When it comes to home security, you are not without a ton of options. The market and industry for home security is growing at an unprecedented pace because of the modern advances in digital technology. With the new addition of smart phones, the cloud and IoT, there are more purchase options than ever. There are also more configuration options with advanced features that have not previously been available to consumers.

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Consumers are demanding more access to mobile solutions for convenience in their busy lives. They still want to make sure their valuables and family members are safe even if they are not present at the time. With the ability to monitor home security cameras remotely, this is now a viable option and surprisingly affordable.

“No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.” – Willa Cather

Affordable Options

If you are looking for some affordable home security options, there are a number of solutions available that will not break the bank. In fact, you can also try out new app solutions that let you use your old phones and tablets that have cameras on them and convert those devices to be used in a security and surveillance setup. They work with varying degrees of success. Walmart, Target and other big box stores now offer solutions for home security and monitoring.

If monitoring is a must, then you must know to look for the options that let you monitor the activity. These affordable options do not come with a professional monitoring service. You must monitor the cameras yourself, but some come with the option to send you notifications based on activity like motion sensor triggers and others. Best Buy and Home Depot also offer more solutions that are probably a bit better than those you might find at the former two stores mentioned. Even Sam’s Club and Costco have products in this niche. These are the affordable DIY solutions.

Premium Offerings

Then there are the premium professional offerings. With this option, you get professional grade gear, the option for a monitoring service that monitors the cameras for you and more advanced program features in the software or applications. Many premium products can not be purchased at a big box store. They must be purchased from premium security product niche retailers. These retailers include online and offline options.

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You can also buy direct from manufacturers in many cases. Either way, these products are more robust and have more features. They are also more durable and secure. However, they also come with a higher price tag and are often more difficult to configure and setup due to their sophistication. Many people need help installing a new security system and if you are going about the DIY way without a professional security service installation, then you may want to consult with some people who can help. Protect America has a whole staff of professionals in this niche that can help you with getting your security system setup.

What’s the Difference?

As with anything, you get what you pay for. You also need to be aware of the features and other nuances of each individual product. Be mindful of what is needed for your particular scenario. The difference between premium and entry level affordable security products is one of both product integrity and security. Who would think that a security product could be insecure. In fact, they can be hacked and invaded too! Consult with a professional at Protect America to learn more about these nuances and what they might mean for your particular security setup. Interested in monitored home security? Get a free quote from Protect America.