Homeowners insurance helps replace your belongings in the event of theft or burglary, but it doesn’t solve the inconvenience or trauma caused by having your home robbed. For additional security and safety, many people use a home security system. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best home security systems in Green Bay to help guide you through the decision making process.
While Green Bay is safer than 22 percent of cities in the U.S., there is still a 1 in 45 chance you could be the victim of a property crime, according to neighborhoodscout.com. A home security system can protect your home and family by sounding an alarm and alerting authorities in an emergency.
Today’s home security systems can do much more than warn you of intruders. Many systems also detect smoke, carbon monoxide and extreme temperatures that may cause frozen pipes. Most systems also have available indoor, outdoor and doorbell cameras that allow you to monitor your home when you’re away. Companies offer apps so you can use your smartphone to control all your smart home systems, letting you open your garage, control your thermostat and maximize your convenience while keeping you safe.
Some home security systems need to be professionally installed, but you can connect others yourself. These do-it-yourself home security systems may use cellular signals or WiFi to communicate and can be installed with little or no required hardware. Those requiring professional installation often need to connect to your home’s wiring.
Home security systems can include door and window sensors, wireless security cameras and more. When selecting your equipment, think about the following:
What are all the points of entry to your home?
Are there other smart systems you need your home security system to be compatible with? These can include devices in your home such as thermostats or speakers.
Do you want security cameras? If so, do you want to monitor indoors, outdoors or both?
What kind of control do you want when you’re away from your home?
Are there other security features that are important to you, such as smoke and carbon dioxide detection?
Green Bay requires you to obtain a permit for an alarm system, which costs $15 annually. Residents should also be aware that false alarms can accrue charges of up to $300 per false alarm.
Protect Your Home allows you to customize a home security package that takes advantage of partner ADT’s innovative technology and monitoring services. Monitor, arm and disarm your system remotely with ADT Pulse technology. Motion sensors can be configured to ignore pet and baby movement. Reviewers are pleased with the timely service and clear explanations of installation professionals as well as how safe they now feel in their home.
Vivint offers special contract exceptions and benefits to military families. Their systems are compatible with Google Home, Amazon Echo and other popular systems, which helps streamline all your home systems. Vivint employees install the system, and Green Bay reviewers appreciate the time technicians spent showing them how to operate the equipment.
With more than 25 years of experience, Protect America has highly customizable systems that require no professional installation. Their video monitoring allows for two-way communication. If the alarm is triggered, they contact the user, and the user decides whether to cancel the alarm or have Protect America alert the authorities. Reviewers in Green Bay note their professional and helpful staff.
Cove offers professional-grade DIY home alarms that are fast and easy to install. Cove’s wireless home security system requires no contract and comes with a money-back guarantee. Design your home security package online and have it shipped the next day. Reviewers give Cove high marks for customer satisfaction and affordability.
Martin Systems is based in Green Bay and has 40 years of experience in the industry. They professionally install their equipment and offer virtual caretaker services to residents of Brown County. If an alarm is triggered, a key response officer will go on-site to investigate and call authorities, locksmiths or other necessary services as required.
Per Mar Security Services
Per Mar Security Services offers a $1,000 performance guarantee, promising that if your home is burgled and their system fails, they will cover your homeowners insurance deductible up to $1,000. They have more than 50 years of experience and professionally install their systems. Reviews from Green Bay compliment their employees for their courtesy and professional service.