Meeting the Needs: What Do Most People Want in a Home Security System?


Maslow’s hierarchy is right, people need to feel safe in order to live a fulfilling life. A home security system can provide reassurance that the people you love and your belongings will be safe. The features desired in home security systems can vary depending on several factors.

Type of Ownership

Renters should consider purchasing a wireless system that can be removed easily and reused if they relocate. A system that is easy to disassemble will also be in favor of most landlords.


Regardless if you rent or own your home, if you might be relocating in the near future pay close attention to the contract to make sure you won’t be paying for the equipment or service if you aren’t using it in your new dwelling. Some companies will move your equipment for free, while others will not. Take a long-term approach before signing a contract and ask the company if and how much they charge to move and reinstall your equipment.

Full Control

If you want to be able to control your home’s security system remotely, you will need to get a system and plan that includes mobile access. Mobile access will allow you to arm and disarm your system and control settings in your home, such as lighting, temperature, and unlocking and locking doors.

Security Cameras and Video Monitoring

Security cameras are an asset if your home is burglarized. There is a much better chance of the perpetrator being caught with security footage; however, camera and video monitoring also come in handy if you want to check what’s going on inside your home when you’re away. They also allow you to monitor your children and animals.

Medical Assistance

Security systems do more than protect you and your loved ones from fire, carbon monoxide, and potential intruders, they can also alert medical personnel in the event of an emergency. This medical alert feature is especially useful for older individuals or people who live alone.

Choosing which home security system is right for you can be complicated, but the assurance that comes with it is priceless and worth the effort it takes to learn more.