What to Consider When Evaluating a Home Security Company
Family safety is without a doubt every person’s number one priority. Peace of mind is based on the belief that your loved ones are safe, your homes are secure from intruders, and you are equipped to efficiently respond to a variety of emergency situations.
Home security systems are essential to total home protection. High quality systems are not only used for the prevention of possible thefts or break ins, but are also useful for fire and medical alerts. In addition to their preventive features, installing a home security system may offer a deduction on home insurance rates up to 20%.
When shopping for a home security provider, there are many factors to consider – of course you only want the best for your home and family, without having to break the bank.
Here are a few criteria to consider while evaluating your home security provider:
Take into account the company’s history, reputation and dependability. Companies with more experience in the industry will typically have better reputations which rest on consumer loyalty, high quality products, and excellent customer service. One way to investigate these providers is through the Better Business Bureau which is the best source for consumer feedback. Here you can determine how long the company has been in business, and if there have been consumer complaints made against them.
Home Security Equipment
Different provides will of course, offer different solutions for your security system. Be keen on the products being offered as not all types of security systems are created equally. Some will only have wired security systems while other providers will offer both wired and wireless security features. You may also be given the option to configure add-ons such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, outdoor cameras, and alarms for the garage and driveway. See to it that the provider you choose offers high quality equipment for a superior security system you can count on in any event.
Emergency Monitoring Centers
Another important aspect to look into is the provider’s monitoring system.Keep in mind that the monitoring system serves as your first line of defense against potential security breach. Your monitoring center is responsible for dispatching the authorities in case the alarm has been triggered. Be sure that the monitoring system operates 24 hours a day and has multiple stations across the country. Multiple stations ensure redundancy – if one station is unavailable, you must be confident there is another station waiting for your call in the event of an emergency.
It is best to always comparison shop in order to help you make the right decision. Make a short list and take your time to compare features, packages, pricing, and services. This will assist you in determining which investment is best for your family’s needs.
Learn more about Residential Technology Systems’ home security solutions or see how we measure up by speaking directly with a security specialist – call (763) 710-5700 ,today!