When you look at various home security systems, there is one major factor you should look at: Does the home security system offer 24-hour security service?
To me, it's a no-brainer as to why you need 24-hour security service. What if your alarm goes off accidentally? What if you run into some type of issue with your security systems? You need a security system that has 24-hour service so that you can call and talk to someone that will help you through any potential issues you encounter.
In addition to some of the accidental issues that could happen, what about the real-life emergencies? If your alarm has just stopped a potential burglary and the police are on their way, shouldn't you be able to call the alarm company and ask them what you should do next? While it is always advisable to dial 911 in an emergency, you may have questions that you wish to ask about your home security while you wait for the police.
It's worth pointing out that some home security systems may offer service for your home security during certain hours. Stay away from these security systems. You can run into trouble at any time of the day. Burglars aren't going to come back tomorrow because your home security company is closed. You need security systems that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Finally, there's another aspect to owning a home security system with 24-hour service. You'll enjoy peace of mind by knowing service is always there. Maybe the security systems you use will never have to go off and you will never have to deal with a burglary. However, you lead a busy life. You probably have a job and a family to take care of. Don't you deserve peace of mind?