It’s nice to think that locking all of our doors and windows is enough to keep our homes safe and secure, but here are 7 reasons to take that extra step to protect your home and install a home security system.
1. Safety From Intruders
Burglars have gotten pretty creative with the ways they can break into homes, but a home security system is a great way to deter them. Just having the system alone is enough to scare away most intruders, but if that isn’t enough, the alarm and immediate call to get help on the way can keep you and your family safe.
2. Protection From Fire & Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide is a scary threat because it doesn’t have obvious signs like smoke and flames to alert us of its presence. A home security system can monitor that for you and you can get notifications of those alarms going off, whether you are at home or away.
Many homeowners rely just on smoke alarms to keep them safe from fires, but a home security system can provide an added layer of security by not only alerting you at the first sign of smoke and calling for help, but they can also help identify the heat source to stop the fire before it spreads.
3. Secure Your Valuables
There are things in your home that you want to protect. Maybe it is expensive jewelry or art or an antique family heirloom. No matter what you hold valuable in your home, you should be able to breathe easy that it is safe and secure. Home security systems not only have alarms to scare off intruders, but because many of them also have cameras now, it is easy to have visual proof of anybody who tries to harm or take your things.
4. 24/7 Monitoring
Even when you are home, there are times when you aren’t able to watch your home. You’ve got to sleep sometime! Whether you are asleep in your bed or away on a family vacation, you can have the peace of mind knowing that your home is being monitored. You can have help dispatched in the case of an emergency and your house it always monitored for break-ins, smoke, carbon monoxide, and even flooding.
5. Save Money On Your Homeowner’s Insurance
Depending on your policy, having a home security system may be able to save you 20% on your payment. It’s always a bonus to be able to save money while still getting all of the perks of protection, safety, and security the systems have to offer.
6. Keep An Eye On Things When You Aren’t Home
Many home security systems have in-home cameras that can allow you to keep tabs on your kids and even your pets when you need to be away from home. Some systems even allow you to remotely lock your doors so that if your child gets home from school while you are still at work, you can keep them safe until you get home.
7. Lower Your Utility Bills
Many security systems now also offer home automation options. That means you can remotely turn off the air conditioning from work on a cool day or turn down the heat when you are away on vacation. You can set lights to turn on and shut off at certain times of day, all saving you money on your utlility bills.
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Security & Sound Design has been serving the cities of Northern Colorado – Greeley, Windsor, Loveland, Fort Collins, Eaton, and more since 1983, providing security systems, home automation, home theater systems, custom sound & lighting solutions and more to both residential and commercial customers. We can work with you to find a solution to fit your budget. We would love to add you to our family of customers!