Let’s say you’ve decided you want to make your home super secure. Like a suburban Fort Knox. You know what you want to achieve, but you don’t know how to get there. What you need is some guidance to choose the right Home Security System – and that’s what we’re going to give you.
You’re not alone in your quest to achieve an uber-safe abode, either. Over the last ten years, the market for, and spend on, Home Security Systems has risen dramatically. Even more so in the last 18 months, due to the frightening increase in burglaries across the UK. Burglaries are set to increase even further as the clocks go back this weekend.
Rightly so, home security is hot topic at the moment. And in just five years time, the global Home Security System market is predicted to be worth £57 billion ($74 billion).
With this in mind, like the 86% of Britons with home security measures in place, you’re absolutely right to be concerned about protecting your family, property and possessions. But, what considerations should be front-of-mind when selecting a system?
Do Your Research
Like most hi-tech industries these days, one thing you won’t be short of when choosing a Home Security System is options. Options in terms of suppliers (like Security Junction). Options in terms of digital Home Security equipment, like CCTV Systems or Intruder Alarm Systems.
Most electronics these days are made in China, Taiwan or other Far-Eastern countries. So you can’t really make a judgement on product quality based on its origin of manufacture. You’ll need to do your research on the system(s) you’re looking at, and the supplier(s) you thinking of selecting to supply and install your system.
Get Geeky About the Specs
When you’re looking for a state-of-the-art Home Security System, you really need to get to grips with the specifications of the system(s) you’re comparing and thinking about purchasing. What can one system do, that the other one can’t?
Take a Home CCTV System, for example. One of the most – if not THE most – important requirements is crystal-clear, HD recording (ideally 1080p HD). What you certainly don’t want to end up with is a system which gives you a grainy, hard-to-identify images.
Which leads us swiftly on to…
Rank Your Requirements
What is the most important feature or function you want from a Home Security System? Do you want to be able to live-stream CCTV footage remotely using your smartphone, for example? Do you want to receive notifications to your mobile when your Intruder Alarm System’s motion sensor is triggered?
Whatever specs, features or functions are most important to you should ultimately dictate your decision on what system you select.
Ask for Advice
Don’t be shy about asking for advice. For the reasons above, no-one’s expecting you to become a Home Security expert overnight. An honest and reliable Home Security specialist like Security Junction will provide you with no-obligation advice and guidance about bolstering your home or business security.
Decide on a Budget
Once upon a time, a Home Security System would set you back a small fortune. Fast forward a couple of decades and CCTV, Intruder Alarms and other smart home security technology is much more affordable.
At Security Junction, for example, you can begin to achieve the super-secure home you’re looking for from £400-£500 – a drop in the ocean compared to the average £32,000-worth of possessions that are in the average UK home.
The questions you really need to ask yourself are these: How much do you value your safety? What would you do if your most sentimental and prized possessions were stolen? Could you deal with the psychological impact of being burgled?
Whilst we’re big advocates of doing your research so you don’t get duped by cowboys selling substandard equipment, it’s also critical not to dwell too much.
Because, remember: every additional day you take to make a decision on which Home Security System is the one for you is yet another day your home isn’t as secure as it could or should be.
Don’t forget: The run-up to Christmas is the busiest time of the year for burglars.
Go for the Complete Package
This is potentially the most important piece of advice we’re going to give you in this article – make sure you give it some real consideration.
In your search for a Home Security System, you’ll come across some ‘simple self-installation’ systems. Generally speaking, these often come complete with low-quality equipment and are far from easy to ‘self install’.
Similarly, keep in mind that a lot of installers will fit systems that have been purchased directly from them (or their supplier) – so you could come unstuck if you purchase a system separately and then seek an installer. A potentially costly mistake.
The best, most cost-effective solution for any homeowner is to select a specialist that can supply, install and maintain your Home Security System.
Speak to a specialist at Security Junction today for further advice and guidance, or for a FREE no-obligation quote for a Home Security package.