Installing a home security system can be expensive, but not installing one could result in even more cost. Let’s take a look at some reasons to install a home security system or upgrade your existing alarm system.
Shield Your Family and Home from Intruders
The major reason a family should consider installing a security system is that it offers protection to from intruders. According to the FBI, There were an estimated 327,374 robberies nationwide, in 2016 which accounted for an estimated $390 million in losses (average dollar value of stolen property per reported robbery was $1,190).
San Antonio Police Department statistics for the greater San Antonio area reported a total of 77,786 property crimes in 2016 that may have been preventable if the location had installed an Essentials Alarm Package. This provides evidence that the existence of an alarm system is enough to help defend the home and its inhabitants from burglary. In some cases, intruders may continue to target a home even if the family is inside. The intruder who enters the home expecting it to be empty, finding children or adults of the family inside can cause enough distress and fear to facilitate violent conduct.
An active alarm system can help provide a family with ample warning of an intruder
The intentions of an intruder that enters a home aware that children or adults are inside are often malicious. The home alarm provides early warning and dispatches authorities.
Peace of Mind
A home security system can provide peace of mind to families. Just knowing that their home is protected while they are away and can provide them with reassure.
When a loved one is incapacitated in some way, elderly or often left home without help this peace of mind is priceless.
A person who is elderly or someone who may be unable to get out of the house with the agility required in some precarious situations will have the peace of mind knowing that assistance is on its way.
Some home alarm systems provide medical alert pendants to wear and give the wearer the ability to call for help.
Home security is beneficial for family members such as children of working parents who are home alone for extended periods of time; a home security system provides peace of mind.