If you’ve had your house broken into or know someone who has, you’ll understand the importance of having a home alarm monitoring system installed by a reputable security company. The security of your home is important and a security system protects you and makes you feel safe.
Many security companies and alarm monitoring systems operate in Canberra and it can be confusing to decide which suits you best.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a security company and alarm monitoring system, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great security company?
Choosing the right security company will help take the stress out of getting the alarm monitoring system that is best for your needs and budget.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a security company and alarm monitoring system.
- Experience. Your security system is there to protect you, so you’ll want to use a security company with qualified technicians experienced in installing, maintaining and servicing. You’ll also want to ask how long the home security company has been in business and check online reviews.
- Quality products. You want security but don’t necessarily need your house to become a fortress. Choose a security company with quality products and brands that suit your budget and needs – a company that will tailor a solution for you.
- Reliability. There’s little point in signing with a security company you can’t rely on. You’ll want one you can call 24/7 when you need help the most. And you want one that will respond quick sharp.
- Professional membership and licensed. Quality security companies are licensed and members of a professional association, like the Australian Security Industry Association. They hold a Security Master License. Check out company websites or call and ask about this, for added confidence.
- Price. Many security solutions are on the market today, some more complex and extensive than others. The type you choose will affect what you pay. Talk to security companies about your needs and preferred budget as a starting point, so you don’t over or under invest. Also ask about their fee structure so you’re not caught by surprise with extra charges.
The best security companies in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Crimtech Security has been catering for security needs for more than 15 years, including with back-to-base monitoring, alarm alerts to mobiles, motion sensor alarms, holdup, panic and medical alert buttons, and wireless devices. Crimtech has a Security Master License (ACT) and belongs to the Australian Security Industry Association Limited.
Allan McDonald wrote on Google, “Crimtech installed a security alarm in our house … We were advised where to install sensors throughout the house. We’ve been very happy …”
ASR Security Services provides security solutions for all domestic needs, including 24/7 standalone alarms and intercom systems. Technicians install, service and monitor installed systems, including ones enabling customers to view properties on their computer or mobile phones. A member of the Australian Security Industry Association Limited, ASR Security Services has a Security Master License (ACT).
On Google Vida Sana wrote, “Very professional and friendly. Don’t waste your time searching around. Outstanding service and products.”
Leader Security specialises in tailored security solutions for residential properties and high-risk industries – a wide range of affordable and effective systems backed by exceptional service from local industry experts. Modern, intelligent security solutions include alarm systems, alarm monitoring, intercoms systems, CCTV systems and more.
Merrin Boyer wrote on Google, “Friendly, knowledgeable team. Excellently service. Amazing patrols who go above and beyond to get exceptional results. Undoubtedly the best security company in Canberra!”
Your experience with the best security companies in Canberra
Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
Have you had experience with any of the security companies above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.