There are many reasons why homeowners choose to have a professionally monitored home security installed, especially in an urban area like the DFW Metroplex. Here are our top five reasons why you need an alarm system.
Peace of mind is one of the main reasons people decide to install a security system in their home. Knowing your home, loved ones, and valuables are protected can help put your mind at ease. This is especially true for with young children, or aging family members. Having a professionally monitored home security system that will dispatch the proper authorities during an emergency is very helpful, and provides a great peace of mind for you and your family.
Many people are unaware that most insurance companies offer a discount on your homeowners policy for having a monitored security system. Because homeowner’s insurance is mandatory to secure a home loan, there is not much you can do to cut down on the bill, however, having a home security system installed can save you up to 20% on your policy. The discount varies on the security system features, and the insurance plan and company.
A home security system will protect your home and loved ones from the threat of intruders. As much as we want to believe it will never happen to us, home break-ins do happen on a regular basis. In various studies, homes with security systems have a much lower rate of burglaries than unprotected homes. If family members happen to be home during the unlikely event of a break-in, an alarm system can scare away the intruder, give you and your loved ones a warning to exit the house, and send the authorities.
A home alarm system can also protect your home and loved ones from deadly fires. Local smoke detectors are important, but if you want to have the earliest warning and best chance of protecting both people and property during a fire, home alarm systems provide an important service. By detecting heat in addition to smoke, and notifying first responders, having monitored smoke detectors can make all the difference if a fire were to break out.
A home security system allows you to monitor your home remotely. Many of our clients travel outside of Dallas-Fort Worth frequently, and installing an interactive home security system allows them to check up on their home from wherever they are. You can view your security cameras and arm your system, all while on the road. With a full blown home automation system you can even control your lights and thermostats. This is a great option if you like to travel – you can relax and fully enjoy your trip knowing your home is protected and you are still in control.
Our team has over 60 years combined experience in the security industry and we would love to put that experience to use for you. Please let us know if we can help you!