Is a Home Surveillance System Right For You?
Maybe having a security system installed in your home isn’t at the top of your priority list. That’s just one more added monthly expense, and what are the chances that a burglar will target your house? Well, the possibility of a break-in at your residence might be greater than you thought—according to the FBI, it happens every 13 seconds in the United States.
Surveillance systems can be basic—monitors on a couple of doors and a method of communicating with an alarm company or the local police—or complex with cameras and motion detectors inside and outside of the home. The complexity will depend on how much you decide (or can afford) to spend to protect your home. Here are seven reasons installing at least a basic system makes sense.
Protection for your property
A surveillance system will help keep your valuables safe. The FBI points out that 65 percent of burglaries take place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., when you and your family members are probably at work or at school. Having a sign in your yard that says you are protected may not be enough to convince a would-be burglar to move on to the next house.
Many surveillance systems include smoke detectors that warn you and let the local fire department know if there’s a fire in your home. A home security system also can be equipped with a carbon monoxide detector.
Saving on homeowner’s insurance
Most insurance companies will give you a substantial discount on your homeowner’s insurance if you are protected by a home security system.
Say you leave your home and realize you left the washing machine running or your bedroom light on. Many security systems give you the option of turning them off remotely. In some cases, you can even turn on the heat or air conditioning before you get home so the house will be comfortable when you arrive.
Peace of mind
Wouldn’t it be great if you could see what’s going on at your home when you’re away? With a surveillance system, you can check out what’s happening in your house, whether you’re gone for a day or a month.
Another set of eyes
Even if you can’t see what’s going on at your house, your alarm company is constantly monitoring the situation and is prepared to send emergency personnel at a moment’s notice.
A security system can provide help for people who live alone, especially those who are older or who have medical issues. Pressing the button on an emergency pendant can bring help immediately if necessary.
Properly installed by an experienced alarm company, a surveillance system can protect your family members and your valuables against theft, vandalism, fire, carbon monoxide poisoning and other threats to your safety and well-being.
To learn more about protecting your home, apartment or condo from burglars and other intruders, call Pop-A-Lock any time of the day or night at 361-851-6736 or visit www.PopALockCorpusChristi.com.
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