Home Security Systems are worth the investment because it will give you peace of mind and protection from theft; however, it is important to choose the right home security system”one that will fit your needs. The first decision to make once you have selected a system, is if you want to install it yourself or have a licensed installer do it for you.
The next decision to make is if you want a monitored or unmonitored system.
Monitored systems are systems where a private company is watchful over your system everyday”24 hours a day. If something goes wrong your system, the police will be notified. Unmonitored systems have sirens that are on your site and also flashing lights that alert your neighbors that someone is trying to break in. This means that with this system you will have to rely on your neighbors”neighbors who will have to contact the police if you are not at home. For most homeowners it is best to have a monitored system in place because this kind of protection is constant. In addition, with many couples working these days, you can-t depend on neighbors because people come and go at different hours”every day.
However, before making a decision on your security alarm system, it is recommended that you do some research first. Many recommend talking with your local police. By doing this you will find out how long it takes for them to respond to your needs once the alarm company is contacted. You may also want to find out if there are fines for false alarms. Sometimes the fines for a false alarm are quite high. Then, it will help with your decision with a home security system if you also get several quotes from at least two to three alarm companies. That way you can compare the cost of coverage and the features that go with it.