5 Common Misconceptions About Home Security Debunked


A security system is one of the most important purchases you will make for your home.

And this purchase shouldn’t be taken lightly. Research your options and take your time to find the right system for your home. However, homeowners should beware falling into the trap of a number of misconceptions about home security systems, including that they’re too expensive or too complicated.

This simply isn’t true.

We’ve identified five of the most common myths about home security systems and then we debunked them! So you’ll have the most accurate information you’ll need when shopping for the best home security system for your home.


1. Home Security Systems are Too Expensive

Technological advancements over the last few years have made owning a home security system more affordable than ever before.  EMC Security’s most advanced system is also our most affordable starting at just $179 – with monthly monitoring starting at just $16.95, a rate that hasn’t changed in over 20 years.


2. You’ll Get Locked into a Contract

Yes, most security companies lock you into a contract. They do this so they can offer you equipment at a significant savings, spreading the cost over the length of the contract – and beyond. EMC Security believes that the customer should be able to decide who they do business with – so we don’t require a contract.  We work to earn your business every day.  We feel that our level of service shouldn’t require a contract to maintain a rate, get quality service, or keep you as a customer. However, we know many prefer the option of contracted service, so we also now offer a 24-month contract that is designed for people who want to put $99 down and finance the rest interest-free.


3. Installing a Home Security System is Too Complicated

A DIY Home Security System is a popular choice partly because the installation is so quick and easy!

You’ll get step by step video and written instructions, each component is labeled for easy placement, and if you have questions, we’re just a phone call away.


4.  I Need a Phone Line

Many homeowners are now opting for a security system that communicates with the control panel via Wi-Fi or cell towers. With all the advancements in technologies, wireless systems are becoming just as reliable as hard-wired systems; if not more. Due to the easier and quicker installation, a wireless system is commonly the more practical choice for most homeowners.


5. A Home Security System Won’t Stop Burglars From Breaking into Your Home

A home security system is the best first line of defense against break-ins.  According to a recent local study, 60% of burglars reported they would leave immediately if a security alarm was triggered. Another report noted that nearly 83 percent of the burglars said they would try to find out if the home had a security alarm before attempting to break in. Burglars don’t want to get caught, and they will target homes with less safety measures in place.


Protection for your home isn’t something you should take lightly. It’s important to educate yourself about your security options so you’re better able to choose a system that will work best for your home and your family’s needs.

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