There are different types of home alarm systems from the old school system like ADT to the smart devices that can be connected to the home’s existing smart home security. The old school system requires professional installation and includes both hardware and customer support. Modern security systems can be installed by the homeowner with a DIY home monitoring.
The prices of home security systems vary according to the type of system and the installation fees. Some security system providers require monthly membership and cloud fees. However, cost must not be the sole basis when choosing a home alarm system but its quality and reliability.
For example, there are system that you can customize with smart technology like live video monitoring and home automation. Some system providers like Frontpoint offer advanced packages that is a combination of smart security devices and DIY installation including extras like Nest Thermostat for additional upgrades.
SimpliSafe offer a home security system with alarm monitoring, sirens and sensors that detect movement, fires and floods and natural disasters. The “simpli” part of the system means there is only one device with a security code keypad that can be used. There is also an option to purchase an additional smart camera.
The latest smart device for a home security system is offered by Vivint. To get the exact setup that you want, you can choose from a number of cameras, thermostats, doorbells, sensors and smart locks. Professional installation is available if you do not want to do it by yourself.
If you prefer a security system that is simple but effective, Link provides a security system with professional monitoring, locks and detection devices with packages that can take care of the process. Monitoring and control of the system can be done through an app. Advanced protection is also offered in the form of electrical setup that ensures the system is active even if the burglar disables the system.
There are different factors to be taken into account when choosing home alarm systems particularly if you are not tech savvy. There are traditional models with distinct advantages to provide quick security alerts if the alarm goes off. There are also monitoring plans affordable for households.