A good home security system is a must-have for any homeowner. Buying that system can be difficult, though, especially if you are are new to the process. That’s why it is so important to ask the person selling your system the following questions.
What are my home security options?
Security companies sell many different products, and not all of them are suitable for your specific needs. A door-to-door sales person will likely try to sell you whatever is most expensive (or is being promoted that month), but you need a solution that works for your home. Always make sure that you get the chance to look at a range of products before you commit to buying anything.
What is the total cost?
It’s hard to get the average salesperson to give you an up-front cost for a security system. You don’t need to just know what it costs to have the system running in your home – you also need to know what it costs to have the alarms monitored and installed. If you can get a quote on the entire price, you will not only know what you have to spend but you will be able to better prepare your budget.
Do I need a phone line?
This is a self-explanatory question, but still important. If you need a phone line, this is an added cost. Not all alarm systems need phone lines, though, so make sure that you shop around.
What does the system do, exactly?
This is a big question, and one that many people forget to ask. You need to know what happens if someone breaks into your home, including what the average response time might be. This isn’t just a good question for those worried about a break-in, but a good question for those who want to get their money’s worth.
Remember, you are in control of the products that go into your home. If you ask the right questions, you will get everything that you need.
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