Home Security – Choosing a Security Alarm System

May 6, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Home Security

If you have valuable property (jewelery, television sets, computers, other electronic equipment, etc.) in your home, if your home is left unattended for extended periods, while you are at work or away on vacation, or you just want more protection then you may want to consider installing a quality alarm system.

The FBI recently informed that over a ten-year period, on average 1 out of every 4 homes through the nation would be burglarized. These statistics mean that it makes sense to protect your home with a good home-security system.

There are many different burglar alarm systems available today, before you buy a particular system, you should give careful thought to what kind of system your want. This will stop you buying more than you actually need, while making sure that you obtain the level of protection you require.

Check out the different brands and types of systems, talk to friends and neighbors that have alarm systems and see what they have to say. I recommend that you get quotes from at least three security companies about their product and service prior to purchasing any alarm system. But remember, the cheapest may well not be the best; you get what you pay for especially when it comes to home-security.

Choosing Your System.

Here are a few questions you might ask when considering an alarm system:

1. How will I know the right company to choose when considering an alarm system?

2. How much protection do I need?

3. How much will it cost all?

Tips to help you when choosing an alarm company

1. Ask about insurance. You need to check that the installer has adequate insurance this protects you! If the company is not properly protected, any claim or loss could have your responsibility!

2. Ask for the company's city business license, which allows them to do business in your community.

3. Ask for referrals to other customers in your area that have had systems installed like the one being proposed to you.

4. Check your contract! Read it carefully before you sign; make sure everything is agreed upon in writing. Know what the warranty period is and what is included in the warranty.

5. Ask if the company has been established for at least 3-5 years. That's not to say you should not use a new company but you might want to be more careful if you do.

6. Ask about the monitoring, is it going to be local or outside your state.

7. Make sure that the company does its own installation and down not subcontract work out.

We do not recommend any individual company, there are many excellent installers out there, but you do need to do your own research, remember it's your home you are going to be protecting.

Now that we have covered the main physical details about protecting your home, in part seven I will start to cover some of the other things you should take into consideration.

Source by Roger Overanout