What is the Best Home Security System?
Are You In The Market For A New Home Security System?
Are you a new homeowner? Have you recently moved to the Myrtle Beach area? Are you unhappy with your current home security system? If you fall in any of these three categories you might be looking for the best home security system available to you!
We want you to know we’ve got you covered!
Strand Security is a locally owned and locally operated security company. We provide both residential security systems as well as commercial security systems. If you need to protect those you love, we can help you get started with the best home security system your money can buy!
What Makes A Security System The Best Home Security System?
If you were to talk to 20 experts, you might find 20 different opinions about what the best home security system might be. That doesn’t make it any easier to decide, does it? I bet you’ve called around, looked on the internet, maybe you’ve asked your friends yet you still aren’t’ sure what defines ‘the best home security system’. There are so many bells, whistles, brands, companies, options to choose from!
Help is on the way!
We have identified five important markers for you to check to find the best home security system for your home and family.
That is exactly what you need to start with:
identify your personal needs, goals and wants in a home security system in order to find the best home security system available to you
Here are the five questions you need to ask yourself!
Grab a piece of paper and start writing down answers, then give us a call!
1) What is The Best Home Security System For The Size and Location of Your Home?
What type of system you need, and want, depends on your home; the size, layout, and location.
Here are some factors to consider.
- Do you own your home?
- Are you renting?
- Are you in an apartment or condo?
- Do you live in a city, neighborhood, or in a rural community?
- How old is your home?
- What is the square footage of your home?
- How many exit doors?
- How many floors do you have?
- How many bedrooms?
- Do you have a garage?
- Is it detached or attached?
Next, let’s talk money!
2) What is The Best Home Security System That Fits Your Financial Budget?
As we can’t look in your pocketbook, or checkbook for that matter. Therefore, you should find a price point you are happy with before contacting a security company. It will help them, and you, decide on what you can afford at this time. If your financial situation changes, you can add additional features and services! If you have to go ‘bare-bones’ to start with, go for it, but make sure to make that a clear objective when searching for the best home security system.
Next, let’s talk functionality!
3) What is The Best Home Security System For Your Intended Usage?
Not everyone likes bells and whistles. Not everyone needs or wants all the latest technology or the highest ranked equipment. It is important, however, that your system performs the tasks you need it to perform!
Answer these questions.
- Do you need mobile access?
- Would you want to watch video footage?
- Would you want to watch video footage, live?
- Would you want 24/7 security monitoring?
- How many people will need access to your system?
- Do you have kids, babysitters or elderly parents who need to work the system?
- Do you have pets?
Once you have an idea about functionality, it’s time to talk integration.
4) What is The Best Home Security System To Integrate With Your Current Installed Technology?
If you bought a new home with security system equipment installed, your (new) provider needs to know what system and what equipment is currently in your home. Sometimes this equipment can be reused or repurposed; this will depend on what brands your provider works with and the age of the system and equipment. If you already own home automation hardware and software and you want to integrate a new security system with it, your security provider needs to know this as well. It is important to make a list of all technology in your home.
5) What is The Best Home Security System To Compliment Your Family’s Needs?
There is a difference between what your intended usage is and what your family’s needs are. Talking to your security provider is a great place to start. Tell them who lives in your home, who might need access to your system, whether you travel, if you also own a business which needs security and more.
Answering these questions after having answered the four previous questions will help your provider give you options for the best home security system for your current home.
We welcome any and all inquiries about security systems. We are here to help protect those you love.
We invite you to check out Honeywell Total Connect.
Give us at Strand Security a call today!