Best Home Security Systems In Las Vegas, NV
Is a home security system right for me? It's what you're thinking, right?
If you’re reading this right now, the simple truth is that you’ve thought about getting an alarm system, outdoor camera, or home automation more than once. Be it a residential location or commercial security, you’ve been tossing the idea around. Period. End of story. There are likely a multitude of reasons why this has been on your mind. Has there recently been a break-in at one of the home in your neighborhood? Have you been spending a lot of time lately watching the news? Or perhaps you have a hunch that your teenager is sneaking out at night.
Whatever your reason may be, a home security system may not be for you.
Yep, that’s right. We said it and will say it again, “home security may not be right for you.”
We get it. It makes no sense for a home security company like ours, that offers everything from a monitored alarm to surveillance cameras, to a keypad door lock, to medical pendants to say such a blasphemous phrase. We don’t care, because it’s true. We hope that throughout your experience with LV Security Systems you will take note of how little we care about width and how much we care about depth. In our opinion, 10 loyal customers who trust us and believe that we offer the best home security systems are better than 100 who spend every waking moment shopping around.
Should you get an alarm?
The question of all questions in the home alarm industry. To be blunt and to the point, our recommendation is that you ask yourself a couple of questions:
These questions expose a lot of important information about you. In the following sections we will cover as much as possible.
"Things can be replaced. People can't."
Benefits from home security cameras and a wireless security system
Regardless of how you answered the question, the fact of the matter is, answers to questions vary from situation to situation. For example, if you are a single man that spends 80% of your time working from home and you aren’t worried about someone breaking in, there’s an argument that you won’t get near the benefit a mother of three teenagers gets who is always on the move. For you the main risk is not your safety, it’s your stuff. Security systems for the home are there to prevent or slow down intrusions that could be life threatening. Every year more and more break-ins happen during the day while unsuspecting people are away from the home working. A fit male that works from home has a very low chance of someone trying to break-in during the day and cause him bodily harm.
With that said, there is another argument to be made in regards to home automation services. As a single male it is possible you have friends that frequently visit the home or may even live with you. How convenient would it be to have a doorbell camera or indoor camera that let you peek in and see what was happening. If you parked your vehicle or recreational vehicles outside how much benefit would you derive from the best home security camera system on the market?
You get the point.
What price tag do you put on peace of mind?
If you didn’t pick up on it initially, this is a trick question. It’s impossible to put a price tag on peace of mind. Do you buy insurance? If the answer is no, then there is a conversation to be had. If you do, you’ll be shocked at how well an alarm will help you sleep at night.
Know yourself. A good rule of thumb is that if you believe in prevention over repair, take the time to look at some home security company reviews and weigh out the pros and cons of some different home alarm companies.
Lastly while on that note, most home insurance companies do offer an insurance discount with the purchase and proof of an alarm. There’s something to be said about the company that insures your property being a total advocate for monitored alarms.
Do you frequently travel?
Let’s not beat a dead horse here, but smart home systems provide some obvious upside for frequent travelers. Smart security in general, but specifically things like smart locks, interior cameras, and smart thermostats have massive potential for this type of person. A home alarm monitoring system is one thing but a home automation package is another discussion.
It’s also worth saying that if you have no emotional ties to any of your belongings and you have no one at home while away, with the exception of a fire alarm you may want to just throw all your eggs in the insurance claim basket. Just keeping things real.
Are you short on cash?
Like anything else you purchase, committing to a security company is a commitment. It baffles us every time we hear complaints about having a contract. When there is no money down, there is always a contract. Yes, even when you have an existing alarm. A typical smart home company (smart home company is the same thing as an alarm company) will ask you for a three to five year commitment. There is nothing crazy about that. It’s incredible, its seven times less a commitment than buying a house. Ironically enough, most of us do that without batting an, so long as we qualify. Not for all, but for most, a home is the single largest ‘investment’ in one’s life. We never said it was a good investment either. How fitting that we lose so much sleep and time deciding whether to protect this investment (and 30 year commitment) for a couple bucks a day. It’s ludicrous, yet we all do it.
If you aren’t ready to commit, don’t waste your time.
Do you hate technology?
