Offers in free home security systems are everywhere these days. Most ads promise to protect your home by simply paying a low monthly payment while receiving a complete home security system at no charge. While these internet special offers appear great because of their affordability, you have to take a step back and look closely at what these free security system offers really include. If you go with one of these free system offers are you really protecting your property and more importantly your loved ones? The remainder of this article is designed to help you evaluate if one of these free security system offers really serve to meet your home security needs. The first thing we will look at is what exactly is covered by a free security system offer. Then we will discuss other essential items every security system should include in order to provide complete protection.
What Do FREE Security Systems OfferThe first thing to look at when determining if your system is complete is what exactly does the free security system offer include. While it is impossible to say exactly what every single free security system offer covers, we can determine what most free alarm system offers include. The following is a basic idea of what most free security system offers include.
1- Master Control PanelOn the onset this looks like a great deal because it appears on the surface to provide a complete security system. However, if you dig just a little you will find that this free security system basically is at best just providing partial protection for your property and loved ones. So what exactly is it that is lacking from a security system like this? The following list will help describe the items an alarm system like this is deficient of.
1- Interior Siren
1- Motion Sensor
3- Door Sensors (or as many as 6 on some offers)
1- Keychain Remote Control
Door/Window SensorsWhile protecting up to 6 doors or windows may be enough for some people it truly isn't enough for most. Free security system offers do not cover the protection of homes that have more than 6 doors and windows. What good does it do you to install a security system that does not cover all the doors and windows in your home. Imagine for a moment that someone attempts to break into your home in the middle of the night by opening your child's bedroom window and you come to find out that that window was not protected within the free security system offer. What good does that kind of security system do you when something like that happen? If the security system you have or are thinking of getting does not include sensors on all your doors and windows then it is an incomplete system.
Glass Break DetectorsOne of the things that most people purchasing a home security system overlook is making sure their glass being shattered is covered. Most people assume that if they have some type of sensor on their windows or sliding doors that it automatically covers the breaking of glass. This is simply not the case and leaves you with a total false sense of security. Glass break detectors are designed to create an alarm condition if glass is shattered any time the alarm system is armed. These sensors are essential otherwise your security system is incomplete.
Exterior SirenAnother essential part of any security system is having an outdoor or exterior audible siren. While making enough noise inside your home is important to alert you of an intruder, having an exterior siren is just as vital. The purpose of having an exterior siren on your security system is to alert your neighbors that your security system has been activated. This is possibly the best deterrent because any intruder attempting to break into your home and sets off an exterior siren will know that every neighbor on that block has now been audibly alerted of his presence. While the security system does call the monitoring station and then they alert the police of the alarm condition, having a neighbor immediately alerted is more valuable because your neighbor is there on the spot.
Smoke and Fire AlarmsBeing protected against burglary is great but until you install smoke and fire alarm sensors your security system is not complete. Smoke detectors provide 24hour protection against fire even when your security system is disarmed. Fire is one of the leading causes of death in America and all local and national authorities agree that installing smoke and heat detectors in your home saves lives. Adding a monitored smoke detector in hallways leading to your bedrooms is an effective way of assuring that in the event of a fire you and your loved ones will be alerted.
While there are many other security system sensors you could add, this list provides a description of the most important ones. If the security system you have or are thinking of getting does not include the above stated items then that makes it an incomplete security system.
If you would like more information on how to make sure your system is going to provide you true protection the simply call us today at (786)325-7867. Our offices are located at 3650 NW 82 Ave Suite 405 Miami, Fl 33166. Or you can visit our website at www.miamifloridahomesecurity.com and simply put your information into the contact form. One of our security system specialists will contact you immediately.