Picking the right home security system
Picking the right home security system can be confusing Which brand is better? Should I use a professional installer? Are all home security apps the same? What's the best security company? There's a lot to discover.
To save you time, and to help you when picking the right home security system, we've narrowed things down to seven essential things to know.
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Is it professionally monitored?
Professional monitoring is the gold standard of home security. If there's a break-in or fire at home, a professionally monitored security system sends an emergency signal to a 24-7 monitoring station, where a trained security professional is on hand to alert your local law enforcement or fire department.
Security systems are professionally monitored by you and us 24 hours a day, because there is no effective substitute for this service. You can't see every smartphone alert that a security system sends you, and if you're home in an emergency, your priority is to get everyone to safety. Picking the right home security system can be confusing
Will it withstand a burglar's toolkit?
Not all security products are engineered equally. To ensure you don't entrust your safety to a security system that can be disabled with a hand tool, make sure it has:
Crash and Smash protection. A common burglary tactic is to smash a home's security panel to prevent it sending an emergency signal to the monitoring station. Alarm.com's technology can recognize a crash and smash attack, and signal your monitoring station regardless.
Dedicated cellular connection. This type of signaling technology doesn't piggyback on your home's broadband or phone line, and so can't be physically cut by an intruder. All Alarm.com-powered security panels have a dedicated cellular connection with battery backup for power outages.
How many sensors does it come with?
Contact sensors are home security essentials; small devices that detect the opening and closing of doors, windows, drawers and more. Some security systems come with as little as two contact sensors, which is a problem. Burglars don't just use the front and back door.
What else will this system protect you from?
New technology means that the best security systems can protect your home from far more than a burglar. Picking the right home security system can be confusing
With the ability to respond to more dangers and challenges, even when disarmed, an Alarm.com-powered system gives you more value in the long run.
What happens if something stops working?
The most important thing about a security system is that it has to work when you need it. When you go it alone on a security or smart home setup, what happens when a device or component of the system needs professional attention?
With an however, help is always at hand. With advanced training, and online diagnostic tools, they can quickly troubleshoot your system. Many issues can be fixed remotely; other fixes can be carried out by a visiting technician.
Does it include smart home devices?
Smart home technology is the home improvement trend that's here to stay. The right security system will set you up with everything you need for a smart home. In fact, it's the easiest way to own one.