Keeping Your Family Safe from Home Invasion
Investing in a home alarm system seems like an obvious choice for every family’s to-do list. Everyone knows the number one reason to invest in a home security alarm system is to protect our families and assets. So why do so many put it off, or simply choose not to do it – especially as we see more and more areas where police departments are struggling to respond to big budget cuts?
At Smart Home Protection Systems, we care about your family’s health and safety. Here we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 most compelling reasons to consider a home alarm security system to protect your loved ones.
Top 5 Reasons to Invest in a Home Alarm Security System
Top 5 Reasons to Invest in a Home Alarm Security System
To Detect Smoke and Fire
Did you know that many security systems are also built to protect your home from a fire? A home fire alarm system is usually part of a total security system providing burglary protection in addition to fire protection. Such a system supervises doors, windows, and spaces within the home for break-in and may provide monitoring services by dialing your telephone to report a fire or intrusion to a security office, where it will be reported to your local police or fire department. Having a home security system that doubles as a smoke detector is extremely important, especially when you consider the latest home fire statistics. The National Fire Prevention Association says that many fires are started by cooking mishaps or “heating fires,” which are caused by central heating units, fireplaces, chimneys, water heaters, or heating stoves. The use of a home security alarm system can make all the difference between total loss of property – and life – and survival.
To Deter Potential Crime
Although a large barking “Rover” is always a great way to keep burglars away, studies show that nothing beats investing in a home security system as an effective deterrent to anyone having less than honorable intentions as they approach your home – the place where your precious loved ones sleep at night. Burglars generally spend less than 60 seconds breaking into a home. So, anything that made a house harder to access, including home security systems, deadbolt locks, bars on windows, and pins in sash windows, acted as a deterrent. What’s more, the Electronic Security Association notes that 9 out of 10 burglars avoid homes with alarm systems and said if they did encounter an alarm, they would not attack the home. The bottom line: Burglars are on the lookout for “soft targets,” so making your home more difficult to access is likely to deter a break-in. And as for Rover? Well, after all, he’s a beloved family member too, and a home security alarm system will protect him from burglars who may consider doing him harm in order to silence him.
To Help Law Enforcement Respond Faster to Emergencies
A home security alarm system can actually help children, seniors, and disabled persons get medical attention in the event of an emergency. A person with limited mobility living alone may carry a wireless transmitter that triggers their home security system if they need assistance. As with a fire, once the home security system has been triggered, emergency responders are immediately notified. Many home security alarm systems include two-way intercoms so that when the system is triggered, you and your family members can communicate directly with the operators in case you can’t get to a phone. While this little detail may not sound like much, to someone with limited mobility or simply a lower maturity level (children), it has proven life-saving in emergencies
To Control Your Home Remotely
Today most home security alarm systems have a “smart” capacity option available through which they can alert you – via text or e-mail – when there’s activity in your home that you want to know about. For example, you can get alerts every time someone enters your home, the basement light goes on, or every time your liquor cabinet opens. You can also use it to give you peace of mind for a family member with health issues living solo. Many systems even allow you to view live video feeds from your home online or on your phone. And if you’re a working parent who wants to keep tabs on when your kids come and leave the house, certain alarm systems will allow you to do just that. Case-in-point: some so-called “latch key” systems will send a picture of your child returning from school to your e-mail or phone. The alerts and notifications are completely customizable, so you can tone them down or turn them off completely should you choose.
To get a Discount on your Home Insurance
On top of being a burglar-deterrent, installing a home security system could also help lower the premium on your home insurance – and by a pretty penny at that! In fact, some companies may cut your premiums by as much as 15 or 20 percent if you install a sprinkler system and a fire and burglar alarm that rings at the police, fire or other monitoring stations, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Why are home insurance companies willing to offer these huge discounts? When you install a home security system, it makes it less likely that someone will be able to break into your home, and in effect, there’s less of a chance that your insurer will have to cover your losses due to a home invasion. Basically, when you install a home security system, you are less of a risk for your insurer.
Of course, in addition to keeping your loved ones and your property safe, one of the greatest benefits of having a home security system is the peace-of-mind that comes with it. When something goes wrong, whether home or away, knowing that your home is safe is very reassuring. For more information about how Smart Home Protection Systems can help you find that peace of mind for your family, call (615) 547-9222.