If you answered yes to this, life is looking pretty bleak ahead of you. Technology is changing everything. Every year it’s affect become more and more apparent. Here’s a spoiler alert, every single company out there that offers security system packages is rapidly adopting smart home components as well. I’m talking about ADT, Vivint, Monotronics, and even more local companies aside from us, like Sting Alarm. So, if your house was built with alarm system wiring and you are having a debate asking yourself, “do I need monitoring for my alarm,” get ready for some bigger technological surprises. Chances are that old Honeywell, DSC, or GE panel rotting way on your wall, needs a facelift. If you aren’t ready to embrace technology, LV Security Systems is not the right fit for you. You may want to take a step back and ask yourself, “is a security system worth it?”
Do you buy products because your friends and family buy them?
This isn’t a bad thing, it just takes you owning up to it. I don’t think there’s anyone out there who, upon hearing of an affordable security system package their mom just got, wouldn’t be interested in at least checking into it. If this question is speaking directly to you, just be cautious and make sure you do your due diligence. Just because a company offers a cheap security system or even if they say that offer an advanced home security system with cameras, take your time. Misery truly loves company as the old saying goes. Understand that when someone gets ripped or makes a bad deal, they don’t want to be alone. If your neighbor bit on a home security scam offer by some door-to-door home security company, subconsciously they don’t want to be alone.
Couple of items that may be worth noting: When companies use the world ‘cheap’ it usually means they are a cheap home security company internally, but not always. On the same token when I hear a home automation company proclaim to offer an advanced home security system, I don’t ever believe words until I see proof. Take some time to do the research beforehand. This may include looking up home security system consumer reports online. Also be courteous enough to be ready to make a decision if it feels right when you meet with a rep from a company you are interested in. By the way, just to save you time, don’t try and find a Brinks home security system. ADT bought them, and any previous Brinks customer now has an Adt home security system. You’re welcome.
It wouldn’t feel right not addressing the DIY type. We’ll touch just briefly on the subject and even give a couple recommendations. Let’s just be real, if you doing stuff yourself and get serious pleasure from that, do it. Don’t call any companies like us and go online right now and find the option that best suits you. There’s always pros and cons to every company and every scenario. Get a DIY alarm is no different.
There’s a high likelihood that if you are reading this right now, you probably understand the model. You go online and do your research, look at reviews, products, companies etc and then make your decision. You patiently wait for the kit to arrive at your doorstep so you can “get your hands dirty,” and do this stuff yourself. The kit arrives at your doorstep and you begin the process of setting it up. This process is usually easier than you anticipated and involves nothing more than simply peeling and sticking adhesive to your door and window frames. Within no time you are set up with a system and you can now tell every door-to-door security salesman that you “did it yourself.”
Sounds ideal, right?
Theoretically it is. It’s definitely cheaper per month and requires less of a commitment in terms of the contract. For some situations this is a great option, including those that love doing projects on Saturday and after work. For those of you that can think of nothing more painful than spending your precious time off trying to figure out how to set up the monitoring with a company like Frontpoint or Simplisafe, this is not for you.
The downside to this type of solution is that it always requires more money upfront than traditional monitored alarm systems like LV home security. It goes back to what was said earlier, if the contract it shorter there is always a reason why. In the case of the DIY system, it is two fold. These companies always require money upfront and the equipment is typically of a lower grade and less ‘smart.’ It has to be to justify the price and to allow the average man or woman to be able to set it up with no professional help.
Again, do your research and ask those who actually own the products what they think. You will be happy to see such wonderful reviews about these companies online, but it also needs to be noted that these companies have less room for error because they don’t send out technicians or sales reps to bug you at your home. Look up Frontpoint security reviews, you’ll see what we mean.
To buy or not to buy
Ultimately that decision is up to you. Don’t stress yourself out with the small details like false alarms. Save yourself the time and hassle of asking “will I be charged for a false alarm,” to everyone you know. Ask your city if you are that worried about it, but don’t let something so small be the deciding factor.
Ask yourself these questions, weight the pros and cons of your situation, and then make sure when you do decide to go ahead and shop around that you give us a chance at your business. We’ll be honest and tell you what we think is best!