Like buying anything for your home, purchasing a security system is a significant investment. And with any investment, it’s essential to take the time to make sure that what you’re purchasing is worth it. You want a good return and to see the benefits in real time.
Fortunately, the purchase of a home alarm system is definitely worth it, and here’s why:
Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Home Alarm & Security System
- It will deter thieves from entering your home when you’re not there.
Thieves tend to strike homes that are empty during the day while people are at work. With a security system, potential burglars will either see that you have a security system installed and leave immediately or be caught in the act by your cameras or alarms.
- It will deter thieves from stealing packages at your doorstep.
With the influx in ordering online these days, thieves know that valuable deliveries are made frequently. With a home security system, however, you’ll know that your packages will be safe.
- You’ll have peace of mind knowing your family is safe.
Intruders will either be deterred or caught if they dare enter your home at night or while your family is home during the day.
- You’ll be able to monitor seasonal homes and other properties from afar.
Keep an eye on seasonal homes and investment properties with your smartphone. Prevent burglars, vandals, squatters, and other intruders even when you can’t be there.
- You may be able to get a discount on home insurance.
While this isn’t a discount that all insurance providers offer, some will give you a deduction on your premiums or another discount if you install an alarm system. Just keep in mind that generally, it needs to be a centrally monitored system, not just a doorbell camera. Ask your insurance agency for more information.
What Are the Different Types of Security Systems Available?
When it comes to choosing a home security system, you’ll have a lot of choices to make. First, consider whether you want a centrally monitored system or whether you’d like to monitor your home via an app on your smartphone.
Generally speaking, hardwired systems will be centrally monitored, and wireless systems will send feedback right to your home and/or a central security agency, so “hardwired or wireless?” is another big decision you’ll need to make. Keep in mind that both types of systems work well, but hardwired systems tend to cost more to install, and there’s more versatility with what you’ll be able to do with wireless systems.
Finally, consider how you want local law enforcement to be alerted in the event of a break-in or other troubling activity in or around your home. With some systems, you can have the police called immediately during a breach in security. Otherwise, you can have the option of contacting law enforcement, or you can give that responsibility to your central monitoring security company.
Other Decisions You’ll Need to Make
Also, expect to have these options and features available for your new security system:
- Various alarm types (sounds, lights)
- Video surveillance options (24/7 monitoring and recording, zoom and panning options, picture-taking options, high definition cameras, multiple cameras at entrances, etc.)
- Home automation features (choose to be able to remotely control systems in your home like your lights, locks, electricity, water, heating, and cooling, etc.)
Feivor Insurance can help you keep your home and family safe with comprehensive home insurance and assistance finding a high-quality security system that’s worth your investment. Contact us today by visiting our office or give us a call!