Looking to up the ante in the home secuirty department? If you are concerned about the safety of your family and home, consider purchasing a burglar alarm system by following these helpful tips.
You Will Need:
• A list of certified and licensed home alarm companies
Step 1: Get bids
Choose two or three companies from your list who have good customer referrals and get bids.
Step 2: Consider type
Decide on the type of alarm system you want. Systems can detect motion, temperature changes, and glass breakage, and can alert a monitoring station and neighbors. Choose one with back-up power in case the electricity is cut off.
Step 3: Schedule home inspections
Schedule a home inspection and an interview with each company.
Step 4: Consider your budget
Decide how much money you want to spend.
Step 5: Memorize key code
After your system is installed, memorize your key code so you do not set off the alarm.
Trivia: In 2007, burglaries in the U.S. cost victims about $4.3 billion in lost property.
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