Choosing a home security system takes ample time and research. There are many things to consider when obtaining one for your home. The first thing you need to consider is the right place that can provide you with the system you want. Here, we’ve outlined some key factors to consider when choosing a home security system from a company that is right for you and your family.
In this technological age, you can explore multiple options with the click of a button. The industry offers many different security choices, each with a distinctive price point. Home and business owners must consider:
- The initial cost of equipment such as cameras and sensors
- The expense of installation
- Monthly monitoring fees
Calculating a security budget is a practical approach to determining what system is best for the property. There is no point in installing more equipment than necessary or setting up a live monitoring system if one cannot afford to pay for the service from a specific company. At Protect America, we offer free DIY installation, free equipment, a lifetime warranty, and monthly monitoring for as low as $19.99 a month. You won’t find a better deal than that!
Monitored versus Unmonitored Systems
Many people consider choosing an unmonitored alarm system because there are no monthly costs. Since there are no monthly service fees, the system will simply sound the alarm. An alarm alone will sometimes scare away a burglar. However, many burglars these days know what to look for in a reputable home security system. In the event of a burglary, your unmonitored system will often times have the option to notify you if there is any suspicious activity occurring. The notification will appear in the form of a push notification or a text message to your smart phone.
The downside of this is not everyone can access their phone immediately. Let’s say you get a notification of intrusion and you don’t get around to checking your phone until a few hours pass. Even if a few minutes pass, you’re probably not going to be able to do anything about the fact that you’ve just been burglarized. If this happens to you, hopefully you have surveillance that captured the culprit’s face on video. Furthermore, quick response time of local authorities is not guaranteed.
A monitored home security system is the most reliable choice to protect your home from burglary. A monitored alarm is a dependable and valuable system, which uses ultramodern technology to provide security along with around-the-clock protection by professional monitoring services. A monitoring service can spare you precious time in dispatching the authorities, while an unmonitored system leaves it up to you to call for help. Once the alarm sounds, the monitoring service will make inquiries about the incident. If the system fails to respond to the inquiry, they will notify the police. Alarms with 24/7 security monitoring is a great way to protect your family and your home.
Wired versus Wireless
Hardwired systems have an edge on reliability, while wireless systems provide a more streamlined installation and can be used in places where wired systems can’t. With a hardwired system, you won’t have to replace batteries as often since it is constantly powering to the sensors. Installing hardwired alarm systems sometimes requires drilling into walls for routing wires which can be a long process if your house is already fully constructed. If you prefer, you can choose a wireless system, provided it works even at a remote location.
The two parts of the security system can be combined, either with a wireless sensor network and control panel but a hardwired landline connection, or with hardwired sensors and control panel connected to the outside world via cellular. The most common setup combines the two, with a hardwired telephone line as the primary connection and a cellular backup in case the phone lines go down or the lines are cut.
Not all homes these days have a landline. If this applies to you, Protect America has two other monthly monitoring options for you to choose from with various packages.
Your Best Choice
Home security should be simple and affordable. Protect America offers 5 different packages, each catering to a different price point. Each package is customizable to fit your security needs exactly. Protect America’s home security packages provide the equipment necessary to protect your entire home for a fraction of the cost of most companies can provide. At Protect America, monitoring starts as low as $19.99 and equipment is free. All equipment comes with a lifetime warranty and your monthly monitoring rates are locked-in for life. Protect America believes in protecting you, your home, and your family with trusted, easy-to-use 24/7 home security monitoring.