Choosing a good alarm or other home security system is never an easy task, especially if you have not used one before. There are tons of things to pay attention to and many extras which can come with it. Let's take a look at some of the aspects which you should consider when choosing the best home security system for you.
If you have pets inside or outside your home, then only use motion detector systems which have the ability to filter them out. The same goes for any light detection systems, which work their best if there is noone who would walk around anytime because that results in tons of fake alerts.
If you are someone who is keen to forget codes, then try to use a different sort of an alarm system or make sure that the system has a backdoor for you to easily reset passcode in case you forget the previous ones.
Only use sound or bell alarms if they can in fact really alert someone. If a sound detector sounds off it may scare burglars away for a while, but make sure you have someone who can alert police or yourself if the alarm goes off in your absence. In case you live in a more deserted neighborhood, get an alarm which would immediately alert the police directly or thorugh a 3rd party watch.
In case of any detection or alarm system the key is on placing the detectors to all the correct places.
There are alarm systems which come with tons of extras, which include motion, shock and even breaking detection. Use those which are in sync with your living area.
You need to be aware that buying an alarm system alone is not enough. There are unwired and wired alarm systems. While the unwired goes for the sound effect and would not notify anyone, the wired ones are those which give you the chance to alert someone you know or the police. You will need to pay an extra if you want the system to alert anyone and you will need to pay a 3rd party if you want that your alarm would alarm the police directly. There are specic home security companies which deal with alarm systems and monitoring these as well, therefore you would need to get in touch with such company which deals with extra monitoring services as well.
In the end, if you have one dog it can prove to be a good enough home security for you, as burglars would rather not deal with homes with a dog in them.
Take all these in consideration and find a locksmith service which deals with home security or a home security company and sit down with them asking for their advise on what system is the best for you.