You have moved to your new home!
Congratulations! You are certainly excited about settling down, buying new furniture for your home, painting the walls, and landscaping your new yard. We are pretty sure you chose your new house good and friendly neighborhood, and that you will enjoy your future days there.
Still, there is one more thing you have to do! Choose the best security system for your home! It is always good to be on the safe side and after all, the home security systems are today so widespread, they are considered essential as any other equipment.
Why do you need a home security system?
Safety starts with you. Make sure you keep your doors and garage locked and windows closed when you are away and do not keep the spare key under the doormat. And then for additional peace of mind, have the home security system activated.
No matter where you live, you want to keep your property safe. Even in the safest neighborhoods, accidents and crimes against property can happen. We do not have any intention of scaring you, but it is always better to think in advance and invest in security. Criminals are clever, and they can monitor their “target” house for a long time, and use the chance when you are away to break-in and steal your belongings. The home security system will not just prevent something like that to happen, but it will also work as a deterrent – your house will look inaccessible and unwelcoming to any unwanted guests. Also in the case of fire or any other emergency, you will be notified and you will be able to quickly call for help.
Choosing the best security system for your home
Today, there are many different home security systems available at the market. So you might want to research and see which one fits your needs. The best thing about most of them is that they use “smart” technologies.
Think about the features you need. Start from the internet connection. Some systems rely on wifi, and some are wired and independent. Likewise, some systems must be installed by the company and for some, you can do it yourself. Some companies provide a professional monitoring service, but if you do not feel comfortable with that or it doesn’t fit your budget, you can always choose the self-monitoring
Then, choose your cameras. You might want to place them “strategically” to cover the critical parts of your yard and house, such as the entry door, the garage, and hallways. The quality of cameras varies, so make sure you know which features you need and choose accordingly. Some cameras are activated by motion, some are discreet, and some are made specifically for outdoor use.
Whatever you think you need – you can negotiate with the chosen company. You can always upgrade to a better package and include more services.
As we already mentioned, there are various companies and each one of them has its pros and cons. It is up to you to decide what are the most important features to you and what kind of contract and payment plan is the most budget-friendly for your family.
The prices for home security systems depend on the equipment and services you plan to use. Most of the systems base their pricing on a one-time initiation fee and then bill monthly for their monitoring services. Usually, you will have to sign a contract for a specific amount of time, but some companies charge on the “pay-as-you-go” principle. If you decide to customize your package by adding supplemental service, the surcharge will of course be higher.
From some companies, you are actually renting the equipment, and they may charge the monthly “rental fee”. Of course, if you choose the professional installation, there is a fee associated with it as well. Initial fees might seem a bit high at first, but the home security system is an investment for the years to come. You will have it for at least a couple of years, so when you look through that perspective, the investment pays off. Some of them have flexible cancellation plans so that’s also worthy of looking at.
Monthly fees are on average $30 for regular packages. Add a few hundred dollars more for initial fees, and you will realize that your peace has no price tag. Hence, for a nominal fee, you will not just feel safer – you will actually be safer.