Protecting your family. That’s the goal of homeowners everywhere. But with the variety of security systems on the market today, what is the right choice for you?
Technology makes today’s choices in security systems seem like something George Jetson might install in his space-aged home. But the reality is that now you can actually control your home from the palm of your hand even if you are across the country. We’ve come a long way from leaving a light on and hoping the dog will bark.
Home security systems vary from those that notify local authorities when a window or door in your home has been breached to those that can alert you and a monitoring service of someone at your door through video on your smartphone. They can even notify you of an unseen danger that could be lurking in your home.
At the very basic level is a self-monitoring system where the homeowner is responsible to notify emergency personnel of a security breach. However for peace of mind, you might want to consider a more advanced system. The advantages of these more advanced options include safety, convenience, and even more cash in your pocket.
Protecting Loved Ones – This is the most significant reason to invest in a security system. The comfort of knowing your family is safe is paramount.
Protecting Your Home and Valuables – Did you know that 60 percent of home invaders are deterred when they know your home is protected by a security system? Even those that try are likely to be scared off by the sound of an alarm.
Discovering Underlying Dangers – A number of security systems can detect hazards that may be invading your home – smoke, carbon monoxide, fire – even when you are not at home.
Convenience – Imagine you are out later than you had planned. With a modern security system you can easily turn on lights in your home (and maybe even the television for noise) and adjust the thermostat through your smartphone to give yourself an additional sense of security.
Discounts – Many insurance companies offer discounts to homeowners who install security systems in their homes. So you can keep your family and valuable safe and still save money while doing it!
Consider your particular needs. Look at where you live, consider past experiences, and think about your lifestyle. Which security system is right for you? Be sure to talk to a qualified professional and check out the selection of products on the market.
A security system provides that extra comfort for you – and most importantly – for your family.