How To Choose Right Security System For Your Home

July 24, 2015 by

Having a security system in your home is essential to protecting your property and valuables, but choosing the right system isn’t always easy. Understanding the different types of systems, and the features they provide, is the first step in finding the best one for your home.

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Different systems provide a variety of monitoring and access features. You need to consider which ones are most important for your home protection plan, and which system fits your budget.

Here are the things you need to know to choose the right security system for your home.

Understanding Security Systems

When looking for a home security system in Toronto, you need to consider how each one monitors your home and the level of control it provides. Some security systems have designated communication centers, which monitor the activity in your home. The system may use your phone’s landline connection, while others use a broadband connection when alerting the monitoring center.

A landline connection can be cut, which prevents communication after your alarm is set off. Broadband provides faster communication when compared to landline monitoring. However, systems that use a cellular uplink provide speed and reliability, as they’ll continue to work even if your landline is disabled. Decide which connection works best in your home to ensure your home remains secure in the event of a power failure or a forced interruption. 

Consider Your Budget

Different security systems offer a range of features and price points to meet your budget. The equipment used and the level of monitoring provided will impact the overall cost. Features such as motion detectors, magnetic contacts for windows and doors, pressure mats, and closed-circuit monitors can be used as part of your security system.

Installation costs will also vary. Some systems allow you to install it yourself, although this may reduce the cost of your security system, a professional installation ensures that your system works and prevents issues related to incorrect installation.

A professional installation also gives you the opportunity to learn how to get the greatest benefits from your new security system.

Accessing Your Security

Your ability to access and control your system is vital to choosing the right one for your home. Traditional security systems use a simple keypad to enable and disable the alarm, but with today’s technology, you can now have access from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.  

You can now use these devices to activate your alarm system as well as lock doors, get security notifications, track your system’s history, monitor video cameras, and customize your system settings.

Understanding how security systems work to monitor and protect your home lets you determine which system is appropriate for you.  For more information about your options, contact our team directly!

Your system’s features and capabilities will provide the ultimate protection for you and your family.

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  • Posted on 24 Sep 2015 By Megan

    I’ve been thinking about buying a security system! My husband and I travel a lot and it would be nice to know that our house is safe when we’re away. I like what this post says about considering your budget. I mean, it doesn’t make any sense to buy a system you can’t really afford, you know? It totally makes sense that installing the system yourself could help cut down the costs. Are more security systems fairly easy to install?

  • Posted on 21 Sep 2015 By Nick Mallory

    I like what you said about considering the budget. There are all kinds of features that are available for a home security system, but it’s not worth it if you have to bankrupt yourself to get it installed. Often a few simple things like motion detectors can keep most thieves away. We’ve had a few break-ins in our neighborhood recently, so I decided it’s time to look at our options. Thanks for the post.

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