The Value of Having a Home Security System
“Measuring Safety Performance by the number of injuries you have is like measuring parenting by the number of smacks you give” – Dr. Robert Long
When we think of safety for our family and our valuables we think home security systems; without even contemplating all of the perks that come with them and the value they add to our homes.
Though a home security system may not increase the market value of your home it will increase the intrinsic value. If you plan on selling your home because you’ve outgrown it; or because you are relocating to another town or state, pointing out the safety features of your house may help in the decision process of potential buyers. Safety is always a good selling point.
Home Owner’s Insurance
Home owner’s insurance has become quite expensive over the years and takes a big chunk of the annual expenditures for a home. Not so much because insurance companies want to earn more; but because the risk factors they are insuring you against are increasing. However, you can curb their appetite for more by equipping your house with a home security system, such as offered by ADT Security Bakersfield, California (By following this link you can also view an up to date crime breakdown for Bakersfield and surrounding areas). After the installation of a home security system, make sure to inform your insurance company so they can adjust your premium accordingly. You might be surprised at the difference this will make.
Protecting Your Loved Ones
Your family is the most valuable thing you have in life. Keeping your family members out of harm’s way is your top priority and a home security system is a great tool to have on this quest. Not only are you alerted in case of a forced entry; you are also made aware of any smoke, fire or CO2 emissions that could be potentially harmful and lead to serious injuries; or even worse, death. The fire department will also be alerted through the monitoring company, making sure that help is on the way as quickly as possible.
Protecting Your Assets
Over the years we all accumulate a number of things that are important or valuable to us. These may not necessarily be of monetary worth, but instead have sentimental significance. No matter what the reason you want to keep these things safe, a home security system can contribute to their protection. A study proved that thieves, breaking into a home with a sounding alarm system, spend significantly less time collecting booty than they would in an unprotected home. Ergo less time = less damage.
Another thing to consider is that like most people you have to go to work, to shop, and when you go out your house is on its own. But with these monitored systems, even if you’re not there, the police will be notified in case of an emergency, and so will you.
Peace of Mind
t is a comfort to know that you have done everything in your power to protect your home and your family. Though you may never be 100% protected you are at the maximum you can achieve at this time and with this technology. Being able to sleep soundly; without worrying about the dangers that lurk in the unknown, is another advantage a home security system provides. Peace of mind just happens to be priceless.
All things considered having a home security system definitely beats being without one. It has financial as well as protective benefits, and it is an obtainable commodity you should seriously think about, if you haven’t already.
About the author: Naomi Broderick writes for ADT Security in Bakersfield, California and has learned all about staying safe. As a mother of three, this has come in handy and will in the future as well.