Do You Need a Home Security System?
If you’ve just purchased a new home, you might be wondering if investing in a home security system is really worth it. Though you might live in very safe neighbourhood, home security is still an important consideration. Home security systems can be monitored by home security companies in Edmonton, ensuring your home is deterring criminals, monitored for emergencies related to fire or carbon monoxide and that emergency services are dispatched if needed.
Here are some reasons why you should consider installing a monitored home security system in Edmonton:
Deter crime from you home.
The main reason homeowners choose to install a monitored home security system is to deter criminals and prevent break-ins. A burglary could result in lost family heirlooms, electronics, vehicles and other expensive or irreplaceable possessions. Burglars are far less likely to attack a home if they come across an alarm or home security system.
While most burglaries occur when homeowners are not at home, a criminal could knowingly or unknowingly break in while you and your family are inside. If they think the house is empty and they find you inside, they could be shocked and act aggressively. An Edmonton home security system will sound an alarm, notify the security company and authorities of the break-in, and notify you that there is someone in your home so you can get to a safe location and wait for authorities to arrive.
Protect your family from fire, flood or gas leak emergencies.
A monitored home security system does more than just alert you of break-ins. It will also provide an early warning in the case of a fire or a gas leak in your home. If your smoke or carbon monoxide alarms go off, it will alert you of the potential dangers, your Edmonton home security company will be notified and emergency services will be dispatched for you. Some companies offer flood sensors installed in the basement, laundry room or any other location where water damage may occur. This is a very valuable safety feature for your home, protecting your family and your house from danger and damage.
Some insurance companies may offer lower premiums.
When you install a home security system and/or monitoring system, it means your home is better protected. Many insurance companies will recognize this and reward you with lower premiums on your homeowner’s insurance. The discount you receive will depend on your insurance company’s policies, your specific home, the type and features of your home security system. Edmonton homeowners should contact their insurance provider for more information.
Innovative technology makes home security monitoring accessible from anywhere in the world.
Photo credit: Liberty Security Systems Edmonton
Home security and monitoring systems have come a long way in recent years. You can choose to have security features integrated in your home automation system or you install a monitoring system separately. Both options provide you can access from anywhere in the world. Security cameras can be positioned inside and outside your home, allowing you to monitor your property from your television inside or remotely from any computer. That means you can see who is at the door when the doorbell rings before you answer it, keep an eye on tradespeople in your home while you’re at work, or monitor your home while you’re away on vacation.
Regardless of how you’re monitoring your home, you can have peace of mind knowing a home security expert is monitoring it too and that the proper services will be dispatched if a problem arises.
Worth the investment?
There will be an upfront cost for installation of your home security and monitoring system and then a monthly fee for the monitoring service. These fees will vary depending on your service package and the home security company you are with.
When you get a quote for the security system and monitoring package, consider how a security system can add value. You will have discounted premiums on your homeowner’s insurance policy and a basic security system will cost far less than what the average burglary will cost you. Perhaps the most valuable benefit of a home security system is the peace of mind you’ll have knowing your family and home is protected.
Not sure where to start? View this article How to Choose a home alarm monitoring company.
About Sara MacLennan
Sara MacLennan is the Director of Marketing at Liv Real Estate and a licensed Real Estate Associate. The bulk of Sara’s experience and wealth of expertise lies in on-line technology and marketing both for agents and consumers. Sara is the former National Director for Interactive Marketing for Coldwell Banker Canada where she was responsible for an extensive training program traveling to offices across the country training agents and brokers on marketing and technology. Find Sara on Twitter @edmontonblogger.