The main goal of a home security system is to protect your home and family. Of course, this is just the start. You need to know how home security systems work, what they can do for you, how to set them up, and whether or not this is really the right idea for your home. Although every home security system serves the same function, there are many options that you have to consider when making a decision on what to buy.
Sliding glass doors present a special challenge. Most are vulnerable to breakage. The simplest security enhancement is to place a metal bar or broom handle in the inside floor track. Some sliding doors can simply be lifted out of their tracks. There are screws at the top and bottom of the inside of the door that control how it sits in the track. Adjust these so that the door cannot be lifted so high that the bottom comes free from the track.
Some companies are now offering discounts for having your monthly bill taken directly from your checking or saving account. Many companies also offer discounts for business and residential packages together. Also be sure to ge the background of the company before giving personal information to prevent an attack on your identity or your home. Some companies come to your home and do inspections for free. Be sure to take advantage of this great Security service. Some companies also can refer to safety classes for you and your family to attend to learn what to do in case of a home emergency.
It is also important that you choose a company that offers 24 hour monitoring service. You want to be able to have someone have virtual eyes on your home no matter the time of day or night. Some companies will even be able to monitor for other conditions in your home, such as fire and floods. You can find companies that even offer two-way communication with the monitoring center.
The old and famous line “You get what you pay for” has never been more correct in terms of hiring from security guard recruitment agencies at a low hourly rate. When you go with the lowest bidder to give you security for your business, then you are looking for trouble. Most often than not, you will receive the lowest security services possible.
The MCSCS-PSISB is the regulatory body for security guard training. Their policy is to act on complaints about training entities. They don’t routine reviews of the training providers or their content, even when asked to do so.
“Free” security systems will almost always end up costing more than paying for a system up front. If you want a “free” security system then expect to pay much more per month for the monitoring service. Security companies vary widely in the way they price their products. Usually you can find a company to install a system for $150-$400 for the same thing as a “free” system and usually they will monitor for $20 or less. So for that extra up front money, you get a system you own, that is a lot less vulnerable, more reliable and gives you the freedom to shop around for better service or lower rates.