What to Look for When You Come to Buy Your First Security System for the Home

By Jack | Tips And Tricks

Nov 30

What to Look for When You Come to Buy Your First Security System for the Home

Investing in a security system is a proud first step in order to not just keep your home safe, but also to keep your family and the possessions that are held within the family home safe. Even if you live alone, a security system can help give you the peace of mind you need, when you need it the most.

You only need to look at the current season we are in, the nights are long, dark, cold and the wind is definitely whistling outside our houses. If you live alone this can be enough to keep you up at night, but the right security system can help you sleep.

Now you know how much a security system will benefit everyone from an individual living alone to a full family house, it’s time to look at what you need to look for when you come to investing in this new technology that actually puts off 84% of would be burglars from targeting your home. Should that stat alone say something?

Where do you need the Camera to Point?

Where do you need the Camera to Point?

The first thing we need to look at is where do you want the camera to point? Answering this will give us a better understanding on the home security system you need and can help to narrow down the search. For example, are you looking for an outdoor camera that points on a specific area? Or do you want an indoor camera with a 360 view?

Perhaps a motion detecting camera is something you are looking for? Or are you looking for an adjustable camera?

You see, already there are many choices available but if you have an understanding of where you need a camera (or cameras) pointing you are already half way there.

Do I Need Wireless Technology?

Do I Need Wireless Technology?

Wireless technology is something that we have slowly adopted in society and you will see many benefits to having this technology in your home. Not only does it look tidier but you don’t get tangled up in cabling and wires.

For home security, wireless technology can prevent you needing to drill holes into walls, and it can help mount security systems in places where you just wouldn’t be able to feed wires into. So when it comes to choosing wireless technology we would always say that this is probably your best choice to make, and if you can get the right equipment at the right price then go for it.

Do You Install it Yourself?

Installing a security system yourself can have a lot of flaws, and we would always advise that you get a professional to do this for you. At the end of the day you don’t want to create additional hassle and costs to yourself for installing it incorrectly all for the sake of a one off cost for an engineer to come to your home and fit it for you.

When we talk about home security you want it installing correctly, because if it doesn’t function right it’s hardly worth having at all. Yes there is a fee for a professional installation but you don’t have to worry about making any mistakes and you know that by the end of the installation you are going to have a fully fitted system in place,

Do You Want Complete Control?

Do You Want Complete Control?

If you are a geeky kind of person who loves your gadgets like us then this is going to blow your mind! You see some home security systems will let you take control of your home from the comfort of your smartphone or tablet. This will allow complete home automation of your security and even your energy management.

From an app installed on your Smartphone and a bit of connectivity to your home security system you can arm your alarm from the phone, control small appliances, control door locks, lighting and even the thermostat n your home. Aside from this you can control camera movements, set recordings, and even see a live stream of your camera directly on your phone.

It’s just like you are sitting at home, so this automation package could be something that you benefit from in the long run.

Do You Rent or Own Your Home?

Do You Rent or Own Your Home?

The final thing to take into account is are you renting or mortgaging your house? If you are a renter the last thing you want to do is start drilling holes into walls to void your deposit and contract. Instead, we suggest looking at the wireless home security systems so that when you do c come to move into another home (rented or owned) you can easily take the system with you, without having the hassle of filling walls and holes up, and taking down all the cables that come with a wired system.

If you own your house, then it’s up to you what kind of security you have as you have that ownership over the property allowing you to do anything you wish.