In a digital age where wireless technology is prevalent, home alarm systems have become more affordable than ever. A basic system is attainable for the average homeowner or renter. If you’ve been thinking about investing in a home alarm system, consider the following benefits these systems have to offer.
Home alarm systems deter crime
Homes without home alarm systems are nearly three times more likely to be targeted by a burglar. Knowing that a home is equipped with an alarm system is enough to deter many burglars. When there are multiple homes in a neighborhood with alarms, most thieves will steer clear of it completely.
Home alarm systems help protect valuables
We all know fellow homeowners who have experienced a home invasion and lost expensive jewelry, electronics (like those from Custom Audio Video), and other pricey items. The theft is that much worse when you lose items of personal value that can’t be replaced such as family china or wedding photos.
Home alarm systems can enable remote access
Modern home alarm systems allow remote access via virtually any computer, smartphone, or tablet with internet capability. You can view the video surveillance and control a wide range of home systems remotely including arming and disarming the alarm system and locking and unlocking the doors.
Home alarm systems can help improve home energy management
Many home alarm systems boast smart thermostats and outlets. You can adjust the temperature and turn devices off and on as needed to keep your home safe and save on energy bills.
Home alarm systems can help reduce homeowner and renters insurance
For most homeowners, homeowners’ insurance is required. Installing a home alarm system often reduces the cost of the insurance as much as 10-20%.
Home alarm systems can alert you of fire and smoke
Every homeowner dreads returning home from a week long vacation to discover detrimental fire or smoke damage. A monitored home alarm system will warn occupants of the presence of fire or smoke and then alert the proper authorities automatically, greatly reducing the response time.
Home alarm systems can alert you of carbon monoxide gas buildup
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that may be released from gas ranges, heating systems, and stoves. As the human senses can’t detect it, people are often unaware of carbon monoxide buildup. Similar to the presence of fire or smoke, the alarm system will alert the authorities to carbon monoxide leaks automatically.
Home alarm systems can help summon medical assistance as needed
Many home alarm systems feature add-on medical alert pendants or emergency pulls so seniors, sick individuals, and people with disabilities get the help they need right away in the event of a fall, seizure, or other emergency. Or alternatively if you have seniors in the household, or they are living by themselves still, just a simple alarm won’t suffice, you should take the time to look into aarp medical alert systems and how they can greatly benefit your senior relatives.
Home alarm systems can help you keep tabs on kids and pets
When you’re at work or out of town, you can monitor your children and pets via video surveillance to ensure everyone is safe and behaving appropriately. From locking the doors at night to confirming that the cat didn’t get locked in the pantry, you’ll know that the household is running smoothly even when you’re not there.
Home alarm systems provide peace of mind
Arguably the greatest benefit of a home alarm system is the sense of security and general peace of mind that it offers. When you’re not concerned about your valuable possessions and loved ones, you have more energy to focus on other tasks, allowing you to be a more productive, healthy, and focused individual.
If you are considering adding a security system or a security camera to your home or business, contact 1st Alarm today. We are conveniently located in Abilene TX, Amarillo TX, El Paso TX, Lubbock TX, Midland TX / Odessa TX and San Angelo TX. We have the expertise and technology to help you secure your premises at an affordable price. Let us help you with all of your security needs for your business and your home. Call 800-276-5559 today. Request a Quote online or come by our office nearest you.