If you own a home, it’s only natural that you want to protect it, whether it’s from home invasion, theft or worse. But you don’t need to barricade your home with iron grills on the windows and doors. With today’s technology, you can install wireless home security systems without the mess, hassle and expense of ripping out portions of the walls to run wiring.
So how do you know what type of security system to install? Do you want 24/7 monitoring from a command center or is an email notification of an alarm to you and your contacts enough? A wireless home automation system can be a great tool in keeping your home and family safe. Some factors in your decision should be what type of neighborhood you live in; your budget; and just what it is―or who it is―you want to protect. When considering your options, here are some things to consider.
Neighbors and Neighborhoods
Take a look around your neighborhood. Is it well-lit or do you see lots of shadows for burglars and vandals to hide in? Do you and your neighbors keep your lawn and exterior home looking neat? If there are toys, tools and household items, peeling paint, broken fencing and other property issues, your home and others could be seen as neglected and therefore, more inviting to thieves and/or vandals.
Who are your neighbors and what are they like? Do they keep odd hours and have a lot of visitors? Do you feel safe? Crime statistics indicate that burglars tend to start close to home. Why? Because they know your comings and goings, when you’re at home and when you’re not.
How much can you afford to invest? Nobody wants to put a price on safety, especially when it involves your family and home. Fortunately, you don’t have to. Today’s wireless home security systems are very reasonable in price and offer monthly payment options that everyone can afford. Many systems include cell phone apps that allow homeowners to remotely arm and disarm the system, as well as schedule regular arm and disarm functions. Additional components of a system include: base station; pet-friendly motion sensors; door and window sensors; panic buttons; remote key chain; yard signs; and window decals.
Do you have a latch-key child? A scheduled arm and disarm function can let them in the house and help keep them safe. Did you forget about after-school band practice? A remote arm and disarm can be an essential piece of your security system. Do you have an elderly parent who may forget and leave something on the stove? Are you concerned about a possible home invasion? For concerns of these types, you should consider wireless home security systems with 24/7 response from staffed command centers. These trained professionals will respond to an alarm when you can’t.
Whether you opt for 24/7 monitoring or not, you will want to explore all your options for providing home security. Wireless systems are an easy choice. Easy on your mind and easy on your budget.