Can Cheap Security Systems Protect Me in an Emergency?
If You Can’t Afford the Best Security System, Get What You Can Afford!
The question of whether cheap security systems can protect you in an emergency is a simple one.
The answer is ‘Yes, cheap security systems CAN protect you in an emergency, however…’
As always, there’s a caveat to such a question.
The ‘however‘ is what this article will focus on. Please read on.
Cheap Security Systems Don’t Last As Long
The problem with cheaply made products is that they are… well… cheap!
- The materials used in cheap security systems is most likely not of the same grade as the more expensive units.
- Corners will be cut with regards to research and testing cheaper units.
In other words, cheap security systems might not last as long and replacement costs can thus drive up your total cost.
Cheap Security Systems Don’t Always Integrate Well With Existing Hardware
If you are in the market for an upgrade and you want to go cheap, be forewarned that cheap systems often don’t integrate well with older systems or any system for that matter. Meaning, you might have to fork over more money because you might not be able to reuse existing hardware. Again, in the end, this will drive up the final cost.
Cheap Security Systems Might Break or Malfunction More Easily
Cheaply made does not always have to mean lesser quality.
When it does, however, and when cheap translates into broken or malfunctioning systems requiring maintenance, this, of course, comes at a cost.
As much as we like you, our customer, we really don’t want to come see you every month because of issues with a cheap security system. We much rather spend our time helping (new) customers set up new systems that will last a long, long time!
Cheap Security Systems Don’t Come with Good Warranties
When a system breaks to no fault of yours, warranties will allow for replacement units. That is, as long as you didn’t pick the cheapest security system without such warranty. In that case, you will be responsible for replacing units and again, cheap becomes expensive when you have these unexpected additional costs associated with your security system.
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We believe everyone can afford a security system; let us work within your budget!
What Cheap Security Systems Can Do!
If the security system is new and has been installed by a reputable dealer, even cheap security systems will
- notify you of intruders
- alarm when a fire breaks out
- alert you to Carbon Monoxide poisoning
If you have a monitoring company like C.O.P.S. to keep you safe, you are in even better hands!
We invite you to give us a call to see how we may help you with the selection of the right security system for you and your budget!