Cost and savings
Security and safety are important. We all know this. Our homes are our castles. Personally, my castle is a little on the small side, but I still love it. My home isn’t a house, it’s a ground floor apartment in a huge complex. Maybe that makes it a suite in a castle? Regardless, I think it’s important to protect it. About half of all home burglaries occur in apartments, especially low-income, ground floor apartments . . . Bingo! That’s my apartment exactly. How unfortunate.
So what can I do to protect my apartment from burglars? Well, I can lock my doors and windows, I can leave a high-efficiency light bulb on when I’m away, and I can have the neighbors watch out for me. Or. . . I can install a security system. But security systems are so expensive! All those hidden fees! And they take so much time to install. Plus, most security systems are for houses, and I don’t really want to hire some guy to drill holes in my apartment walls.
Actually, that’s a common misconception. Security systems are not necessarily expensive, they don’t all require huge commitments and contracts, and they can work in an apartment just as easily as in a house. Many security systems now are wireless, meaning they won’t require you to drill any holes in your wall. The 36-month contract also is no longer a necessity. These contracts were what made monthly fees so high.
DIY Home Security does a couple of things to improve your experience as a user:
While there are systems with absolutely no monthly fee (including the Ring, Simplisafe, and Arlo), the fact of the matter is that the best security systems incorporate professional 24/7 monitoring, which is what you pay for with a monthly fee. So instead of looking only for systems with no monthly fee, it might be in your best interest to look at the total price of a system and the benefits that it offers. Many benefits are available out there, and while some systems have a self-monitoring option, usually the most effective systems incorporate professional monitoring.
So, what you’re looking for is a system that is cheap, easy-to-install, has low monitoring costs, and no contract. A few other perks might be nice as well, but this is a basic idea of what you could get.
Cove is a security company that was founded in 2017 with the goal of providing affordable DIY security systems to our customers. We are one of the best options around for smart home security, with a fully-integrated central control system that talks to all of our sensors. At Cove, we provide a few really important things:
As you can see, it’s actually pretty easy to get a security system with a low monthly fee, low upfront costs, and professional monitoring. What more could you want? We are here to make your life easier. Home security shouldn’t be at the forefront of your mind all the time, and with Cove, it won’t be. We’ll just run quietly in the background, and you’ll hardly notice we’re there.
Read on to find out more about Cove’s features!
Our system consists of a few different mix-and-match elements, as well as different packages that you can adapt to fit your needs. From what kind of sensor to buy, to what kind of camera you’ll need, to whether or not you even want a camera, we’ll have systems to help you out.
Here are the main elements of security equipment in a Cove System:
Okay, so by now you are aware that Cove will require a monthly monitoring fee, even if it is only 15 dollars. So let’s talk about what that means for you. What benefits will you get from our service that you won’t get with other services? Well, the first thing that comes to mind is the flexibility and ease of a Cove system. As mentioned above, it only takes minutes to install. The mix-and-match packages mean you can install as much or as little equipment as you want to have around your home. Cove is also ideal for renters like me, so if you are a renter, just think of the fee as a 15 dollar rent increase. Most renter’s insurance is 20 dollars, so it’s still a cheaper option than that, and you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that you are protected against emergencies before they happen.
So yes, I would say that it’s totally worth it to pay a low monthly fee for flexibility and peace of mind. Renter’s insurance is a huge money making scheme, and it puts someone else in charge of your security. So why not take charge of your own security?
If I haven’t yet convinced you of the benefits of professional monitoring, despite the monthly monitoring fee, here are some other good elements to look for in a home security system with no monthly fee:
The bottom line is that you need to find a security system that works well for you. Whether this be a DIY home security system like Cove’s, with low monitoring fees and easy DIY installation, or a traditional security system, you deserve to feel safe in your castle. As for me, I’m pretty hooked on Cove’s system. It’s easy to use, cheap, and integrates professional level equipment. What more could you want in a home security system?
So please, before you click away, take a look at Cove’s website. Find out what you like, and what you don’t like. And maybe you’ll decide that it’s worth the fifteen dollars a month. I sure think so.
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