Home Security Systems
The consequences of a break-in at home can be harrowing, whether the intruder intends to steal property or harm residents. Being prepared as much as possible is key to deterring home invasions. One practical way to do this is to install a home security system. Home security systems are one of the best options for home safety. Here are five of the most important reasons to have a home security system installed.
- Protecting family and loved ones
The principal reason that homeowners install home security systems is to provide greater protection to family and loved ones. A home security system goes a long way towards protecting the home from intruders. They help deter burglars who might turn aggressively to attack anyone they discover upon entering the home, and serve as an early warning mechanism so that occupants can get to a safer location and authorities are contacted and dispatched as a break-in occurs.
- Safeguarding valuables
Property crime is major concern for homeowners as well. According to statistics from the National Council for Home Safety and Security, burglars are most attracted to homes that do not have home security systems, yet only a small percentage of houses have a system installed. Further, homes that do not have home security systems in use are 300% more likely to be burglarized. No one wants their hard-earned possessions taken from them; and a home security system can address this unwelcome situation to help deter thieves from targeting your home.
- Monitoring of the home
Monitoring of home security system by a security company is also a major benefit; it can be key for a higher level of home protection. The constant surveillance of your home while the alarm system is activated allows the security company to track and respond to any emergency or event that triggers the alarm. And aside from the security company keeping an eye on your home, many home security systems currently available also have video apps that homeowners can use to remotely monitor their homes as well. (Bonus: these types of systems often allow the homeowner access to thermostat controls, door locks, and other app-friendly devices in use throughout the home.)
- Saving on homeowners’ insurance
Having a home security system installed in the home is also great for the wallet. If you use a security system, it can lower your homeowners’ insurance policy cost significantly. A discount on insurance premiums is given by most insurance companies; and though the amount depends on the type of security system and its specific features, a homeowner could see up to a maximum savings of about 25%.
- Defending against fire
Though people are often unaware of this benefit, another particularly valuable aspect of having a home security system installed and activated in a home is the additional protection against fire. Monitored home security systems offer the option of alarms to warn of smoke and sources of heat that could spark fires; and they signal the local fire department for a response. In combination with smoke detectors, this feature can be a lifesaver.
The team at Dyezz Surveillance and Security is ready to assist you with your home security needs. No matter what options hold your interest, the experienced professionals at Dyezz can provide insight and a free quote. For information about how to achieve greater peace of mind, contact Dyezz Surveillance and Security in Austin. Article written by: Erika Mehlhaff