Home security systems deter burglars from entering your home. If you do suffer a break-in, they alert the police to the threat and get res-ponders on their way quickly. But security systems also offer other benefits you may not have thought of.
The most obvious benefit to installing a security system is to help prevent the theft of your belongings and 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 your or members of your family inside, they often become violent. Security systems help keep your home from being a target.
Security systems can also detect other threats to your home.
Some systems come with fire detection, signaling fire departments much faster than you would be able to by calling. If a fire starts, it can spread and become deadly in a matter of minutes. Families who lose their homes to fires may also lose a loved one in the chaos that follows. Security systems help alert you, and the authorities quickly, 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. Home security systems can have a built in carbon monoxide detector, alerting you to the presence of gas and letting you get your family outdoors and safe. People die every year from carbon monoxide poisoning, without ever recognizing the symptoms.
In addition to the physical benefits, security systems also have monetary benefits.
Installing a security system can save you money on your homeowners’ insurance. The money you save will pay for the systems installation over time, giving you added protection without added cost.
The benefits of having a home security system go far beyond keeping thieves out. Installing a system will keep your home and family safe, even from the threats that we don’t often think about.