We all want to feel safe in our home yet finding the right home security system can be intimidating.  With so many options and features, it’s difficult to know where to begin or even what you should be looking for. Here are 3 important factors to consider when learning the in’s and out’s of different home security systems.

Professionally Monitored

24-hour professional monitoring is an important component of a home security system.  With professional monitoring, your home is under surveillance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a trained security professional who can alert local law enforcement or the fire department in the event of an emergency or break-in. This peace of mind, not to mention protection, is a critical component of a security system that will truly protect you and your home.

Full Coverage

Always consider the number of contact sensors that come with your security system. Contact sensors are used to monitor the opening and closing of doors, windows, garage doors, and even drawers. An incomplete security system, one with insufficient contact sensors to monitor ALL of the potential points of entry, is barely better than no security system at all.  After all, a monitored front door does you no good if a burglar enters through a window. 

A professional and experienced security installer should work with you to deliver and install a complete system that provides the needed security to protect your home.

What Additional Capabilities Does the System Provide

What really sets apart a quality, customized security system from a pre-packaged security system is the additional capabilities offered. After all, if you are going through the effort of installing a home security system, it pays to ensure you are getting the most value possible.  

Some of the best security systems, such as those offered by alarm.com, can provide safeguards to monitor carbon monoxide, water leaks, package deliveries, and unexpected activity in certain areas of your home, even when disarmed.

Your Minnetonka, MN Resource For Home Security Systems 

The above factors are a great starting point to kick off your research into home security.  However, we encourage you to dive even deeper. SLH Home Systems has been a trusted home security expert serving Minnetonka, MN, and the entire Minneapolis and St. Paul area, for 34+ years.  Contact us today.  We are happy to sit down with you for a free in-home consultation to answer all of your questions and educate you further on the various factors that distinguish one security system from another. We specialize in tailoring electronics systems to meet each client’s needs and wishes while providing up-to-date information, advice, technology, and installation.  In addition to our expertise in home security system design & installation, we also provide energy management services, home theater design & installation, home automation and lighting, and shade control.