Top Home Security Systems in 2018 to Install in Your New Home

The film Halloween has made headlines with its box office success. Let’s face it, everyone loves a spooky Halloween movie or great Halloween party. But, while heading to a haunted house or watching a scary flick is all good fun, no one really wants to experience unwelcome visitors. If the festivities cause you to think a little bit more about home security, consider these great home security systems that can help restore some peace of mind!

Top Home Security Systems: Who’s Offering Them and What They Do

PCMAG has published a comprehensive guide for homeowners looking for the best home security systems of 2018. The independent review is based on products’ upfront costs, editors’ ratings, monthly fees, whether or not a monitoring contract is required, the requirement of professional installation, and more. The rating is also based on system-specific features, such as things like voice assistance capabilities and environmental sensors. Some of the systems highly ranked by PCMAG include:


  • ADT Pulse – Which earns a high ranking, in large part, due to the fact that its upfront costs start at just $49, and monthly fees start at just $28.99. It also has a lot of neat features, including power outage backup, cellular backup, and voice assistance capabilities.



  • Vivint Smart Home – The only system that earned a higher rating than the ADT pulse is the Vivint Smart Home security system. While both monthly and upfront installation costs are higher with this system (starting at $39.99 and $549, respectively), the system does not require a monthly monitoring contract.



  • SimpliSafe Home Security System – Finally, the third system listed as an “editors’ choice” is the SimpliSafe home security system. A review of the system reads that some of its benefits include affordable hardware, reasonable monthly monitoring fees, easy installation, and no contract requirement. Essentially, this system allows you to “secure and monitor your home” on a budget.


Why Invest in a Home Security System?

One of the best things that you can do to protect your new home is to invest in a home security system. The systems listed above send alerts if doors or windows are opened, offer cameras that monitor what’s going on in your home, and have panic and burglary alarms.  Hopefully you’ll never need the system, but knowing that it’s there serves as a comfort that your family and your dream home are protected.


Have a Safe and Happy Halloween

As you make Halloween plans this year, whether you’re trick-or-treating with little ones or attending a Halloween party or both, we remind you to have fun and stay safe. Still on a witch-hunt for the builder of your new home? We’ve been building dream homes on our customers land for years throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Call us today, your preferred Northwest home builder, to learn more about constructing your home on your land with Simplicity!