5 Tips for Choosing a Home Security System
Many questions may arise when choosing a security system for your first home: How secure does my house need to be? Alarm, camera system or both? Should my house be monitored or will a local siren be enough? Let us ease some of your concerns with our top five tips for your home security system.
#1) Secure Door & Windows
Ensure all your main level doors and windows are secured with a contact or a motion sensor. If it swings or slides open you should have a contact covering this space. If budget allows, add a motion sensor to cover all high traffic areas of your home for extra protection.
#2) Multiple Keypads
If you have a large house, consider adding two or even three keypads. This is something than can often be left out when designing a security plan for your home. Having an extra keypad adds convenience to your security system and shouldn’t be overlooked!
Are cameras important in building a home security system? This often comes up when designing a custom security plan for a residential house. Decisions around cameras often come down to budget so if your budget allows for cameras then get them! Having the ability to verify, record and view events at your house can be very useful. You will be surprised by what your security cameras capture while you’ are away.
Monitoring is essential! Monitoring allows your home to remain protected when you are away on vacation or sleeping at night. Having a monitored system increases the advantages like remote features and reductions in home insurance and helps ensure you get the most of your system.
#5) Get Expert Advice
Bring in a security expert. Someone that has knowledge designing security layouts will often catch threats or point out possible problems that you had not considered. Working as a team with your security expert, you will be able to come up with the perfect package to match your unique needs for your home security. Not all houses are designed the same so your security expert will be able to assess your needs and come up with a plan that works best for you and your home.