It’s no secret that a home security system helps to keep you and your loved ones safe. But aside from the most obvious benefit of keeping bad guys at bay, many homeowners do not realize all the different ways that an alarm system provides protection.

If you’re considering a security system for your home, here are 7key reasons why you need it.

1) Help will be on the way

 With a monitored home security system, you can get help when you need it most, regardless of whether you’re able to respond or not.

When your alarm system is triggered, it notifies a 24-hour monitoring center. Dispatchers at the center will attempt to make contact with you, while also alerting the appropriate authorities when applicable. So if there’s an intruder who has entered the back door in the middle of the night, you’ll get help even if you’re still sound asleep.

2) Alarm systems are powerful deterrents

 One of the most important reasons to get a home security system is that it prevents criminals from targeting your home in the first place.

In one study, 90% of convicted burglars confessed they purposely avoided homes that were equipped with an alarm system. Thus, by simply having the system installed, you can reduce the risk of your home being a target.

3) Alarms scare off burglars

 In instances where burglars are not aware of the home security system, most will usually be scared off by the audible sound of the alarm.

For example, if a window contact sensor detects that the window has opened while the system is armed, the alarm will go off. This is often enough to make the intruder think twice about entering.

4) Even when you’re away

 Even when you’re at work or on vacation thousands of miles away, your home remains protected by a monitored security system. So you can have peace of mind that police will be dispatched in an emergency, no matter where you are.

5) Protection from more than just burglary

 Today’s home security systems can protect you from far more than just intruders. Your alarm system can be integrated with smoke alarms, carbon-monoxide (CO) detectors, flood sensors, temperature monitors and other safety devices.

Imagine, for example, that a dangerous CO leak occurs in the middle of the night. Your alarm will help notify you, as well as the monitoring station, so that help will be on the way if you’re unable to respond.

6) Real-time visibility & control of your home from anywhere

 Home security systems can be equipped with live cameras and remote-access systems to give you even more control of your home when you’re not there.

Imagine being able to check in on the babysitter, or let guests inside your home while you’re at work. All of this is possible with today’s alarm systems, giving you more convenience, in addition to the security.

7) Peace of mind

 For many homeowners, the greatest everyday benefit of a security system is the peace of mind it provides. With 24-hour protection, you can rest easy knowing that you, your family and your possessions are safe, whether you’re at home or away.

Discover more reasons to consider a home security system

 The list above is only the beginning. Call PROTECTION PLUS at 1-855-365-7587 to discover more ways that a home security system can benefit you and your home.

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Mike Wedmann
A 50-something Dad, husband, and 20+ year veteran of the Security Industry. Passionate about providing homeowners and business owners with the best possible security solutions. An avid cyclist in my spare time. Part-time blogger about Security Tips, parenting, or whatever compels me to write!