High-Value Home Protection Guide > Choosing a Security System
In our last article, we covered the basics of protecting your affluent home. As high net-worth items create more of an incentive for thieves, protecting these homes requires a bit more forethought and planning. In this blog, we’ll give you some tips for choosing a home security system that works best for your home and your needs. In addition, protect your beautiful dwelling with a Bergen County NJ High-Value Home Insurance policy.
Hardwired versus wireless.
There are thousands of options on the market today, and choosing one that works for you comes down to this main question: hardwired or wireless security system. Most systems use a combination of both, but ensure that whatever system you choose to purchase does not run on analog phones lines as those are becoming more and more obsolete. Experts recommend buying a home security system that communicates over a cellular network and also operates on your home internet service.
Think about added features.
A smart home is more feasible than ever now. Home security systems go beyond the basics and offer comprehensive interaction features such as home surveillance, doorbell ringing notifications, lighting and HVAC system control, authority alerts, and more. For the best recommendations, click here.
If you opt for central monitoring, you’ll have to pay a monthly subscription fee to know that the authorities are on call. Some services cost as little as $10 a month, but on average, you can expect to pay $30 to $50 per month for monitoring. Installation costs will vary depending on the company and type of setup, but ADT can install a standard system for less than $500.
However, before you make any decision, ensure you are working with a trusted, accredited and licensed provider. Be sure to do your homework before pulling the trigger to get the most bang for your buck.
About Tri-State Insurance Agency
At Tri-State Insurance Agency, we want to ensure your high-net worth homes are protected during the holidays and year-round. Our homeowners’ insurance policies are designed specifically to protect affluent homes like yours. To learn more about our coverage options, contact our specialists today at (973) 579-6776.