PROTECT THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE WITH A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM
A property crime is committed every four seconds in the United States.
Don’t become a victim! A home security system installed and monitored by an experienced, trusted safety firm makes your home 33 percent less likely to be broken into.
Your Home Is Your Sanctuary
Keeping your family and possessions safe from intruders is your top priority. Home Protectors connects you with the best home security providers in your area. A home security system is your best defense against intruders, and a local company understands your security needs and deliver the equipment, monitoring, and response time you need.
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What to look for when shopping for a home security company
A doorbell camera and a window sensor may be enough for apartment dwellers, but homeowners may want sensors on all doors and windows and motion-detecting outdoor lighting. High-end homes may include livestream cameras and smoke, radon, and carbon monoxide monitors.
Monitors respond whenever your home’s sensors trigger an alarm. Company employees generally will call you to ascertain if the alarm was set off by mistake. If the worker determines a breach has occurred, he or she will contact first responders.
WIRED VS. WIRELESS
Wireless systems send signals via the internet or cellular transmitters. They cost less, and may be better options for renters. Systems wired to telephone landlines cost more to install, but are more reliable when cell reception and internet service are spotty.
Systems that integrate with personal digital assistants can control lights switches to save energy make the home appear occupied. Cell phones can arm and disarm some systems and receive alarm signals and notifications if security cameras detect motion.
HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST?
Continuous monitoring – the strongest deterrent to burglars – costs around $15 to $40 per month and may incur a one-time activation fee and a multi-year contract. Double that if you rent the equipment or expect to pay from $300 to $2,500 to purchase the sensors, cameras, and other hardware upfront. These costs may be somewhat offset by homeowner insurance discounts and – if you conduct business from a home office – tax deductions.
HOW WILL THIS AFFECT MY HOME’S VALUE?
Security cameras, video doorbells, and wireless security all ranked in the top five tech features homebuyers crave, according to a recent National Association of Home Builders survey. It is easy to see why families with young children, frequent travelers, seniors, and those who live alone would seek to purchase homes with security in place. Home security systems also may qualify as capital improvements, reducing your capital gains tax when selling.