If you own a home then you are probably fully aware of the numerous home security/automation options available today. You probably think that it’s just a variation on the old security monitoring services that you grew up with; door and window sensors, motion and smoke detectors, and a deafening siren guaranteed to go off at least once a week, prompting a call from the contract security company.
In fact, home security systems have changed drastically since those days, and not only in terms of the technology offered. Home security has been transformed from the ground up, and the new kids on the block are offering their services with an unprecedented amount of freedom for you, the consumer, in the form of no-contract sales and monitoring. Sure, you can still sign a three to five year contract with a traditional monitoring service, but there are so many reasons not to.
In the past, the monitoring company owned the actual equipment that comprised your home security system, and you paid a monthly fee. No-contract companies taken advantage of the fact that technologies once considered prohibitively expensive for the consumer are now almost cheap, and systems they offer are for sale, not for rent.
What’s more, you don’t have to use a company’s monitoring service just because they sold you the system. Most systems are compatible with most companies. Depending on your needs, you may decide that monitoring from your smart phone is all you need, and forgo the monitoring service completely. Of course, monitoring adds a whole layer of security available even when you’re home.
And just what sort of equipment and options can you get? This is where that new word automation comes into play. Many home security systems double as home automation systems, allowing you to remotely control your home. And you thought those remote control helicopters at the mall were cool! Left the house and forgot to turn of the AC?
Many systems have an option that allows you to control your home’s thermostat. Don’t like coming home to a dark house? Turn the lights on remotely with smart light bulbs. Some systems even allow you to access security cameras remotely, so you can literally keep an eye on things while you’re away. That should give you some peace of mind when you leave the kids with a sitter. And with pet freindly options and settings you don’t need to sacrifice security for fido, and you can say goodbye to false alarms.
But let’s face it, the most important aspect of no-contract home security is freedom. Companies are allowing you to quit using their monitoring service whenever you want for no penalty. Let that sink in. You now own a system that any company can monitor and you don’t pay any penalty for leaving your current service. Now , when that other company offers a cut-rate deal, you are free to take advantage. And the companies know this.
Can you say affordable rates? And in today’s global economy never know when you might need to move for work. No contract means no issue there. And If you suddenly need some extra cash? You don’t have to choose between one more bill and a steep penalty for early cancellation. No contract security provides the flexibility that life demands.
Is there any question that no-contract security the best option for you and your family? Maybe you’re a DIY kind of guy. No-contract system components are readily available, allowing you to build the custom system you really want. They thought of everything. So get a Smart Home the smart way, with no-contract home security.