This may seem obvious to most people but it is the number 1 reason to invest in a home security system.
According to the FBI's website, there was an estimated 2,188,005 burglaries in 2011*. Thats an average of
5,994 burglaries per day. According to early 2012 data released by the FBI, that number had increased by 0.1%*.
The best way to protect you and your family from a break in is by installing a home security system.
REASON #2 - Protection From Fire and Odorless Gases
Your home is most likely already equipped with a smoke and carbon monoxide detector. The difference is that when
your smoke detector detects a fire or high gas levels the authorities are not notified unless you or somebody else
calls them. With fire and odorless gas protection via a home security system the authorities are automatically
notified saving you and your family valuable time in the case of an emergency.
According to www.realtor.com the average homeowner's insurance discount for having a home security system
installed is between 5% and 15% depending on the provider. This savings could potentially cover a large portion
of the cost of your home security system over the years. Contact your homeowner's insurance provider to learn
about your potential savings with a home security system installed.
REASON #4 - Motion and Vibration Detection
Motion detectors are excellent at monitoring areas that are poorly lit at night. The light that is triggered by a
motion detector can be enough to deter a potential burglary. Window sensors that have the ability to detect
vibrations are great at deterring tech savvy burglars. Some burglars think that breaking a window will not trip
the window sensors, but with vibration detection when a window is broken the authorities are notified immediately!
REASON #5 - Remote Home Monitoring
With remote home monitoring all you need is a smartphone with internet access and you can monitor your home on
the go! You can see the status of your alarm and get automatically contacted by email, text, or phone call in
the event of any emergencies. From your smartphone you can arm/disarm your alarm, adjust your thermostat/lights,
and view security camera feeds. These features allow you to have peace of mind when you are away from your home
and also save some money on your utilities if you forget to shut the lights off when you leave your home.