Protecting your family and all of the things that you have worked hard for is important to you. A home security system is almost a must in this day and age.

There are several on the market but all are not the same. Choose the one that best fits your situation and gives the most features for your money.

Here are some of the top things to consider when purchasing a home security system.

Size of Your Home

Alarm systems have varying ranges especially if they are wireless. With a large home or one with lots of doors and windows, a wired system might require a lot of holes to be drilled just to connect the system up.

Features Included with the System

The basic system will secure doors (and windows if applicable) so that you can feel safe. But, other things can happen that an alarm system can help with. Alarm keypads with fire, police and emergency buttons are coming standard with most alarm systems. Also, check to see if they offer carbon monoxide sensors, fire alarms and radon gas sensors for a start.

What Type of Motion Sensors You’ll Need

The security system will be used when you are at home and away. Some activate the motion sensors at night. If you have small children that get up frequently to go to the bathroom or tiptoe to the kitchen for water, you don’t want to scare the bejesus out of them with the alarm going off as soon as they step into the hall. Will the system include motion lighting outside?

How Many Keypads Should You Have?

Home security systems give you at least one keypad and most people place it near the door. If they offer a free second keypad, you can place it in the bedroom area of the house for quick access in an emergency. Ask about additional keypads.

What Type of Monitoring Does the Company Offer?

What is ideal is 24-hour monitoring from a central monitoring station. When the alarm sounds, they will call you immediately. They also call local authorities if you hit the fire, police or emergency buttons from the keypad. Is the monitoring station automated or are there live people on the other end? In an emergency you want live people.

Are you interested in a home security system? You’ll get a discount on your homeowner policy for taking the initiative to secure your home, family and property. Choose wisely so you get the top of the line and not the bottom of the heap.

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SensorCam AWFB15 Battery-Powered Wi-Fi Indoor Camera

ALC SensorCam AWFB15 Battery-Powered Wi-Fi Indoor Camera

$99.99 $79.99

ALC Sensor Cam AWFB15 Review

For homeowners or small business owners that want additional video security, perhaps for their child’s room or where valuable items are stored, getting an inexpensive video camera has been a challenge. Usually, the trade off for the low price is an inferior quality camera that does not provide the details or store enough video to make even the small investment worthwhile.

ALC is challenging that notion with their new AWFB15 Sensor Cam which promises ample recording times with a good camera all for a low price.


Mace Alert Wi-Fi Home Security System

$239.99 $199.99

Mace Alert WiFi Home Security System

Today, home security systems are more affordable than ever thanks to the combination of WiFi, cellular, and digital technology. This means that with the right system, you can connect to a 911 dispatcher with a touch of the button to get the help you need.

One product that has created some waves thanks to its simplicity, easy installation, and effectiveness is the Mace Alert WiFi Home Security System.

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PepperAlarm – The Robber Stopper

$397.00 $325.00

PEPPERALARM™ is completely different from other alarm systems because this unique alarm device provides IMMEDIATE PROTECTION.

When the wireless, do-it-yourself burglar alarm system is activated by an intruder, it instantly disburses pepper spray into the air of the area to be protected, forcing the thief to turn around and flee – empty handed.


4-Channel 1TB NVR with Four 2.0-Megapixel PoE Bullet Cameras

Spyclops 4-Channel 1TB NVR with Four 2.0-Megapixel PoE Bullet Cameras

$695.99 $595.99

SpyClops Spy NVR4POEKIT 1 Review

The issue with many low-priced video camera security systems is that they are difficult to set up or lack good integration. For residents or small business owners, finding an affordable system that offers professional results can be challenging. This new entry by SpyClops, the Spy NVR-4POEKIT 1 was designed to be simple, straightforward, and easy to install. But does it manage to be all that and more with its reasonable price?