When it comes to home security, you can never be too safe when choosing a reliable security company. There are countless benefits of having a security system, and while looking online at reviews and asking friends and family can certainly help with the decision-making process, it's important to ask companies your own set of questions to assure that they will be able to accommodate your needs. If you're in the process of choosing a security company, here are some important questions to ask to help ensure your safety.
1) Question: Does your company do background checks on all employees and subcontractors?
This is an important question because even though the company may seem reputable, one wrong action taken by one bad employee can drastically compromise your safety. You also want to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that whoever comes to install the security system does not have a criminal record or drug problem.
2) Question: What type of warranties does the system come with?
Most security systems come with a warranty you can take advantage of in the event of any manufacturing defects. Reputable security companies usually offer guarantees as well. These generally include quality installation guarantees and theft protection.
3) Question: Will I own the equipment, or is it a lease agreement?
This question is absolutely critical to know before making any final purchasing decisions. If the equipment is a lease, you won't be able to take it with you if you move, but if it's yours, you can have it moved to your new residence and continue to carry out your security agreement. In most cases it's ideal to own the equipment, but it comes down to a matter of personal preference.
4) Question: Will I be getting the newest and most up-to-date technology in home security?
This one may seem like an obvious question, but you'd be surprised how many security companies will try to pass off subpar equipment as being high-end. This is especially important if you're talking to any security companies that advertise 'free equipment' because it's likely to have been used in the past. Improvements in technology make for increased security and minimal defects in home security. If you're paying for the latest technology, there's absolutely no reason you shouldn't be getting it.
Ultimately, safety always comes first. Homes without security or alarm systems are up to 300% more likely to be broken into. Make sure to do your research before signing any contracts regarding home security. For more information, contact Allied Fire and Security today at 800-448-8338.