Keep These Things in Mind When Buying a Residential Security System

Are you thinking of buying a residential security system? What are some things to keep in mind if you’re planning on buying one from a company like NYCONN Security Systems?


When looking into residential security systems, do some online research to learn what you’d be getting, how it protects you and your assets and how the system, in general, works. For instance, do you want a very basic system, or one that has added features, like asset protection devices to let you know if someone has, for example, opened a jewelry box or moved a piece of artwork in your home? What do you want to protect? Should the system warn you about more than just burglars? For instance, should it detect fires, carbon monoxide, flooding, etc.? Can your house be checked visually using your smartphone? Will the system operate even during power outages? There are lots of questions to be answered when deciding on a residential security system.

Not all systems are the same. Some can cover small areas, while others work well for larger homes. Systems can often be customized to fit your specific needs, so you don’t have to just settle for “whatever’s available.”


There’s always the question, “How much will it cost me?” Well, luckily home security systems are affordable. Even people on a limited budget can afford certain systems. The more money you spend, though, the more features you’ll get.

Installation Ease

As for installation, there are traditional wired systems that use wires to connect devices and such, but there are also modern wireless systems where no drilling is needed. Wireless systems could be powered by batteries and/or solar panels. When buying a residential security system, ask about pros and cons of wired versus wireless, and also ask about how the system would be installed so you could prepare your home for the process before installers arrive.

Service Providers

Finally, most security systems are monitored by a service provider. This is a company who keeps track of what’s going on at your house in some way– for instance, if an alarm goes off, the service provider will notice and then call authorities to investigate. So, for example, the system detects a fire and then the service provider calls the local fire company to come over and put it out– that’s beneficial, especially if you’re not home!

Do you need help figuring all of this stuff out and don’t want to do it on your own? Call NYCONN Security Systems for valuable advice– the number is 800-783-5004.