Home Security Information
Home security systems have continued to evolve over the years. There are so many types of home security systems as well as several types of monitoring to choose from. Here is some additional information that may be helpful when choosing the perfect home security system for you and your family.
Home Security System Types
Deciding which type of home security system is right for you can be challenging. The company or sales agent that you’re working with should be able to guide you through a short series of questions to determine the best home security system type.
The basic system types are as follows:
A landline home security system is usually the least expensive. This type of home security system can only be used if you have a landline home telephone.
The cellular backup home security system is designed for a home that does not have a landline home phone. The home security installation technician will install a cellular backup unit along with your new home security system. This allows the central monitoring station to monitor your home security system without the use of a landline telephone. The cellular backup home security system is also good just in case a burglar tries to cut your phone line.
The two-way voice option can be added to a landline or a cellular backup home security system. If you opt for two-way voice you will be able to communicate with the central monitoring station right through your control panel without the need for a home telephone. This can cut down emergency response times by over 50%.
Basic interactive can be added to your home security system with the use of an alarm.com module. Basic interactive allows you to control and monitor your home security system from anywhere in the world as long as you have an Internet connection. You can arm and disarm as well as control your thermostat, view your video cameras and even turn lights on and from any smartphone, tablet or computer.
Home Security Installation
Once you’ve decided that you’re moving forward with the purchase of a new home security system you will need to decide how you want to handle the installation of the equipment. Gone are the days of hardwired home security systems. Most home security system manufacturers only use wireless equipment so the task of installation can be rather simple.
On the other hand, if you are having more home automation features such as video cameras or thermostat controls you may want to opt for a professional Home Security Technician to come out and install your new home security system.
Most companies that sell home security systems will offer you professional installation for only $99.00. If you’re a good negotiator you may be able to get the installation cost waived completely. This would mean that you’re not paying any money upfront for your new home security system equipment and professional installation.
Having a licensed Home Security Installation Technician install your new home security system will put your mind at ease. You can be confident that your new home security system is installed and working properly. The technician can also show you how to use the system so there’s no guesswork on your part. In addition, you should receive a lifetime warranty on the equipment and installation if you have your home security system professionally installed. This alone can save you money and time in the future if you have any issues with your home security system equipment.
Home Security Monitoring Companies
There are several well known home security monitoring companies out there that can monitor your home security system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for a small fee. This usually comes out to a little over a dollar a day.
Some of the top Home Security Monitoring Companies are:
It’s well worth the small investment to have your home security system professionally monitored by a recognized central monitoring station. This can be the difference between life and death in the event of some emergencies such as fire or a break in. The home security monitoring company will send police or fire units to your home to help you with any emergency situation even if you’re away from your home at the time the emergency occurs.
It’s also nice to sign up for the monthly monitoring service because most of the home security companies will give you free equipment as well as free professional installation as long as you sign a 36 month home security monitoring agreement with them.
Home Security System Pricing
When it comes to finding the best home security system to fit your needs you also need to be aware of the pricing options available to homeowners. You can get everything from a completely free home security system to a home security system with several home automation features and cameras that may cost you thousands of dollars in equipment alone.
If you only want the equipment and don’t plan on having your home security system monitored by a central monitoring station then you may want to look at purchasing a basic wireless home security system package and installing it yourself. You can find a decent home security package with a touch screen panel, 3 door or window contacts, a motion sensor, siren and a key fob remote for around $175. There are several companies that offer this type of package such as General Electric, so look around on the Internet and see where you can get the best bang for your buck.
If you decide that you want your home security system to be monitored then you will want to opt for professional installation. This is a nice option because you can contact us at 800-542-3870 and we will set you up with a brand new wireless home security system for free. You won’t have to pay a penny for the equipment or the installation. You will need to sign a 36-month monitoring agreement for a low monthly rate of about $1.50 per day but the benefits far outweigh the investment.
If you want more home automation features that you can still set up the free home security system package with free professional installation. You will just need to pay for the additional equipment such as video cameras, light and thermostat controls or other features that you want. The cost of the monthly monitoring can be a bit higher as well averaging around $2 per day. You will still need to sign a 36-month monitoring agreement.
It’s really up to you to decide which type of home security system you want and then do your research to find the best deal out there. The good news is that there are plenty of home security companies that want your business and are willing to negotiate on pricing and equipment to get it.
Home Security Dealer Programs
If you have a marketing infrastructure such as a call center, door knocking crew or other type of sales force then you can sell home security systems and make great money in the process.
There are, however, a lot of ins and outs when it comes to running a successful Home Security Dealer Program. You need to do your research and make sure that you’re choosing the right team to partner with.
Premier Product Placement can accommodate you and your sales organization from A to Z in running a successful Home Security Dealer Program. We will work with you on initial and ongoing sales and product knowledge training. We will handle all of the equipment and installation so that you can focus your efforts on selling and making the most money possible.
We pay our Home security Dealers every week for their previous week’s installs and insure the highest commissions in the industry with zero chargeback liability.
If you are looking to sell home security then feel free to give us a call and one of our friendly and knowledgeable Home Security Affiliate Managers will walk you through the process of becoming a Dealer with us. We can have you fully trained and selling in as little as 24 hours.