Home safety: A beginners guide to finding the right alarm system

by Cheri Brandon 12/18/2022

Homeowners often have many concerns, and security is typically high on the list. Markets are flooded with different types, ranging from professional installations to DIY solutions, which can make the task of selecting the right one a bit daunting.

Here’s your quick guide to reducing that overwhelming feeling and selecting the right home alarm system for your household.



What is a smart alarm?

A smart alarm system provides wireless security over a space and usually comes equipped with security cameras and can detect motion. 

These alarm systems also come with an app that connects to your smartphone, allowing the system to send you a notification if it detects an intrusion or movement. This way, if someone enters the premises, you can be alerted and take the correct action from wherever you are.



Can you have an alarm system without a landline?

Great news! You can have a home security system that doesn’t run off a landline. Many systems run with the use of Wi-Fi or cellular connections. 

Wi-Fi connection is convenient; however, if the Wi-Fi goes down, your system may go down too. And while cellular connection is easy to set up, they may be more expensive to maintain. 



How much does a smart security system cost?

The cost of the system unit varies. The average monthly cost of professional monitoring services is around $40, but can be found for much cheaper depending on the company. The monthly cost is largely dependent on services provided and types of equipment. 

For example, live help requests can cost more than monitoring your home activity on your own. 

Overall, smart security systems can be a protection to your household. Reach out to local home security companies or do a little online research to find the best option for your space. 

About the Author

Cheri Brandon

"I'll help you find your way home!"

I have been in the Real Estate industry for over 20 years in the Denver Metro Area and Central Montana Region. I’m originally from northern Montana, a very small town, where relationships are very important in life and where I learned the value of respect and honesty.

I pride myself in communication and commitment. I will go above and beyond your expectations to help you feel at ease when either buying or selling a home, throughout the entire process.

My past success in customer service allows me to serve and enhance my ability to give all clients the “Top Shelf” experience they deserve.