Tips for Comparing Home Security Companies

Article Posted by Expert Author: Emma Prior  on 03/15/2013

Comparing home security companies can be terribly overwhelming. There are many to choose from and they all offer unique packages and features, so how are you supposed to determine which the best is for you? You could just listen to someone referring you to a specific company, but just because that company meets their needs does not mean it will meet your needs. So, deciding on one company is not as easy as you were probably hoping for? This is a huge decision, and you will be placing a great deal of trust in the “hands” of whichever company you decide on, so there should be a great amount of thought put into this decision.

The easiest thing to do is compare the major home security systems providers in your area side-by-side. Depending on where you live, you likely have access to names like ADT, Protect America, FrontPoint, LifeShield and Vivant. Then, you should compare features. Now just because one has more features does not mean it is the best option for you. You want to choose a company with the right features that fulfill your precise needs. A few things to look for include smartphone applications, free trial offer, wireless capabilities and the type of security offered, such as carbon monoxide monitoring or the ability to control your thermostat. Lastly, you will need to find if they offer professional installation, which could be a deal breaker, if you aren’t comfortable installing and testing yourself.

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