Homeowners Ask: Best Security Systems

Secure your home and yourself

by MIKE HALL, Owner/Agent/Broker

Virtual Security

You’ve finally purchased your first home. You want to make sure that your home is safe and secure.

We get asked a lot about services to enhance your home and after being in business for many years, Red Edge agents have seen a lot. When it comes to security systems, there are several options available for Louisville homeowners.

You can subscribe to a security system service, such as ADT or Vivint. These can be all-inclusive providing not just the equipment but also 24/7 monitoring of potential issues. Prices vary for the amount of coverage, and many require minimum year contracts with cancellation fees, so be sure to read the fine print of all contracts.

Another option is purchasing your own security system from a company like Ring or SimpliSafe. This usually entails one-time equipment purchase. With some you can add on 24/7 monitoring, while others alert you through an app instead of third-party monitoring your home.

You may want to start off simply with just a few outside cameras or a video doorbell. Adding onto these starters with motion-sensing flood lights, window and door sensors and interior cameras is easy when using the same system. Many of these products can even be installed by yourself.

Download this safety and security checklist to see how your Kentuckiana home measures up.

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