What to Know Before Buying a Security System

Knowledge is power and timing is everything..beyond being just buzz phrases that are commonly used they are quite applicable to everyday life. The more knowledgeable one is about something, the better decisions they can make, and when those decisions are made in a timely way there is a greater chance of them lasting a long time.

When it comes to something like buying a security system for your home/office there are important things that should be considered and some of those things include:

“Burglar alarms are not home security systems

There are major differences between a burglar alarm and a home security system; the latter provides additional benefits to help protect you and your family, and it may be the better investment. Before signing up with a company, it is important that you know what you are getting, what is protected and how the system works. A burglar alarm is the traditional type of alarm system that has sensors on doors and windows. It will alert you or law enforcement (depending on your settings) that an intruder has entered into your home. This is extremely beneficial — but a home security system can also warn you about environmental dangers, such as fire, carbon monoxide and even flooding.

Size does matter

Although some security companies may tell you there is only one kind of security system for everyone, this is not true. In fact, several types and sizes are available, each of which can be customized to fit your needs. Sure, doing so will cost more; but it also will provide you with a higher level of security, as it will be designed specifically to fit your home and your way of life. A small system might be fine for an apartment or small home. If you have a larger home, you’ll need a system that can handle a larger amount of information and monitoring. A large home requires a system that covers all the doors and windows, as well as the grounds.

Home security systems are affordable

Even if you are on a limited budget, you can have a home security system. You might want to consider a traditional burglar alarm system; this will give you sensors on your doors and windows, and alert you to any intruders. While not as advanced as a home security system, it will provide adequate protection for your valuables and your family. If your budget allows, you can opt for a system that is larger, is more advanced and has extra features. This can include fire alarms, carbon monoxide alerts and intruder alerts, and can provide you with immediate access to emergency personnel. A more advanced system can also include the use of asset protection devices.”

The best way to know to determine the right system to meet all of your needs is to consult with us. At Henderson Security your Ottawa home security expert, we want to ensure that your family is properly and effectively protected.