What Is A Cheap Home Security System?
Within reason, there is
probably a cheap home security system, if not several, which fits nicely
within whatever price range you have in mind.
And that system, although low cost, need not be of poor quality.
Are you thinking that effective home security will cost many thousands of dollars?
Perhaps you are thinking that any home security system that you can afford would be regarded as cheap and of dubious benefit.
Perhaps not too long ago, a homeowner would have to spend quite large sums in order to buy a good system. . .
. . but prices have dropped in the last few years and you may find that
you can afford to buy a decent system that will do a sterling job of protecting your home.
You may not need to settle for a poor quality home protection system at all.
What is cheap and what is expensive is, of course, relative.
Think of the price of the average family home in today’s terms.
price of a home protection system against that figure, and you will see
that it is a low cost investment in the security of your home.
A home security package that includes Monitoring of the system by the supplier, so they can inform the law enforcement agency of a suspected break in, will not be the cheapest of options if only because of the monthly monitoring fees.
If a monitored system is beyond your budget you might consider a dial-up arrangement where you are alerted by text or a recorded message to your cell phone.
Then there is a local alarm
setup that sets off a siren or alarm to alert you if you are at home,
or alerts your neighbors if you are not.
A ‘Local Alarm’ is indeed a
cheap home security system and, if correctly set up, will do its job
well. Even if there is nobody around to hear the alarm its presence will
deter many a burglar.
Install your cheap home security system yourself.
One of the main things that can increase the price of a home security set up is the installation cost. If you are prepared to buy a DIY System, or one that is ready to install, you can save a tidy sum by installing it yourself.
you are not very technical in nature, don’t worry – installation is
quite intuitive and the instructions are usually very easy to follow.
Increase your home protection over time.
Another thing that you might consider when looking for a low cost security system is to start with only the necessary accessories.
Indoor and outdoor lighting systems are usually cheap and effective as a deterrent for burglars.
Also, you may not have to get Motion Sensors
for all the rooms in your home, especially for the upper floor. You
could use one motion sensor to defend your stairway or second floor
unlike window switches, can cover more than one window, you may only
need one sensor per room if the windows are reasonably close to one
Never compromise your security but you may be able to make a
cost saving by using glass-breaking sensors on upper floor windows.
You may be able to find a cheap home security system by buying a used
model, many of the online auction sites often have them.
Be careful what
you bid for though, remember that a used system would have to have been
un-installed, perhaps not very carefully. Buying a used system that
lets you down would be very much a false economy.
A low cost security system for your home is better than none.
When it comes to your safety and your family’s protection, cost is
When you know that for a few hundred dollars you could have a
security system that keeps burglars away, purchasing such a device
doesn’t seem an expense anymore.
Of course, finding a low cost
home security system is still something desirable if money is tight,
and for most homes a basic security system gives quite a bit of
When it comes to the nitty gritty some home security is a
whole lot better than none.