How to save money on home security systems
Home security or home alarm systems are important. But, shopping for wireless security cameras or wireless security systems in general can be expensive with installation and then monitoring charges and the really cheap security cameras won’t have all the features that one needs. However, there are ways in which you can make the deal cheaper.
What is essential?
Some areas of the house like doors and windows need to be protected by alarms. But, do you really need motion detectors these can be set off by pets and small kids and can be a hassle if you don’t know how to deactivate. So, try saving on that and on security cameras inside the house. Instead you could probably opt for cameras only in high risk areas like the garage, the porch, the backyard.
Avoid buying or installing the very first company you call. Shop around and even when you finally zero-in on a plan, ask for discounts depending the number of devices you want installed instead of paying for the whole plan.
Reconsider remote monitoring
Reconsider monitoring your home from your smart phone your tablet. You really don’t need that. All you need is a loud piercing alarm and security cameras at important places. Remote monitoring could leave your home vulnerable to hackers who could misuse the information of when you are usually home and when you aren’t. plus, remote monitoring costs more.
Other ways to minimize the chances of a burglary
Consider use of deadbolts on doors so that they are secured properly. Also, ensure that the doors are made of solid wood. Get modern windows that can only be pried open and not swung or come with sliding panes. This will make it difficult for someone to crawl through it. Weight down your ladders or padlock them in the shed before you go to sleep so that thieves aren’t tempted to climb down the roof. Keep your valuables in a safe with a secure numeric code. Also, when you go out of town, be sure to unsubscribe from the newspaper service and ask the postman to hold your mail so that it doesn’t pile up in front of your house and intruders aren’t tempted.
Also, there is no denying that a good guard dog will act as a great security options and will keep unwanted visitors away.