How To Choose A Home Alarm System
The right security system will provide peace of mind, ensure your family’s safety, and protect your property. With a large security company like ADT, you can purchase your system directly from them, they will install it, and the ongoing monitoring comes from their own central station.It is common to sign a monitoring service agreement with a home security system. These will usually be 3-5 year contracts. When your alarm system is monitored, it will send a signal to the central monitoring station every time it is activated (i.e. the door or window contacts are broken or a motion detector is set off when the alarm is set). This signal will be sent over your phone line or through a cellular communicator. The monitoring station will usually call your home prior to notifying the police to verify that it is not a false alarm. If they do not receive an answer or if the proper password is not given, the monitoring center will then alert the police. They will also try and contact someone on your call list for you.
The best security system will be customized to your lifestyle. Together, you and your security company can decide what you want to protect, what features you need, and what your budget will cover.
The Basic Elements of ADT Standard Home Security System:
- Touch Screen Control Panel
- Image Motion Sensor
- 3 Door/Window Sensors
- 1 Keychain Remote
- 1 Yard Sign
- 3 Window Decals
- Web & Mobile Control
Additional Devices are available depending on your budget and needs:
- Smoke and Fire Detectors
- Glass Break Detectors
- Panic Buttons
- Water & Flood Sensors
- Remote Thermostat Control
- Remote Door Locks
- Lighting & Appliance Control
- Garage Door Sensors
Your security system consultant will explain how the system works and answer any questions you and your family may have. If you cannot afford all of the features that interest you at first, you can always add to the system later on.
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