Saturday, 17 November 2012

British Gas, Safe & Secure review.

As always, I am fashionably late to the party. I have been reviewing the British Gas Safe & Secure system for just a little while now as unfortunately, we had a few “teething problems” to get through before I felt that I could really start reviewing the system properly.


Firstly I think this is a great system. I am enjoying the security that I now feel in my home either of a night, or when I am away and the system is armed. In my home I have three cats so we have gone for pet motion sensors and they actually work, (There is a strong possibility I may have tested this out a few times by throwing small pieces of ham down my kitchen from the front door to make the cats run past the sensors, I can neither confirm or deny this)

We went for self-installation of the Safe and Secure system and unfortunately we did find that the instructions were not quite as helpful as they could have been. Cue lots of scratching of heads and shrugging of shoulders before a couple of calls to the extremely helpful British Gas Customer Services team helped us to put it right. I am very much of the opinion that teething problems can and do happen to anyone, it is how they are dealt with that people remember and in this case British Gas were extremely efficient and quick to help out with any issues that were raised.

The Safe & Secure system I am trialling in my family home has made me feel very “techy” I am the sort of person that quivers when it comes to recording a tv programme I’ve never watched before because it is too difficult but lately I have been whipping out my app (not as rude as it sounds) and setting the alarm and switching off plug sockets at the touch of a button. Spock has NOTHING on me, nothing.

My initial opinion is that not only is this a seriously cool alarm system it is also a great way of keeping an eye on the comings and goings in my home. With a family who are always coming and going at different times of the day I think it is a great way to see, via the fob system and the app who is indoors at what time.

As a mother it will be a great way to make sure that my children are home at the time they were meant to be.


So far British Gas, I thank you.


My children? Not so much.


Stay tuned for another review coming soon.

Big Fashionista x x

*I am an official part of the British Gas Campaign*


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