Home security systems technology is always evolving. Here are 5 reasons that North Shore electricians are recommending you should get a security system installed into your property.
The most important reason is the protection that a home security system provides. They are designed to protect your property and the occupants inside from burglary, home intrusion, fire, and other environmental disasters such as burst pipes. Modern security systems are monitoring at all times and will alert the homeowner at a moment’s notice.
Deterrent to Burglars
Obvious signs of security systems installed on a property have proven to be deterrents for a potential burglar. Stickers, yard signs, and outdoor cameras that are visible are useful in both preventing and capturing burglars.
A UNC Charlotte study conducted by Professor Joe Kuhns of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology found that almost 60% of burglars planned the break-in for less than 24 hours prior to attempting it. Plus, 83% looked for signs of an alarm first, and more than half said they would give up if they saw one.
Peace of Mind
As a homeowner, you have a lot of money invested in the property and its contents. By having a security system put in place, you can have peace of mind knowing that your home is protected even when you are away or asleep. Furthermore, most modern security cameras are equipped with a wireless connection to the internet and can be checked by you anywhere in the world.
Convenience and Energy Savings
This feature is relatively new and only exists in modern homes. Some security systems feature home automation capabilities that offer convenience and energy savings. This of course comes at an extra cost for a top-of-the-range security system. However, the extra cost can be justified by the savings it generates over time.
Devices such as internet-connected lights and thermostats can be connected to the security system and can adjust themselves to save energy when the system is armed.
Reduce Home Insurance Payments
Most homeowners insurance companies will offer a premium discount ranging from 5% to 20% if you java a professionally monitored security system installed.
Generally, the higher discounts are for systems that include environmental monitoring that is capable of detecting fire, smoke, and water damage on top of the standard intrusion monitoring. Do remember that having security cameras installed will be beneficial when it comes to filing insurance claims.
Although a security system can be a costly investment, it can always be beneficial and cost-effective in the long run when it comes to protecting your property. So make sure that you do your research on an electrician and security equipment to ensure that you get the best results and protection for your money.