Home security companies are everywhere these days! Which can be both a good and bad thing. It’s wonderful to know that more and more Americans are seeing the value of protection by security systems. It’s also great because the competition between companies brings better prices, better technology, and better service. At the same time there are so many home security companies available to every community companies that are not professional grade can easily slip in and it can often be hard to know which ones really are the best for you. To help you select the right local home security company for your needs we offer this list of important things to look for in their services before you sign a contract.
Isn’t this just the ultimate trait of a good company no matter what service they offer? Never sign up for a company that will treat you like the second or third or least important thing on the list. Choose a company that will make you feel like they’ll give you all the time they have because you are a priority. Now we don’t say this in a desire to stroke your ego, rather the only way to know that your security company is going to devote to you the attention that you need from a monitoring service is to know that they’re paying attention now. So ask questions from neighbors and friends about their experience with security services and call the company to see how you feel. Finally, make sure they’ll respond to your call for need in 24 hours or less.
The best local security companies have been known to respond to trouble with a great amount of speed, literally responding within 20 seconds! You should search for a company that can provide you with this kind of high performance record. Additionally you should make sure that you’re trusting a company that is locally located, even if it is just a branch of a national company, make sure you are being watched over by a local team.
Protection means knowing that if any part of the security system fails there is a back up to catch the alarm. If your security system goes down, or the local hub goes down, is there another monitoring location within the region that will pick up the slack and make sure you’re still protected?
The company you choose to do business with should have in-house experts. Security professionals who have been on the job long enough they know exactly how to handle security system design, installation, troubleshooting, and response.
If you’re going to be paying for their services you should be certain that your security company utilizes high-grade equipment! You aren’t contracting with a DIY company so expect the best from them. Also don’t be afraid to do your homework and make sure their equipment is as good as they say it is.
Your monitoring team should be local, your installation technicians should be local, your security design expert should be local—BUT they should all be trained employees of the company. Don’t let your national grade security team send you a local contractor to do the work that you are paying them for. As the best security companies now send out technician ID emails before they come make sure you know who they are before you show them in the house.
Great security companies will also offer you free annual inspections to make sure your security system is functioning properly, no false alarm fines, and lifetime warranties on the equipment you purchase from them. There ARE security companies this great in your area too! To speak with the professional security experts in your area fill out the form on the side of the page or call 866-565-4305!