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Don't wait until you're burglarized or suffer a home invasion to check out the home security and safety advice in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A list of certified and licensed home alarm companies
Choose two or three companies from your list who have good customer referrals and get bids.
Decide on the type of alarm system you want. Systems can detect motion, temperature changes, and glass breakage, and can alert a monitoring station and neighbors. Choose one with back-up power in case the electricity is cut off.
Schedule home inspections
Schedule a home inspection and an interview with each company.
Consider your budget
Decide how much money you want to spend.
Memorize key code
After your system is installed, memorize your key code so you do not set off the alarm.