Although figures from the Crime Statistics Agency show that offences in Victoria were down 2% from last year, smart homeowners and neighbourhoods are choosing to continue to protect their properties. Most of the time, you won’t realise that your house is a target until after the intrusion has occurred.
When choosing a home alarm system to take your security up to the next level, here are some important tips to keep in mind.
1. Choose a Company that Uses High Quality Products
Never cut corners by opting for the cheapest alarm systems. They have a shorter lifespan and are not as reliable as they should be. Only ever choose an alarm installation company that uses leading, well-known brands that have a track record of reliability and high quality.
A professional company has the expertise to tailor your alarm to your individual needs. That means you won’t pay for things you don’t actually need, and your new security system will fit your property perfectly.
2. Have the Systems Professionally Installed
Installation may seem straight-forward and may save you a few dollars, but we recommend not taking any chances. Take advantage of professional installations and feel confident in the knowledge that the system will run smoothly.
3. Shop Around
It pays to shop around when installing something as major as a home security system. Go for a security company that comes recommended by reading online reviews and asking friends for advice. Don’t fall for high pressure sales techniques but choose a company that will discuss your options with you honestly and transparently.
The cheapest option isn’t always the best, and most companies will offer a quote so you can work out which package suits you best.
4. Consider Added Extras
Think about any extra features you require from your home alarm system. Elderly residents might need medical alarms that are connected to 24/7 response monitoring. Those that work away from home a lot might opt for remote viewing so they can monitor their properties even when they’re not there.
Talk to One-Tec Security to discuss your options. Our experts are happy to talk about the best home alarm system for your needs and we offer completely free and honest advice and support. Give us a call on 1300 870 826 for a free quote on home alarm systems and alarm installation.