5 Reasons to Have Security System at Your Home
Home security systems offer you valuable comfort in knowing your loved ones and precious valuables are safe and protected while you are away. No one wants to return home from a long day at the office or an out of town trip to find their home has been vandalized or robbed. Listed below are 5 reasons to install a home security system and the benefits of doing so.
The first reason to have a home security system is to protect your family, valuable property and your home. As of September 2019, FBI Statistics indicate ‘nationwide, there were an estimated 7,196,045 property crimes’, https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-releases-2018-crime-statistics. Having a home security system can deter criminals from breaking into your home. A security system has an alarm to scare potential thieves away and also notifies local authorities if there is a break-in attempt.
Secondly, home security systems can save your family from fires or toxic gas inhalation. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the ‘United States fire departments responded to an estimated 1,318,500 fires in 2018. These fires resulted in 3,655 civilian fire fatalities; 15,200 civilian fire injuries; and an estimated $25.6 billion in direct property loss’, Many home security systems can be equipped with smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide detectors. Your system will sound an alarm if smoke or gaseous fumes are detected in your home and notify the local fire department and other authorities if there is a hazardous event.
A home security system can also aid in case of medical emergencies.
Systems now offer medical alert pendants or emergency pulls cords that will notify local agencies to dispatch emergency vehicles to your home in the event of an emergency.
By adding cameras, most security systems allow you to monitor the inside and outside of your home from your cell phone while you are away. This feature can be used to check on your children when they come home from school or check your property while on vacation.
Another desirable reason is a security system installed in your home will lower your home insurance premiums. Most home insurance companies will provide a large discount to homeowners who have a home security system installed. Homeowner’s insurance policies are designed to cover damages and losses that occur as a result of devastating events. Having a security system can reduce your insurance costs 10 to 20 percent.
Finding the right security system for your home and budget may not be as difficult as you imagine. Consumer Advocate lists the 10 Best Home Security of 2019. The systems listed in this article are systems that are trusted by over 15,000,000 homeowners have been featured by ABC News.
Everyone wants to feel safe and secure in their homes. Adding a security system in your home can provide a sense of security as well as other benefits. Contrary to belief, the cost of installing a security system is minimal compared to the expense you may incur not having one. The expenses that will occur if your home is broken into far outweigh the small monthly expense of having a system protect your home. The costs of replacing stolen valuables, windows and doors can be very expensive. Knowing your loved ones and valuables are protected while you are away from home has no tangible value. The peace of mind obtained from having a home security system will be a comfort and add peace of mind. Being able to travel to and fro without worries is the most valuable asset you can possess.