HOUSTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Consumers wondering which home security system to choose for their Houston-area homes have a new resource they can rely on: HomeSecurityExaminer.com's recently published comprehensive review of the area's top five home security companies. The list compares Houston security companies based on a variety of factors to help men and women ensure the alarm system they select is the best one for their needs.
Choosing a home security company is an important part of making sure a home is protected from dangers and threats. Here are some elements consumers should consider when comparing home security companies:
- Are the employees certified?
A home security company is only as good as its employees. All the promises in the world won't help if the employees who oversee and manage the program aren't properly trained in handling security issues and in maintaining the system and responding to security calls. Consumers should ask if the company's employees have received any type of standardized training in electronic alarm systems as well as training in the system your home will be using. They should also make sure the company is committed to running background checks on all employees, and that it provides bonding or other insurance.
- What services does the company provide?
In addition to home break-ins, many security companies also offer carbon monoxide monitoring and fire detection, so consumers should be sure to ask about these options and whether they're provided at an additional cost or as part of the standard protection package.
- What type of equipment is used?
The home security system has experienced significant improvements in recent years. Many homeowners prefer companies that offer wireless or cellular options in addition to hard-wired options so home invaders can't break the connection simply by snipping a wire. Some security companies offer mobile apps to help homeowners manage their alarm systems. Homeowners should make sure the company is committed to keeping its equipment updated to ensure security needs will be addressed in the most expedient manner. Asking how frequently equipment is updated and if there is a system in place to review equipment that's currently in use is also a good idea.
- Is the security company accredited by the Better Business Bureau?
BBB accreditation means the company has been evaluated and meets standards set by the bureau, including a commitment to resolve consumer complaints. Consumers can check BBB accreditation online, as well as checking for any complaints made against the company.
- Request more information and make a side-by-side comparison.
Homeonwers can also visit the company's website and request more information to make the most accurate comparison. In general, it's a good idea to avoid the temptation to put too much emphasis on price: Choosing a company based on price alone won't guarantee the best results.
Selecting a home security system is a major decision. Visiting HomeSecurityExaminer.com to read about the home security companies that made the site's "Top Five" list can provide a good jumping-off point for men and women interested in improving their own home's security.
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