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Why Everyone Should Have a Home Security System

Having home security is one of the best tactics for keeping your home protected from theft and damage. The wide range of systems available can do a variety of things to protect your property, including alerting homeowners of potential fires, warning authorities of break-ins, and even giving homeowners the power to change the temperature in their home before they get there.

Even though home security systems are an extremely helpful tool, many homeowners still don't have one installed. In 2010, only 18% of homeowners had security systems, generating approximately $18 billion in service fees. That means that 82% of homeowners in the United States were exposed to potential break-ins that could have been prevented.

If you are a homeowner who is thinking about increasing the protection around your home, installing a service like this is a great investment. Every homeowner should feel as though they are coming home to a place that is safe from the outside world and, on the off chance that a break-in occurs, these kinds of services can be invaluable. The following are the reasons why everyone should have a home security system.

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1. Protecting the Family

The most precious thing that a home security system will help protect are your loved ones. It's been reported that burglars are more hesitant to break in at homes with signs of security, and this means that the people who are home may be able to avoid a run-in with potentially dangerous people.

In 2010, a household member was present in almost 1 million break-ins, and 27% of these break-ins resulted in violence toward the victim. To avoid these kinds of statistics, it's important for homeowners to consider a security system to avoid potential harm to members of their household.

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2. Peace of Mind

Modern security systems have a lot of integrated features, which give homeowners the opportunity to keep track of their home's safety status even when they're not there. The peace of mind that these systems offer is invaluable, as homeowners can easily check in on their home and household members from wherever they are on a phone or tablet.

It's also comforting to know that these more modern systems have a much higher response rate to potential danger and can even recognize potential signs of danger before they occur. Even if you're on a trip across the world or just waiting to see your kids get home safely, a modern home security system has the property covered.


3. Fire Protection

Many people only think about burglars when they hear the term home security; however, many home security programs are also responsible for protecting the home from hazards on the inside, including potential fires.

Fire control systems are another great reason that everyone should have home security, as these systems can alert homeowners of hot spots, smoke detection, and fire. The home is monitored 24-hours-a-day, and can even monitor duct flow and sprinklers for efficiency. A home that experiences a house fire, either large or small, can often incur a lot of irreversible damage, so it's important to consider a system that will work quickly and efficiently at the first sign of trouble.

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4. The Investment Is Worth It

In 2013, the losses from home burglaries were approximately $16.6 billion dollars. Many homes, if not protected well enough, could face losing thousands of dollars in possessions if a burglar has enough time. The average amount a household loses with a security system is $3,000, compared to homes without security systems who lose an average of $5,000 in stolen property.

Everyone should have a security system because the cost to install and upkeep the system is generally less than what they would lose in a break-in. Even if the costs do add up over time, the efficiency and security of having a security system is far more beneficial than not having one at all.


5. Lower Home Owner's Insurance

Everyone should invest in a home security system because it can also be very beneficial to insurance rates. The rate of a home's insurance varies based on a number of factors, including location, size of the home, insurance company, etc. In order to lower your rates, installing a security system can offer a much larger discount because of the home's increased safety.

As a homeowner, you'll want to protect one of the biggest investments you'll ever make, including the people and possessions within it. No matter where you live or what you call home, a home security system is beneficial for everyone and should be seriously considered for your property.

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