When you are hiring an alarm company, you want to make sure that the company you hire will place your family in good hands. To know whether this is the case, there are a few questions that you should ask an alarm company.
1. Are You A Member Of A Well-Known Security Organization?
A great alarm company will be associated with a well-known alarm industry association. Research the association to make sure that it is considered legitimate.
2. What Brand Of Equipment Do You Use?
By knowing what brand of equipment that is used by the alarm company, you will be able to determine the quality of the home security products that will be offered by the company. Research the features that come with the equipment. For instance, is it possible to disable the equipment remotely? Is it possible to view a security feed? Can you access features from the alarm system using a mobile app? Is there a notification system? Is there an access control system?
Many companies advertise that they offer a free security systems. This is often a service that is provided along with the equipment and access control, which is provided for free. Find out exactly what is being charged so you can determine both the cost of the a and what is being offered.
3. Who Will Install My Security System?
There are some home security companies that hire sub-contractors. When researching exactly who will come to install the home security system, you should find out exactly who will install the system so that you can research the sub-contractor as well. You will also want to know what precautions are taken to make sure you are safe from those who are coming to install your security system. For example, you will need to know what types of background checks will be performed, whether the employees are certified electricians, and whether they are fully bonded.
Many alarm-monitoring companies rely on cellular service in order to work. If you cancel, you will need a back-up cellular radio system installed. Otherwise, you will have an alarm system that is local only and will not be monitored. This significantly limits the benefits of having the alarm system.
4. How Often Will You Check The Security System?
To make sure that the security system is still working properly, it is necessary to regularly visit and have the security system inspected. If the security system is not regularly inspected, there may be security holes that could cause your home to be vulnerable. Also, find out if there are any extra charges for these services or for anything else.
5. Are There Any Warranties?
Find out what warranties come with your business security system and whether you can purchase additional warranties. Any warranties should come from the manufacturer of the equipment. The warranty is used to replace any damaged part or correct any manufacturing defects.
6. Will I Get A Homeowner’s Insurance Discount?
Many homeowner’s insurance policies will offer a discount if homeowners get an alarm security system. It is important to make sure that you will be qualified for a discount if you are looking to save money. Make sure to contact your insurance provider.
Reputable alarm system companies will be upfront about answering these questions. Asking them might sound like a pain, but if you do not have these questions answered, you may find yourself working with an alarm company that does not complete their job properly.