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How to Choose the Best Burglar Alarm System

If you are concerned about the safety of your family and home, consider purchasing a burglar alarm system.


  • Step 1: Get bids Choose two or three companies from your list who have good customer referrals and get bids.
  • Step 2: Consider type 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.
  • Step 3: Schedule home inspections Schedule a home inspection and an interview with each company.
  • Step 4: Consider your budget Decide how much money you want to spend.
  • Step 5: Memorize key code After your system is installed, memorize your key code so you do not set off the alarm.
  • FACT: In 2007, burglaries in the U.S. cost victims about $4.3 billion in lost property.

You Will Need

  • A list of certified and licensed home alarm companies
  • Referrals

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