“One size fits all” may work for floppy beach hats or sunglasses, but for anything truly important customization is key. What if shoes were just one size. Even a simple sandal with a sole that is to long or to short will make a short walk irritating and possibly painful. If we demand customization for basic products like shoes, why are some people still settling for “one size fits all,” when it comes to home security?
For example, Many security companies in Seattle still hold to the, “We sell a few packages to cover you from any emergency and they can’t be altered,” mindset.
When you can’t have security made to fit your needs, it’s costing you. Here’s how:
Paying for Unnecessary Services
Security systems that use inflexible “packages” require you to pay for all the items on their list, even if you don’t need them. For example, you need fire, burglary and CO2 alarms, but where you live in Seattle is well away from a flood zone. The security company you currently use only offers two packages:
- Fire and burglary
- Fire, burglary, CO2, and flood
One option doesn’t give you enough coverage. The other requires you to pay for a service you don’t need and will never use. That little bit of extra money for unnecessary service can add up – impacting your budget negatively.
Protect the Gaps
When it comes to home security each home as its own security gaps – or weak points. You may find that although your security company offers burglar alarms, they may have a “one size fits all” policy on where the alarms are installed. Don’t let a blanket approach to security leave your home vulnerable. Be sure you can choose the services you want with a company that will help you identify your unique security gaps.
Consult an Expert
The best way to be sure you are protecting your home from gaps is to talk with a pro. Have a security consultant examine your property and give you home security tips. A consultant will point out areas of your home that need security which you may have overlooked. They will make sure you protect your home by finding the gaps for you.
Customization is key. The best protection is protection that fits your needs, not a standardized “package”. Leave the “one size fits all” approach to beach hats and sunglasses. Get what you need when it comes to home security.