Do you Need a Home Security
If you care about
the safety of your family then the simple answer is a resounding
yes! You do need a home security system. A burglar can steal your
jewelry but a home invasion can go terribly wrong and end up with
people getting hurt or killed. It is important to keep in mind that
no home security system is fail-safe though. Home security systems
can simply help to put the odds more in your favor. A home
security monitoring solution may be just what you are looking
for. The other option that you have is to buy your own equipment
and do the installation yourself. For this, you can see our products
and devices section.
Why is a Home
Security System Important?
The main thing
that a home security system does is deter would be burglars. If
a burglar sees that you have a home security system installed then
they will likely just move on to the next house. A home security
system can even be a deterrent once a burglar or intruder has entered
your house. Once they hear all the bells and whistles, they will
want to get out of the home as soon as possible.
Other than being
a deterrent, a home security system can warn you that danger is
present. In the case of a home invasion during the night while you
are sleeping, your home security system will sound an alarm that
will alert you to the fact that there could be an intruder in your
home. Then you can take the precautionary steps that are needed
in order to secure your safety and even survival. If you have a
monitored system then it can also summon help to your residence.
of having a home security system installed is that you can usually
get a discount on your homeowners insurance. This is by far the
least important benefit but it is something that is worth considering.
Insurance companies like to see that you have a security system
in place and they will usually reward you with a discount.
Will I Be
The short answer
is no, you won't. A home security system cannot keep an eager beaver
bad guy from gaining entrance to your home. If the burglar or intruder
chooses to employee a strong-arm approach then there is not much
that you can do to stop them, other than using strong-arm tactics
This is why it
is important to not rely on a home security system alone. You should
also make sincere efforts to strengthen your doors and do other
things that will make make your home more of a fortress. Locks on
windows, using deadbolt locks, kickplates on doors, lighting timers
and other gimmicks can help to make it even more difficult on the
But I Live
in a Safe Neighborhood!
Do you? Your
neighborhood is only safe until a home invasion occurs. As the saying
goes, "there is a first for everything". Just because
you live in a neighborhood that you consider to be safe, it does
not mean that bad things cannot happen. It just takes one bad guy
to make your neighbor seem 'unsafe' all of a sudden. As the other
saying goes, "It's better to be safe than sorry".
Bad things happen
to good people every day. Don't be alarmed. It's just a sad fact
of life. If you want to keep thinking that you live in a safe neighborhood
then you should take the steps that are needed in order to keep
it that way. Start a neighborhood watch for your community and get
yourself a home security system. Take the other steps to secure
your property properly and you will feel much more safe when you
go to bed at night.
It is a good
idea to get a home security system. It is preferable to get a monitored
system as these provide the most benefit to you. If you don't want
to go that route then at least consider getting some type of home
security system that you can install yourself. If you are handy
with tools and electrical systems then this is something that you
could certainly do.
One of the added
benefits of owning a home security system is the alarms and surveillance
equipment that you will have installed, or install on your own.
When your system is unarmed, a chime will sound when certain doors
are opened. This can alert you to the fact that someone is coming
or going in some of the sensitive areas of your home. You can even
keep track of your teenagers!