Global II Alarm Systems
10050 N State Highway 16
Poteet, Texas  78065
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What To Consider When Buying A Security Alarm System - Inform & Arm Yourself Against Sales Talk


You may also find our FAQs page to be helpful and informative.

What to Consider in General:

1. Is your home or business wired for an alarm?
                 
Regardless of whether your home or business is has been wired for an alarm or not, an alarm system can still be installed. the cost of installation can be greatly reduced however in homes and business's that have been prewired.

2. Does your  home or business have more than one floor?
                                
In most cases commercial construction allows wiring to be ran after the building has been completed. Most residential construction however, does not allow wiring to be ran on the first floor after construction has been completed. in this case, wireless devices would be required.                                
                                   
3. False Alarms Considerations.
                                
Security systems are not toys and should be taken seriously. they are a valuable tool for property protection, personal security and peace of mind. in many jurisdictions however, fines are imposed on those who frequently send false alarms.  
          

Camera or Video System Considerations:  

1. Have some idea of what your budget is for the project and be willing to share with bidders at least a range of what that budget might be.

Keep in mind that most of the time your get what you pay for. Camera systems can range from the relatively inexpensive to the very expensive and if we have some idea of your budget we will be better able to put together the best system possible that meets your requirements and budget.
                                            
2. Have a good idea of what you want to see.

Do you want to see a car coming through a gate or do you want to read the license plate on that car?

Remember that depending on what you want to see, and how you want to see it, may also require a reliable high speed Internet connection.
                                               
3. How far do you want to be able to go back and review past occurrences?

There are many factors involved in calculations of hard drive size such as the number of cameras, frame rate, motion activation, etc. but generally speaking, the larger the hard drive the more expensive.