Home security companies are promoted between your favorite television shows hourly. Brinks, ADT, and Guardian are all pretty much household names in the industry. But, are they the only viable choices available in the area of a home security buglar alarm system? If you do a “Google” or “Bing” search there are literally several hundred home security companies for you to compare. So if you want to find a company that’s right for you and your home, what do you do? What are some of the most important qualities of a good security company?
Most home security companies will offer twenty-four hour monitoring of your home and alarm. This will usually include a guard in a remote location who will be ready if the computer alerts him to an intrusion. They will contact emergency personal to rush to your aid. This practice is adhered to by almost all home security companies.
Since this is common procedure you will want to know the number of offices they have and where. What if power goes out at one, do they have any type of backup system or center? Does your own home security monitoring system get rerouted to another? Some small operations have just one office and if it were to go down in some disasterous circumstance they would not be able to provide you with the proper protection.
Do you know what type of training their employees have had? No one expects them to hire paramedics or emergency medical technicians, but they should be able to remain calm and knowledgeable regardless of the emergency. Some home security companies pride themselves on the extensive training they give to their technicians, while others perhaps have just a small amount of training.
You will want to examine all the up front and possible hidden costs when contemplating the different home security companies. You shouldn’t have to pay an arm and a leg for home security but you do want to be sure you are getting what you are paying for.
And if you’re not very comfortable putting in your own alarm system, you may want to check if these home security companies do installation for you or if they simply sent you a kit and expect you to have it installed yourself. You will deffinately save a few dollars this way but you may not be as safe and secure with a kit you have installed yourself.
One of the last questions about long term contracts. Go over the contract completely and be knowledgeable about the possible fees that may be applied if you cancel the service early. Look into each company, compare their attributes and training, history and performance, it is important to get the security you need.