Feeling safe at home is essential. But knowing that your loved ones or property are also safe in your absence is just as important. Installing a home security system, therefore, increases the feeling of security and ensures that your home is well protected against theft and vandalism, but also against fire, flooding, or gas leaks.
As there are many security companies out there, it can sometimes be difficult to choose. Here are some things to consider when comparing security companies to choose the one that best meets your current and future needs.
The company that provides many offers
Your situation may change over time and you may need more than one product to ensure complete security for your home. Of course, the security company you choose must be able to offer you several products, such as alarm systems, surveillance cameras, or motion detectors, for example. These must be offered in various formats or with different characteristics in order to best meet your needs.
Consolidate all your services in one place
In addition to a home security systems, a security company must also offer related services and products, such as water level detectors, smoke or gas detectors, etc. A security company with a wide range of products can advise you on several levels and make recommendations to protect your home against all eventualities.
If your needs change in the future, the company can adapt to them by offering you other security options, without you having to find another security company offering the services you are looking for.
In addition, by combining all your services with one company, you have one handle for everything you need to keep and you don’t have to juggle between multiple companies. This is important for many.
The company is affiliated with the center
Choosing a home-based security company can give you peace of mind when you are absent. Of course, if your alarm is connected to the center, it will be notified automatically when your system starts up. The elders are then sent to your home to check on you. You will also be notified to return home if necessary. If, on the contrary, it is a false warning, you too will be notified.
Home security on your phone
Technology is constantly evolving and many companies are offering different controls to secure your home directly on your smartphone or tablet. Whether it’s your real-time surveillance cameras, doorbell, alarm system, or any detector, you can control everything through your smart device and notify if an error is detected.
When you are not around, you can make sure your family or things are safe at home with your phone or tablet anytime, anywhere, wherever you can get a phone or Wi-Fi.
Some important figures
- A burglary takes place approximately every 8 minutes in Switzerland
- A dwelling house is burglarized every 42 minutes
- An apartment is burglarized every 28 minutes
- A store/business is robbed every 39 minutes
- A burglar abandons his attempt on average after 2-3 minutes, if the site opposes him with enough resistance or has security systems.
Meet current standards
The most reliable alarm systems meet safety standards that guarantee good product quality and integration of all the functions necessary for its proper functioning. InDublin, the EN 54-16 product standard in 2008 and the SN-EN 50849 system standard (Electroacoustic Systems for Emergency Services – SESS) in 2017 have long been the reference. Professionals refer more and more to European standards which are more complete. In particular, they distinguish between the various intrusion detection devices.
Home automation integration
A good alarm system is communicating. More and more home security companies are equipped with home automation devices and companies have communication equipment. The latest generation alarm systems are integrated into this ecosystem of devices. The new central alarm systems are capable of detecting water leaks and even controlling the opening and closing of shutters.
It can be used in remote monitoring
If video surveillance cameras are not a panacea for individuals and voice assistants remain confined to the role of gadgets, remote surveillance is a strong ally of alarm systems. It is in fact the essential complement for any installation that wants to be “active”. Thanks to a simple subscription, a remote monitoring company proceeds to “removal of doubt” and can intervene in your home as soon as an alarm is detected. This is the most effective deterrent known to date.
The final steps
A truly effective security concept requires a prior analysis of your home and your living habits. It is only after this first phase that the company will be able to make you an offer. In addition, it is strongly advised to obtain 2 or 3 quotes before making your choice. Protection One Services has been operating for more than twenty years in the Lake Geneva region and has several thousand installations to its credit.
The price of services and products
Of course, you have to compare the different offers from security companies before making a choice. Compare not only the prices of the products you will purchase but also the monthly payments of the security services. Of course, you don’t necessarily have to choose the lowest price. You have to compare the prices as well as the services offered by the companies in order to choose the one that offers the best value for money.
Once you have done your research and compared the different offers, you will be able to choose the security company that best suits your needs.
Home SecuritySystem offers you a variety of alarm and security systems to ensure the best protection for you, your family, and your home. Do not hesitate to contact us with your questions or to obtain recommendations from our experts.