Let me start out by setting your expectations for this post, and for the website as a whole. If you’re looking for a single answer, including make and model, of the single best home security system, you’re not going to find it here. I could tell you which system I have, and send people flocking out to the stores to buy it, but that would be not only inaccurate, but also a little irresponsible.
So what will you find here? That’s simple. You’re going to find objective information on a variety of different home security systems, including their strengths and weaknesses, best and worst applications, and any other information that you need to make an informed decision on what system will best meet your needs.
You see, home security systems are as different as the homes that they’re installed in. And every family has different needs and goals for their system, so there is no cookie-cutter answer. The best way to approach the issue is to have a framework with which you can organize the information. That information will include both your own personal security goals. and the specifications of different home security systems that are on the market today. Once those two information matrices are blended together, you can pretty quickly see what systems you need to spend the bulk of your time researching.
As a teaser to both get you headed in the right direction, and introduce the next article, start out your evaluation by asking yourself what you what to protect. Is it people? Is it possessions? Both? Do you want to keep people out of your house, off your property, out of certain areas of your house, or something different? Once you have the answers to those questions, we can start working.