Home Security Systems Augusta
Life in Augusta, GA, seems all too good; with all the amenities of a big city, such as a vibrant cultural life, growing economy, and schools and universities. All of this, combined with the fact that the city is home to 500,000 residents only. Plus on top of it, the cost of living is low, and so are the taxes; life, in short, couldn’t be better here.
Sound like a great place to live, doesn’t it? There is however an unfortunate side to life in Augusta; its crime rate. What good is this beautiful life, if it isn’t secure? The following statistics will picture the scene for you in Augusta:
Augusta is safer than only 4% of the cities in the US. (Neighborhood Scout)
There is a 1 in 17 chance of you becoming a victim of property crime in this city, as compared to a 1 in 29 probability in the rest of Georgia. (Neighborhood Scout)
The number of crimes per square mile for Augusta is 41, which is higher than the national median, 39.3. (Neighborhood Scout)
In 2013, the Augusta-Richmond region saw a total number of 2724 burglaries, and 7264 cases of ‘theft by taking’. [Richmond County Sheriff’s Office]
In terms of murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft risk, the Augusta-Richmond area goes way over the national averages. (CLR Search)
The statistics simply say this: protect yourself, your loved ones and your good life in Augusta; investing in a sound home security system wouldn’t be a bad idea.
Feeling Safe in the Garden City
While deciding on how to go about securing your home, first weigh the pros and cons of the types of alarm systems; wireless and hardwired. This will help you figure out what alarm system is most compatible with your needs. For some wireless systems are easier to install and operate, whereas others may consider hardwired systems to be relatively more reliable but fairly difficult to install.
Once you have decided on the type, you need to analyze possible points of intrusion into your home. Doors and windows that could be points of access for burglars need to be guarded. And you need to account for any valuable items you keep at home as well. After you are done making a list of all these, define what sort of sensors, detectors, alarms and cameras you will need to purchase to fully protect your home.
Local authorities in Augusta do the best they can to protect you. It’s about time you start helping them, by helping yourself.
Home Security Companies Augusta
Whether you are living in Meadowbrook, West Side, Cross Creek or Gracewood, you need to know your local security companies. Here’s a quick list of things you should look for in a home security company if you are based in Augusta:
Make sure that the company you are considering is licensed. This means it meets all the requirements set by the Georgia State Board of Private Detective & Security Agencies
Check to see if it has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau (This is not a requirement for companies, but being on this list ensures high quality and reliability standards)
Make sure the customer service is helpful and friendly; these are the people you will be contacting in case of any problems and you need to make sure they are accommodating and efficient
Check for any warranties and guarantees your company offers. Whenever there is a problem with your equipment, these will come in handy
Cross reference costs to ensure that there are no hidden charges and you are not being sold equipment above market rate
Knowing the security system you are buying is nearly as important as knowing the company you are getting it from. All the devices and sensors in the world would be useless if the company you got them from offers no guarantees, or valuable customer support.