Barnes Protection Services Inc has been installing and maintaining alarm systems of all different makes and models in Ottawa for over 30 years. Our installations are fast and neat, and we always train our customers on alarm usage to prevent any potential false alarms. Reach out to us for a free quote and we will help design your ideal security system to protect your home from burglary, fire, water damage and more. Our alarm system installers are safe and efficient – get your system installed today!

Wired or Wireless Alarm System Installation?

With today’s advanced technology, we have different options for installation that old security system installers never had. Wireless technology has gotten much more dependable and affordable over the past several years. However, it is important to keep in mind that wireless devices still have batteries, and those must be changed occasionally to continue proper operation.

One golden rule that we like to follow is the following: “If it can be wired, wire it.” If the home is completely finished then that would be a good example of when to use wireless sensors.

Monitored or Self-Monitored Alarm System?

One major question you will need to ask yourself is whether you want to get the alarm professionally monitored. Often times this can affect the price of installation. Like buying a smartphone, signing a monitoring agreement can significantly lower your up front installation costs. It also gives peace of mind that if you are out of town or otherwise indisposed, action will still be taken in an emergency.

Check with your home insurance provider about discounts due to monitored alarm systems. Our alarm system installers will be sure to fill you in on the differences between the two types of systems.

Security Systems – Just for Burglary?

Security systems are not just for burglary! They can monitor all sorts of conditions within your home or business such as:

  • Break-ins & Theft
  • Fire or Smoke Detection
  • Water Detection
  • Natural Gas Detection
  • Carbon Monoxide Detection
  • Temperature Detection
  • Sump Pit Water Level Detection

Monitor all of the above for the same low monthly monitoring rate starting at $20/month + HST.