4 Ways to Determine the Best Security System for Your Home

4 Ways to Determine the Best Security System for Your Home

February 28, 2018 at 9:16 AM

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Selecting the right security system can be frustrating, especially with so many options on the market. Choosing the system can be hard enough, but once you decide, you’ll need to figure out who’s going to install it for you. 

Juggling all of these elements can make choosing the best system for you a frustrating process, especially if you’ve recently moved or added a new member to the family. 

The most important thing to do is take it slow. You’re talking about your family’s safety, so there’s no reason to make snap decisions. Choosing the right home security system for your family is more important than you know.

When you discover which home security system is best for you, you’ll be on your way to years of peace of mind. You’ll also end up with a large range of benefits you weren’t expecting. If you choose a system that will not serve you well, however, then you’ll be leaving yourself, your home, and your family members unprotected and exposed. 

There are many things to think about when choosing a home security system. We suggest you consider the following:

1. Emergency monitoring

There are many off-the-shelf devices that can alert your smartphone the moment activity happens in your home. Professional monitoring is an advantage in so many ways, but you can easily become the 24/7 “on call” person they would reach out do during an occurrence. 

When you choose to have a system installed by a professional, certified dealer, you’ll be connected to security professionals who are on hand throughout the day and night that can reach your local police and fire stations the moment you need them. 

2. Alerts that work for you

Sometimes homeowners are deterred from getting a security system because of the occasional false alarm. While there may be times in your future where your system will become activated by a non-threatening stimulus, you can customize the alerts you receive.

Your system will understand what’s happening at your home via security sensors, a cloud “brain,” and video monitoring and then determine when you need to know about the activity. That way, you won’t be overwhelmed with a bunch of alerts regarding everyday activities. 

3. Modern conveniences

Old-fashioned security systems have gone by the wayside for many reasons, including the fact that they can be inconvenient. A modern Honeywell system installed by an authorized dealer will be a game-changer. 

Your system has features such as smart access control, automation settings, and more so you can let someone into your home without jeopardizing its security. Are you tired of handing out spare keys to your kids? Give them a permanent user code that will let them come and go as they please. 

4. Creating a Smart home

Finally, smart technology is all about upgrading to what is the most convenient for you. This kind of technology is in demand, which makes upgrading highly beneficial. 

Whether you’d like to utilize automation to save some money on energy costs, or you enjoy the convenient access to your system’s elements, your Honeywell security system will give your home the smart platform it needs to be highly effective. 

Hawkeye Communication is a Honeywell authorized dealer that offers home and commercial security systems to customers in the Cedar Rapids and Waterloo/Cedar Falls areas. Let us custom-tailor your system to your needs. Call today to discuss your security ideas.