The best way to protect your home and family from fire, burglaries and personal emergencies is with an electronic security system. A security system is not only a good investment as a home improvement; it produces immediate benefits as well.
Insurance companies offer a discount on your homeowners insurance ranging from 10% to 20% for monitored systems.
The Security Survey
Security systems are more affordable than many people think. To find out what is best for each situation you need to do a Security Survey of your home. For some people the investment in a security system may be under $200, for others in an identical home it could be $5,000. It all depends on your needs and lifestyle.
If you are living in a home and your only concern is for fire protection and burglar protection when you are away, the following system may be all that you need:
The BASIC Monitored Security System
Perimeter Door Sensors
Smoke Sensor option
This may seem like a limited system, but it’s actually a lot for the money.
- Control Panel (the brains and power of the system),
- The Touch-pad (to tell the system what to do)
- A Siren (the way the system warns the family and frightens intruders)
- Door Sensors…80% of all break-ins occur through a first floor door. By placing sensors on the front and back door, or front door and sliding patio door, there is a lot of protection for the investment.
- The Motion Sensor. All residential break-ins include burglarizing the master bedroom and the living/family room. The master bedroom is where we keep the cash, jewelry, guns, etc. and the living/family room is where the electronics are kept (i.e. stereos, games, TV, etc.). No matter how they came into the house, sooner or later the burglar walks down the hall going from the living/family room to the master bedroom. A strategically placed Motion Sensor will pick up the burglar at this point.
- A Smoke detector on a single level home can be placed by the sleeping area. A smoke detector should be on every level of a multi-level home.
This system is more thorough than it first appears. Yet if your needs require protection while you’re home it is easily expandable by adding sensors on windows, additional motion sensors, personal emergency portable devices, carbon monoxide detectors, and additional fire alarm sensors.
Designing a security system is a balance of meeting needs and budget. No matter what your needs or concerns, a security system can be configured for any home and lifestyle. Sting Alarm offers free Security Surveys. Sit down with our professional agent and discuss your needs. Together you can design a security system that’s perfect to protect your family, home and budget.