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5 Reasons Security Systems are so Beneficial to Your Overall Health

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 9:55 AM


Safety. Peace. A sense of protection. These are all examples of how adding a security system to your home can help your overall health. We all want to feel safe and secure in our homes. We want to be able to sleep peacefully at night knowing we are protected. We also want to have the peace of mind that comes from knowing our families are protected. There are numerous ways to accomplish this task, and in this article, we go over just a few.

Automation

Augment your home automation setup with security and monitoring. You can monitor your home while you are away. You can set the temperatures in your home. You can unlock doors with the touch of a button or set your alarm if necessary. As a parent, there are times when you need a night out. An automated security system allows you to check on your home to see who might be in it and how your children and babysitter are doing right from your mobile device. By monitoring your security cameras every so often, you can rest assured that your children are safe and your home protected. This peace of mind allows you to relax and enjoy your evening away. This is also a great asset when you are away from your home for any length of time.  Having your security system set up to notify you and record when movement happens can help in case of a burglary and can also ensure that whomever you have checking on your home is doing so on a regular basis.

Lighting

Lighting in the home can impact a person’s well-being on several levels. Homeowners with smart lighting integrated into the home security system have the option to regulate lighting in the home while away for an added sense of security.  The right lighting can also have a positive physiological effect since the human body requires lighting for a certain amount of time on a daily basis. According to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, exposure to varied levels of lighting can affect a person’s risk of getting type 2 diabetes, cancer or high blood pressure. 

Peace of Mind

In having security monitoring in the home, people will find that they will enjoy greater peace of mind. You are far less likely to be stressed with a security system especially from a reputable service provider. You can sleep better at night with a home monitoring system protecting your residence whether you are home or away.

Vulnerability

A home monitoring system with carbon monoxide monitoring prevents your home from being vulnerable to accidental poisoning due to a gas leak. From 2010 and 2015, 2,200 deaths were reported as a result of unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. Some of the systems alert the authorities automatically if there is some carbon monoxide issue.  Additionally, having a system that can monitor humidity levels can reduce your vulnerability to home damage due to mold while you are away.

Sleep Habits

Better sleep is another benefit of having a security system for your home. You can control your light settings using automation. This automation helps you regulate your sleeping schedule so that you can sleep peacefully. You can upgrade your system to alternate between different light settings. As the evening winds down, you can program the light settings to adjust accordingly. You can achieve a much more restful night with such a system, and improve both your mental health, memory, and concentration capabilities.

Alternative Health Benefits

You can reduce your chances of getting the cold or the flu by better controlling the temperatures in your home. Some security monitoring systems allow you to program the temperature settings. The system can alert you to fluctuations in temperature, warning you if they fall above or below a certain level.

A 2007 study led by New York’s Mount Sinai Medical School found that that optimal temperatures improve your respiratory system’s ability to eliminate toxins. Lower temperatures cause the respiratory to work harder and lose its ability to remove contaminants from the system correctly. This is why some people have a harder time recovering from colds and respiratory illnesses.

In taking advantage of the programmable settings, your mental health and overall well-being can be positively impacted. You can automate settings within your security monitoring system and derive multiple benefits in doing so.

Sources

https://www.protectyourhome.com/home-security-equipment" target="_blank">Protect Your Home

Microbiology Bytes

Streetdirectory.com

https://www.safety.com/the-benefits-of-a-wireless-home-alarm-system/#gref" target="_blank">Safety.com


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