What to Know Before Installing an Alarm System

April 9, 2018 12:00 pm Published by

There is a lot to know about alarm and security systems. Before you contact someone, such as Instant Alarm, to install a system in your home or business, there are some things to consider. For example, the size of the property may impact the level of security you require. Let’s explore other areas of consideration that impact the decision to purchase a security system:

  • Crime rate – If there have been recent break ins or other events in your town or neighborhood, you may choose to install a security system. This provides an added sense of security and peace of mind knowing that you, your family, and your house is protected. The Electronic Security Association reports that “9 out of 10 burglars wouldn’t attempt an attack on a secured home.”
  • Cost – Another big factor to consider is the cost of a security system. Depending on the level of security you require, you will want to research what an alarm system will cost you. Nothing’s worse than unexpected charges. However, it may be worth the extra cost, seeing how the FBI reported the average burglary event sees about $1,725 in losses.
  • Level of security – Throughout this post, we have hinted that different systems offer differing levels of security. The most basic alarm systems can be bought at any hardware store, but they don’t do much to deter thieves. On the other end of the spectrum, security systems with the highest level of security connect to a central monitoring station and can even communicate with other appliances throughout your home. These may also connect to your phone or other device via an app so you’ll have constant control and access to your home’ security.

At Instant Alarm we value the security of your home or business just as much as you do. We take all things into consideration when assessing the security needs of your property so you know you’re getting the highest level of security for your money. For more information, contact Instant Alarm by phone at 978-744-9070 or toll free at 800-499-9070 to see which security system is right for you.