren but doesn't actually make a noise I didn't want a fully monitored service with police response as I am having IP cameras installed inside and have bought CCTV outside which can be remotely monitored. If the alarm goes off, I can remotely see if the bungalow has been broken into via the cameras and call the police myself. The alarm can also email a second person so I can give a family member access to the CCTV and they can see if anyone has broken in too. I am awaiting for the walls to be plastered and then will install the alarm and go into more details on the interface. Any questions please fire away and i will do my best to answer.