Advertisements for home-security companies are all over the place — TV, newspapers, radio, online. But with so many companies out there, how do you know which one is right for you? And how do you know they’ll keep your home safe?
We think that purchasing a home monitoring system can help give you peace of mind when you’re at home or away. Of course, there are a number of precautions you can take yourself to increase safety and make your home uninviting to burglars. But if you’re considering hiring a company, here are some tips, including guidance from the Electronic Security Association (ESA), a nonprofit trade association for the industry.
Check credentials. The ESA has a certification program through its National Training School, which provides extensive training in electronic security. In addition, ESA member companies must adhere to a code of ethics and standards of conduct.
Ask about licensing. Some states require security system installers to be licensed, so ask companies if it’s a requirement in your state. If it is, the company should provide proof that its licenses are in good standing.
Meet with several companies. Narrow your search, and then speak with representatives of two or three companies. They should inspect your home (always ask for identification before letting them in) and provide recommendations. Be sure to get any quotes in writing.
Read your contract before signing! Don’t let a company representative pressure you into signing a contract you haven’t read or don’t understand. In fact, if you are receiving any pressure at all, proceed very cautiously with that particular company.
Having an alarm system can help you sleep easier at night — but only if you choose the system and company that’s right for you. So take your time, ask plenty of questions, and don’t be afraid to say no!
There could be a discount!
Getting a home security system could make you eligible for a discount on your insurance. Give us a call today at 972-385-0933 to find out how we can save you money. We can work with you to make sure you've got the coverage you need, while at the same time using all possible credits and discounts to make that coverage affordable. We want to help you meet your goals, and make sure what's
important to you is protected!
At Glazer P&C, we can work with you to make sure you've got the coverage you need, while at the same time using all possible credits and discounts to make that coverage
affordable. Just give us a call at 972-385-0933 or send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to help you meet your goals, and make sure what's important to you is protected!
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