Selecting an Alarm System

Until recently, purchasing and installing a home security system required invasive and time-consuming visits from salespeople and technicians. Today’s advanced systems offer a more streamlined process.

Home security needs, as well as personal priorities, can typically be discussed over the phone. A service-oriented security company will custom-design a system based on details such as the number of floors and entry points in the home and preferences for interactive features such as remote access.

When selecting the best security system, be sure to ask in-depth questions in order to fully understand your options. Homeowners should know how the system works, how it is installed, and the way it responds to emergency situations. Basic alarm system features to expect a security company to provide include 24-hour monitoring; wireless equipment; protection against environmental and medical emergencies, in addition to intrusions; and remote access.