Security Systems and Understanding Value

Purchasing a security system can be difficult decision because of the array of options, understanding what you’re actually purchasing (if you even are), what the true cost of ownership is and the value that comes with a comprehensive, integrated solution to protect your home or business.

At Hyperion, we get asked a lot of questions that we encourage you to ask of any other security company, electronics store or potential solution you’re looking at. We want our clients and people considering a system to consider the options and ask some questions in return. Information and knowledge on something like this allows you to make a better decision and understand really what you’re getting in relation to your goals.

What about the wireless cameras I can purchase at the electronics store watch on my phone…or leave a old tablet with some security software on it? Sure, those cameras and options are a possibility. The questions to consider would be: where can the cameras be placed to ensure signal quality? How can you monitor outside? Are the cameras secure? Does it provide motion detection? How reliable/discerning is the motion? If somebody/something is detected, then what?

Why don’t you have a free system?Hyperion offers solutions that are very affordable. But we don’t offer free for a few simple reasons – we believe in value and total cost of ownership. How much does the free system cost to install? What’s included? What do add-ons cost? What features does it have – interactive monitoring, remote control and management? How long is the agreement? What happens if you want to add equipment during the contract term? Do you own the system after your agreement is over or is the equipment leased?

I’ve found a number of components – wireless locks, thermostat, cameras available for a DIY system. Why shouldn’t I go this route? Instead of answering with a series of questions, this is a pretty straight forward answer. All these devices require either unique apps for their hardware, so you’d be checked 3-4 different apps to monitor. You wouldn’t have any monitoring service to provide support when it’s really needed as well as the benefits of having a system designed for interoperability. Everything is in one place. One app. One big piece of mind.