While the concept of security systems and home alarm systems may not be too foreign, many people are unfamiliar with specifics.  However, In order to accurately choose the best home security system for you, it is important to acquire some basic knowledge.

Home security systems are devices used to detect intrusion into residences. Interested homeowners have a range of options when looking for a home security system but the primary distinction is between hardwired and wireless home security systems. Customers should research their options before making a decision as most security systems will require a contract that typically lasts three years.

Wireless Home Security Systems

Wireless home security systems are nearly identical to standard, hardwired security systems. The primary difference is that sensors for wireless home security systems connect to a central control panel without wires. Wireless home alarm systems operate like their standard, hardwired counterpart and offer all of the same functionality. The real benefits to a wireless home security system are the savings and convenience they provide.

When customers order a monitoring solution from Protect America, they’ll receive a FREE wireless alarm system. A hardwired system will require hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars upfront for equipment, installation, and activation. With Protect America and a wireless home security system, there’s no need to worry about necessary fees.

Standard Home Alarm Systems Explained

Most home security systems in the United States are hardwired. These alarm systems will require substantial start up costs, like activation and installation fees. A professional installation technician will be required for setting up a hardwired security system. The installation process will involve drilling holes into your walls and other invasive techniques. Customers will also have to take a day off work to wait for the technician, in an appointment process that’s very similar to cable installation.

Home Security Systems Reviews

As part of the research process, many customers seek out reviews about home security systems. Unfortunately, home security reviews can be cumbersome research tools. The most widely available commentary is on third-party sites and is usually written by anonymous customers that may or may not have actually used the product. Consumer advocacy groups and publications also tend to avoid home security reviews because the efficiency and quality of a given home security product will be based on some underlying service, like monitoring. Companies also gather customer testimonials to offer some semblance of balance.