5 Reasons to Install a Home Security System

5 Reasons to Install a Home Security System

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Installing a home security systems can be costly, but not installing one could cost you even more. It may be a life saver for you. Below I discuss about 5 best reason why you should have a home security system.


No1. Protect Your Home and Family from Intruders

Homes without security systems are 2.7 times more likely to be targeted by a burglar. Having a security system in place often provides family members with enough warning to get to a safe location in our outside the home while the alarm system dispatches local authorities. For burglars that enter a home knowing that family members are inside, their intentions are often much more malicious and the home alarm system again serves as an early warning system and calls the authorities.


No2. Protect Your Home and Family from Fires

While many homeowners rely upon smoke alarms to warn them of a fire outbreak, home security systems offer an early warning system. Home alarm systems will not only warn home occupants of the presence of smoke in the home, but they will also warn of sources of heat and contact authorities. The saying goes ‘where there is smoke, there is fire’ but it is also true that where there is heat, there could be a fire building which is why it is important to incorporate heat detectors into a fire prevention technique.


No3. Protect Your Valuables

Each year it is estimated that there are some two and a half million burglaries across the United States. These burglaries cost homeowners some $3.1 billion with the average loss per burglary at around $1,700. For most homeowners, the presence of a home alarm system is enough to deter burglars but when it is not, it serves an additional function.

As well as signaling authorities that the home has been burgled and increasing the chances that intruders will be caught, the cameras installed with many modern alarm systems catch the intruders in the act. Having visual documentation of the home intrusion increases the likelihood that the burglar will be identified for the crime committed.


No4. Save on Homeowners Insurance

Homeowner’s insurance is designed to cover private homes and the possessions therein from losses or damage that can occur as the result of a number of devastating events. Homeowner insurance covers most events such as fires, tornadoes and hurricanes.

Flood insurance is generally not included and must be purchased separately since floods are a more common occurrence. The cost of homeowners insurance is generally not taken into consideration by first time homeowners when buying their home, but a significant discount is generally given to homeowners with home security systems installed.


No5. Keep an Eye on Your Home Remotely

For some homeowners, the ability to keep an eye on their home even when they are away is one of the biggest perks of having a home alarm system. As technology has improved, many home alarm systems now allow users to log on to the internet via their computers or smartphone and access their home security system remotely.

This type of system allows the home alarm to be remotely armed or disarmed, cameras to be monitored, household lights to be turned off and on, air conditioning or heating to be turned on or changed, and motion detectors to be monitored.


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  1. Molli Vandehey-Taylor says:

    ive always been iffy about seucrity cams but now that we are so many people it seems more necessary

  2. Home security cameras have really improved, especially now that you can get alerts and view remotely. I’ve been on the fence about so many smart home products but a security camera is always a good idea.

  3. Amber Ludwig says:

    Oooh I didn’t know that having one could save you in insurance!! That is pretty awesome!! Plus keeping your house and family safe is so important!

  4. My husband and I have been talking about getting a security camera system. I love the idea of being about to check on my house remotely.

  5. gloria patterson says:

    A lot of great information…….. the only thing you forgot to add was

    Don’t be stupid and get on facebook and tell everybody you are not home and where you are.

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