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KHQ Crime Tracker: What To Look For When Buying A Security System

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SPOKANE, Wash. - There is a lot a person can do to protect their home and property from crime and that includes adding an alarm or home security system to your house.

With all of the technology available, deciding what kind of system to put in can be intimidating.

There are a lot of routes you can take when you're looking to arm your home, from a traditional alarm system with motion sensors to security cameras, but how do you know what to buy?

The KHQ crime trackers asked Dan Weitzel with Solid Rock Security for some help in figuring out what to look for when you're in the market for a system.

Weitzel's security system offers packages with high-resolution cameras, installation, the whole nine yards starting at $1,200 dollars. There are systems you can buy and put in yourself; however, there are definitely some things you must consider if you decide to do that. 

If the system is wireless, there will be limits to the range. Also, not all systems record, so you wont see someone creeping around your property unless you are looking at the monitor at that exact moment.

Weitzel says that some retailers do offer good systems. Costco is one of them, but keep in mind; you have to install it yourself.

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