How Do You Choose the Right Security System for Your Dallas Home?
Dallas-Fort Worth residents are overloaded with options these days. From television streaming services and car insurance plans to types of mattress and coffee, we have more choices than we know what to do with. (For example, Amazon’s “Cell Phones & Accessories” section alone has more than 82 million products, according to KelloggInsight.)
Home security is the same way.
With countless options like full proxy card systems, biometric systems, digital keypads, video intercom systems, video doorbells and more, choosing the right security system for your home can be overwhelming. Fortunately, we’re here to help. Let’s break down the most important factors to consider when making a decision on the security system for your Dallas home.
Factor #1: Budget
How much money you can spend on a security system will often dictate which security system you choose. If your budget is limited, for example, you might not be able to afford a complex surveillance system with HD video cameras, night vision and motion sensors. Security systems often have a minimum price, installation fees, moving fees, cancellation fees and monthly charges, so you’ll need to take all of these into account as these costs are often overlooked by people simply considering hardware costs.
Factor #2: Home Size
The larger your home, the more equipment you’ll need to keep it monitored. Apartment renters, for example, may only need a camera and a few sensors. Owners of large homes, on the other hand, may need to cover several entrances, exits and rooms. Factoring your Dallas home size into your decision will help you avoid having to make changes or additions to your security system down the road.
Factor #3: Family Routine
How often are you home? Do you have small children? Pets? Do you go on vacation regularly? These are all questions to consider when deciding on the right security system for your Dallas home. Certain areas of the home may need to be monitored more than others. If you’re away from home frequently, that may also mean you should sign up for professionally monitored systems.
Factor #4: DIY or Professional
Can you install the security system yourself, or do you need the help of a professional? Some security systems are relatively simple, such as a smart video doorbell. Others are more complex and involve a system of electrical wiring, voltage systems and/or mobile integrations. If you don’t feel comfortable installing a certain system, trust someone who does.
If you’re interested in a security system for your Dallas home, give the A-1 Locksmith team a call at 972-284-7500 and we’ll answer any questions you may have.