Adding a security system to your home gives you an extra layer of defense against any potential intruders. In a digital age where wireless technology is prevalent, home alarm systems have become more affordable than ever. According to Quinn Loureiro, Director at Ventech Solutions, a basic system is attainable even for the average homeowner. If you’ve been thinking about investing in a home alarm system, consider the following 6 reasons to install a home security system or upgrade your existing home alarm system.
Protect your home and family from intruders
The most important reason for a homeowner to consider installing a home security system is to protect their family from intruders. In most circumstances, having an alarm system is sufficient to safeguard the home and its residents from break-ins. When members of the family are present, burglars may still target a property, either consciously or unknowingly. Finding members of the family inside the house when the burglar expects it to be vacant can cause enough shock and alarm to encourage aggressive behaviour.
“A security system can typically provide ample warning for family members to get to a secure position within or outside the home while the alarm system alerts local police,” says Loureiro. “When burglars enter a home knowing that family members are present, their motives are frequently considerably more nefarious, and the home alarm system serves as an early warning system, alerting police.”
Provide your family with peace of mind
Many families have peace of mind knowing that their home is secured from a range of terrible scenarios because of the existence of a home security system.
“This peace of mind is priceless when homeowners are elderly, incapacitated in any way, or regularly left home alone,” says Loureiro. “Home security systems monitor all parts of the home and dispatch authorities as necessary for people who are incapacitated and unable to leave the house.”
Protect your valuables
We accumulate and purchase a variety of items that have meaning for us throughout our lives. These items, which range from treasured heirlooms to valuable purchases, signify who we are and what we have accomplished. When burglars break into our home, however, our feelings about our belongings are the last thing on their minds, as they are more concerned with the retail worth of what they are stealing.
“The existence of a house alarm system is usually enough to dissuade intruders, but when it isn’t, it serves a secondary purpose,” says Loureiro. “In addition to alerting police that the home has been broken into and improving the odds of intruders being apprehended, many modern alarm systems include cameras that capture intruders in the act.” Having visual evidence of a home invasion improves the chances of the burglar being identified as the perpetrator of the crime. Video can also be used to generate a record of what was stolen from a residence during a break-in.
Having someone else to monitor your home
One of the most important advantages of a monitored home security system is that it enables continuous monitoring even if you are unable to do so yourself. Says Loureiro: “Even with a home security system, leaving town for work or vacation might be nerve-wracking, but with monitoring services, there is always someone to respond to emergency situations.”
Save on homeowner’s insurance
Homeowners insurance is designed to protect private houses and their contents from losses or damage as a result of a variety of catastrophic catastrophes. Most disasters, such as fires, floods, and break-ins, are covered by homeowner insurance.
When first-time homeowners purchase a home, they rarely consider the cost of homeowners insurance, but homeowners who install home security systems typically receive a large reduction.
The total discount given to homes with security systems varies depending on the features of the system (for example, a system monitored by a central monitoring station should provide a larger discount than one that is not monitored), the amount of coverage purchased at the outset, and the insurance company providing the coverage.
Keep an eye on your home remotely
One of the most appealing features of having a home alarm system for some homeowners is the ability to keep a watch on their home while they are away. “Many home security systems now allow users to go on to the internet via their laptops or smartphones and access their security system remotely as technology has advanced,” says Loureiro.
The home alarm may be remotely activated or disarmed, cameras can be monitored, household lights can be turned on and off, air conditioning or heating can be turned on or off, and motion detectors can be monitored with this type of system. All of these features allow homeowners to not only keep an eye out for intruders but also to protect their homes remotely. Remotely turning on lights at a certain time can help to create the illusion that someone is at home even if they are not. “Remote access usually comes with a nominal price, but it allows homeowners to stay in control of their homes even when they are away from town.”
Making a decision with Ventech Solutions
If you still have any doubts about whether or not your home or family could benefit from purchasing a home alarm system, consult the security specialists at Ventech Solutions. They have years of experience serving the Northern Suburbs in the Western Cape and are ready to walk you through the process from start to finish. Call them at +27 61 668 2345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE on-site evaluation of your garage door needs.
This article was first published here.
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Ventech Solutions installs gate and garage motors, palisade fencing, security gates, driveway gates, and CCTV solutions. They also provide property maintenance.
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