Times are tough and many people are feeling the squeeze of escalating living costs and a sluggish economy. But cutting back shouldn’t include compromising your personal security at home.
Security isn’t a luxury. It’s a ‘must-have’ and if you look at the facts, the financial, emotional and practical benefits of having an effective security system at home far outweigh any perceived downsides.
You may not be able to count on the economic outlook picking up anytime soon, but here are five good reasons why you can count on a home security system.
Reason # 1 – Effective deterrent against intruders.
Statistics tell us that homes or businesses without an alarm system are three times more likely to be broken into. Wouldn’t you rather be on the right side of those stats and protect your property and those in it? Criminals are generally looking for easy targets and so the presence of a security system is very often sufficient to ward off an opportunistic thief.
What’s more, if a burglary takes place whilst someone is at home (and while the alarm was activated of course), the siren would alert them to the threat and give them time to call for help as well as find a safe place to hide. In all likelihood, the noise of the alarm would do its job and scare the intruder away.
Reason # 2 – Peace of mind.
You want to protect those whom you care about and your assets, right? Well, putting in a strong first line of defence against anyone who may cause distress or harm to your family or steal your things must surely then be a priority.
Avoid anxiety or fear about the threat of unwanted attention. A home security system can be tailored to your needs and circumstances and can be anything from an entry level self-monitored alarm with simple door and window sensors and a siren right through to highly advanced smart solutions which can include indoor and outdoor CCTV cameras, lights, sirens, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, water sensors, glass break detectors, thermostats and more – and which can be controlled and monitored remotely. Whatever level you choose, you (and those in the home with you) will have the peace-of-mind that they’re protected by an effective barrier against unwanted visitors and potential danger.
Reason # 3 – Financial Benefits.
You may be surprised to learn that there is actually a financial upside to installing a home security system. Insurance premiums are likely to be discounted and you may find that your home’s value is increased at sale time as a result of having a security system in place. And think about it, when people experience a home invasion and are robbed of some of their possessions, there’s inevitably a financial loss of some sort so you’d want to take all measures to prevent that from ever happening to you.
Reason # 4 – Camera captures.
Having CCTV cameras as part of your home security system adds another dimension of security. In many instances, just the presence of a security camera positioned near the entrance to a property, at the garage or front door is enough to deter criminals from choosing your property. Plus, any footage obtained can be used for identification purposes and you can set up the video monitoring so that it can be done remotely from a laptop, tablet or smart phone.
Reason # 5 – More than just security.
Today’s smart home security systems offer a host of clever features and benefits which enhance your lifestyle and provide additional layers of protection to your property, possessions and of course, the people in the home. Things like off-site 24/7 monitoring, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, remote access to heating and air conditioning (which can save on costly energy bills), remote access to lights (a great security feature), live security camera monitoring from your computer, smart phone or mobile device, home access control and emergency medical assistance are all possible with technologically advanced smart home security systems.
Come and chat to one of our friendly and professional security experts if you want more information on a home alarm system that’s tailored to your specific circumstances. We’ve been in the business of home security in Perth for over 20 years and are proud of our reputation as one of the city’s leading one-stop commercial security, residential security and home technology companies. Call us on 08 9400 6000 for an in-depth look at what we offer.
- Posted by admin
- On 27/11/2017