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Home Security Systems FAQ

When in the market for a new home security system, it is always important to ask as many questions as you feel are necessary to help you make an informed decision on your home security needs. There are many home security systems out there to choose from, and not knowing what your options are can leave you feeling insecure with your decision. Here are a few common questions that have been asked by others who were were looking for answers about home security systems:

Will having an alarm system keep my home from being burglarized?

Home security systems are a great deterrent and may help keep your home from becoming another statistic. Burglars don’t like home security systems–they slow them down. If a burglar senses you have a home security system, chances are they are going to move on to another home that does not have one.

I am renting and I hear that most alarm companies will not install home security systems in rentals. Is this true?

While there may be a few home security companies that do not install home security systems in rentals, there are many that do. Wireless home security systems can be a great option for renters. There is no drilling holes in any walls and no wires to be ran. There are plenty of home security companies that offer wireless alarm installations, even for rentals.

I do not have a phone line. Does that mean I can’t have my alarm monitored?

Years ago, the only way an alarm could transmit a signal to the monitoring station was through telephone communication. Technology has evolved and alarms can now be monitored through wireless cellular communication. Many home security systems are now being monitored this way.

Will my animals set off my motion detectors? I have heard this can cause false alarms.

In the past, home security systems with motion detectors and animals made for a bad combination. Now, many home security companies offer pet immune motion detectors for their customers with pets. It is important to tell your security specialist about your animals so that they can make sure to install pet immune (PI) motion detectors.

I heard home security systems are expensive. Can you get a good home security system on a limited budget?

Security systems have become very affordable over the past several years. There are home security systems out there today that can fit many budgets. Your best option would be to have a security specialist come out to your home and give you a free estimate. Many companies will tailor a home security system specifically for you that will not only be affordable, but will help keep your family protected. Later on when your budget allows, you can always add more features.

Are hardwired home security systems better than wireless home security systems?

Both types of systems are great. It comes down to personal choice. Hardwired systems will require wires to be ran inside your home. Most people do not like any wiring ran in their home so they choose to install a wireless home security system. The only real drawback to a wireless system is that the devices are battery powered and the batteries will need to be replaced when they get low.

There is a lot of information to absorb when it comes to keeping your home and family safe from intruders. Speak with any of the reputable home security companies listed here about  any other questions about home security systems that you may have.


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