by Kent Braaten
on Friday, December 4th, 2020 at 6:06pm.
There are many reasons why you may be in the market for a home security system right now. Maybe it’s a new family member or a new home in a new neighborhood. Maybe your existing system isn’t as secure as you would like it to be or you’ve just been thinking about getting one. Whatever the reason, there are a lot of options to choose from and with numerous advancements in the home security field, you may be wondering where to start. I’ll break down some key points to consider while making this important decision:
Where to Start When Considering a Home Security System
There are thousands of home security options, from big national brands with multiple monitoring centers to DIY systems you can watch from your smart device. Professional service providers can offer you a no-hassle install, upkeep, and monitoring situation. But all of that comes with a cost.
If budget is a concern or you prefer the DIY approach, consider a self-monitored system that puts the control in your hands. From installation to responding to alarms, it’s all up to you. But first a few questions to consider:
What am I protecting?
How big is my home?
What is my family’s routine?
What is my budget?
The answers will help you decide what kind of features you want, along with the best way to install and how big of a system you need.