Wireless alarm systems with constant monitoring are more affordable than ever and will give you the peace of mind you deserve.
An In Home security alarm monitoring system is a crucial part of building a new house, or upgrading an old one. In fact, if you are simply moving into a different, but not necessarily new, house, the alarm system and whether it is monitored should be a question you ask the previous homeowner.
Most people know enough to take basic precautions in protecting their home—like leaving an outside light on so neighbors can see an intruder if you are away, locking the doors, owning a barking dog, and password protecting a computer system. Many people try to keep valuables locked in a safe or at least hidden in a location they hope will be unsuspected. The problem with all of our personal efforts to practice safety is that we are human, and it is almost impossible to think of every opportunity that we might accidentally give to a burglar. That’s why we need the protection of a home security system that includes the services of a monitoring company. It is the company’s job to be alert when you cannot be, either because you are not home or because you are sleeping or simply caught off guard.
Buildings of all types, and even cars are burglarized every day. Some of the thieves are simply desperate people who may be unable to find work and have resorted to crime in an attempt to survive. Others, the more dangerous crooks, are professionals who know every trick in the book for staging a robbery on private property. Furthermore, the best crooks even know how to steal items that will be of great value to themselves but that you will have a hard time tracing once the items have left your home. Certain things like jewelry and antiques you don’t use every day might not even be missed until long after the burglar has pawned your belongings in a location far away from you. It just isn’t worth depending on yourself or your family members to be alert 24/7, 365 days a year. When you rely on a company to protect your home for you, just having a sign up indicating that you have a home alarm system will often deter a burglar
Thanks to the new wireless technology, a home alarm system can be installed in your home with only an hour or two of work. The monitored systems need to be installed by licensed professionals who can communicate with the company and check to make sure everything is working properly before they leave.
If you think you are mechanically inclined enough to install your own system, you can purchase an inexpensive wireless system at your local hardware store, but if it doesn’t do what you want, you are responsible for the results. Even with a professional system, however, you can get very reasonable prices and you can choose the features you want included. For example, if you already have a dependable fire alarm and/or sprinkler system, you may not want to pay an additional price to have a fire or smoke alarm included with your security alarm.
Of course, if you do not already have adequate protection for disasters other than burglary, you can get alarm systems that include flood warnings, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide sensors and more. You can also have closed circuit TV, so if you work in a place where you could take a glance at your home yourself, you might want to check that out. Just be aware that the more bells and whistles you include, the more expensive it will be. Furthermore, before worrying about the add-ons, you need to analyze your own home, counting the windows and doors that need protection. You also need to decide whether you want a silent alarm that only notifies the police, or one with a siren that will alert all the neighbors as well. If you live too far away from other homes, a siren will just give the crook time to grab what he can and get away before the police get there
Added benefit of s security system
In addition to protecting you against a break-in, a security system may also save you money by lowering the rates on your homeowner’s insurance. Some companies give as much as a 20% discount for having an approved security system. Furthermore, if you ever decide to sell your home, having a security system already installed and active could increase the value of your home. Finally, some alarm system monitoring companies give big discounts on the system itself—some even giving you the equipment for free once the system is activated—while others will knock off a month or two of service fees if you pay for the whole year at once.