Everyone wants to protect their family and home. One way to do that is to make sure that your home is secure and since we are technologically beyond moats and castle walls, a security system is one of the best ways.
Besides that, having a monitored system can get you savings on your Home Insurance, check with your insurance agent.
Do I need a home security system? Take a look at these benefits of having a security system.
Protects you and your family
Anyone home can be broken into. This can be very troubling for anyone. Having a security system, especially a monitored security system, can provide protection and peace of mind.
If you have a monitored system then you can be assured that someone will be on the way to help you, as the monitoring station will call the police at the sign of the home being entered.
Even a non-monitored system can be a deterrent to anyone that breaks in, as the attention that the sirens bring is not something that they want.
The Vancouver Police Department has a list of crime prevention tips to help keep your house and community more secure.
Protects the home from fire
Most people think of home security systems to protect their homes from burglaries, but they can also protect homes from fires. Most systems now will alert you for fire and carbon monoxide in your home. Or heat detectors can be added to a home security system and warn you when there are signs of smoke or heat in your home.
Related Article: How to Fireproof Your Home
Protects your pets
Many people think that having a large dog is good enough to protect your home and family. Though a deterrent, a dog cannot protect you from every situation. Most people do not allow a dog the run into the house when they are away so if a burglar is in another part of the house, the dog will not be able to protect the home. In the worst-case scenario, a burglar could harm a pet as well which would increase the trauma of the situation even more.
Can Reduce Home Insurance Costs
Home insurance is important to have, but can also be expensive. Most insurance companies consider having a monitored security system as a way of reducing their risk in providing insurance. Depending on the company and other factors, the savings can be significant.
Make sure you get home insurance to protect your home and family. At AMC we shop for the best rate for you. Contact us to get a free quote.