You’ve not doubt heard of many of the ‘big players’ when it comes to home security systems. Most of them will offer the same types of equipment and monitoring options, you just need to decide what features you want and need and what your budget will be. If you live in an area that has more than one option for a security company, it will be helpful to find home security systems reviews to help you make a more informed decision.

Here is a brief overview of some of the most well known companies, don’t forget to find out what local companies you may have in your area too:

1. ADT, they’ve been around for over 100 years and have a very good reputation.

2. GE Security Systems: These systems can allow a great deal of customization. They are good for anyone even if you live in an apartment.

3. Brinks: Ease of use is one advantage to this system. With different plans they can fit virtually any budget.

4. Sears: Everyone knows and trusts the Sears brand. They’ve been installing security systems for almost two decades so far.

When purchasing your system be careful to read all the fine print. For example, many companies will offer you a system for free, and it can be a good deal, just make sure that you realize that in most of these cases you will have to sign a contract agreeing to one or two (or more) years of monitoring services. Also a lot of these ‘introductory’ systems aren’t very complete.

Having one motion sensor or one camera in a house won’t do a lot of good and there will often be a large charge for each additional component. In most cases you are probably better off just buying a complete package with monitoring up front. It might actually be cheaper than the ‘free’ versions.

Of course if you really want to protect your home and family but don’t have much money you can always do it yourself. All the big chain home improvement stores sell security equipment. The variety might be a little less but you should be able to find a variety of cameras and some motion sensors at a minimum.

Installing these can be done easily by anyone with a little bit of know how. It’s not hard to attach the camera to your roof or where ever you decide to mount it. The thing to keep in mind is that with the DIY systems you won’t have access to the 24/4 monitoring which is a great feature. But you will be able to recored the feed from the cameras, in most cases.

Whether you decide to go the do it yourself route or hiring a company to install and monitor your new home security system, it’s always best to find out as much about the equipment and company as possible before you pull out your wallet. Taking the time to learn more and checking all the home security systems reviews you can find will help you protect your home and prevent you from getting more, or less, of a system than you really need.

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