Thanks for printing!  Don't forget to come back to EMC Security for fresh articles!

Backround Hero Image

Security system buyer's guide

Be A Demanding Security System Customer

Becoming an Informed Customer

Whether you're looking into a security system for your home or business, you're making an investment. There's a lot at stake because the decisions you make will have an impact on the safety of your family or employees. It pays to be an informed customer with high expectation when purchasing a security system or alarm monitoring service.

Five Tips for Becoming an Informed Customer

  • Have some idea of what kind of security system (intrusion or fire detection) you want for your home or business. If you turn all decisions over to the dealer-whose input should be extensive but not overbearing-your system will reflect the dealer's preference rather than yours.
  • Talk with friends, relatives and business colleagues who already have a security system and understand the process.
  • Don't be afraid to express high expectations. A good security system / alarm monitoring professional will spend time listening to your concerns-large or small. If they just come in, count doors and windows and give you a price, they're not interested in your safety.
  • Ask questions and expect answers. It's all right if the salesperson does not have the answer right away. But you should expect to get answers back in a reasonable time.
  • Listen for clear statements about what the company can and cannot do. A reputable dealer will be candid, explaining how your requests will affect the installation's design and cost. When you're clear about what you want, the dealer should be clear about all costs. 

Additional Resources

 

Image for  Becoming an Informed Customer

Burglar Alarm Buying Tips

Know all the terms of your contract

Find out answers to common questions about you security system contract

Read More

How to Choose a Security Dealer

It is very important to choose a person and company that you can trust.

Read More

Practical Measures for Protecting Your Home

Your home security system is a proven deterrent to intruders. Studies have shown that homes without alarm systems are 2.2 times more likely to be burglarized than homes with alarm systems.

Read More

Burglar Alarm Buying Tips

Recent Security Posts

How to Protect Your Home (and Wallet) from Theft Claims

How to Protect Your Home (and Wallet) from Theft Claims

  Recently, we came across an interesting article from the Atlanta Business Chronicle about the number of theft claims being on the rise in Georgia for January....

Read More
8 Things to Do Before This Weekend’s Cold Weather Strikes

8 Things to Do Before This Weekend’s Cold Weather Strikes

Here in Georgia, we’ve been lucky with mild temperatures this winter—so far. According to the weather forecast for this weekend, it looks like our luck (especially in...

Read More
The Top 5 Home Security Resolutions for 2016

The Top 5 Home Security Resolutions for 2016

  Everyone makes resolutions for the New Year. What if you could make a resolution that could keep your family and your home much safer? We’ve gone through some of...

Read More

Contact Us

Call us at 770-963-0305 or complete the form below.