OK, so it makes a really loud noise, but how do you know if you’ve REALLY got the best home security alarm?
Easy! Just ask yourself these 5 questions:
1. Who was your dealer?
The actual company isn’t as important as whether or not they were an Authorized Dealer. You see, the big home security alarm companies have authorized dealers all over the country to help them take care of all their customers. As long as your dealer is authorized, it’s exactly like working with the “big guys” themselves.
2. Who installed your equipment?
Good companies – both big and small – will make sure that their installers are licensed. That way, the odds that they make any mistakes are small. After all, there’s no point in buying a fancy home security alarm if your installer doesn’t know how to put it all together!
3. How much are you paying?
While the old saying, “you get what you pay for” definitely applies, that doesn’t mean you have to spend an arm and a leg in order to get a top-notch home security alarm. To the contrary – security companies know that your family budget is likely stretched to the max as it is. So, they’ll do everything possible to make sure that their home security alarms are as affordable as possible.
4. What kind of attention are you getting from your alarm company?
If your home security alarm company seems focused squarely on getting the “big fish” (ie: the giant corporate account in the big, fancy building that needs securing), they’re not the company for you. Instead, you need a company that’s just as excited to outfit your tiny townhouse with an alarm as they would be a giant building.
That attention also extends to your alarm’s monitoring capabilities. Home security alarms that aren’t capable of providing 24/7 assistance simply aren’t worth the money you spend on them! If there isn’t a staff ready, willing, and able to help you at a moment’s notice (no matter what time it is), then you’ve got the wrong alarm!
5. What kind of extras can you add onto your alarm?
Each family has different needs, so good home security alarms should be able to keep up! While you may not be able to build an alarm from scratch, a good security company will offer a variety of customization options so that you can get an alarm that meets your needs perfectly.