Actually the first and foremost important you need when you have a house is a good alarm system. We chose this company because being local it is not so popularly known like the big companies,which if my logic is correct the bigger companies like adt might be more familiar with robbers. There is a feeling of ease when we got this alarm installed. ALthough it took me awhile to understand the electrical workings of it, once Aurthur went thruogh it a few times we all finally got it.I myself had to call a few times for minor errors, but it was clarified quickly by costumer service. I for one can sleep a lot better now.