There are several reasons why installing a home security system is worth the time and money. The benefits that are offered by a quality system will depend on the type you buy and how much you are willing to spend. Overall, however, there are general benefits over and above just protecting your family and property.
Your Choice of Monitoring Companies
One of the first choices you will make is whether or not to have your system professionally monitored. Companies like ADT, require both professional installation and monitoring with a 3- to 5-year contract.
Other companies like Ring are self-installed and self-monitored. While most of the work is completed by you, you can still opt for professional monitoring with no commitment for as little as $10 to $15 a month depending on the system.
Peace of Mind
Installing a reliable home security system will give you both peace of mind and a sense of security. Companies like SimpliSafe manufacture all of their own equipment and guarantee their devices. Knowing that your system is well-built using quality materials and workmanship will allow you to rest easy at night.
Of course, there’s the peace of mind behind knowing your system is hard at work protecting your home and family.
Mobile Access for Ultimate Protection
Most home security systems that run off of WiFi or cellular services offer a mobile app that can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet. Many of the advanced pieces of equipment like Ring’s video doorbell (which pairs with ADT security systems) allows for two-way communication. This allows you to see and speak with whoever is standing within range of the video camera on the doorbell.
Insurance Discounts for Home Alarms
Insurance companies are well aware of how effective a good home security system is at preventing thefts and break-ins. The majority of insurance companies are willing to go the extra mile and offer their customers a discount on their premiums if a home security system is installed and professionally monitored.
Discounts from homeowners insurance companies range, but could offset the entire cost of the professional monitoring.
Security alarm companies realize that one system will not work for every home. This is why most offer several different package options and plans that a homeowner can choose from. Most also offer devices to be purchased al a carte and add to their packages for an additional fee. This makes the system directly tailored to the homeowner’s individual needs.
If you are considering a home security system, do your research. Know what your needs are and, if you have questions, talk to a few of the home security companies to see exactly what they have to offer.
You will be pleasantly surprised at the time and money you can save if you do a little research before you make your purchase.