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Common Mistakes People Make When Buying A New Security System

Author: PHB Security Services | | Categories: Home Security Company , Security Company , Security System


The security of our businesses and homes should be a top priority. Technical security companies have access to trained and experienced security professionals who can efficiently equip a premise with sensors and security systems. These systems, monitored twenty-four hours a day, truly ensure the location is always protected. 

Furthermore, a video monitoring system can be accessed at a later date if needed. This way, even if a crime does occur, you have recorded evidence that can assist the investigating agency in finding the culprits and convicting them with challenging, undeniable video evidence.

While the advantages of investing in a security system for your home or business make the purchase a no-brainer, mistakes in installation and service of security equipment can lead to malfunctions that negate the entire system's usefulness, letting the bad guys get away with their crimes.

To help you avoid some basic errors that could prove to be costly, PHB Security Services has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when buying a new security system

1. Prioritizing price over quality
A mistake we often see made is individuals choosing a security system just because the price is low. They hardly seem to care about what the system does. They forget that the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten and invest in equipment that is half the time unlikely to function as advertised. Even when it does, it isn't very likely to be durable. 

2. They buy into misleading advertising
If we switch on a television or even surf the internet, we are likely to find numerous over-optimistic and sometimes misleading advertisements for home and commercial security systems. They often exaggerate their functionality, ease of installation, and other competencies, making you buy systems you don't need, understand or know how to install. 

3. Attempting DIY installation
Security systems are meant to keep you safe. They need to be functional in emergencies to act as deterrents or capture footage that can help authorities. Attempting to install the system on your own, no matter how simple the instructions seem, is often a bad idea. Getting optimal coverage from your security system, wiring, and integration with home automation systems takes skill and experience and is a task probably best left to the professionals. 

4. Not taking monitoring costs into account
When installing a security system, apart from the upfront cost of things like hardware components, cellular backup, and installation, a mistake customers tend to make is overlooking the monitoring fee's cost that usually is on a monthly or yearly basis. A home security system is no good if no one pays attention to it, which is why you should seriously consider professional monitoring. While self-monitoring your home's security system is the least expensive option, it may not be the best one for safety. 

5. They do not ask about promotions
With increased competition in the field of commercial and home security, security system providers are obliged to offer promotional discounts and reduced rates to attract your business. Forgetting to ask your security professional about current offers that might lower your security set's upfront or monitoring cost is a mistake you should not make. 

To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at PHB Security Services. We provide the highest quality security products with professional and expert installation services for residential and commercial clients. And serve customers across Lithonia, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Atlanta, Rockdale County, Gwinnett County, Clayton County, Henry County, U.S. Virgin Islands and the surrounding areas.

For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about home or commercial security, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact us here.  

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