Seven Questions for Choosing the Best Home Security System

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Picking the right home security system can be confusing.


Consider all the questions. Which brand is better? Should I use a professional installer? Are all home security apps the same? What’s the best security company? There’s a lot to discover. 

To save you time, and to help you get the most protection, ease of use and everyday value, we’ve narrowed things down to seven essential things to know. Ask these questions as you assess your options to make the Smart choice.

1: Is it professionally monitored? 
All Smartzone security systems are professionally monitored, because there is no effective substitute for this service. You can’t possibly see every smartphone alert that a security system sends you, and if you’re home in an emergency, your priority is to get everyone to safety.

2: Will it withstand a burglar’s toolkit? 

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Not all security products are engineered equally. To ensure you don’t entrust your safety to a security system that can be disabled with a hand tool, make sure it has the following:
Crash and Smash protection. A common burglary tactic is to smash a home’s security panel to prevent it sending an emergency signal to the monitoring station. Smartzones technology can recognize a crash and smash attack, and signal your monitoring station regardless

Dedicated cellular connection. This type of signalling technology doesn’t piggyback on your home’s broadband or phone line, and so can’t be physically cut by an intruder. All Smartzone security panels have a dedicated cellular connection with battery backup for power outages. 

3: How many sensors do I need?

Contact sensors are home security essentials; small devices that detect the opening and closing of doors, windows, drawers and more. Some security systems come with as little as two contact sensors, which can be a problem. Burglars don’t just use the front and back door. Smartzone will work with you to determine how many contact sensors your home requires, our support service and technology advice.



4: What else will this system protect me and my family from? 

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New technology means that the best security systems can protect your home from far more than a burglar.

Smartzone’s proactive safeguards can detect and respond to dangers like fire, carbon monoxide. We can also save you time and money, tackling problems like energy wastelost keys and package deliveries. We can even alert you when there’s unexpected activity around your house, such as your kids getting into forbidden areas!

With the ability to respond to more dangers and challenges, even when disarmed, an Smartzone system gives you more value and flexibility, leaving you in complete control.

5: What happens if something stops working?   

The most important thing about a security system is that it has to work when you need it. When you go it alone on a security or smart home setup, what happens when a device or component of the system needs professional attention? 

With Smartzone however, help is always at hand. With advanced training, and online diagnostic tools, they can quickly troubleshoot your system. Many issues can be fixed remotely; other fixes can be carried out by a visiting technician. 

 

In addition to great customer support when things go wrong, Smartzone users get digital updates that make their technology even smarter. We regularly roll out new features—like our Smart Signal emergency buttons, or our motion sensitive and 2 way audio video Doorbell, keeping your technology cutting-edge while other security systems grow obsolete.

6: Does it include smart home devices? 

Smart home technology is the home improvement trend that’s here to stay. The right security system will set you up with everything you need for a smart home. In fact, it’s the easiest way to own one. We also have advanced heating and water controlled smart products that you can control from the same app.

 

7: Is this security system powered by Alarm.com?   

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Yes. Smartzone is powered by Alarm.com, leaders in cutting edge Security technology. Maybe you don’t need seven questions to pick the best security system? A Smartzone security system powered by Alarm.com gives you all the protection and benefits you will need.

Talk to us today.

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