If you’ve purchased a new, larger home, or added a baby or two to your family, you may be considering having a home security system installed. While a home security system is a fantastic feature to add onto your home, you may be dragging your feet due to the perceived expense. At the end of the day, the cost of your peace of mind is nothing compared to the small price you will pay for security. Here are five reasons to stop hesitating and finally have your system installed:
1. Your Family’s Safety
The intention of many home thieves is simply to get in and out of your house as quickly as possible, meaning that most aren’t concerned with your family’s safety. You and the members of your family are at a very real risk for injury or death should you confront an intruder in your home. By installing an alarm system, you can make sure that would-be intruders are frightened off before they gain entry into your home, ensuring that your family is kept as safe as possible.
2. Protection of Property
Many people are under the mistaken impression that home intruders want their biggest, most flashy possessions. The truth is that thieves will grab what they can quickly conceal and carry away. This means that your small electronics, jewelry, cash and any other small valuables will be the first things that you lose. Often times, the value of what is stolen is quite significant. If you have any hopes of protecting your property, a home security system is a must.
3. Cheaper Insurance
By installing a home security system, you can receive a significant savings on your home owner’s insurance. If you want to realize a savings on your annual premiums, combine all of your insurances into one policy and install a security system. While you will need to speak with your agent about just how much you can save, you may be able to keep hundreds of dollars in the bank.
4. Resale Value
Even though it’s not difficult to have a security system installed on your home, many home buyers simply do not want to go through the hassle. This makes homes that already have systems installed more attractive to buyers. In fact, if you have a home security system installed, your home will not only sell for more, but it may sell more quickly.
5. Money Savings
If the price of a home security system is prohibiting you from taking the final step and having one installed, compare it to the cost of medical bills, repair costs, and an increase in your insurance rates. If your home is broken into, your family is hurt, your possessions are stolen, and your house is damaged, you can reasonably expect to pay more out-of-pocket than you will pay for a professionally installed security system. The simple act of installing a system can potentially save you thousands of dollars.
A home security system is an important investment that shouldn’t be discarded due to cost. There are systems available to fit every budget and, at the end of the day, the cost is nothing compared to your peace of mind. If you need more information, set up an appointment with an installer in your area who can evaluate your needs and provide you with an estimate.
Elmer Brock lives in Ohio with his wife and two kids and blogs about home safety measures. He recommends investing in security systems as a way to keep your home and family safe.