Most reputable home security system companies will meet with you at your home to better understand your security needs. These representatives will identify common points of entry in your home as well as point out any specific locations that may be particularly vulnerable to intrusion.
When trying to select the best security system for you, it is important to ask good questions. Things you may want to consider asking company representatives include: Does this system come with 24-hour monitoring assistance? Is there a warranty included? Will any maintenance need to be done? Is the alarm attached to an additional power source, such as a battery, in case of a power outage? Is the volume of the alarm loud enough for neighbors to hear? Is there a grace period after setting off the alarm to allow for it to be turned off in case of accidental activation?