You might have wondered whether or not it’s worth it to install a home security system. When you do purchase a security system, you’ll have to do deal with installing, arming, disarming, paying monthly fees and dealing with false alarms. However, there are many benefits to home security systems that you should keep in mind.
This is the benefit that first comes to mind. Most of us know someone who lost electronics, jewelry or other high-value items due to a home invasion. It’s especially awful when the item is an irreplaceable family heirloom. Home security systems have alarms that scare off potential burglars and they can also notify the local authorities if someone does try to break in.
It has been found that as the number of home security systems increases in an area, the number of residential robberies decreases. The likelihood decreases even for those who don’t have their own system. A security system not only protects you, it also helps your neighborhood become a safer place.
Gives You Remote Access to Your Home
With a modern security system, you can remotely monitor what’s happening in your home when you’re gone. Depending on your provider, you can monitor what happens via cameras installed throughout the home. You can also control the thermostat, door locks, lights and other devices in your home.
Lowers Homeowner’s Insurance
You might be paying a monthly fee for your security system, but having the system in your home can lower your homeowner’s insurance by up to 20 percent. Combined with other benefits, this makes home security a pretty decent deal.
Notifies You About Fire or Gas Dangers
Security systems usually come with the option for notifications if your smoke or carbon monoxide alarms go off when you’re away from home. You can even set it up so authorities are instantly notified in an emergency.
Keeps an Eye on Kids
If you’re at work, use the provider’s mobile app to watch what’s going on at home. You’ll know who your teens are inviting over while you’re away. You can even remotely unlock automatic door locks to let your kids in after school so they don’t have to worry about carrying (or losing) their keys to the house.
Gives Peace of Mind
Home security systems do more than protect your house from theft. They help you keep an eye on your kids and stay aware of fires or gas leaks. When you’re safe, the confidence of that security will help you be more productive and focused. Add this extra layer of defense if you want to sleep soundly every night.