Shopping for a home security system can be a daunting process. Since the decision can seem overwhelming at points, it’s important to go into the buying process with a clear understanding of what you’re looking for. Prior to shopping for a home security system, take the time to consider the following factors in order to gain a more complete understanding of which products or suppliers might best match your home security needs.

Price Points

According to US News & World report, Americans spent over $20 billion on home security in 2011, and that number is forecasted to grow by more than an additional $10 billion by the end of 2017. Given that so much revenue is pouring into the market, it’s important to have a firm understanding of what you’re willing to spend and, more importantly, what you need to spend. If you’re looking for something more competitively priced, it would behoove you to consider Protect America’s line of home security products.


Prior to making any serious purchase decisions, you’ll want to take some time to consider exactly what threats you’re protecting yourself and your family against. If your greatest concerns center on preventing loss from fire, flood or natural disaster, then you’ll want to invest in a system that allows you to monitor the conditions of your home even while away. Protect America offers smoke detectors that can contact your local fire department if smoke is detected, even when you aren’t at home. If you’re more concerned with monitoring unwanted parties gaining entrance to your home or property, then you might be more interested in purchasing a comprehensive security set. We also include a Simon XT monitoring panel and door and window sensors with all of our packaged home security systems so that you can be aware in the event that anyone gains access to your space.

Reliability and Guarantee

As stated earlier, the home security market is expanding rapidly. You’re going to want to ensure that whatever product(s) you end up purchasing are made to a high standard of quality. Protect America offers a comprehensive warranty for all of our products in any home that subscribes to our monitoring service.

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