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Home Security Essentials: The Top Five Things You Need

Keeping with our “Top”  posts this week today we’ll talk about Home Security Essentials, or things you need to make sure you don’t skip over when purchasing your new home alarm system.

Home Security Essentials #1: Door Sensors

The majority of home burglaries occur through a door so it’s imperative that you put door sensors on each of your doors.  You may think using motion sensors alone can protect your home but keep in mind that you cannot keep motion sensors on while you are in the house without triggering the alarm system.   Not only do most burglaries occur through a door but you can keep door sensors on while you are at home.  Door sensors are a great way to protect your home and family ALL THE TIME.

Home Security Essentials #2: Interactive Monitoring/Remote Access

Interactive Monitoring is a new thing to home alarm systems.  However, it’s quickly becoming one of the most essential parts of owning a home alarm system.  With Interactive Monitoring you can use a mobile app on your phone or log in online to change alarm system settings, check system history and arm & disarm your alarm system.  Interactive Monitoring is also essential for receiving instant alerts about alarm system activity and keeping tabs on your home with wireless video cameras.

Home Security Essentials #3:  Smoke/Heat Monitoring

Everyone is required to have working smoke detectors in their home to protect their family from smoke inhalation or a fire.  However, many people skip over getting monitored smoke/heat detectors when purchasing their new home alarm system.  Smoke monitoring is NOT something you should overlook.  Having monitored smoke/heat detectors in your home will trigger a response from the local fire department if they go off.  Protect your home, family and belongings from a fire with monitoring smoke detectors.

Home Security Essentials #4: Cellular Monitoring

Cellular Monitoring is by far the safest and most reliable type of monitoring on the alarm market today.  No longer do you have to use your home phone line to have your home security system monitored – and risk your phone line being cut.  Cellular monitoring is an absolutely essential part of your new home alarm system.

Home Security Essentials #5:  A Great Alarm Company

This one might be a given, however, many people will simply choose an alarm company based on price or because it’s the first one they called.  Make sure to do your research when finding a home alarm company.  You want a company that is going to take care of you as a customer from the beginning to the end.  You can start by checking out reviews of alarm companies here on Alarm System Report and then Compare Alarm Quotes from different companies to find the best fit for you!