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 how an alarm sys­tem pro­vides pro­tec­tion.

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

1) Help will be on the way

With a mon­i­tored home secu­ri­ty sys­tem, you can get help when need­ed, regard­less of whether you can respond.

When your alarm sys­tem is trig­gered, it noti­fies a 24-hour mon­i­tor­ing cen­ter. Dis­patch­ers at the cen­ter will attempt to con­tact you while alert­ing the appro­pri­ate author­i­ties when applic­a­ble. So if an intrud­er 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 with an alarm sys­tem. Thus, sim­ply installing the sys­tem can reduce the risk of your home being a tar­get.

3) Alarms scare off burglars

When bur­glars are unaware of the home secu­ri­ty sys­tem, most will usu­al­ly be scared off by the audi­ble sound of the alarm.

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

4) Even when you’re away

Even 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 and the mon­i­tor­ing sta­tion, so that help will be on the way 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. This is pos­si­ble with today’s alarm sys­tems, giv­ing you more con­ve­nience and secu­ri­ty.

7) Peace of mind

For many home­own­ers, a secu­ri­ty sys­tem’s great­est every­day ben­e­fit is its peace of mind. With 24-hour pro­tec­tion, you can rest easy know­ing that you, your fam­i­ly and your pos­ses­sions are safe, whether 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 how a home secu­ri­ty sys­tem can ben­e­fit you and your home.

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Mike Wedmann
Mike Wedmann is an experienced Security Industry Professional with over 25 years experience as a Security Integrator and Project Manager. Mike has been with Protection Plus Inc. for over 20 years. Mike has lived in the greater Toronto area for over 25 years with his wife, 2 kids and a dog named Bart. He has an educational background in Communications and writing. Mike is a published author that writes about his experiences on various topics, including his experience as a parent. Primarily Mike writes about Security Industry products and Security Solutions that benefit consumers.