Advantages of Having an Alarm System
There are a lot of advantages to having an alarm system. For starters, the National Council for Home Safety and Security says that homes without an alarm system are three times as likely to get burglarized.
3 Benefits of Alarm Systems
Peace of mind
Protecting your home from intruders is one of the most common reasons why people install alarm systems, but alarm systems protect your home and loved ones in many other ways, as well.
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms are a common feature on alarm systems. Since most house fires start at night or when no one is home, and carbon monoxide is undetectable by the human senses, these features can be lifesaving.
Door and window chimes can alert you if your young child wanders out of the house unattended. Or, if your teenage child re-enters the house long after curfew.
Wearable panic buttons put emergency responders just a touch away for the elderly or disabled.
If you’re away from home and have a monitored security system, there is always someone keeping an eye on your home while you are out of town, and the authorities can be dispatched quickly in the event of an emergency.
Wireless technology has transformed alarm systems into whole-home automation systems.
You can view security cameras from your cell phone, allowing you to see who is at the front door before you run down the stairs in your bathrobe.
You can lock and unlock the doors to let in delivery drivers when you’re not at home.
You can turn down the thermostat or close the garage door you forgot to shut on the way to work.
You can even keep an eye on your kids to make sure they get home from school safely or aren’t acting up while they are home alone or with the babysitter.
Most homeowners can get a 10 to 20 percent discount on their homeowner’s insurance costs if they have a home alarm system installed.
Home automation systems also allow you to reduce energy consumption by remotely accessing and controlling the lights, thermostat, and some small appliances.
For example, rather than leave the heat running all day while you are at work, turn in back on an hour before you get home. Rather than leave the lights on all day, turn them on before you enter the house.
Alarm systems have transformed over the past few years from merely providing home security to providing whole-home convenience, and they are more affordable than ever.
You probably don’t blink an eye when you spend $5 on a coffee or $15 on lunch, but did you know it only costs around $1 a day for a professionally-installed alarm system.
If getting an alarm system is on your to-do list, call us today and learn how FSS can help build you a custom alarm system to fit your needs and your budget.