Although we would like to be able to afford a high-tech monitored alarm system to protect our family in our home, most of us cannot. These high-tech systems can cost a lot of money to get installed and then there is that monthly monitoring fee that if you don’t pay will cause your alarm to become useless.
Thankfully we can get inexpensive home alarm systems that are not monitored but are useful to increase the safety level of your home and help to protect your family from intruders.
When it comes to good inexpensive home alarm systems you have some options that offer different benefits of which you need to decide is the most important to you. This way you can get the biggest bang for your security buck.
There are 3 main types of unmonitored home alarm systems and they are the Auto Dialer, the Voice Alert and the Siren Alarm.
• Auto Dialer Alarm – These are inexpensive and easy to install and use. They range in features but they all do one thing and that is it will call a pre-programmed group of phone numbers as well as setting off a very loud built-in alarm. The main benefit being you can avoid coming home to an intruder hiding in your home. You will know someone has triggered your alarm because it will call you and then you can call the police and let them deal with the criminals.
• The Voice Alert Alarm – This particular system will send a pre-programmed message back to the base inside of the home. So you can install the sensors in your driveway and near any possible entry points and assign a different message for each zone. This way if someone is sneaking up to your backdoor you can have the Voice Alert system say “someone is approaching the back door”. You will know right away where the intruder is located and can take proper counter measures from there.
• Siren Alarm – These systems fire off either a built-in or external set of loud sirens to scare off the criminals and alert the home owner as well as the neighbors to the intrusion. These systems can range from a small motion alarm all the way up to a full-scale system that covers all possible entry points with sensors. Some of these units also come with a built-in auto-dialer feature.
As you can see there are some differences in the available inexpensive home alarm systems but you should be able to find one that will fit your needs. Just think about what type of protection you want and need and then go from there.