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EMC Security Celebrates 20 Years

They grow up fast.

It seems just yesterday EMC Security was installing its first security system. In the blink of an eye, it has grown to be one of the top security companies in the nation!

Now, it’s more than security systems. Services include home technology, medical alert devices as well as home entertainment. Where will they go next?

Over the course of 20 years, they’ve been asked a lot of questions. Here are some of the most frequent:

Q: How much does a security system cost?

A: If you already have a system in your home, activation could be as low as $35. If not, EMC Security can customize one for as low as $299.

Q: What does a home security system include?

A: The first priority is protecting the entry doors to your home, especially the front and back, with sensors that detect opening and closing. The system can also protect windows with sensors and the interior with motion detectors. Fire protection using smoke detectors is also extremely important.

Q: How much is monitoring?

A: Home monitoring starts at $16.95 a month for a phone line and Wi-Fi connection with no hidden costs or fees. This includes 24/7 intrusion, fire, CO and flood detection plus medical emergency service. Worried about cut phone lines? Get a cellular connection for only an additional $7 a month. Our monitoring price hasn’t changed since 1999!

Q: Can you monitor my existing system from another company?

A: We can monitor most existing home security systems. If you like your security system but not the monitoring service, or if you’ve moved into a new home with a pre-installed system, give us a call.

Q: What’s the difference between hardwired and wireless security systems?

A: The traditional hardwired system is probably what most people think of when it comes to security systems. It uses a network of wires concealed in walls, attics and crawlspaces or basements to connect individual sensors and controls to the brains, or main panel, of the system.

Wireless system sensors communicate to the system’s brains using radio technology. You can take wireless systems with you if you move.

There are several monitoring options for both, including phone line, Wi-Fi or cellular networks.

Q: Are there any trends in home security?

A: Without a doubt, security cameras are the most requested add-on item. Customers love cameras because they can stay in touch with their home (and everything inside) from wherever they are. Cameras are affordable and a terrific enhancement to the security system.

Homeowners want to access and control their system from their smartphones. Our interactive services allow this through a simple app.

Home automation is another hot trend. It allows integration of devices like lights, thermostats and locks into the home security hub.

Q: How can I contact EMC Security?

A: Find them on the web here or call 770-963-0305.