It’s home show time! Every year, we have booths at several home shows in our coverage area of central, western, and southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. If you’re interested in learning more about smart home technology, video surveillance, or monitored security systems, please stop out and chat with us at any of our 2017 home shows! February 10, […]
Category: Home Security Systems
Is a Security System Right for You?
If you’ve been thinking about a security system for a while, but you’re just not sure, answer these questions and see if an alarm system could be the right fit for you. 1. Do you worry about break-ins? According to the FBI, there were more than 1.5 million burglaries in 2015, and 71% of those were residential […]
Burglar Alarms or Security Cameras: Which is better?
We are often asked by customers which one of these is the better option for security. Before you decide which option is better for your home or business, you must first decide what you want the system to do for you. Are you wanting to watch over your premises and perhaps identify persons or vehicles […]
2016 Home Shows in Minnesota and Iowa
It’s home show time! Every year, we have booths at several home shows in our coverage area of central, western, and southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. It’s our goal to help homeowners learn how they can best protect their home and family with a security system. If you’re interested in learning more about smart home technology, video surveillance, […]
4 Tips on How to Prevent Security System False Alarms
Many people shy away from getting a security system because they’re afraid of the false alarms. And it’s true, false alarms do happen. So how do you prevent false alarms in a security system? We’ve got 4 strategies. 1. Check your doors Your door sensors may trigger a false alarm if a door does not […]
Pros and Cons of a Security System
When you’re doing your research and trying to decide if you should get a security system, it can help to make a list and weigh the pros and cons. We’ve tried to help you out with that below. Of course, since we sell security systems, we know we’ll appear a little biased, but with this […]
Is a Security System Worth the Money? 3 Things You Should Consider
When you’re considering getting a security system, you need to consider why you want it. Are you looking for protection from intrusion or from fires, carbon monoxide, or flooding? Are you looking for home automation? Do you want a security system so you can have peace of mind? Once you’ve figured out why you want […]
How Long is a Contract for a Security System with Monitoring?
When you get a security system with monitoring, you’ll have some options about the length of your contract. This may depend on the amount of your down payment – if you pay more up front, you may be eligible for a shorter contract. However, some companies may have a standard contract no matter how much you […]
Average Price of Monthly Monitoring for a Security System
Much like how the price of a security system can change depending on features, the monthly price you’ll pay for a company to monitor your security system will also vary. One factor influencing your monthly cost is how much you pay upfront for your alarm system. If you have a lower down payment, you’ll most likely pay […]
4 Reasons You Should Get a Security System with Monitoring
When you’re considering getting a security system for your home or business, you might be scared off by a monthly fee or service charge for monitoring. You’ll ask yourself “Do I really need monitoring for a security system? Won’t the alarm system scare away burglars?” Well, once you get a security system, you may have […]