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How to Find the Security System That's Right For Your Family

Posted: August 29, 2014

Whether you’re moving into a new home or you’re just now deciding to upgrade or install a home security system, you have many factors to consider when deciding what kind of system will be the absolute best for you. If you have a family, your needs are instantly going to be focused on helping to ensure that everyone is safe in your home. As you look for a new security solution, are you addressing the right questions and concerns for your individual situation? Here are three questions to consider when thinking about what security solution is the right one for you and your family:

What’s Most Important to You?

This is a no-brainer, right? The answer is your family! When you think about what’s most important in helping protect your family, think about the areas that are most vulnerable. Those areas are often points of entry—doors, windows and vents. Naturally, you’ll want to keep your family in mind when thinking of these areas. If you store your valuables in a safe, don’t store the safe anywhere near where your family members sleep or spend a lot of their time. While you don’t want anyone to come into your home, it’s wise to help deter any intruders from entering your children’s bedrooms at all, so consider keeping any safes out of their bedrooms.

What’s Your House Like?

The layout of your house is important when choosing a security system since some systems come with a set number of sensors. This can be limiting, especially when your needs are very specific to the layout of your home and your desired comfort level. In this case, it would be best to help ensure that your security solution is optimized by a professional who can create an individual protection plan based on your needs andyour home’s layout. If you live in a larger, well-maintained home, people will naturally assume that you have nicer things inside. Do some research on the crime rates in your area, (especially when it comes to break-ins) -- then, tailor your new security solution off of the facts and the natural appearance of your home to help guarantee that you have the best system for your needs

How Much Visibility Do You Want?

Luckily, we live in a world where modern technology allows us to take complete control of our homes… even when we’re not there. If you’re a tech-savvy person who likes to have control, you may want to look for systems that can sync with your electrical system and your AC/heating units. You can also choose whether you want to have everything accessible from a central system located in your home or through Wi-Fi. If you have access to your system remotely, you’ll be notified directly by the system as soon as the alarm is triggered. Talk about a big perk! If you’re hooked up to your electrical system, you can also turn off compatible lights, TVs, and even water faucets—that you may have left on when you departed. Now, this may all be more than you’re looking for so, you can opt for a more basic system that covers all your needs under a simple alarm system that your security provider oversees. There are likely going to be many people who think they know exactly what you need without ever taking a look inside your home or getting to know your family. By asking yourself the aforementioned questions, you may gain a thorough understanding of what it is you truly want and need. Deciding on what home security system to get isn’t a 5-minute decision, but one that often takes longer. After all, it’s a big investment!