Nowadays it’s almost mandatory to install security systems in our homes – we just don’t feel safe without them anymore. So perhaps you finally came to a decision to install a home security system, but you’re not sure where to begin the search. There are just so many products on the market. This blog will help you by arguing that wireless home security systems are the way forward.
Before you start shopping around for the cheapest security system out there though, remember that there are many scammers pretending to install home security systems and ending up stealing your money. Always be weary of this, especially when a door-to-door salesman comes knocking in the summer months. Watch for a few simple signs for a security scams, for example, making a very limited offer and forcing themselves into your home.
It is always best to shop around when you’re investing in something major like a home security system, so steer away from the convenience of the person that knocks on your door and rather do some active research yourself.
Now that you know that you’ll avoid a scam, you can start looking into the benefits of wireless home security systems.
Firstly, the installation is much cheaper than with wired security systems. In many cases, a wireless system is much easier to install on your own. Many wireless systems can be installed in just twenty minutes (this, of course, depends on the number of sensors and monitoring systems).
The wireless systems also have the advantage of not needing any holes drilled in your walls. And if you do decide to move home – because few families stay in the same home for 20 years nowadays – you can easily pack up and take your security system with you. This portability can save you a lot of money in the future since you won’t need new equipment when you move.
Traditionally, wired security systems rely on pre-installed telephone lines to work. A few years ago, this would’ve been a problem, but in today’s world, many households rely solely on cellphone communication and it’s not necessary for them to install phone lines. Some, not all, wireless systems out there don’t need telephone lines in order to work – saving you even more effort and money.
It really seems as if wireless home security systems are the way forward, but still do your research to find out if this is really the right decision for your home. When you’ve decided, have a look at the fine print and the length of the contract. In some instances, the security company will have you signing a 2-3 year contract. This is all well and good if you’re planning long term safety, but just be sure that you read the contract properly before signing. It happens way too easily that companies get you to sign a contract that implies hidden costs. Perhaps the security system seems really affordable to start with, but the price increases considerably over the coming years. For this reason you have to read the contract properly before signing.
In the end, you’ll feel much safer in your home and out of it once your security system is installed