Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 | 1,309 views
The best way to know if a home security system is worth the investment, is by understanding exactly what you’ll get from installing one. Nearly every homeowner thinks about getting a home security system, but it’s understandable to be wary of making such an investment.
This may seem like the most obvious advantage to a home security system, but it’s also important to address. There are many home security packages that detect and respond to various threats to the safety of you and your family.
These threats include such things as intruders, fires, carbon monoxide exposure, flooding and more. If you can afford to have a system that can protect your loved ones from these threats, it’s difficult to argue that it’s not worth the money.
Regardless of whether you live alone or with many people, sometimes you simply many not feel safe at home. This is especially true if you’ve already been a victim of a disaster or burglary.
Even if you live with someone who is more than capable or trained in self defence, it can still cause anxiety because you worry for their safety in the event of a break-in too. A home security system provides every member of the home with the knowledge that any break-in or disaster will be immediately detected; that safe options for addressing the problem will be made available to them you as quickly as possible.
Most home security systems come with a panic button on the console and medical alert pendants that can immediately dispatch medical services to your location. These features are especially useful in homes with elderly individuals, or people with special needs—sick people and small children.
Depending on what is stolen, a burglary can cause you major financial problems even if you have home insurance. Assets that aren’t covered under insurance can be stolen or destroyed. Private documents that could allow intruders to steal your identity or access your bank account can easily be obtained or destroyed.
With a home security alarm system installed, intruders realize they have little time if any to ransack your home and usually leave as quickly as possible.
Burglars are smart about which houses they target. They want to target vulnerable houses where security is low. Homes with visible security systems are a huge red flag to potential home invaders and strongly deters them from trying to break in.
Studies have shown that most burglars won’t even think about attempting to rob a house that has a visible security system. It’s so powerful of a deterrent that some burglars are put off by merely seeing a sign indicating the presence of a home security system. Most will actually seeing a working security system is a much stronger deterrent.
You may be vigilant in keeping your home safe, but you can’t always provide protection. When you’re asleep or away from the house, your family is still vulnerable to threats.
Most state of the art security systems offer constant protection from threats of all kinds regardless of where you are or what time of the day it is.
In addition, most modern home security systems will keep you constantly updated on system activities. These features includes notifying you when certain sensors are triggered, if batteries need changing, or if there are any necessary software updates that need to be installed in order to provide optimal protection.
Security cameras are one of the most useful and valuable parts of any security system. They catch intruders on video, and they let you monitor your home from anywhere at any time. If you have pets, children, sick people or elderly individuals who need to be regularly monitored for assistance—but you’re away at school, work or somewhere else—you’ll forever be thankful for this feature.
In addition, you can also get pictures and recorded video of intruders. Many companies offer generous cloud-based video recording storage in case you need evidence. Some systems even offer night-vision video monitoring to make detection and identification even easier.
Having a home security system can increase the assessed value of your home. Not only does a fully installed security system make buyers feel they’ll be more secure in their new home, but you save them the trouble of having to buy and install their own system too. This will let you up the value of your home by at least a few thousand dollars.
Most home security systems now offer many automation options such as remote door locking, remote controlled lights, remotely opening and closing the garage door, smart thermostats and more. All of these options are usually also available through mobile applications.
Installing a home security system may save you a lot of money on your home insurance. Just as auto insurance companies lower their rates for safe drivers, home insurance companies will usually offer lower premiums if you install a home security system. This is especially true if your home is located in an area with typically higher crime rates.
Yes. Home security systems have been, and continue to be one of the best ways to protect your home and family from a multitude of threats. The technologies related to home security have only become better with time, and they continues to improve. Integrating home automation features into your security system will surely pay for itself within a few years and give your family the peace of mind they deserve.