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5 Ways a Security System Can Improve Your Home

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 9:40 AM


Why should you install a home security system? Cost aside, there are many reasons, not least of which is the peace of mind you'll enjoy knowing that your home is as safe and secure as possible. Here are just a few of the benefits you should consider, all of which far outweigh the initial price tag.

1. It protects your valuables

Beginning with the most obvious, it is just a good idea to keep your most valued possessions safe -- and your home should indeed be counted among these, as it is likely the most significant investment you've ever made.

That beautiful necklace your husband bought for your anniversary is something you treasure. A security system will help keep it safe. The big-screen TV, the priceless flatware, and the confidence that comes from being secure are essential reasons to have a security system.

2. It helps keep crime rates low

Home security systems can prevent burglars and other criminals from achieving their ends, which translates into a lower crime rate for the neighborhood at large. This lower crime rate, in turn, makes the area seem more desirable for potential buyers, thereby increasing the value of your home.

Plus, you want your children to be able to play in the yard or at the park in safety. It is about protecting your family as they are what is most important. That security system can provide that sense of security that you are seeking.

3. It lowers your overall costs

Indeed, it costs money to install a security system. But most insurance companies provide lower premiums when a home has additional security, as this means the homeowners are less likely to make a claim. The reason they are less likely to make a claim is the risk that lead to claims is reduced with a security system. The security system protects you from burglars and potential vandalism or violence. It also can warn you of any flooding issues or a possible fire with that smoke detector.

4. It keeps you informed in case of emergency

Essential security devices such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are required in any home on the market. But other systems can alert residents to issues that aren't supported by primary insurance, such as water damage. While flood insurance is rarely required unless the home is located in a hazardous zone, flood sensors are for more than just flood detection. If the line breaks on your fridge water dispenser, the sensors will let you know before the water reaches a destructive level.

5. You can keep a closer eye on the kids

A surveillance camera allows you to not only keep an eye on what the kids are up to but also keep tabs on the babysitters. While young ones are likely to complain about an invasion of privacy, parents can rest easy knowing that their offspring are far less likely to engage in dangerous or reckless behavior if they know they're being monitored.

These are compelling reasons to protect your home, but they're only the beginning. Keep your most significant investment safe with the minimal additional cost of a home security system.

Don't stop at a security system when protecting your home.

In addition to having a security system in your home, we highly recomend having a Home Watch company that can respond to emergencies when the alarm is triggered.  Of course, first responders should always be the first people to report to an emergency and make sure the area is safe and secure, but if you are away and a break-in is discovered, they police will expect you to have the ability to secure the broken window, or whatever other actions are required.  Short of getting on a plane yourself, having a Home Watch Professional on retainer will allow the issue to be addressed and corrected quickly.  Keep in mind, first responders only respond to emergencies and a burst pipe in your home may not qualify as an emergency in their book.  Having a Home Watch professional on your side also means helping to mitigate any additional damage that can occur from a minor water leak that can turn into a major repair very quickly.

Don't wait, contact us for your Home Watch needs today!

Sources

https://www.protectyourhome.com/adt-home-security-install-locations/arkansas" target="_blank">Protect Your Home

https://www.landmarkhw.com/resources/home-warranty-education/use-a-home-security-system-to-protect-your-family/10/263" target="_blank">Landmark Home Warranty

https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/sens8-smart-security-system/" target="_blank">Digital Trends

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