Home Security Systems: So Many to Choose From, but Don’t Be Alarmed
The USA is renowned for boasting a vibrant economy and has a knack for breeding competition. Having so many options when choosing a home security system is good and bad. When your top priority is your families’ safety it can be overwhelming to navigate through all the different companies.
In regards to installation, there are two routes you can go, the less expensive DIY option or having it professionally installed. There are fantastic state of the art DIY systems available on the market, however, none of them provide the same level of peace of mind as a professionally installed system. The latter option negates any possibility of installation errors and you’ll also have a professional to answer any questions you have.
As to not overwhelm your decision-making process in a saturated market, let’s review 4 industry leaders and break down what differentiates them so you can select the best system for your personal needs and budget.
ADT is usually the first name that comes to mind when choosing a home security system. This is not for no reason: ADT is by far the largest home security company boasting an industry leading six in-house monitoring centers. It’s no coincidence that they provide the best service. For added peace of mind, all their systems are professionally installed by industry experts. Aside from their top shelf security monitoring, they keep pace with industry standards in tech with features like ADT Pulse, an app that gives you mobile access to your system. ADT may seem like a no-brainer, but only if you’re not on a budget or renting. All equipment must be paid for upfront and they tie you into a lengthy contract.
2. Protect America
If you’re on a tight budget, Protect America is the way to go. It’s a DIY system, Activation and installation equipment are free. You can be up and running for as little as $20 a month. They make up for this by tying you into long contracts (36 months). They also have cellular monitoring, however, this would double your monthly costs. Conclusion: If you’re on a tight budget and require a reliable alarm system, Protect America is the way to go. But unless you are willing to upgrade, you’re looking at a landline connection with no fancy gadgets.
In today’s fast paced society, people are looking to make their life as simple and seamless as possible. Vivint prides itself on innovation, the most technologically advanced security system on the market. Arm your system and lock your doors on the go with the most advanced mobile app. You can remotely control other features from your lights and thermostat to turning off your coffee maker. There are no compromises on security either; all systems are professionally installed and customizable. All this technology and innovation doesn’t come cheap, but the experience can’t be beaten.
4. Link Interactive
If you’re on a budget but a sucker for technology, Link Interactive is a solid option with cutting edge technology. Just $35 a month gets you cellular monitoring, home automation, and energy management. Equipment is extra, but you are spared installation fees with their DIY kit. Additionally, you won’t have to pay for shipping, start up or tech support. Your mind can also rest at ease in the knowledge that they are a part of Mountain Alarm, a highly reputable home security company with 60 plus years industry experience.
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