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How Affordable is Home Security?

  • April 12, 2013
  • by Carlos Lopez

Home security systems sometimes have a reputation for being both complicated to understand and having expensive costs and fees. However, an affordable home security system with 24-hour monitoring from Security Doctors can actually provide you with several financial benefits. Of course, knowing your family and property are safe at all times is priceless, but did you know with a new Security Doctors alarm system you are also eligible for a discount on your home insurance premiums that can help offset the monthly monitoring cost of an alarm. If you are looking for a quality alarm provider, you should also make sure they offer lifetime warranties on the equipment they install, like Security Doctors does. Don’t get stuck with the huge repair bill for equipment that dies on you.

Today, wireless technology also allows installation to be done quickly and with a minimum disruption to your daily life, so there is not need to take off work or postpone important appointments. Once installed, your security system can be customized to fit your family’s needs.

Security Doctors has several package options for alarm systems, with one sure to fit your home and budget. Affordable home security systems begin with door or window sensors, and motion detectors. Once triggered, they sound an audible alarm. If your home is empty, there is no one to call for assistance without a monitored system. Therefore, a complete security system must include monitoring so your security company can immediately send assistance.

Types of monitoring:

Intrusion monitoring

A break-in or home intrusion is a terrifying event. Your security company’s monitoring station is trained to assist you when you need it most.

Fire and smoke detection

Basic smoke and fire alarms sound inside the home. A monitored alarm will alert your security company’s dispatch station as well. This allows you to focus on getting your family to safety while the dispatch center calls for help.

Carbon Monoxide detection

Carbon monoxide, or CO2, is a colorless and odorless gas that cannot be detected without a carbon monoxide detector. What makes carbon monoxide especially dangerous is that it is extremely toxic, even in small amounts. The early stages of CO2 poisoning include confusion and sleepiness. If you have a CO2 leak in your home, you may not be able to call for assistance when you need it most.

Moisture sensors

If you have a sump pump, dishwasher or washing machine in your home, you know they can fail without warning. Monitored moisture sensors can alert you if unexpected moisture is detected. When it comes to flooding, the sooner you know something is wrong, the faster you can get it fixed.

Video cameras

Video monitoring using wireless cameras is another possible layer of security. The cameras can record continuously or only when triggered by motion. When placed above an entry, it is an excellent way to see who is at the door before answering it. Since you, as the home owner, can remotely monitor the video yourself, it can also be used as a nanny cam or simply a way to check up on children who are home by themselves.


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