For many homeowners, having a home alarm system creates piece of mind. Especially if they’ve been a victim of home invasion or robbery in the past. If you’re looking to invest in a home security system in order to keep your family safe, there are a few things you should know before you sign a contract.
Which Home Alarm Systems are Worth the Cost?
When one first begins thinking about a home security system they often imagine cameras and sensors and keypads and monitoring services. Oftentimes, the big national security names are the first companies that come to mind, but are they really the best companies for your family? Below we’ll attempt to answer some of your questions and widen your understanding of home alarm systems.
The first question many homeowners have is what equipment do they need? Do they need to add cameras in addition to door and window sensors and alarms? Should they invest in any additional smart home features while they’re at it? Is wired or wireless equipment better? In our opinion, if you’re simply looking for a solution to keep your home and family secure, a home alarm system is all you need. While cameras and other smart home features are nice to have, they don’t add any additional protection. A camera may be able to help you identify a thief or intruder after the fact, but in the moment of invasion or theft they simply record. Window and door sensors and alarms are the pieces that will alert you to a break in and perhaps scare the intruder away when the alarm sounds. However, if you have room in your budget, the extra features can be nice to have.
Wireless equipment is also becoming the most popular than their wired counterparts during this day and age for several reasons. First, wireless equipment can be installed easily by homeowners themselves. Which can save you hundreds in installations costs. These wireless systems can also be moved from home to home, so if you moved often or are planning to move in the next couple of years, wireless alarms can keep you safe in many homes. They are also easy to upgrade and add too if you decide to add additional smart home features of extra security later. Plus, by installing and having control over your own equipment, you’re often able to purchase no-contract monitoring services that can save you hundreds over a national all-in-one competitor.
We hope we’ve answered some of your questions about home alarm systems. If you’d like to learn more about investing in a home alarm system for your family, talk to one of our security experts today!