Choosing A House Alarm


Is your home providing you the protection you need? Knowing you're safe in your home is at the top of the list for most homeowners.

We read this article written by another industry professional we work with that addresses this very topic and felt it was important to share.

When you’re remodeling your home, it is a good time to think about adding and improving features that can enhance the quality of your property. This can involve any number of specific projects, of course, but one of the most important aspects of any home that ought to be consistently updated is your home security system. Of course, an effective home security system is necessary for keeping you, your family, and all of your possessions safe and comfortable. But it is also something that can be updated and tested regularly to ensure working order, and something that, if high quality, can truly enhance the value of your home. So, with this in mind, here are a few tips for how to improve your own security system.


If you are already remodeling your home, it is a great time to consider what you want specifically in your house alarm. Generally, the alarm is the main aspect of any home security system, and serves many purposes: it alerts you to the presence of intruders, often scares these intruders off, and notifies the authorities that help is needed. However, there are different types of house alarms, and once you choose one it is difficult to switch. Seeing as it can be easier to install some types of systems while already remodeling, now may be the perfect time to choose whether you want a hardwired or wireless alarm. Here are some pros and cons of each type of house alarm:

    • Hardwired Alarms – Generally, the main drawback to hardwired alarm systems is that they require remodeling for installation. However, once again, if you are already working on home renovations, it may be well worth considering a hardwired system, simply for the fact that these systems are often cheaper, and require fewer updates.


  • Wireless Alarms – These are the simpler systems to install, as they do not require remodeling or renovation, but instead only require the placement of sensors at window and door entrances to your home. However, wireless alarms can be a bit more expensive, and can also require consistent updates, replacements, etc.

Ultimately, the good thing about making this decision is that both systems are extremely effective with regard to performing their tasks. However, as you go about setting up your home, you will need to choose one at some point – and, if you wish to leave the option of a hardwired system open for consideration, the best time to think about this is if you are already remodeling.

If you're considering a home alarm system or security system, call Stebnitz Builders at 800.410.8027. We can get you started on a great remodeling experience while making your home a safer place to live.


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