While installing a home security system is a commitment, and a costly one at that, think of how much would be lost if there was a fire or intruder in your home. While a home security system may not be right for everyone, there are some added benefits which may entice you to install one if you’re hesitant about it. Let’s take a look at these benefits:
- Deter intruders – With signs of a security system visible from different points around the property, would-be intruders will get a little skittish, nervous, and ultimately decide not to break in and steal your valuables. If an intruder sees these signs and continues to enter your home, the alarm system will contact the authorities, and also give you, the residents, enough time to sneak outside where you’ll be better protected once help arrives.
- Early detection of a possible fire – While most, if not all, homes are equipped with smoke detectors, a security system with heat detection can alert you of a significant heat source, and in better time than a smoke detector. Smoke detectors work by identifying smoke after a fire has already started, whereas a heat detector can sense high heat and alert the homeowners before it turns into a fire.
- Save on homeowner’s insurance – Homeowner’s insurance is required by everyone when purchasing a home, While the cost may vary, the coverage is usually more uniform, including events of fire, tornado, and hurricanes just to name a few. Flood coverage, however, is usually a separate cost, as floods occur more often. But did you know that homeowners who install a security system in their home receive, on average, a 10-20% discount on their homeowner’s insurance bill? Furthermore, a security system connected to a central monitoring station means a slightly larger discount on homeowner’s insurance.
If you’re on the fence about installing a home security system, consider these benefits and more. You’ll want to protect your loved ones, your valuables, and the home itself, all of which a security system can accomplish. If you’re more concerned about the cost of a security system, remember that your homeowner’s insurance bill will be reduced by installing a security system, and even more reduced with one that connects to a central monitoring station. So what are you waiting for? Contact Instant Alarm by telephone at 978-744-9070 to inquire about installing a security system.