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You come home from a long day at work, only to find your front door open ever so slightly. Once you get inside, your stomach drops. Family pictures shattered, computers torn out from the wall, your jewelry box lying on the floor, empty. Unfortunately, most people don’t invest in a home security system until it’s too late.
Back in 2010, American citizens lost roughly 4.6 billion to robbery – with 70% of robberies being committed in residential areas. That means the average monetary amount lost was $2119 per person – a substantial sum for an average sized family. Monetary value isn’t the only thing that matters – if someone steals your laptop, for example, they also steal all of the material you have on it – family photos, banking documents and other sensitive information.
Here are a few ways a home security system will help you:
When a burglar scouts properties, they look for two things: the estimated value of material inside the property, and if any security is present. If they see a collection of cameras watching various entrances, they are more likely to skip over your home and find an easier target. In fact, 9 out of 10 convicted burglars have said they would not attack a home if there was an obvious security presence. Why take the risk?
Faster Response Time
If you’re living alone with a health issue, a security system can save your life. If you have some form of security system, a wireless transmitter may be provided. When you have a health emergency, you can press a button on this transmitter to send an instant message asking for help.
If you’re dealing with a home invader and you don’t have access to your phone, a security system may have a two-way radio that lets you connect directly with an operator. This helps the police get to your home as quickly as possible.
Home Insurance Discount
As mentioned earlier, having video security acts as a burglar deterrent. Insurance companies know this, and will frequently lower your insurance because of it. Once you have a home security system, you’ve eliminated some of the risks that others face, and as such, your insurance company will pass the benefit on to you.
Smoke and Fire Detection
You’d expect video security to protect you against burglars and home invaders, but did you know it can also keep your family safe from smoke and fire? Many security systems are all encompassing – designed to deal with break-ins, fires, and other issues you may have. For example, your security system can be designed so that it sends a message to police when an entry is breached or when your smoke detector goes off unchecked.
Ultimately, investing in video security is one of the best financial decisions you can make. The security system will deter potential criminals, call for aid if necessary, and give you tremendous peace of mind. Home security isn’t just a financial investment, it’s an investment in the future safety of you and your family.
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