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Top benefits of having a home security system

by Karyl Sawyer 06/26/2022

Home security systems are incredible ways to deter break-ins. While this is the most obvious benefit of having one of these systems, there are plenty of others. The following are some of the advantages you can enjoy when you choose to get a security system for your home.

Lower home insurance rates

Since a home security system can lower your risk of burglaries, your home insurance rates may be lower. Home insurance companies often provide these discounts to homeowners who invest in a security system to protect their home.

You can check with your insurance company to see if additional discounts are offered for other services provided by some security systems, such as alerting fire departments if a fire is detected, since this can help lower the risk of property damage. These lower rates on homeowners insurance can help offset the cost of having a security system installed.

Added safety features

Home security systems are mainly used to detect intruders breaking into homes. However, some systems notify you if any of the carbon monoxide detectors or smoke alarms go off in your home when you're not there. You might also be able to have your security service providers alert the local gas company or fire department for you, which can help prevent damage to your home.

Convenient remote access

Some home security systems make it possible for you to manage them remotely through smart technology. With this type of system, you can access your home to control your security system and other smart systems, such as your thermostat or lighting. You'll also be able to access and monitor your security cameras, so you can keep an eye on what's going on in your home or outside it, which can come in handy if you have pets or older kids who are home alone.

Lower crime rates

Getting a home security system could help lower the crime rate in your area. Intruders often target homes without any security set up. When you make it clear you have a home security system, intruders may be deterred from breaking into your home. They might be discouraged from coming to your neighborhood at all if your neighbors also have these systems.

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Karyl Sawyer

Business Approach: As your Agent and Broker, my job is to assist you in achieving the goals of your transaction (price, timing, etc..). I will do my best to help you find the right property for you and your family as a Buyer, or present and market your property effectively as a Seller. I have expertise in negotiating the best price and terms, and guide the process and paperwork to a successful conclusion. Unlike many agents I do not represent both Buyer and Seller in the same transaction (dual agency, or double-ending). I cannot effectively give both parties the benefit of my experience if I try to represent both at the same time.