Protecting Homes & Businesses Since 1978

Security alarm specialists serving Birmingham & the West Midlands

Home security system specialists at ARC Alarms, we are renowned for installing domestic and commercial security alarms in South Birmingham and across the West Midlands region. Call 0121 475 1596 today!

Burglar Alarms in Birmingham
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Burglar Alarm Specialists for Birmingham & the West Midlands

A reputed firm with over 40 years of experience ARC Alarms was established in 1978 and for the last 4 decades, we have been consistently providing an excellent quality service to all our clients. This has helped us in obtaining repeat customers who are impressed with our work. As a family business, ARC Alarms strives to provide a personal service and a high level of customer care.  We are a NSI Silver approved company, so you can be sure of obtaining high quality installations and reliable systems at affordable prices.

We can also adapt existing security systems that have fallen into disrepair or require modern upgrading, often saving considerable expense. What’s more, we offer a 12-month Preventative Maintenance Contract for your peace of mind. Our dedicated team has installed over 5000 successful and reliable security systems and consistently wins the praise of our customers (see Customer Reviews).

Alarm Systems Birmingham

Our Services

At ARC Alarms, we provide a range of high quality alarm systems to homes, local businesses and commercial establishments in South Birmingham and across the West Midlands region. Our family-run business was established in 1978 by Bob and Marie Penrice and since then we have installed more than 5000 security systems.

Home Security West Midlands

About Us

At ARC Alarms, we are experts in home security systems and have been since our business was first established in 1978. Our business continues to be family run by business partners Alex and Martin, and continues to employ a dedicated team of personable, knowledgeable and friendly employees.

Our customers say…


“Highly recommend! Martin came out to us fixed the problem in no time clean and tidy clearly very professional knowledgable trustworthy and helpful nothing was to much trouble, unlike most company’s there not just out to make money they pride themselves on exellent Custmer service. I will definitely only be use in them in the come in future.”

Zain R.


“What a find! When we decided to upgrade our alarm we asked our neighbours about the company who had done an upgrade on theirs. They sung the praises of ARC alarms who had installed the alarm on their previous property as well, Armed with that recommenation we made contact with the company and from that point everything has been brilliant. Martin, Dean and the staff in the office have been perfect. Martin was meticulous when he arrived, as promised, to meet us and survey our house. He explained everything thoroughly and within 24 hours provided us with a detailed proposal. We accepted the proposal and on the allotted day Dean arrived on time to carry out the installation. His work is of the highest standard and at every stage he consulted with us to ensure that we were happy. He cleaned everywhere he worked and it was impossible to tell that he had been there. He thoroughly explained every aspect of the new system to us before he left, We would highly recommend ARC without reservation.”



“Recently, our Alarm system crashed and I called ARC to fix the problem. Despite these difficult times, an Engineer turned up within 30 hours. Whilst he had never experienced a crash on the same system as ours, he persevered to deliver a positive solution. I thought the response was quite brilliant, and delivered under our maintenance contract.”

Graham T.


“I have no hesitation in recommending ARC Alarms – a great family run business! I had an existing system which is quite old. Having spoken to a few other companies who said it was too difficult to deal with I then spoken with Martin at ARC. He was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. He was punctual and took his shoes off as soon as he saw the new carpet! He carried out an assessment of the existing system and gave me a price which was followed up in writing. When I queried a couple of things he immediately set them right and stuck to what we had agreed. Covid came along and so there was a delay in providing the service but as soon as they could, they got in touch to book us back in. Alex came to do the work required and again was punctual and friendly. He did all the work during the morning and was gone by lunchtime. He left all the relevant paperwork and I feel really confident that they will stick to their side of the maintenance agreement for ongoing support. Great!”

Rupe P.


“We use this Company for our alarm system including the annual maintenance, and have just had them at our home to fit a CCTV system. I cannot recommend them highly enough, fantastic service and very sensible prices.”

Craig H.


“Outstanding, friendly, helpful and understanding.”

David R.


“Excellent service. Friendly people, first class professional service. Highly recommended!”

Hayley S.


“We have used ARC Alarms for around 16 years. They completed our latest installation to our new house professionally and very tidily. Dean did a great job! The alarm is easy to operate and Dean explained all aspects very clearly. I cannot recommend them highly enough. A very satisfied customer.”

Liz L.


“I choose to use Arc as they were a small family business and I was opening a small family business as well. I had a full system installed to a commercial property and wow, what a amazing job, they did exactly what they said, the alarm is great, engineer was great, very experienced and knowledgeable. The whole process was faultless from start to finish and as I have the police response system I look forward to seeing them in the future for the maintenance calls. I would not hesitate to recommend them, they maybe a small family business but the service is really up there with the bigger companies.”

