4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Home Alarm System

4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Home Alarm System

Want to improve your home’s security? Consider installing a home alarm system. A home alarm system is a potent burglar deterrent. Modern alarm systems are much more than simple anti-theft devices. They come loaded with energy saving and safety features such including carbon monoxide and fire detection.

Just because your neighbors or friends use a particular home alarm system, it is not necessarily mean it’s the best system for your home. When selecting a security alarm system in Healdsburg, consider your needs and decide the features you want.


The cost of home alarm systems vary depending on the features offered. If you are on a tight budget, opt for a simple, no-frills system with regular features. Buyers for whom money is not a constraint can opt for contemporary systems with advanced capabilities including fire and flood detection.

When calculating the total cost of a system, be sure to consider installation, repair, and maintenance costs. If you are considering professional monitoring, add monitoring cost to the overall cost. Before signing on the dotted line, review your service contract thoroughly to find out if there are any other hidden costs involved.

Types of Cameras Required

Many home alarm systems come with cameras allowing homeowners to surveil their properties 24/7. If burglars target your home or someone tries to break into your property, law enforcement authorities can use footage from your security cameras to identify them and bring them to justice.

Some types of security cameras include:

  • Bullet type cameras which can be used to surveil specific areas
  • Day/night CCTV cameras which can capture footage in both good and poorly lit conditions
  • Infrared/night vision CCTV cameras which can capture footage in little to no-light conditions

Hard Wired vs. Wireless

Both wired and wireless systems have their advantages and disadvantages. Wireless systems are easier to install and cost less than wired systems to install and operate. Wired systems usually cost less to maintain as they don’t use batteries and their parts are usually cheaper than the components of wireless systems.

Wireless systems are portable. Wired systems, on the other hand, are very difficult to move as they are permanently installed. A wired system has cables extending from it and can be very difficult to hide.


Before buying an alarm system, find out what the product warranty does and does not cover. Understand what can void your warranty. Ask the installation company if you can purchase an extended warranty.

Sync Systems is a leading home automation company serving Healdsburg and Sonoma County. We have the expertise required to craft home security solutions tailored to our customers’ needs. To make an appointment, call (707) 799-9558.

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