Have you ever been driving through your neighborhood, noticed a home security sign poked into the ground in the front lawn, and thought, “Yeah, I should probably look into that too”? But then you never get around to it, right? Because real life calls, and you’re busy with work, kids, tasks and everything else on your plate.
Well, forget making time for figuring it out, because we’re going to help you look into it, with a quick rundown of the two biggest reasons why you need a home security system.
Reason 1: Prevention
We can’t guarantee that a home security system will keep your home from being burgled, but we can tell you it’s a definite deterrent. A burglar strikes every 13 seconds in the U.S. That means in the time it took you to read from the beginning of this paragraph to here, a home was robbed. Since you’ve started reading this blog post, two homes were robbed. By the time you reach the end of this post, four homes will have been broken into and stolen from. An hour from now, that number will be 240.
But chances are, those homes will be the ones that don’t have a home security system. Those unprotected homes are three times more likely to fall prey to a burglar than homes with an advertised home security setup, which are robbed at a dramatically lower rate of one in 250.
Reason 2: Peace of mind
If prevention alone isn’t a big enough reason to invest in a home security system, perhaps peace of mind is. With a home monitoring system, someone (besides your nosey neighbor) is keeping an eye on your place when you’re not at home, and can act if there’s a break in or a fire, or even a flood. Yes, a flood! With the right home security system, you can also have monitoring for fire, smoke, carbon monoxide, or flooding. In situations where minutes count, like a fire, a home security system can be invaluable.
Although a home security system does have a cost, it also offers a cost savings if it prevents damage to your property. You might even lower the cost of your homeowner’s insurance by investing in a home security system.
So who needs a home security system? Probably all of us!