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Home Security Systems: Protection You Can Rely On

by Courtney Rogers on March 29, 2014

Typing alarm code 187979771No one wants to feel unsafe in their own home, which is why so many people are choosing to install home security systems for extra protection. You may ask, if there are plenty of security measures that can be installed on your own, why are professional systems so popular? What greater guarantee of safety can they give your home and family?

Let’s take a simple statistic to start. On average, it only takes 60 seconds for a burglar to break into a house. A burglar isn’t going to waste his or her time risking being caught on a job that takes longer. While some manually installed deadbolts may deter them from entering through a door, a forgotten lock, an open window, or simply an easily accessible window can provide easy alternative access. Home security systems can place alarms on every potential access point, and by simply punching in a code, all defenses can be turned on at once – no more making rounds to every window, door, and bolt. Devices like motion sensors, security cameras, and pressure pads can also easily and quickly alert you to the presence of an intruder, even before the break-in begins. High tech circuitry makes all of this possible, and with a fully wired house, it’s even more difficult for an intruder to disable.

In fact, 9 out of 10 burglars say they avoid houses that are outfitted with home alarm systems. Many can even be deterred by system stickers in the window or signs in the yard. Why? The risk is too great, the job would take too much time, and easier targets have greater chance of success. It’s simple as that. Not only will an alarm system alert the homeowners to the intrusion, it will alert a monitoring station which can immediately inform the local police. The risk simply isn’t worth it.

Carbon Monoxide Alarm 136249901And let’s not forget the importance of other security measures. This same protection and backup can be provided through system smoke detectors, CO sensors, flood monitors, medical alert, and temperature control. There are options to cover practically any home emergency, and the comfort of having a reliable company to back you is virtually priceless.

So, what if you’ve decided a home security system is right for you? Where do you begin? Well, here is a good start. Here we have put together some information that will hopefully help you better understand the options you have available and help you decide what kind of home security you are looking for. Every family, home, and neighborhood is different, so as you research and think about your options, keep in mind what makes your situation unique. What are your main concerns about your home’s defenses? What do you foresee as its greatest potential weaknesses? Do you have a family routine or schedule that may affect the way you want your system set up? Asking questions like this is the best way to find answers to what you’re looking for.

Feel free to browse our information about sensors, cameras, alarms, and comparison shopping. Different home security companies offer different prices, suggestions, and options, and the real key is finding what is best for you. Don’t let yourself be sold short by a company that just wants your money – the more you know about what you want and what you can afford, the more you’ll be able to tell if they have the expertise to meet those needs. Call 866-565-4305 to speak with a professional who can answer your home security questions.