Information About Free
It is always
nice to get something for free. Or is it? We are bombarded with
so many free offers that we tend to look at 'free' as a bad word.
I'm sure that you have been spammed with many offers for free stuff.
When it comes to home security systems, free does not mean that
you will be getting anything less than top-of-the-line equipment
and services. In order to see exactly what you can get for free,
you might want to compare the monitoring
When you choose
an alarm company for home security monitoring, you will most
likely see that they are offering free equipment. This is similar
to the satellite TV companies that offer free equipment. You see,
they are really only interested in your monthly fee. So they are
happy to get your services setup without charging you for the actual
If you decide
to do it yourself, you certainly
won't have anyone to foot the bill for the alarms and other devices
that you will need to buy in order to get your security system installed.
Indeed, there could be some benefits from installing your own home
security system, just as there are certain benefits from having
a home security monitoring company setup your home security. The
choice is yours. Before you make that decision you may want to compare
home monitoring services vs. self installation.
What Can You
Get for Free?
monitoring companies will generally offer their complete systems
for free or at a discounted price in exchange for your commitment
to their services. This would include 'the brains' of the security
system, various door and window alarms, motion detection cameras
and other devices that are standard when it comes to the security
of a home. Some security monitoring companies even offer installation
free of charge. You can compare
home security providers to see just what they do provide. For
a better understanding of the equipment involved, you might want
to see our section about equipment.
If you don't
really care about getting free security equipment then you will
either need to visit your local hardware store or shop for security
equipment online. Our security devices
section is a good place to start if you want to find the best
places to shop online for DIY (Do it Yourself) security products.
If you do decide to go this route then just keep in mind that you
will need to do your homework and you will probably also need to
have some handyman skills (It might be more difficult than it looks!).
Free vs. Cheap
To get right
to the point, you get what you pay for. However, when it comes to
home security products, free might be even better than cheap. The
home security monitoring companies
that offer free equipment are a good resource for quality products
and security devices. With their reputation on the line, they do
not want to install cheap security devices in your home. This is
something to keep in mind if you are deciding between doing it yourself
and having a monitoring company install a security system for you.
If you do decide
to install your own security alarms,
video cameras and other devices, you might want to think twice before
you buy the cheapest equipment that you can find. After all, the
security of your home and the well being of your loved ones is at
stake! Would you trust a security system that costs $19.99? Would
you feel secure when you were sleeping or when you were away from
home? The point that I am trying to make is that if you decide to
install your own home security system, don't buy the cheapest devices
that you can find. Once again, do your homework in order to find
out which brands are the most reliable. Shop around until you feel
that you have found the products that you can trust.