TOP 5 REASONS TO INVEST IN A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM
It can be costly to invest in home security or security devices. We wouldn’t blame you if you felt a little overwhelmed when deciding whether or not it is worth installing. To help put your mind at ease about this decision, we have compiled a few reasons why you need to invest in an advanced home security system. Before we get to that, we first need to unpack the meaning of “home security system” and how it is different from the “burglar” alarms we grew up with.
What is a Home Security System?
It is a group of physical electronic components that all work together to protect your home. Often, a security system will consist of all or most of the following:
- Security Cameras
- Motion Sensors
- Entry Sensors
- Panic Button
The idea is to have a full security system that you could control from anywhere using a simple app on your smartphone. This has come a long way from the simple “burglar” alarm that could only be triggered when an actual break-in has occurred.
Here are our top 5 reasons you should consider investing in a home security system.
1. Protect Your Valuables
When thinking about adding a security system to your home, the number one reason (usually) is to protect your valuables. We all work really hard to have the things we want and need, so it is only natural to want to protect them against theft. Adding a security system to your home can do exactly that.
2. Discourage Crime
Most burglars will often pick a house and monitor it for a couple of days to find out how easy it would be to gain access to the home. If you have clear signs that you have a home security system, they could likely move on to a different location.
3. Gives You Remote Access
Modern home security systems allow you to monitor your home remotely from your smartphone or laptop with the use of an app. It also allows you to remotely arm or disarm the burglar alarm, control the locks and get instant notifications when activity is detected.
You can further automate your home by adding smart home technology. If you have home automation, your house could be programmed to react to time-related commands like scheduling lights, heating or air conditioning to turn on and off at specific times each day. This could further confuse criminals into thinking that someone is home even when you’re not.
4. Decrease Your Homeowner’s Insurance
Even though you will be paying a fee for your security system, there is a very good chance your insurance provider could offer you a reduced premium on your homeowner’s insurance. Your insurance premium could drop further if you have an advanced technology security system installed. Who doesn’t love a good saving? Just keep in mind that other factors such as your property’s location, will also be taken into account when your insurance premiums are calculated.
5. Increase Your Home's Value
A security system has the potential to add value to your home because it makes it more desirable when you decide to sell. With the popularity of automated home security systems increasing, some buyers might be willing to pay more for homes with already existing security systems in place owing to convenience factors. When you sell, the new owners don’t need to do any security installations themselves. They will only need to install their app and migrate the existing security company accounts over to their name. If you’re curious to learn about how much value a security system could add to your home, reach out to your nearest RE/MAX Office and set up a meeting with one of our agents.
Bonus: It Gives You Peace of Mind
This technology is the way of the future. By installing a custom home security system, you can ensure your family will be alerted instantly in the event of an emergency. Feeling safe and secure in your home is a basic right that everyone deserves. Stay Safe!