Why do I need a security system?
You might be asking yourself why a security system is necessary for your home. The first and most important benefit to installing a home security system is the peace of mind knowing your home is secure. With a home burglary happening once every 14 seconds, you can never be too safe when protecting your house.
A security system with a live monitoring agent that alerts the authorities will ensure your home’s safety whether you’re close by or across the country. The alarm system not only protects your home if an intruder enters, but simply having the yard signs decreases the chances of an intrusion occurring since burglars will think twice before entering.
An added benefit to installing a monitored home security system is discounted homeowner’s insurance. Depending on your insurance company, you can receive up to 20% off your home insurance cost when you secure your home with an alarm system.
When the technician arrives he will present you with a certificate to show your insurance company to start saving immediately. In addition to saving you money on insurance, a security system can increase the resale value of your home.
Burglary Facts & Statistics
When you take a look at the facts, burglaries happen more often than you think. Every 14.4 seconds, a home invasion occurs in America, and most (60%) happen during the day when most residents are at work, school or running errands.
In 2011, the FBI reported 2,188,005 burglaries in the United States resulting in $4.8 billion in lost property. The FBI also reported a 20% chance of your home being invaded each year.
The bright side to these eye-opening facts is that there are ways to prevent burglaries from happening to you. According to a study done by the National Burglar and Fire Association, 90% of convicted burglars said they would avoid stealing from a house they knew had a home security system.
Even more interesting, homes without a security system yard sign are 3.5 times as likely to be invaded according to the Greenwich Study of Residential Security. Protecting your home with an alarm system proves to be extremely crucial in preventing a home invasion.