Remodeling your home with the latest luxuries is a nice feeling. However, remodeling your home with an alarm system is even better – if you do it right.
As you begin researching the many features and options available in a home security system, your head is probably spinning with questions: Which features are best? How much do you really need to spend? Which security brand is better?
You know some type of protection for your home is necessary. But where should you begin in choosing the right alarm system to add to your home? Here’s a few tips to help you start:
Start with the Basics
Choosing a home security system doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. A top company like ADT offers a basic security package with high-tech features for only $35.99 per month. This package includes coverage for three different entryway points in your home, an infrared, pet-sensitive motion detector, and a keychain remote control that will enable you to disarm your alarm system from up to 75 feet away.
In the event that the alarm is triggered, a high decibel siren will sound in order to alert you of danger and scare away an intruder.
For the same low price of $34.99 per month, Front Point Security offers a basic security monitoring package with 100% wireless protection, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This basic home protection system will monitor for home invasion, fire, and other environmental conditions. The alarm features a “near-instant” response time to alert the authorities in the event of an emergency.
Comparing home security systems and their prices is crucial to your research. It will give you an idea of what you can budget so you can then decide what features you want to include.
Advanced Security Features
The basic features listed above provide more than enough protection for a standard home security at an affordable rate. However, you can upgrade as needed if you would like more peace of mind when sleeping or away from home.
Advanced features include remote lighting and climate control, remote video surveillance, and text message alerts and e-mail notifications. Depending upon your family situation and the value of the items in your home, you may want to consider an advanced feature like remote video surveillance.
For example, if you are on a business trip thousands of miles away and want to make sure that your children get home from school safely, you can watch video clips of your family members arriving at home on your cell phone or computer.
According to the Burglary Prevention Council, the highest volume of burglaries occur in the South at 45.2% burglaries in the West account for 23.9% of all robberies, the Northeast at 11%, and the Midwest at 19.8%.
You know you want your remodeling to include security system installation; it’s just that the problem is choosing which one. In order to make the right choice to protect your family, the security system that you select will depend upon the features that best fit your home and family environment.