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Five Top Tips and Questions to Consider when choosing the Best Home Security – Cameras – Automation

Here’s help for choosing a home security company, shopping for home security cameras, or adding home automation devices. You’ve already decided to install a home security, home automation, or home security cameras. Now you’re wondering who can help you design a system or help with the next steps. The good news is it’s fairly easy to find the best or top-rated home security company in your area. First, look for a local provider with a service branch. Then, visit the company’s website to schedule a free consultation and check current specials.

Finding Your Top, Local Home Security Company

For the best home security options, you’ll want to work with a company that can offer multiple security packages and services. This helps create a base security system from which you can add connected devices or security cameras as your needs grow.

Once you determine which home security company you want to work with, we recommend jotting down questions or concerns you have. Understanding your home security needs will help determine which type of home security or home automation system would provide the most benefit.

Choosing the Best Home Security Camera System, Automation

Following are some top questions to ask when choosing the best home security camera system for you. These questions will also help when installing a home security system, with home automation, and working with an alarm monitoring company.

• What are the benefits of a 24/7 monitored home alarm system?
• Will I be able to control my security system, home security cameras, and home automation devices from one app on my phone, laptop or tablet?
• How can I integrate a more complete security system that includes smart locks, smart lighting, wireless security cameras and a camera doorbell?
• What are the benefits of having the security system professionally installed?
• Do my local home security companies offer an insurance deductible benefit?
• What type of home security system helps me receive a potential discount on my homeowners’ insurance premium?
• Is there a local home security company that can provide the latest home automation technology and company-owned vs. third-party monitoring?
• Do I want to install a home security system and home security cameras that can grow with my family or lifestyle?

Are you ready for the next step of having a security system, security cameras or home automation devices installed? The following questions and tips will help pick the best system based on your budget and lifestyle:

How do I Choose a Home Security Camera System or Doorbell with Camera?

Home security cameras, including front door camera doorbells, are tremendously popular these days. Alert 360’s home security and surveillance camera systems have advanced through the years, keeping up with today’s homeowners’ needs. We recommend, reviewing home camera system options with a local security company, starting with their website and a free consultation. To help, we created these additional blogs with tips for choosing and installing home security cameras:

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What Smart Home or Home Automation Devices should I include along with a Wireless Security System?

Today’s home automation and wireless security systems protect your home, family, and property from much more than break-ins and theft. Be sure to look for a security system company that offers and can install or service all the latest home automation and connected devices. These options include home security systems you control with a free mobile app. They also include smart lighting and home camera systems you can add on to or easily integrate with other security devices. For example, at Alert 360, we offer connected sprinkler systems. We also offer the ability to connect garage doors, smart locks, Sonos entertainment systems, Amazon Echo and Google Home.

You’ll want to work with a top security company that also offers energy management systems that help reduce energy use and costs. These systems are designed to fit your lifestyle and provide convenience in addition to security. These devices help you to stay connected, aware and in control, with a simple mobile app, which leads us to our next question when considering a home security system.

How does a Home Security Mobile App Work and Send Security Alerts to my Phone?

Some of the best security companies provide a mobile app as part of your home security or home automation system. Our Alert 360 app and security systems allow you to monitor all sorts of situations in and around your home. You also have the ability to quickly respond to emergencies, such as the presence of smoke, water and carbon monoxide. When combined with energy management and home automation devices, your app also can help identify energy waste. It allows you to control connected, smart devices, such as smart thermostats and lighting. A home security app can also lock doors, close the garage, and turn off lighting.

A wireless home security system, with connected security cameras, provides tremendous convenience and peace of mind. Your app can lend a hand when keys are lost, packages are delivered, strangers stop by, or children access sensitive areas. Our Alert 360 app also allows users to set “scenes” to add ease and comfort to daily routines. Use it to lock doors at bedtime or prep your home for family movie night by turning the lights down – all with a simple tap on your phone or Apple Watch.

Alert 360 customers have shared that there’s immense comfort in seeing what’s happening at home via smart home video. They enjoy receiving security alerts via an app when there could be an issue and being able to control numerous devices from home, the office or while out of town. Our blog “How to use Home Security Systems, Mobile Apps to keep Children, Elderly Safe” shares more helpful ways to use our Alert 360 security system app.

What are the Benefits of a Monitored Home Security System?

Having a professionally monitored security system installed increases protection for life, property and your budget. When your security system is monitored, you have the benefit of the alarm monitoring company’s trained dispatchers receiving an alert whether you can get to a phone or not – in the event of a break-in, smoke, heat, fire, water, temperature change or carbon monoxide emergency.

As a top-rated, local alarm company, Alert 360 provides exclusive benefits such as one of the highest insurance deductible reimbursements. Alert 360 also provides a certificate of monitoring if your home insurance company offers a discount for a monitored security system.

You’ll also want to determine if the alarm monitoring center is company-owned or in the United States. At Alert 360, we offer Five Diamond-designated monitoring from our company-owned, UL Listed, alarm monitoring center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our monitoring center representatives are background checked and receive ongoing training. In addition, as a Five Diamond alarm monitoring center, we satisfy all requirements of the “five points of excellence” as outlined by The Monitoring Association.

What are other Benefits of Installing a Security System with Professional Alarm Monitoring?

With most security systems and alarm monitoring being extremely affordable, there’s little reason to buy various DIY products, trying to tie it all together yourself. Monitoring your system alone also can become cumbersome and inconvenient. Most reputable companies provide a free security consultation that will help you design a security system that takes into consideration your home’s size, your lifestyle and family’s routine – and provide support along the way. And most monthly alarm monitoring costs less than one dinner out or movie, popcorn and drinks, for a family of four! In addition, don’t forget the added value of a discount on your homeowner’s insurance premium for having a monitored security system.

Will Help be Available if I Need Service on my Security System. Can I Add Additional Home Automation Devices and Security Cameras?

With a professionally installed system, local service technicians and security experts, help is always available. Companies with years of experience and larger service teams also come with the technology to work faster and better for you. This includes troubleshooting your system, fixing issues, or providing digital upgrades remotely. A local security company also can help when you want to add security or home automation devices, integrating your system to create a connected home. They also can lend a hand during remodeling projects to ensure your system works for your updated home.

Another benefit of having an experienced and professional team behind your home security system is that we’re there for you for the long haul. Some new companies might offer DIY security cameras, but you can’t always know how long the company will be around. You also can’t know what support might be available for those products long after the company has been bought or gone out of business due to lack of funding.

One Additional Tip When Installing a Security System

We suggest reviewing a home security company’s website to understand all the home security, business security, home automation and security camera options they offer. Review the company’s customer benefits, testimonials, and Better Business Bureau rating. Check how long the security company has been in business and where its service branches are located.

At Alert 360, we’re incredibly proud of our Better Business Bureau A+ rating. We also offer free home security consultations to help design the most beneficial security system based on your needs.

For more security tips or to learn more about us, visit our news page or check out these recent blogs:

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