A home security system is an investment. As with any investment, it’s important to determine the return you’re likely to receive from it. With all the home security companies out there, affordability is sometimes difficulty to come by. Most companies charge high up-front fees or higher monthly monitoring fees to make up for the overall cost. In general, affordability is a highly coveted characteristic when searching for the right home security company. Most people are looking for the best deal out there without having to compromise their safety in the process. While it can be easy to start adding up all of the up-front and monthly costs associated with a security system and alarm monitoring, attaching a price tag to peace of mind is a difficult thing to do, especially if you have children. You might wind up asking yourself: Is a home security system really worth my time and money?

In this post, we’ll discuss the cost/benefit analysis of a home security system, and really look into where you can receive the most for your time and money!

Protecting Your Valuables

Consider any irreplaceable items like family heirlooms, art and other pieces that carry high sentimental value for which there will be no way to recover from the loss. A home security system is a first line of defense when it comes to your home and family’s security. Having a sounding alarm can protect you. It’s an immediate response. Your home alarm monitoring station will call after your alarm sounds and notify the police. Monitoring your home with door/window sensors and glass-break detectors can call for help before a burglar is even able to step foot inside your home.

What Else Can Security Systems Do?

Other than the obvious of protecting your home, home security systems can offer a few more benefits than you might have expected. The right system can keep you linked to your home with smart phone integration technology, no matter where you are. For example, if you have a security system from Protect America, just use our free and easy SMART connect app to check in on your home. You can arm and disarm your system remotely, lock and unlock doors from anywhere or watch a live feed of your video camera depending on the type of system you have. A security system will also let you know when doors are opened and closed. There are also other, lesser-known benefits that you can take advantage of, such as discounts on home owners or renters insurance.

Home Security Equipment

When evaluating the initial investment required to add a security system to your home, the average cost can range from $250 to more than $1,000 depending on the system, equipment and installation that you choose. The good news is if you choose Protect America, we completely waive all equipment costs with purchase of monthly monitoring. By the time you finish your agreement, you will own all your equipment. And better yet, if you continue with our services, your equipment is covered under a lifetime warranty by Protect America.

Home Security Can Be Affordable!


Depending on where you look, it is possible to find affordable home security out there! If you’re looking for a great value, Protect America offers some of the lowest pricing in the market for quality security solutions. In fact, we offer more free alarm equipment than any other company out there.  Monthly monitoring starts with the Copper Package at $19.99. Start-up equipment is free, making it easy for you to safeguard your home and family. Protect America also offers a price-lock guarantee, meaning that the monthly price of your agreement will never increase. Unlike many other companies, you are promised the same rate every month of your home security agreement. 

Additionally, when you add the discount from your homeowner’s insurance for having a professionally monitored home security system, the overall cost is even less! For those of you that are interested in or already have Protect America’s broadband monitoring, the monthly cost of a security system would be less than $16 per month once a home insurance discount is applied. For 50 cents a day, you can have the peace of mind knowing that your family and home will have the extra protection you want!