Are you considering having a security system installed in your home? To give you peace of mind and to help protect your family and your property? If so, you may be wondering how much a home security system costs.
The short answer is: the cost varies depending on company, monitoring package, and included equipment. For instance, with ADT Monitoring, you can choose from several monitoring packages – starting at $27.99 per month – and add-on additional equipment.
For answers to your most basic home security questions, read on:
Why Should I Purchase a Home Security System?
The cost of a home security system is relatively small when you consider the potential costs of property loss or damage from a burglary. In fact, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the dollar loss due to burglaries in 2011 averaged $2,120 per incident.
A home security system not only provides peace of mind and a sense of safety, but also helps to scare off would-be intruders. Another study conducted by Temple University reports a monitored alarm system makes a home three times less likely to be robbed than a home without an alarm.
What’s the Difference Between a Professionally Monitored and Unmonitored Security System?
While researching you may have learned you can choose from a professionally monitored or unmonitored home security system. Professionally monitored security systems tend to be more expensive than unmonitored security systems, but many homeowners appreciate knowing someone is monitoring their home night and day. Monitored systems tend to be connected to a phone line, so when a sensor is triggered, the monitoring company is alerted and contacts the proper authorities.
Unmonitored systems often have the same sensors included with monitored systems; however, when the interior alarm sounds, no notifications will be sent out to the authorities. Instead, the alarm alerts homeowners and neighbors of an issue, but if you’re not at home, you must rely on your neighbors to contact emergency services.
How Much Does a Home Security System Cost?
By now you must be wondering how to determine your average monthly cost for home security. The best way to find this out is to speak to a home security expert to determine which monitoring package and equipment is best for you and your loved ones.
ADT Monitoring security specialists with Protect Your Home will gladly provide you with a free quote. To customize your plan, they may ask you a few of the below questions to determine which monitoring package is best for you:
- How big is your home?
- How many entryways need to be monitored?
- Do you want to control your system remotely?
- Do you have a landline in your home?
- Do you want to include video surveillance?
For more answers to all your home security and automation questions, check out our ADT Frequently Asked Questions section or give us a call at: 1-855-220-6124.