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
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!