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Safe Home Security Tips For Installing The Right Home Alarm System For Your Home

By David Roman CT on March 19, 2011

Today, having a professionally installed home security system is more important than it has ever been. A professionally installed home security system plays a critical role in any comprehensive home security plan or strategy. Moreover, having a home alarm system is the gold standard when it comes to home security that every homeowner should be striving to achieve. With this in mind, we thought it wise to share some basic facts and tips for choosing the best type of security system for your home.

The first option for consideration is a hard-wired system. Hard-wired systems are quite common and typically include a control panel, the system's "brain." With hardwired systems, components (keypads, door sensors, motion detectors, etc.) are connected to the alarm's control panel by wire. Control panels will usually be located in a closet or basement.

Safe Home Security considers hardwired alarm systems an excellent option in many cases, but may not be appropriate or possible for all home applications. Wires must be inserted and run through walls, a feature many homeowners choose not to accept. If you live in an older home, wiring can be difficult. If you are building a home, but are not ready to invest in a hard-wired system, check with your builder or alarm company. It may be possible for them to pre-wire the house to accommodate the future installation of a home alarm system. This could get you a discount with the home security company when your alarm is installed later. Hardwired systems are a great choice for commercial applications.

Wireless systems are another outstanding option when it comes to home security. Wireless alarm systems are just that-wireless. Devices are not physically wired into the control panel. In fact, with many wireless systems, the control panel and keypad are contained in one unit. Wireless sensors send a signal from each remote location (ie., doors, windows, smoke detectors, etc.) back to the keypad/control panel using radio waves. The panel then forwards the alarm signal to your central monitoring station for the appropriate emergency response. Wireless systems can also accommodate handheld and portable alarm controls thereby making them extremely convenient for most homeowners and families to operate. Plus, because they are wireless, they install easily with minimal invasion into your home's walls.

The third option is a hybrid security system, a system that accommodates both hard-wired and wireless components. These systems add flexibility and help you benefit from the best features of each option. There are various ways to capitalize on the use of wireless and wired hybrid systems for your home, so it is always best to consult a Safe Home Security expert or consultant before making this choice.

Safe Home Security advises you to investigate additional services and back-up security measures to enhance your home security program. For example, certain wireless systems provide two-way talk capability so that during an emergency, your central monitoring station contacts you over the system's intercom and not the phone, which may not be accessible at the time of the emergency.

When considering home security, start by contacting a reputable home security company such as Safe Home Security. Safe Home offers no-obligation home security assessments for potential clients. Alarm installation is typically at no charge, too. And remember, you can always start with a basic alarm system first to cover your most important needs, then expand it later to protect other areas of your home.

Safe Home Security wants to remind you that many home security options are highly affordable, so purchasing a home alarm may be something you don't have to postpone. In many cases, the cost per day for monitoring is about the same as a cup of coffee, or less! Safe Home strongly suggests that you perform due diligence to truly determine what your needs are and to determine the affordability of the alarm system you need. In doing so, you are much more likely to choose an alarm system and company that is best for you, your family, and your budget.

Finally, it should be noted that in many cases, do-it-yourself home alarm systems rarely turn out to be the most economical option. Homeowners frequently have to call in experts to help wire their systems in place or to correct other issues. Do-it-yourself home alarm systems can be a lot of work to install. This is most homeowners' main complaint about them. Plus, you'll still have to pay for a professional alarm monitoring service to notify your local emergency responders when a burglary, robbery, or fire occurs at your home.

Safe Home Security, Inc. engages in marketing, installing, and servicing security systems for most residential and commercial security applications. Customers receive 24-hour monitored protection from crime, medical, environmental and fire-related emergencies and may choose from a full array of professional security equipment and services, including master control panels and keypads, fire and carbon monoxide detectors, door and window sensors, motion and glass break detectors, medical alert products, CCTV camera systems, access control systems, digital cellular back-up products, interior and exterior sirens, hold up buttons, smoke and fire detection products, and open and close notification. Safe Home Security, Inc. was incorporated in 1988 and now does business throughout the United States. The company is based in Cromwell, Connecticut.

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