There are many people that sincerely believe they don’t need home security. That is, until something unfortunate happens to their home. While a home is certainly more secure after installing a security system, such awful scenarios may have been prevented had they installeda system sooner. It doesn’t matter where you live or how diligently you check the locks on your windows and doors since burglaries can essentially occur at any time. Waiting until something bad happens is never a good option. Here are some great reasons to be proactive and install a home security system:
Burglary in the Neighborhood
If there is a burglary in your neighborhood, take it as a sign that you should consider getting a home security system installed as soon as possible. Burglars, more often than not, will burglarize the same neighborhood more than once. So, if you hear through the grapevine about a neighbor’s house being broken into, you should get a security system installed right away.
New Home: Protect Your Investment
New residents are often the most common targets for burglary. No matter how quickly you move in, or how fast you get situated, folks on your block might see the valuables you’re bringing into the house. Even if you take extra measures to move your possessions in through the back or side door, if someone is watching (a.k.a looking for their next target) they’ll have a pretty good idea of what’s inside. Given this reason, it’s highly suggested that you invest in a security system when you move into your new place.
Protect Against a Fire
Nowadays, security systems are good for more than helping to protect against intruders. Modern security systems are also often connected to your smoke detectors. Smoke detectors should be installed in all homes regardless, but integrating them into your home security system will allow them to do their job more efficiently. When and if smoke is detected, the fire department will be alerted automatically by the system.
Protect Your Family
Single-family homes are one of the most common types of homes broken into. Why? Well, for several hours during the day, the house is generally empty since you’re likely at work and the kids are at school. That said, your house is easily susceptible to a break-in as there are no deterrents.
If a security system is installed, however, you can keep tabs on your home when you aren’t there. In the case of a break-in, security systems will often send out an alert to your smartphone and often times to the authorities as well. Regardless of whether you’re home or not, you can take comfort in knowing that there’s some sort of watchful eye.
You might not think you have to worry about carbon monoxide in your home, but it’s something that everyone needs to be aware of! Carbon monoxide (CO) is a dangerous gas that can kill you if it becomes too concentrated. What makes it even more dangerous is that it’s odorless, colorless, and tasteless. In the United States, it contributes to a couple thousand deaths every year
. It displaces oxygen in the air, and you could essentially suffocate without ever knowing it. Even if the levels of CO are not high enough to cause death, too much CO inside your home means extremely poor air quality – which is bad for your health. A security system that includes a CO sensor can alert you (and the proper authorities) if there’s a CO leak in you home.
If you’ve never had anything go wrong or you’ve never felt unsafe in your home, it may feel difficult to justify installing a security system. However, terrible and unpredictable things can happen to you at some point. Rather than install a security system after the fact, it’s better to consider installing one now before anything does happen.