Having a home security system installed on your property can go a long way in protecting your home, and more importantly, your family, from a home invasion. However, it is important that you take the time to choose the right home security system that will best protect you and your family. Here are a few things you should consider when choosing a home security system
- Go Cellular: Traditional home security systems used your home’s landline to report a break-in to you and/or a monitoring center. While these systems are still available today and are the cheapest option, modern cellular monitoring systems are generally considered to be the most reliable option. These systems use a wireless, cellular uplink rather than a phone line, and are less likely to be tampered with as they can not be interrupted by merely cutting a telephone line.
- Decide What Features are Important to You: When choosing a home security system, it will be helpful to decide which features are important to you before you start looking at specific companies. For instance, is it important for you to be able to monitor your home security system from your cell phone? Making these decisions will help you choose a home security system that has everything you are looking for.
- Consider Professional Monitoring: While cell phone monitoring can be a great way for you to check on your home while you are away, it has led to the rise of DIY home monitoring systems that solely rely on your cell phone to report incidents. However, this is not the most secure means of protecting your home. You will also want access to a professional monitoring system that will dispatch help automatically if your alarm if tripped.
Contact us for more advice on choosing the best security system for your home, as well as to find out about the home security systems that we offer.