Before we dive deep into the world of how much a security system is going to cost you each month, let’s first take a look at the importance of investing in this type of protection. Many people fail to realize just how vital it is to protect a home with a security system, but according to Reviews.org,
“A home security system can’t entirely prevent a domestic break-in, but it can act as a strong deterrent to would-be thieves, according to a study of convicted burglars jointly conducted by the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation and the Electronic Security Association: Nearly 60 percent of the burglars said they would consider the presence of cameras or other surveillance equipment when selecting a target, and more than 40 percent said that would be a factor in prompting them to choose another target.”
Now that you have a better understanding of the true value of a security system, we can start talking about the true monthly cost of investing in one of these systems.
No Monthly Cost
Did you know you can invest in a home security system that literally costs you $0 each month? That’s right! When you go to the store and purchase security cameras that connect with your WiFi network, you can easily set up a system that automatically records and stores data in the cloud for free of charge. All you need to do is find a cloud storage provider that stores video feed and all you have to invest in is the camera, which can cost you anywhere from $25 to $400+. This type of system, however, is not going to come with any type of professional monitoring, nor does it have the capability of alerting the authorities if an intruder was to break in.
If you’re looking for a system that is a bit more on the professional side, you’ll definitely want to invest in one that comes with a monthly service charge. And while you may be shaking your head in disappointment thinking you can’t afford a professionally monitored system, what you need to realize is, home security systems these days are actually quite affordable. More importantly, they can be customized to meet your exact needs, meaning you can personalize the packages to ensure you aren’t paying for services you don’t need. Generally, the monthly cost can run you anywhere from $15 to $59+.
What if something happens to your system and you don’t know how to fix it? With a monitored system, you get the luxury of being able to call the security company and having a technician walk you through fixing the problem. If you he can’t help you over the phone, he can come to your house. A repair from a technician, however, may come with a fee of anywhere from $15 to $40+.
Total Cost of the System
In addition to the monthly cost of a security system, you’re probably wondering how much it costs to have the system installed. Here’s the thing, some companies charge a huge installation fee. Comcast charges a $100 installation free for its Xfinity home security system. But then you have other companies, like Protect America, that provide professional monitoring with no fee for the installation. Even better, you can get locked in rates, meaning you never have to worry about your monthly charge going up. This makes it incredibly easy to budget your home security expenses.
Protect Your Family Now
When it comes to protecting your family, there are several expenses that may or may not be associated with a home security system, including:
- Monthly charge
- Equipment, including sensors, cameras, wires, etc.
- Maintenance and repair expenses
Contact Protect America to learn more about home security systems and how you can rest easy at night knowing your home and your family are being properly monitored by a professional security company.