Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

What Does an Alarm System Really Cost?

By John Cherry Subscribe to RSS | March 26th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



When it comes to improving their homes, home security is not very high on most homeowners’ priority list. Until they experience becoming a victim of burglary, they simply don’t think that crime can happen to them. This means that they do not consider the costs of getting burglarized when thinking about the overall expense of a home security system. The only true way to determine the actual cost of an alarm system is to weigh the price of the actual system, the monthly monitoring and the installation costs with the expense of being burglarized.

When you install a home security system, you will pay for the equipment, which can vary depending on which company you choose and which components you have installed. Wireless systems are much cheaper than hardwired systems and much more convenient to install as well. Installation will push the price of the overall system up somewhat, but some home security system companies will waive this fee if you sign a monitoring contract with them. Monitoring can be as low as $30 per month, which averages out to about $1 per day. You really can’t find security of any kind for that cheap!

If you get burglarized, on the other hand, you will not only lose many of your most expensive possessions, but you will spend hours with the insurance company trying to settle on a fair compensation amount. You will always think your belongings are worth more than the insurance company does, which means you will need to fight for every penny. Then, you have to go out and buy new items to replace what was lost. You will be shocked to discover that many items are much more expensive now than they were when you first bought them. This is because technology advances so much that you might not even be able to find an identical replacement for those items.

Finally, you must consider the emotional costs a burglary exacts from you. You might be scared to stay in your house or you might have to deal with children’s nightmares for weeks or months on end. You will also have the stress of dealing with the insurance company and trying to figure out how to prevent another break in. When you think about all of the various financial and emotional losses that are racked up after a burglary, there is simply no question that installing a security system is the cheaper option.

John Cherry - About Author:
John is a shrewd consumer who writes about personal finance, home technology and home security topics like: Portland home security and home alarm systems.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/home-security-articles/what-does-an-alarm-system-really-cost.htm

Related Home Security Articles Subscribe to RSS

Setting up good security systems at home
Published by Julia Bennet on April 9th 2012 | Home Security
As the days pass and crime rates increase, it is essential to protect yourself and your family. Sett...
 
Shopping for the best home security alarm system online
Published by DANA BATES on May 12th 2012 | Home Security
This article provides the reader with pointers on what the most important factors to consider when b...
 
Upgrade your home protection with CCTV camera
Published by Sunny Electricals on January 23rd 2012 | Home Security
Sunny electric suppliers the one place where one can easily CCTV camera, electric showers, extractor...
 
What to look in home builders
Published by John Ferrer on May 18th 2012 | Home
When you are searching and comparing different new home builders you should keep an eye on those wit...
 
Improve hygiene at home using a Hand Sanitizer
Published by James Blee on August 23rd 2012 | Home
Go to visit a friend or a relative in hospital and you’ll spot a Hand Sanitizer at the entrance to...
 
Enjoy a stress-free Vacation by ensuring your home security
Published by Eldwin Adam on January 27th 2012 | Home Security
People feel lucky if they have enough time to spend off throughout the summer season as vacation. If...
 
Improve hygiene at home using a Hand Sanitizer
Published by James Blee on August 23rd 2012 | Home
Go to visit a friend or a relative in hospital and you’ll spot a Hand Sanitizer at the entrance to...
 
Security for homes using wireless home alarm system
Published by Samantha Kirk on March 9th 2012 | Home Security
Home is a place that should make everyone feels safe, secure and tranquil. But even homes are vulner...
 
Fire alarm systems a preventive measure
Published by Glyn Jones on June 9th 2012 | Home
The fire alarms offer a simple preventive measure against the fire threats and these can be used to ...
 
Give your home an updated look
Published by John Kumar on December 2nd 2011 | Home
Home is the place where we can relax completely, so ensure your home look like a nice place you’d ...
 
Locksmith DC ensures highly effective security system for home or office setup
Published by Stana Vee on December 15th 2011 | Home Security
If you are a newcomer in the locality looking for emergency services, Locksmith DC can help you out ...
 
Angel statues and artificial Christmas trees for your home
Published by Jack on June 3rd 2012 | Home
People dream of angels and consider them to be a source of inspiration. Keeping this in mind, they ...
 
Luxury home builders Perth with a futuristic vision
Published by Peterstannardhom on June 9th 2012 | Home
We are mainly concern with building well designed and high quality homes that completely satisfied a...
 
Knowing a good Joiner in London can make all the difference to making your home beautiful.
Published by Mary Porter on June 17th 2012 | Home
They have an excellent website at www.emjoineryservices.co.uk. On their website they have loads of p...
 
Locksmiths are essential to assure general home security
Published by Rebecca Martin on December 16th 2011 | Home Security
The locksmiths are very essential to assure general security and safety in your home. They can meet ...
 
HVAC Woodbridge companies offering top-notch HVAC systems
Published by Jack on May 10th 2012 | Home
It is really difficult to live and work in a location that does not have a properly functioning clim...
 
Trust the security of your home with the home security systems
Published by FeliciaCorrine on June 12th 2012 | Home Security
A theft in a locality puts the all the people living there in great anguish and fear. But now with t...
 
Types and features of home alarm systems
Published by Intrudershield on July 17th 2012 | Home Security
Due to the increased crime rate, home alarms have become an important part of almost every home. Mor...
 
Numerous benefits of bring gym tools at home
Published by Addamsmith on June 28th 2012 | Home
To have fitness equipments at home is the most convenient option to start exercising and it will be ...
 
How to make your home more attractive in three easy steps
Published by Leslie Jones on August 1st 2012 | Home
First impressions are important. If you don't win people over from the start you spend the rest of y...