1. Protection from Intruders
Homes without security systems are 3x as likely to be invaded. The very existence of an security system is often enough to deter intruders, however the system provides no real safety unless it is being monitored by a home security company.
Home security systems have at least three basic pieces of equipment, although most have many more features.
Often times burglars will unwittingly enter a home while people are inside. The dangers of home invasion are dramatically reduced when a home security company is monitoring the system.
2. Protection from House Fires
Homeowners are at greater risk of a fire than an actual home invasion. However, fires are not often thought about in connection with home security. Most home security companies offer high-tech monitoring to insure that all occupants of the home are safe in the case of a fire. Loud alarms will siren to awaken the occupants of the home. The security company will also immediately dispatch the fire department to the home in danger. In all seriousness, having a monitored smoke alarm could be the difference between surviving and not surviving a home fire. Some systems will even send a text message to the homeowner warning them of the danger in their home.
3. Saving on Homeowners Insurance
The cost of homeowners insurance depends on the location, coverage, payment plans, the insurance company, type of house, and other miscellaneous factors. Homeowners insurance is a package policy. This means that it covers both damage to your property and your liability or legal responsibility for any injuries and property damage you or members of your family cause to other people. Insurance companies offer as much as a 20% discount on insurance to homes with an active home security system. Depending on which security company homeowners choose, they are positioned to save more on homeowners insurance than they are paying out in security monitoring. Essentially making money every month by owning a home security system. How sweet is that? Baller move.