10 Reasons Why You’re a Candidate for a Security System
As the saying goes, your home is your castle. For homeowners, what makes your castle, or home, special is that it’s yours: your own unique piece of the world. Maybe that’s why the thought of a break-in is so upsetting. While a moat may not be the best form of security nowadays, a security system is. Here are ten reasons why you may be a good candidate for investing in a security system:
You don’t have a yard sign or window stickers: Burglars are looking for an easy score. Most of them don’t want anything to do with a home that has window stickers or a yard sign from a security company like SafeTouch. The burglars will quickly move on to an easier target like a home that isn’t working with a professional monitoring company.
You come home alone after dark or late at night: Arriving home after dark or late at night is not at all unusual for many people. If you are often coming home to a dark house late at night, it can be unsettling. Not only will a security system keep you safe, but it will give you peace of mind, too.
You’re always on the go: If you spend more time on the road than you do at home, then you may have reason to be concerned. When your home is empty on a regular basis, it can be noticed by the wrong people. Security systems keep your home and property safe. In addition to a security system, wireless security cameras let you remotely monitor your home (inside and out) from any device with a stable internet connection.
You want to know when your children get home from school: If your kids would just remember to call you as soon as they get home from school this wouldn’t be an issue, right? Unfortunately, they don’t remember and you end up having to call the house and track them down nearly every day. Security systems with the new wireless technology allow you to skip all of that hassle. The system can email you each time the alarm is turned on or off, letting you know that the kids are home and inside the house. You can also use the smart phone app to check if windows or doors are open and if the alarm was re-engaged.
You have concerns about continuous security from a monitoring station: It’s important to have a local, reliable company monitoring your home’s security system because the police aren’t able to respond to very many unverified reports of alarms going off. SafeTouch maintains a high-tech monitoring station and command center that is staffed 24-hours a day with team members trained to assist you with safety issues.
You want a lower homeowner’s policy premium: To lower your homeowner’s insurance premium you need to prove to the insurance company that your odds for filing a claim for fire or theft have been reduced. You can do this by adding a home security system that also monitors for signs of smoke and fire. This will qualify you for a discount on your homeowner’s insurance policy of up to 20 percent with a home security system.
You want extra security from fire: For the most part, those of us who are vigilant about smoke detectors in our homes are most concerned about a fire in the middle of the night. Children—and some adults—are heavy sleepers. The placement of the smoke alarms can be crucial. If tied into a home alarm system, one smoke detector doing its job can instantly raise the alarm in the entire house.
You have multiple ground floor level windows: Your beautiful, first-floor windows can become a threat (or perceived threat) to your family if there’s a spike in the crime rate in your area. An alarm system equipped with interior cameras, pet-safe motion sensors and glass-break sensors can definitely provide you with peace of mind, as well as overlapping zones of security.
You want to spend more time traveling: It can be difficult to just “pick up and go” for a quick weekend if you have to worry about securing your home before each trip. You can make those worries lighter with a reliable security system that is monitored 24-hours a day plus your own remote monitoring from your smart phone, tablet, or laptop from anywhere on the globe.
Your kids never seem to close a door: It’s understandable that you would worry about the security of your home when your teens and tweens can’t seem to remember to shut a door behind them. Of course an alarm system can’t fix this, but it will tell you if the kids are home from school or not. With a remote security system like the ones provided by SafeTouch, parents will receive an email when doors are locked or unlocked by the system, and they also have the ability to check on the teens (or the cars in the driveway) with the cameras via remote access system.
If you meet any of these qualifications and are ready to take charge in securing your home, schedule an appointment today for a free home security audit.