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This Is How to Choose a Home Security System

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This Is How to Choose a Home Security System

In the United States, 2.5 million burglaries occur each year.

Aside from that frightening statistic, homes without security systems are 300% more likely to be broken into and burglarized.

Do you really want to find yourself as a number within these statistics?

So, you absolutely need to know how to choose a home security system. Keep reading to find out everything home security system related that you need to know.

How to Choose a Home Security System

If you want relaxed thoughts and zero anxiety that your home is safe while you’re away from home or asleep at night, a home security system is the way to go. A home security system should have things like 24/7 professional monitoring, emergency service alerts, and more, these systems can help you relax.

Smart home automation adds convenience to your daily life in some cases.

There are numerous home security systems available, but they differ in terms of contract requirements, installation methods, cost, available equipment, and other factors.

1. DIY vs Professional Installation

Having your system professionally installed is usually done by trained security professionals who can guide you through the process and place equipment in the most secure locations. Professional installation does require you to work around others’ schedules, you have to be there to let them into your home, and, in most cases, pay for the installation.

You won’t get the benefit of professional installation if you do it yourself, but many DIY systems come with detailed instructions and are completely pre-programmed, so all you have to do is set them up. Many DIY security systems include peel-and-stick adhesive equipment, which eliminates the need to drill holes in your walls.

2. The Cost Difference

When it comes to the price of a home security system, there are several factors to consider: the cost of the equipment, the cost of installation, the cost of activation, the cost of monitoring, and any hidden fees.

The cost of equipment will differ significantly from one provider to the next and from one package to the next. Remember that the cheapest package does not always represent the best value. To find the best fit, you should balance your budget with your priorities. Some providers, but not all, charge an activation fee in addition to the upfront equipment cost.

In general, monthly monitoring plans offer several levels of protection, starting with a starter kit and progressing to a more advanced option.

Always read the fine print! This is especially true for costs you may not have thought about, such as cancellation and reinstallation fees.

3. Smart Home Integration

Whether or not to have your equipment wired is an important consideration. Small children or active pets might accidentally interfere with wired equipment, so a wireless system is a good choice.

Depending on the system you select, you can have your security system integrated with your home entertainment system to allow for smart use.

Super Safe Security Systems

Knowing how to choose a home security system is one thing, but always remember to keep your budget in mind as well as the ease of use.

If you’re not a particularly tech-driven person, then perhaps a simpler system is the way to go for you. Unless of course, you have technical support built into your package.

If you’re considering a security camera installation, then we can help you, contact us now to find out more.

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