Installing a home security system can be costly, but not installing one could cost you even more. Below we will take a look at the top ten reasons to install a home security system or upgrade your existing system.
- Protect Your Home and Family from Intruders
- Protect Your Home and Family from Fires
- Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Provide Your Family with Peace of Mind
- Protect Your Valuables
- Having Professionals Monitor Your Home
- Save on Homeowner’s Insurance
- Keep an Eye on Your Home Remotely
- Get Medical Assistance When Needed
- Reduce Energy Consumption in Your Home
- Additional Reasons
- Facts to Consider
1) Protect Your Home and Family from Intruders
The biggest reason a home owner should consider installing a home security system is that it offers protection to family members from intruders. Homes without security systems are 2.7 times more likely to be targeted by a burglar. This indicates that the mere presence of a security system is enough in most cases to protect the home and its occupants from break-in.
In some cases, burglars may still target a home either knowingly or unknowingly when members of the family are inside. For the burglar who enters the home expecting it to be empty, finding members of the family inside can cause enough shock and panic to facilitate aggressive behavior. Having a security system in place often provides family members with enough warning to get to a safe location in our outside the home while the security company dispatches local authorities. For burglars that enter a home knowing that family members are inside, their intentions are often much more malicious and the home security system again serves as an early warning system and calls the authorities.
2) Protect Your Home and Family from Fires
The mention of home security systems tends to bring to mind home intrusion scenarios; however, these security systems also provide additional protection barriers for homeowners.
While many home owners rely upon stand-alone detectors from a hardware home improvement store, monitored Smoke & Fire Detection sensors offer greater benefits. Monitored Smoke & Fire detection sensors will alert occupants to the presence of smoke or fire, but they will also let BSG know so we can dispatch the Fire Department.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, in just thirty seconds a small flame can turn in to a full blown fire. In just minutes of a fire breaking out, the home will be filled with thick black smoke that makes it impossible for family members to breathe. These two facts alone are enough to reinforce the importance of having monitored Smoke & Fire Detection sensors that will let BSG know if there is an emergency.
When a fire breaks out in your home, every second counts.
3) Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning is caused by a colorless and odorless gas that is found in combustion fumes. Within the home, carbon monoxide can be released from stoves, burning wood or charcoal, heating systems and gas ranges among other things. Since carbon monoxide is undetectable by the human senses, individuals are often blindsided by carbon monoxide poisoning that has been building up over time.
Carbon monoxide leaks can be discovered via carbon monoxide detectors. These small devices resemble smoke detectors and can be purchased alone or as part of a home security system. Similar to a home security-monitored smoke detector, the benefit of having these devices installed, as part of a home security system is that it provides emergency personnel dispatch when connected to a Monitoring Station.
The faster individuals are able to leave the home and receive medical treatment, the less severe CO poisoning symptoms will be.
4) Provide Your Family with Peace of Mind
The presence of a home security system provides many families with a peace of mind knowing that their home is protected from a variety of devastating scenarios. When home owners are elderly, incapacitated in some way or frequently left home alone, this peace of mind is invaluable. For the elderly who may be unable to get out of a home with the speed required in many dangerous situations, home security systems dispatch authorities that are capable of assisting.
For those who are incapacitated and unable to leave the home, home security systems not only monitor all areas of the home, but again, they dispatch authorities when needed. Some home security systems also provide medical alert pendants for users to wear that are designed to call for help for specific medi