Nothing is as important as the safety of your family and your home. You can’t always be there to make sure your personal space isn’t breached so having a good security system monitored by a reliable security company is a must. With the recent downturn in the economy crime is expected to rise as the criminally desperate look for an easy way to better their pockets at your expense. If you’ve decided to defend your home with a security system here are a few things to consider when looking for a home security system provider.
It’s important with many services to ensure that the company is bonded and insured. It’s even more important when dealing with a home security company. If something happens to the installer while they are on your property you’ll want to know that the security company’s insurance will take care of the doctor bills and not you. Make sure they are bonded as well to cover any damage they may cause to your home and other unforeseen events.
Learn about warranties and contracts before signing anything. If the equipment breaks will it be replaced? If so, for how long does the warranty last? Another big thing to consider with home security services is the contract. You can easily find yourself locked into a very long contract if you don’t read the fine print. This may not be a big deal if the company is providing great service, but if the company isn’t living up to your expectations you’ll want an out. The cheapest home security service is not always the best. Companies have to make money and some do this with long term contracts. It may be better to pay a little more each month to know that you have options.
A couple of other things to ask potential home security companies are how many keypads are included in your deal and what is monitored. If all windows and doors are not monitored it is worth paying a little more to include them. It’s a good idea to have a keypad in your bedroom and one next to your main door. Other areas to consider are other entrances and areas your family spends a lot of time like basement entertainment areas.
Taking care of your home is important and a home security system can be as important as quality pest control and homeowners insurance. By taking a little time to ask your friends and family about their home security company experiences and doing a little research you can save yourself a lot of heartache and ensure that you get the best home security system for your needs.