Protecting your home and your family is one of your most important responsibilities. You’ve worked so hard for the things that you have and your family is irreplaceable, and that’s why many homeowners are arming themselves with home security systems. Whether you have a state-of-the-art system or a small set of cameras, there are many surprising benefits of having security measures in place. Let’s talk about the advantages you might have not even thought of when considering installing a security system in your home.
This may come as a surprise, but having a home security system can save you money on your utility and your electric bills. Having the capability to control which lights stay on and off when you’re not home can not only protect against a break-in, but technologies that also control your appliances are available to help control how much energy your home is using while you’re away. Many systems also allow you to control your thermostat while you’re away, so that you can adjust it to the changing temperature outside.
Pets are part of the family, and that’s why many homeowners are concerned when they leave them home alone. What if a disaster happened while you were away? Many home security systems have smoke and carbon monoxide detection that can alert you to any potential threats to your pets and send help right away. This provides peace of mind to many families who worry about their furry companions.
Another aspect of home security systems that you may not think of is the ability to connect your system to your devices, such as your smartphone, tablet or smart watch. This capability to sync these items that are constantly on you has many homeowners installing more sophisticated security technology in their homes. Items that can be controlled remotely include:
- Door locks
- Video doorbell answering
Having this capability at the touch of a button is extremely helpful and offers a sense of security whether you’re at work, travelling or even somewhere else in the home.
Reduce Homeowner Insurance
Along the same lines as saving money, installing a home security system can help reduce your homeowner insurance premiums and deductibles if you choose a security system that is professionally monitored. Many homeowners save upwards of 20% on their insurance premiums just by having a security system in place. Talk with your insurance company to see what types of systems that they cover and be sure to do your research on potential systems, so that you can be sure that you’re taking advantage of these discounts.
Many homeowners feel safer, just by having a security sign in their yard or sticker on their front window. Just by advertising that you have a security measure in place can stop a threat in their tracks. Many burglars see these warning signs and choose to walk away, knowing that what lies inside isn’t worth a blaring alarm and the police rushing down the street in a matter of seconds.
Keep these things in mind the next time you’re thinking of installing a home security system, and know that there are numerous benefits to protecting the things that you love most. Have peace of mind, knowing that you and your family are protected while you’re at home or away, and trust in a system that focuses on your safety.
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