How to Choose Between Two Security Systems

Good on you for deciding to reboot your home’s security. Too often people are leaving that decision to robbers and only decide after their home has been broken into. By acting now you can prevent crime from ever happening.

You’ve also made the right choice by choosing security systems from an expert. Chubb is a leader in home security systems so the ChubbWatch Standard Home Security System and the ChubbWatch Premium Home Security System are both great options. I can see why you are struggling to choose between them! Here is a brief outline of both of their main benefits:

ChubbWatch Standard Home Security System ChubbWatch Premium Residential Security System
Cost  $1236.25 on no monitoring contract or $2055 on 48 month monitoring contract. $1696.25 on a no monitoring contract or $2355 on a 48 month monitoring contract.
Package
  • Alarm Panel
  • LED Keypad
  • 2 Flush Mount Piezo internal sirens
  • Chubb Delta external siren
  • 2 PIR sensors
  • 2 Door contact reed switches
  • Backup battery
  • 4 Warning Stickers
  • Installation and Labour
  • Alarm Panel
  • Touch Screen Keypad
  • GPRS Communicator
  • 2 Flush Mount Piezo internal sirens
  • Chubb Delta external siren
  • 2 PIR sensors
  • 2 Door contact reed switches
  • Backup battery
  • 4 Warning Stickers
  • Installation and Labour

And so apart from price, the main differences are the standard package has an LED keypad whereas the premium package has a touch screen keypad and a GPRS Communicator.

You may be thinking that’s great but what does it mean to me? The honest answer is probably not a lot! But to understand the main differences between each model, it helps to know what the terminology means and whether a “GPRS Communicator” and “Touch screen keypad” are worth spending more on.

GPRS or General Packet Radio Service is a security enhancement on previous GSM security packages. Basically it offers wireless communication to replace old-fashioned circuit-switched services. It is also a lot faster. MobileComms believes a GPRS connection can achieve a data transfer rate of up to 114kbps. And when it comes to security, having data transferred as quickly as possible can make all the difference.

The difference between an LED keypad and a touch screen keypad is quite simple. It all comes down to personal preference. Those who grew up in the modern era are likely more akin to using touch technology. It just comes naturally to them.

Here are the two keypads side by side:

Keypads

Altogether these two models are fairly similar. Whatever model you choose, I would recommend choosing a monitoring contract. Even if you need to choose the standard package just to afford the monitoring contract.

The premium package is will give you a better peace of mind. It is after all, Chubb’s best residential security system. So if you can afford to, then I would choose the premium package. Think of it this way: the premium package is only $300 more. If you choose the standard package, someone could break into your home and easily steal $600 worth of goods alongside your sense of security.

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Jo Davis

I enjoy being a parent, cooking, and pretty much anything online, especially online businesses.

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