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Home Security Hardware and Alarm Systems

Home Security is more than just the Security System we install at your home. It is a combination of the security hardware, the Security System Installed in the home, and the security practices in place by you and your family. Let's look at how to keep our homes better protected, and provide the safest place to live.

Security Hardware

Your home is equipped, already, with some protection against intrusion. The hardware we are referring to is the main door and window locks. You can add another layer of security with the follow items.

For additional security, consider adding the following to protect your home and family;

Defender Security Satin Nickel U 10827 Door Reinforcement Lock

Designed to withstand 800 lbs. of force, this U 10827 satin nickel finish door reinforcement lock helps to prevent doors from being kicked in, increasing your home security and keeping you and your family safe! It also protects against lock picking and bumping while in the locked position.

South Main Hardware Security Bar

Protect your home and loved ones with the South Main Hardware adjustable door brace security bar. This steel constructed door jammer is designed to prevent forced entry. Includes removable head for sliding door application. Includes rotating rubberized foot. Adjusts from 29" 45".

Barrel Slide Bolt Door Latches

Hardened Screws and Stop Metal Construction Home Security Door Lock Designed to Withstand 800Ibs of Force, 15Times Stronger Than a Normal Deadbolt to Against Being Kicked In. GRONG Secure Lock Make Sure Your Home is Safe.

Window Security Bar

Increase security and safety to your horizontal or vertical sliding windows with Ideal’s Security Window Bar. The sturdy mounting bar adds a visual deterrent, making would-be thieves turn back when they see it blocking the window.

Security Systems and Alarms

The next level of Security comes by way of audible sirens, surveillance cameras, and motion detectors. The equipment and technology available today adds security beyond just intrusion, but can protect your family from burglary, fire, carbon monoxide, and with a monitoring service can dispatch police, fire, and medical professionals to your home, even if you are away. Let's review some of these options and compare to our own installation of an ADT Home Security System from Your Local Alarm Dealer.


For 145 years, ADT has made the security of their customers their top priority. Today, more than 17,000 professionals in over 200 locations throughout the U.S., including Your Local Alarm Dealer, ensure that our over 6 million customers stay as safe and secure as possible. ADT offers:

  • 6-month money-back guarantee*

  • 24-hour monitoring

  • Real-time video surveillance from any device

  • Hands-on how-to-use training session

Your Local Alarm Dealer is very proud to be an authorized ADT Dealer it's no wonder why ADT is the highest rated Home Security Company and voted Best in Home Security.


VIVINT while much younger than ADT has made their presence known within our industry. Most third party reviews rank VIVINT second to ADT which says a lot about the up and coming company. Lets Compare the two;

  1. APP Ratings - The ADT Pulse App and the Vivint Smart Home app both have good ratings on Android and iPhone.

  2. Contracts - Both Contract terms are the same.

  3. Installation - Both Companies have professional installers to set up your security system.

  4. 24/7 Monitoring - Always with ADT and with VIVINT only if selected.

  5. Packages and Pricing - ADT has made security more simple with an option of packaged pricing or customized security where VIVINT is a la carte. The options we reviewed showed VIVINT to be a bit more expensive this way.


SimpliSafe is an established home security company that offers DIY (Self Installed) alarm systems and monitoring services to keep your home or business safe.


  • Can arm or disarm the system from your phone, Amazon Alexa, Apple Watch, etc.

  • System batteries last 10+ years

  • Monthly payments with no contract required


  • Remote control and alarm alert options only offered with more expensive monitoring

  • SimpliCam has no facial recognition and may send false alerts

  • May be difficult to use for customers who aren’t tech-savvy

With SimpliSafe, you will need to pay for all the equipment you need upfront, plus if you want your system to be monitored, that will be an additional monthly charge, and if you require professional installation to make sure everything is properly installed that will be an additional cost as well.

Security Systems and Alarms Summary

There are plenty of other options in home security system companies, but when we reviewed side by side we came out with the same result. It's no surprise that ADT has not only been in operation for the longest time but they are ranked #1 again and again. They stay up to date on new technologies and are the most informed in the business, something we can only assume is due to the fact that they have been the leader in home security since the days when security alarms were sent over the telegraph.

Key takeaways:

  • Professional Installation is an important factor in home protection. A trained technician not only has the answers to your questions, but they know the best practices in placement, equipment, and can set your system up properly, ensuring your family is protected.

  • The right hardware and security systems will deter a potential burglary attempt and your family can rest easy.

  • Your Local Alarm Dealer is a trusted source in Central Florida for home security backed by the #1 rated and longest operational company in Home Protection, ADT.

  • Protect your family, protect your home, we are here to help.


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