There are two dominant names in home security today. Most consumers have probably heard both names in conjunction with home security systems before. Many consumers understand the importance of increasing the security of their home, but do not know which company offers the better options. Below, you'll find the information you need to make an informed decision.
One company began as an armored transport company back in the late 1800's. Today, they offer more than simply armored car service for cash and valuables, they have been providing home alarm systems for some time now.
Their system is a wired system (meaning that it is hardwired directly into the walls of your home) which offers reliable operation. This system can be configured with a number of different options, including a monitoring center, digital keypad, three digital entry sensors and a remote keychain controller for an additional cost.
The other company is the number one company for home security systems in the US. Their home security system comes with five monitoring centers and is wireless, giving you many different configuration options. In addition, their system is easily upgraded as your security needs grow. You also get three digital entry sensors and the keychain remote control is free with your package.
You can also get a number of other options not currently offered by the first company including two-way voice communications and Cell Guard which works great for any home without a landline. The system can also be configured with fire and smoke detectors, freeze detectors and water sensors for areas that may experience flooding. A panic button is included for emergency use or for elderly individuals with mobility problems.
As you can see if you compare the two, the leading company's system offers many upgraded options for the same price as the competition. The leading company also has 5 different monitoring centers that are linked together to provide incredible nationwide coverage.
The battery backup that comes with the system means that even with a power outage, your home is still secure; this backup can be made to last for more than 12 hours, sometimes up to 24 hours, depending on the battery options that you choose. Additionally, the system comes with home security yard signs and stickers for your window. The benefits that these provide are startling.
No matter what system you ultimately choose, a home security alarm system is highly recommended. Ensuring the safety of your family, your home and your possessions should be one of the foremost concerns in your everyday life, but with a quality security system, you can rest easy, secure in the knowledge that your loved ones are protected by the best technology available. Your home security system should not be the only safety procedure that you invest in, though; there are many other useful tips to reduce the likelihood that your home will be targeted for a break in. Simply things like proper yard maintenance, motion sensitive exterior flood lights and locking your doors will yield great results.
Bruce Kelly is a Home Security Specialist with 10 years of experience configuring and installing home alarms.