Andrew W.


“ARC came out to give a second opinion after another company said our alarm system couldn’t be fixed. Not only did they fix it within 20minutes but they were friendly and helpful to boot. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”

Tim C.


“…The surveyor arrives on time and makes sure that you understand the product and that it will give the level of security you want. Another appointment is made for the engineer to come and do the install. On his arrival he is very respectful of your property. He tidied up after himself as he goes and once the install is finished he goes through the system with you so that you understand how it works and he even helps you install the app on your phone. What more could you ask?”

Carol B.


“Professional from start to finish. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Karim S.


“Arc Alarms are a first class security company. We have found them to be highly professional, extremely knowledgable in their fields of expertise and really lovely people, polite, approachable and a pleasure to be around. This applies to the initial specification meeting with Martin right through to installation and aftercare. The engineers worked as a unified ‘team’ most efficiently and the installation was neat and completed on time. We cannot fault Arc Alarms and we recommend them without hesitation.”

Sue S.


“ARC fixed my existing domestic house alarm, installed a new alarm box and completed a service. Martin came out to visit initially to inspect the alarm and to provide a quote (all free of charge). Alex then came to carry out the work and completed a thorough job, tidying up some lose cables and explaining how the alarm operated. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend ARC! Very pleased with the service.”

Andrew C.


“Martin came and quoted for our alarm system and when my husband explained he was going into hospital the following week and wanted the house secured for me being on my own, he contacted Andy the engineer who happily agreed to come that Saturday on overtime and fit the system. This is a great company if you are thinking of having a alarm system fitted, Andy came promptly on time and the system was fitted by lunchtime. Many thanks to all at ARC.”

Mandy H.


“I was very impressed with Arc from the initial visit by Martin where we discussed the various options available to us to our alarm instillation by Alex yesterday. Very thorough and got on with it. We have set the alarm a few times now including over night and we are very happy.”

Sam M.


“ARC have provided me with a comprehensive CCTV system covering the whole property. Dean and Alex worked hard on a substantial job in very adverse weather conditions, up and down ladders all day through very cold and windy weather. They handled all the tricky bits I had been worried about and were happy to fine tune the system to just how I wanted it. They were decent friendly people that I felt comfortable with being around my home. Their CCTV system is a product far superior to all those I had previously looked at.”

Ewan C.


“Fabulous from start to finish. Friendly and professional.”

Melanie B.


“As a chartered architect I work with a large number of different contractors and have to say ARC Alarms is one of the best I have worked with. Especially on projects at home I am quite specific about the quality of contractors and from start to finish Arc were brilliant. Came round for the survey and quote received within a couple of days, answered any queries. On the day of installation the guys were on time, polite, tidy, helpful stayed late to finish cannot fault them at all. Highly recommended.”

David D.


“Excellent from start to finish, faultless!”

Darren B.


“Couldn’t fault at all, first rate service, so glad i had wifi system, many thanks to all at ARC alarms for a great service and product.”

Jason B.


“Would highly recommend ARC alarms. Seamless from the time I rang to arrange a quote, up to the installation being finished. Friendly, efficient, no fuss or worry, no mess.”

Pete H.


“I found Dean a very pleasant and hard working ,when he was finished he explained how the system worked so that i could understand what I should do. I would recommend ARC Alarms to friends and family.”

Barbara U.
Intruder Alarm Birmingham


Get in touch with ARC Alarms for intruder alarm installations by an expert, experienced team. We are located in South Birmingham and work with domestic and commercial clients across Birmingham and the West Midlands. If you’re looking for a burglar alarm to be installed in your home, school, restaurant, university, research laboratory, retail store, office or any other premise, then we’re the number one choice. 

Alarm Servicing West Midlands


If you’re looking for a reliable company to carry out intruder alarm servicing in Birmingham or the West Midlands, look no further than ARC Alarms. Established in 1978, our family-run business has decades of experience installing, servicing and maintaining burglar alarms for clients across the region. With a team of fully qualified and trained specialists, we can undertake intruder alarm repairs and servicing.

Alarm Repairs Birmingham


At ARC Alarms, we are experts in carrying out intruder alarm repairs for both commercial and domestic customers across Birmingham and the West Midlands. Since our family-run business was first established in 1978, our specialist, highly-trained team have carried out thousands of repairs on alarm systems throughout the region. We work with both domestic and commercial customers on alarm systems in their premises.

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Home security system specialists at ARC Alarms, we are renowned for installing domestic and commercial security alarms in South Birmingham and across the West Midlands region. Call 0121 475 1596 today or email to arrange a free site visit.