For those peo­ple that live in high-crime areas or who keep valu­ables in their house, a home secu­ri­ty sys­tem is obvi­ous­ly a neces­si­ty.

But what about the rest of us who do not live with these cir­cum­stances? Are home secu­ri­ty sys­tems real­ly a neces­si­ty for the rest of us? The answer is sur­pris­ing, but nonethe­less unequiv­o­cal­ly, yes!

There are a num­ber of rea­sons that hav­ing a home secu­ri­ty sys­tem is a very good idea, no mat­ter where you live:

    • Less like­ly to be robbed

The mere pres­ence of a secu­ri­ty sys­tem is actu­al­ly a potent deter­rent against would-be bur­glars. Bur­glars are far less like­ly to attempt to break into a house if it has a secu­ri­ty sys­tem. As a result, your sys­tem is already pro­tect­ing your house before a sin­gle alarm has been trig­gered!

    • Pro­tec­tion even when you are away

One of the main rea­sons secu­ri­ty sys­tems are valu­able is that they are active 24/7, even when nobody is home. If an alarm is trig­gered and nobody is home, an alarm mon­i­tor­ing ser­vice will auto­mat­i­cal­ly con­tact the author­i­ties and direct them to your house.

This means that whether you’re at work or on a week-long vaca­tion, your home and belong­ings are pro­tect­ed.

    • Reduce the impact of break-ins

If a bur­glar does attempt to break into your house, an alarm will make them in a hur­ry to leave. They’ll have less time to search your house for valu­ables and less time to make off with them.

    • Save on insur­ance

Your home insur­ance provider may reduce your pay­ments if you state that you have an alarm sys­tem. Since the risk of dam­age or loss of prop­er­ty is less­ened, the chances that you will need to file an insur­ance claim will be low­ered. These sav­ings can help off­set the cost of installing the alarm sys­tem.

    • Mod­ern tech­nol­o­gy

If the last time you con­sid­ered get­ting a home secu­ri­ty sys­tem was sev­er­al years ago, you may be inter­est­ed in some of the valu­able mod­ern fea­tures that are now avail­able.

Remote mon­i­tor­ing lets you check up on the sta­tus of your sys­tem, arm and dis­arm it, and receive alerts on your smart­phone. Also, con­tem­po­rary sys­tems are always get­ting bet­ter at tam­per detec­tion, mak­ing it hard­er for bur­glars to cir­cum­vent them.

    • More than theft

Home secu­ri­ty sys­tems pro­tect against more than just theft, they can also incor­po­rate smoke and car­bon monox­ide detec­tors. This can be poten­tial­ly life-sav­ing since it can reduce the emer­gency response time.

In case of a fire while you are away, a home alarm sys­tem can be the dif­fer­ence between minor fire dam­age and los­ing your entire house.

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Allan Baum
Security Industry veteran with over 30+ years in the industry. Founded family owned and operated Protection Plus in 1994 with his wife and has overseen its growth since. In addition to working with his wife and son, Allan has assigned the role of Chief Canine Officer to his trusted dog Waub, who joins him at the office every day.