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Choosing a Home Security System

Doug Fearing General, Home or Residential, Security

With the holidays coming and 60% of us traveling, the question of how to keep our homes and packages safe while we’re away is a big concern.

In a recent PC Magazine survey, 70% of consumers said intercepting packages before they’re snagged by a porch pirate is a top concern. Thirty percent are interesting in getting home security products just to catch thieves. Break-ins are a concern from 30% of those polled.

The home security market is expected to grow to a $74 billion dollar marketplace by 2023 (from $45 billion today) which means that many companies are working hard to get your attention (and a monthly enrollment fee). Smart home security is more popular in the US than anywhere else, at a household penetration rate of 18 percent.*

Two of the biggest tech companies in the world are now in the DIY home security category. Google acquired Nest in 2014 for $3.2 billion, while Amazon bought Ring in 2018 for reportedly more than $1 billion.

A Trusted Local Madison Company

According to a recent article in Tech Hive, Google wants to know more about your lives while Amazon wants to sell you more ads. It’s interesting that in some cases, you will need to give up some of your privacy to get some. But there are many other options including meeting with one of the home security experts at Fearing’s to design a custom solution built for your home and lifestyle.

Here are some things to consider when choosing a home security system:

  • Do you have the time or the skills necessary to properly install cameras and equipment?
  • Do you need the system to work with other Smart technology in your home? If so, is it compatible?
  • What are the upfront costs? What are the ongoing costs?
  • Do you need consistent and real-time monitoring that you can trust?
  • Will your insurance company reimburse or give you credit for a home security system that is not professionally engineered and installed?

When working with the experts at Fearings, you will be relying on professionally installed and monitored security systems, which are backed up with engineering and maintenance support.

Additionally, you can save time and money as we incorporate a system that will work well within your smart home.

Your Secured Smart Home

Whether you’re physically in your home or not, you can always know what’s happening. You can be alerted if doors or windows are opened, if a motion sensor is activated, or even something as simple and convenient as having a camera near the door for when the doorbell rings. We can even set up an invisible perimeter in our camera systems that will notify you when someone approaches your house and will immediately show you that particular camera view on your mobile device…from anywhere in the world.

  • See your home’s security cameras from anywhere in the world
  • Fire and water detection
  • 24/7 home monitoring
  • Cloud video recording to backup your footage
  • Window and door break-in monitoring
  • Instant alerts to your mobile device

Fearing’s Audio Video Security is a family business based in Madison, Wisconsin. We install the best technology to secure your home and your family — at one of the most affordable rates in the industry! Call for a free home consultation and estimate.

*Statista as part of its Digital Market Outlook report for 2018.