Evidence of a home security system will deter many burglars from attempting a break-in, but if someone does break-in when your system is armed they will set off an audible alarm and the police can be dispatched. But security systems also offer less obvious benefits.
The most obvious reason for installing a security system is to help prevent the theft of your belongings and to provide a sense of safety in your own home.
It’s proven that homes with security systems are less likely to be burglarized. If a burglar does enter a home and unexpectedly finds people inside, they often become violent.
Security systems can also detect other threats to your home.
Some systems come with smoke and heat detectors which can notify you and your local fire department if smoke or excessive heat is detected. If a fire starts, it can spread and become deadly in a matter of minutes. Security systems can alert you and the authorities quickly, potentially saving lives and property.
Another danger to your safety is carbon monoxide.
Without a detection system, it is unlikely you will detect this gas on your own. People die every year from carbon monoxide poisoning, without ever recognizing the symptoms. Home security systems with carbon monoxide detectors, can alert you of the presence of gas, so that you can take action.
In addition to the physical benefits, security systems also have monetary benefits.
Installing a security system can potentially save you money on your homeowners’ insurance. Most homeowner’s insurance companies offer a discount for having a monitored security system.
The benefits of having a home security system go far beyond keeping thieves out. Installing a security system can keep your home and family safe even from the threats that we don’t often think about.