This is a pretty general question and is really influenced by what your looking for. Security systems range from the ghetto ones you install yourself that just make noise, to really high tech equipment. Most people tend to settle for a home security system that is sold by a dealer that is installed by a trained technician, and is actively monitored by a company and can link up with the police. I'm not sure which dealers would be selling around there if any, but a little research should be able to tell you that much. After that it's just a matter of finding out how much you want to pay, because the standard monthly monitoring rate varies from about $35 to $49.99. Typically two-way systems which communicate trough the landline are cheapest, while cell primary systems which communicate through a cell unit attached to the system cost more. Don't get fooled into paying any activation fee's though, and fight to get at least 6 points of equipment. Motion sensors, glassbreak sensors, and smokes are worth 2 each, while door/window sensors, and keyfobs are worth 1. That way the sales rep won't be ripping you off. Just be sure to READ the contract they'll make you sign, because they won't tell you the whole truth.
· 9 years ago