Having a home business is exciting. Your home is your office, and you never have to sit in rush hour to get to work. However, having a home business means that you need to give special attention to secure it. Not only do you need to protect your source of income, but also your family that lives in the home as well. Here are three different companies that can offer the best security system for a home business.
Best All Around: Vivint
- Base Pricing: $599
- Monthly Pricing: $29.99+
- Installation: Professional
- Monitoring: DIY or Professional
- Plan Lock: 42-60 months
- Trial: Three days
- Warranty: 120 days, unless you buy a warranty plan
Vivint is a great choice for a professionally installed home business security system. Their equipment is up to date with professional, around the clock monitoring, or self monitored through their easy-to-navigate app. The security equipment includes smart locks, garage door controllers, and a doorbell camera, while the smart home features include light bulbs and a thermostat. Vivint offers 24/7, continual video surveillance, with clips stored in the cloud for up to 45 days.
The Vivint security system comes with a hub, and that hub has a cellular chip embedded in case of WiFi or power loss. That way, you still have access to security camera footage and the locks in case your home loses power. One of the top features that makes this a best home security system is the quick response time. The average turnaround time is eight seconds between the time your security system alerts Vivint emergency operators and they dispatch the police, firefighters and paramedics.
One downside to Vivint is that you are locked into a contract, and if you cancel early, you could still owe 100% of the remaining balance.
Best Security System On a Budget: SimpliSafe
- Base Pricing: $229+
- Monthly Pricing: $14.99 (standard) to $29.99 (interactive).
- Installation: DIY or professional
- Monitoring: Professional and self monitored
- Plan Lock: No
- Trial: 60 days
- Warranty: Three years
A great thing about SimpliSafe is that it’s one of the best security system companies out there, but their prices will always be reasonable and affordable for the consumer. SimpliSafe allows you to turn off professional monitoring when you don’t need it, and turn it back on when you want. If you chose to permanently keep professional monitoring on, the prices stay relatively inexpensive, compared to other companies.
Equipment wise, SimpliSafe has options such as individual pieces of equipment, and bundle packages. This can help home businesses choose what products they’d like. Having no contract plan also allows for flexibility of not being locked into a contract if you are not satisfied with their security.
Best Security System With No Upfront Cost: ADT
- Base Pricing: $0
- Monthly Pricing: $29.99
- Installation: Professional
- Monitoring: Professional
- Plan Lock: 36 months
- Trial: 30 days
- Warranty: 90 days
ADT is the largest security company, offering service to more than seven million customers across America. Before installation, ADT sends out a representative to your home to gather a free quote. The representative gives you all your fees and information up front, prior to installation. ADT uses multiple manufacturers, including Honeywell.
A benefit to ADT is that the company is huge. This gives a wide variety of equipment and allows the technician to assess and customize your home business’ security. Due to the customization, there are not clear pricing estimates for each user. Each customer has a final quote that is based purely off the monitoring that is decided for each home.
Some of the equipment that can be used include:
- 7 inch touch screen panel
- Door and window sensors
- Motion detectors
- Keychain remote control
- Carbon monoxide and heat detectors
- Lamp module
- Indoor cameras
- Garage door sensors
ADT uses different manufacturers, which means that they’re highly adaptable to working with other components and third-party companies. For example, ADT has a partnership with Amazon Alexa, giving another smart home quality to your business security system. All notifications are sent via text or email.
Enhance Your Security With ONIT
At ONIT, we believe that everyone should have the best security system for their business, home, and for the budget. Let us handle your security so you can get back to doing what you do best: running your business! We are here to help you every step of the way.
ONIT Home is your one-stop shop for all your bundled home needs. We’re currently offering $1,500 in vouchers to be used with security, water and solar. You can also get a free water filtration system and security system with the purchase of a solar panel system, or a $2,000 security system for only $1,000. That way, you can protect your family from contaminated water and protect them with a safe home. Call us today at 1-833-433-0331.