New Homeowner’s Guide to Home Security

You’ve worked hard to save up for your new home. Whether it is a new build or just new to you, it represents a goal you reached. It is a proud moment to move in with your family, small or large. As you look around, you realize that you are now responsible for keeping the home and family safe. The most rational thing to do is to install a home security system. The FBI reports that there were an estimated 1,117,696 burglaries in 2019. The victims of these burglaries lost about $3 billion in property loss. Protecting your home is not something to take lightly. In addition, your homeowner’s insurance could give you a discount of up to 20%. Let’s list some things to look for when you are shopping for a home security company.

What Are You Protecting?

There are a few things to consider before you start looking over the home security companies in your area. Ask yourself the following questions for a quick evaluation, and make notes for when you start making phone calls.

    • What is the size of your home?
    • How is your neighborhood? High crime? Rarely?
    • What kind of assets are in the home? (ex. expensive investment items like paintings, jewelry, etc.)
    • What is the age of your family? (ex. seniors, kids, pets, single)
    • Do you want to add smart home devices?
    • o you want to use a wireless or wired system?
    • Do you want it self-monitored or company monitored?
    • Do you need it professionally installed or a DIY system?
    • What is your budget?


The answers you come up with determines what kind of home security system is best for you. A senior needs more personal security, such as a panic button or alert pendant in case of a fall or medical needs. A home with children might need more indoor cameras, or a nanny cam, to monitor activity if you step out for a minute. Every family is different, and the best security company to look at customizes their systems to fit your home and routine.

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Finding the Right Home Security Company

As just stated, good home security companies will look at your list and work with it when putting together the best system for your home. Always read the fine print.


  • How long has the company been in business?
  • What do the online reviews say about them?
  • Do you need to sign a contract?
  • If so, is there an early termination fee?
  • Is there a fee for installation or activation?
  • Do they use the latest equipment?
  • Can smart home technology be integrated into the system?
  • How far away is the monitoring company?
  • If you move, do you take the equipment with you?


Narrowing Down Your Options

After considering all these questions, you are ready to begin researching home security companies. Let us start you out with our own True Protection Home Security. We are a local company in the state of Texas. Our company has been in business since 2011. The personalized, friendly customer experience we offer has resulted in the rapid growth of our company. Also, the affordable prices that get you high-quality security products draw a loyal customer base. Look over our customer reviews and see what they have to say. Browse through our website to see a wide variety of security products that include our smart home automation section. Then, give us a call and ask all the questions you want. Our security experts will be more than happy to answer them for you. We look forward to adding you to our True Protection Home Security family! Your safety is our priority.

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