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Home Security

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There are a large number of choices within this category. Your choice will more than likely be driven by your budget.

Systems range from

  • Simulated security camera’s
  • Single battery operated siren alarm on the front door
  • Sensor lights
  • Siren system with sensors on windows and in rooms
  • Monitored sensor and siren system
  • Fully monitored CCTV system with remote access

Home security companies often offer a wide range of services, have a think about which ones you need and find one company that can do everything for you. This will mean if you have any problems down the track its one call to one company

  • Full home automation
  • Structured cabling
  • Intercom / communication
  • Phone system
  • Computer networking
  • Automated gates
  • Ducted vacuum
  • Pool heating
  • Audio visual
  • Lighting
  • Climate control

Depending on how complicated the system is you require.........make sure there is a full training session included and possibly a follow up session once you've been in the house for a month or so.

There is really a lot of choice in this area. The best place to start is to speak with a specialist about what you think you might want. This will give you an idea of the cost you will be up for. Remember that monitoring is an ongoing cost......always check the length of the agreement you are getting into. If you need to terminate the agreement what are the associated costs.

Ask for a quotation for a complete functioning system or a scope of works document. This document will itemize work required by the security company and work required by a builder or electrician, you don't want any unexpected charges or arguments about who's doing what later on down the track. You will need to confirm that your elected security company can have access to the site during construction.

Questions to ask

  • Do you want a walled/secure front garden?
  • Will you need an intercom and an automated gate to allow access for visitors
  • Is a power run to the front boundary required
  • Do you need remote access
  • Do you need the system to be portable or is the system to be hardwired (chased into the walls)
  • Would you prefer a wireless system

Helpful Hints

As a really basic deterrent if you can't afford a security system, have your front (and rear if you like) lights on a sensor. You can still turn them off and on like a normal light, but if someone walks up your driveway (or friends arrive) after dark the lights automatically come on.

Thieves like the dark and privacy...oh and they hate dogs

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