Home and Property
April 15, 2024
Crime Prevention
Quality over Cost: What should be the ultimate indicator for your home security devices?

Quality over Cost: What should be the ultimate indicator for your home security devices?

By investing in quality, you're investing in peace of mind and long-term security for your household.

Ensuring the safety of your home and loved ones requires prioritizing quality over cost when choosing home security devices. Quality ensures reliability, durability, and performance, providing effective protection and peace of mind. Here are the qualities that you should look out for when choosing your devices. It is important to note that in Victoria, all security installers that you do hire would need to be fully licensed by VicPol.


Look for devices from reputable brands with a track record of reliability. Read customer reviews and testimonials to gauge the reliability of the product.

Customer Support 

Choose a brand that offers excellent customer support and provides reliable technical assistance when needed. This ensures that any issues or concerns with your security devices can be addressed promptly.


Check the warranty offered by the manufacturer to safeguard your investment. A longer warranty period indicates the manufacturer's confidence in the quality and durability of their product.


Consider whether the device integrates seamlessly with other components of your home security system or with other smart home devices you may already own. Compatibility with popular smart home platforms like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant can enhance functionality and convenience.

So what home security devices should you have?

Here are some devices that you could consider to install and have in your home.

Smart Doorbell Camera

A smart doorbell with a built-in camera allows you to see and communicate with visitors at your doorstep from anywhere using your smartphone. It's a simple yet effective way to enhance the security of your front entrance.

Entry Sensors

Install entry sensors on your doors and windows to detect when they are opened or closed. These sensors trigger an alert whenever a door or window is breached, providing an early warning of potential intruders.

Motion Sensors

Place motion sensors in key areas inside your home, such as the main entryway or hallways. These sensors detect movement and can trigger an alarm to alert you of any unauthorized activity when you're away.

Security Signage

Display visible signs and stickers indicating that a security system protects your home. This can act as a deterrent to potential intruders and make them think twice before attempting a break-in. You can request Neighbourhood Watch stickers for free if you email admin@nhw.com.au for you have on your window.

If you are still unsure, request a quote with our partner, RACV to find the right and tailored solution for your home https://www.racv.com.au/home/home-security/alarm-systems

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