10 Questions to ask when considering installing a home security alarm
Published: 09/16/2009 by Home Alarm Directory
Home security alarm systems may seem quite straightforward, but here are ten questions that you should ask before having a home security alarm installed, to ensure that you get the best home security alarm for your needs.
1. I have pets that I keep indoors - will this affect the performance of the home security alarm? Recent developments have brought about home security alarm systems that don't detect small pets in the house. Make sure that you advise your home security alarm adviser that you have pets so that they provide you with the appropriate home security alarm.
2. Does having a home security alarm decrease my chances of burglary? Yes! Studies have shown that houses with home alarm systems are 75% less likely to be burglarized. If your house if harder to rob that your neighbors, the burglar will more likely move on to them. Because a home security alarm creates a loud sound, they have been shown to be a great deterrent.
3. Do I need to test my home security alarm? You should test your home security alarm monthly, and get it serviced annually to check that it is fully functioning.
4. Will a home security alarm make my insurance cheaper? Many insurance companies offer reduced premiums when you have a home security alarm in place, you should talk to them for further advice.
5. I am renting my house - can I get a home security alarm? Newer wireless home security alarm systems are available which are great for renters as you can take them with you when you leave.
6. What happens to my home security alarm if there is a power cut? Many of the better home security alarm systems offer a battery powered backup that will switch on whenever there is a power failure. More so, most of these batteries are the rechargeable kind meaning that they will repower themselves when main power is reconnected.
7. I have a two story house, can I have a home security alarm? Many two story houses do not provide access through the top floor to the ground floor ceiling which makes it hard to install a traditional home security alarm. In this instance a wireless home security alarm can be utilized instead.
8. Is there a big price difference between wireless and wired home security alarm systems? Because they are easier to install, wireless home security alarm systems are also much cheaper. However, you will have the ongoing maintenance cost associated with batteries.
9. Is it possible to use my home security alarm when I am in the house? Many newer home security alarm systems allow for zoning which means that it's possible to exclude areas, such as bedrooms, while they are in use.
10. Is a home security alarm difficult to operate? No! A home security alarm is simple to use, and involves remembering a short pin code or pressing a button on a remote control, they are simple enough that children and the elderly can both use them effectively.
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