What To Think About Before Contacting a Security Alarm Company
You Know You Need a Security System, Now What?
If you’ve made the decision to protect those you love and those you are responsible for – your family and your employees, and it’s time to get a security system – or to update one – there are some things you need to do and know BEFORE your contact a security company.
Proper preparation prevents poor performance
If you do not know WHAT you want or need, how can you expect someone to give you what you want and need?
Therefore, we suggest you go over this list and put some thoughts on paper before calling and selecting a security company!
Whom and What Will You Be Protecting?
Whom will you be protecting?
- your home and your family
- your business and your employees
What will you be protecting?
- what is the square footage
- # of stories
- # of entry ways
- type of neighborhood
- specific location
- do you own, rent or lease this space
What Is It Worth To You To Protect Those You Care About?
Now you will need to take a look at your budget.
Your budget will need to include
- equipment (cameras, sensors etc)
- the total install price
- a monthly payment you are comfortable with
This budget does not need to be set in stone, but contacting a security company without a clear idea about what you can afford will waste your time, as well as theirs.
What Features Do You Want With Your Security System?
You’ve propably looked and asked around and you are most likely aware about the latest technology and newest features security systems can offer.
Your “wish list” could include items like
- security cameras
- remote access from phone or tablet
- number of keypads
- panic buttons
This would also be a great time to think about other features and option that tie into a security system
Who Will Need Access To Your New System
Next you’ll need to have an idea about who will need access to your system (this is important because of potential training and access codes involved)
- your family
- your employees
Once You Have an Idea About What You Might Need and Want, It Is Time To Talk To a Professional
Now that you know what you can afford, what your security needs are and what you’d like to have installed, a professional can help you make final decisions to fit those parameters.