This is a guest post by Zemfira of homesecurity.inmyarea.com.
The name says it all; security system. It is a simple idea to protect and secure one of your most expensive possessions. Your home is by far the most valuable thing you own, holds your most prized things, and is the place where you and your family are supposed to be safe.
But are you doing everything you can to ensure that?
Home security generally becomes more important to those people who have suffered some sort of loss. It might have been a fire or perhaps a minor robbery at some point that made you think, “I need something better.” You aren’t alone. Millions of homeowners have thought the same thing and for good reason.
1. Burglary protection – The average loss from a burglary is about $2000. Homes without a security system are approximately 2.7 times more likely to chosen over those with. For those with a system in place that is targeted, the average loss is much lower due to the alarm deterring the burglar after initial entry. The bottom line is thieves choose the easiest mark and if you have a good security system then it acts as a natural barrier.
2. Fire protection – Many systems are available with heat and fire sensors. These sensors will sound an alarm and contact the local fire department if needed which can save valuable time as well as possible lives. For people asleep or when you are not at home, you can rest easier knowing you have that protection.
3. Medical alert – Many servicers include options for wireless response devices that can be used to summon help in case of an emergency. For those who are older or just people who are concerned that nobody could hear them if they get hurt, an alarm options is an excellent safeguard.
4. Carbon Monoxide protection – Much like with fire and smoke, carbon monoxide is dangerous and should be monitored. Many systems include the capability to detect and alert people if the levels become too high or dangerous.
5. Big brother – For those with kids it adds a simple way to monitor your home or children remotely. Many options are available such as an intercom or even checking cameras remotely which allows you to check-up and make sure things are as they should be.
Some people just think that home security is only about stopping would be thieves. But with the technological advances of today, a good home security system is so much more. Being able to turn on lights or check the status of your home remotely can provide as much piece of mind as knowing you are connected to police and fire assistance should the need occur.
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