When it comes to home security, the most important thing is protecting your family. This means working to make sure your loved ones have everything they need - teaching them what they need to know to be safe, and part of it is installing a home security system that can watch over those you love, even when you can’t. Today’s home security systems are more advanced and more effective than ever, not to mention affordable for the everyday homeowner. The piece of mind that one achieves knowing their family is safe is invaluable. Why wait for disaster to strike? Protect your family today!
These days, people are opting for more advanced systems than your basic open door or window burglar alarm. People now install everything from wireless security cameras to driveway alarms so they can be alerted to possible trouble, well before someone approaches the home or even attempts to enter the premises. Motion sensor activated flood lights can illuminate even the darkest corners of your property, making it nearly impossible for a trespasser to prowl around in the dark. All of these features and more can seamlessly be integrated into your home security system.
The fact is no neighbor or friend can watch over your house and family every minute of the day. But with 24/7 active monitoring from a security provider, you can sleep easy whether you are home or not, knowing that help is only minutes away. In the event of an emergency situation, such as a break-in or fire, your state-of-the-art equipment will immediately notify your security provider. Within seconds the appropriate emergency services are contacted and dispatched to your home. This allows you to spend those crucial seconds doing what is most important—making sure your loved ones are safe.
Research has shown that if it takes more than a few minutes to break into a home, a burglar will head elsewhere. If they are forced to work in the light, can’t enter without making significant noise, or must spend a lot of time to break into a home, the thief most likely will search for an easier target. There are many cost-effective ways to add complementary security to your protection system. Strategically placed lighting and landscaping, reinforced doors, and special window coatings are just some of the many ways to deter criminals. Make sure intruders won’t consider your home an easy mark.
Most of the factors that determine your home insurance premium—such as location and value— cannot be changed. However, most insurance companies will give sizeable discounts to homeowners who have had security systems installed. Each provider has unique and specific security requirements for discounts—check with your insurance provider today to see how you can make a your home safer, and save money!
There are fire alarms that detect heat rather than smoke; motion sensors that can distinguish between a human intruder and a pet. These are just some of the innovations in home security that have evolved in recent years that decrease the likelihood of a false alarm and increase effectiveness. Not only is technology advancing alarm systems every year, but they are becoming less expensive as well. These factors are allowing for people to better secure their homes— and more importantly, protect their families more effectively than ever before.
So now you’re ready to take the next step in protecting your home – what do you do now? If you want to learn more, check out the collection of articles and resources available to you on this site covering everything from what breed of watchdog you should get, to downloadable family safety checklists.