Who Should Have a Security System?

December 12, 2017 6:14 pm Published by

In last month’s blog, we discussed the benefits of having a security system installed. This month, we’re going to delve deeper into this topic and define just who needs one. A security system is your first line of defense against intruders and burglars. Every year in the U.S., over 2 million home burglaries are reported. By this number, it would seem like every home should be equipped with a security system. But is this really necessary? Let’s take a look at who can benefit from a security system:

  • Landlords & Tenants – For people looking to rent, a property with a security system is attractive; it provides deterrence from burglary and peace of mind for tenants. For landlords, however, having a security system means you can charge more for rent, as a security system adds value. Both landlords and tenants should be properly trained on how to use the system, which includes sharing the passcode (between both parties only!). There should also be a clause included in the lease detailing the security system.
  • Homeowners – Many homeowners believe their home is impervious to an invasion, that just locking the doors both at night and when away will be enough protection. This, however, is not the case. In fact, burglars are less likely to target a property that has visible signs of a security system at work . If you want to protect your family, loved ones, and possessions, a security system may be right for you. Newer, more advanced models of security systems also provide smoke as well as heat detection, and can contact an agent at the monitoring station, who will in turn contact the appropriate authorities in the case of an intrusion, fire, or other event. Homeowners will also save on their homeowners insurance with a security system.
  • Business Owners – Most business owners are actively conscious about security and protecting both their employees and their many assets, including valuable electronics. For this reason, it is always a good decision for business owners to install a security system to ward off any would-be thieves who may lurk around the property after hours. Businesses which have security systems seem more professional and the system can protect them against any liabilities. Like homeowners, business owners can also reap the rewards of installing a security system, namely a reduced insurance rate.

A security system is a smart investment that will protect you, your loved ones, employees, tenants, and personal belongings. As the old adage goes, you can never be too careful. Contact Instant Alarm by phone at 978-744-9070 or toll free at 800-499-9070 to see if a security system is right for you.