Home security systems can be an effective way to protect your home and belongings from calamities like burglaries or other types of. They also qualify you for insurance discounts. These systems allow you to observe your home even if you are away. Many have features that alert you to any suspicious activity. They also aid in preventing catastrophes by providing you with early warning of floods or fires which allows you to respond quickly.
The ideal home security system for your needs is dependent on what level of automation you’d like as well as the number and type of sensors you need and the cost of a service subscription or professional monitoring. You can choose to go with DIY security, such as Ring’s SimpliSafe or Wyze, or an installed system that is professionally designed such as ADT’s Vivint. You’ll have to decide if you’d like professional monitoring. This usually comes at an expense and requires a long-term contract.
ADT offers a comprehensive security system with affordable prices. They have more than 145 years of experience and offer 24/7 professional surveillance. They’re our top pick for a professionally-installed system.
Frontpoint sentri me is our runner-up in case you don’t need an installation from a professional. They’ve taken a page of our favorite smart home company, SimpliSafe’s book, and now offer month-to-month services instead of a 3-year contract. We also like them as a DIY system that includes disaster prevention tools such as smoke alarms and water sensors.