There are a ton of advantages to a home security system. But you already knew that. Everyone knows that getting an alarm or security cameras can do good things for you. People also know that brushing their teeth is good for them. That doesn’t mean they will do it.
Like most people, you are probably looking for a reason to upgrade your home with a home security system. A reason to justify the cost of investment, an incentive to go through the trouble. Lucky for you, we have 10 reasons why you should do just that.
Think of it like this though: Nobody needs 10 reasons. No one is certain they should not get a home security system for nine reasons, only to completely reverse their feelings on #10. You need one reason that makes you realize that home security solves a problem you need solved.
Increases the Value of Your Home
Imagine this: The housing market crashes. It has happened before, and by all accounts it is going to happen again. How do you keep your home valuable when the whole market is crashing? It might seem impossible, but security systems are a common answer.
Investing in home security can keep your home valuable, as the value of the security is independent from the value of the home itself.
Deters Crime in Advance
Criminals are not known for their staggering feats of bravery. In fact, burglars and home invaders are specifically known for being skittish when it comes to picking their targets.
Criminals who want to break into homes to steal things or hurt people will think twice if they can see that your home has cameras, alarms, or motion sensors set up around it.
Detects Noxious Gas
Gas systems can leak, and when they leak, they will either spill gasoline or carbon monoxide into the air, if not both. Gasoline can sometimes be smelled if it is thick enough. But even then, it is unlikely. Carbon monoxide, however, is completely odorless. It is called the “silent killer”.
Home security systems can actually double as detectors of this kind of gas leak. This can be critical to getting yourself and/or your family away from poison gas before damage is done.
Warns Against Fires
While we are on the topic of detecting harmful gas, let’s talk about fires. The obvious thing that a home security system can detect is smoke. It has the added bonus of being able to call the fire department automatically if the smoke is thick enough, which means no burning alive in bed.
But it can also detect nearby wildfires by detecting the density and distance that the smoke traveled.
Lowers Insurance Premiums
This ties into the security system’s increase in the home value. Most people in finance will tell you that a home is a liability, as it cannot go anywhere but it is subject to all sorts of risks. Home security systems lower that liability by making it possible to record the fault of damages.
If you can reliably record how damage is done and by whom, then the liability is shifted to the people who cause the damage. You can also prove when things are weather related damages.
Gets You Started in Smart Home Technology
Most modern security systems contain basically everything you need to turn your home into a smart home. The only thing they are lacking are the individual appliances. What they bring is the connectivity and the control, making it possible to organize your home far more efficiently.
Basically, the advantage security systems bring is that by setting one up you are both getting security and smart home setup out of the way at the same time.
Lower Energy Costs
This is a big one for people looking to make their home more environmentally friendly. Energy use is as much a matter of efficiency as it is a matter of the job at hand. Home security systems are great for incorporating smart home technologies that reduce the amount of energy your home wastes. This will lower your electricity bill and make your home less harmful to the earth.
Alerts the Police Easily
Now we are getting to the features people know about, even if they are unclear about the specifics. Home security systems are sophisticated enough to know the difference between a resident and an intruder. Whether it is due to their schedule or being able to see their face.
This means they can call the police as soon as an intruder has entered the property, wasting no time and no effort on the part of the homeowner.
Allows You to Manage Alarms
One of the things that keeps most people from getting an alarm system is the concern that they will accidentally trip the alarm themselves. Home security systems are easier to use than ever though. This means you can program and respond to alarms with tremendous ease.
Records Everything You Need It To
And finally, home security systems are great at recording activity, while staying off and energy efficient when nothing is going on. This means that you do not have to worry about battery life or hard drive space on cameras. All you need to worry about is what they capture.
And that means getting evidence of break-ins, as well as proof of what caused damage to your home. This can be critical to proving damages to homeowner’s insurance companies that are cautious to pay out anything ever.
Getting home security systems set up is a chore. But it is a chore that might save your life. And at the very least, it is a chore that will definitely save you some money in the long run.
Owning a home means having a place to live for an extended period of time. And that means the money you save on electricity and insurance payments will add up. To check out your home security options, check out Smith Thompson here.