Do you have a home security system installed and in-use on your Virginia or DC metro area property? If not, now might be the time to think about making this addition. Modern security solutions are both affordable and easy to use, meaning the barrier to entry in this field is much lower than it was years ago. Let’s walk through 10 important reasons to consider spending money on a good home security system.
#1 – Watch Over Your Property
Have you ever wished that you could watch over your property while out of town? With a security system, it’s easy – just position a few cameras in the right spots and check in on your place any time you like.
#2 – See Outside the Door
If someone knocks on the door and you can’t decide whether or not you should let them in, having a camera that lets you see who is standing on the other side is a huge help. If you recognize and trust the person, you can open the door with confidence. If not, keep it locked and considering calling the authorities.
#3 – Keep an Eye on the Kids
While a security system is obviously no replacement for good parenting, you can use your system to keep an eye on the kids when they are playing in parts of the house that you can’t always see clearly. Of course, use your judgment and never rely on security cameras alone to keep your kids safe.
#4 – Sleep Well
Knowing you have a security system in place and ready to guard your property, you should be able to rest a little easier at night. This is especially true if you have a monitored system that will automatically call the police is the alarm is triggered.
#5 – Store Information
Not only can you set up security cameras that will allow you to see various parts of your property, but you can also save those recordings, so you can play them back later if the need arises.
#6 – Get a Break
If you have a security system, you might be able to get a discount on your homeowner’s insurance as a result. This may not be a huge savings, but every little bit helps.
#7 – Discourage Activity
It’s nice to have a security system that will alert authorities if there is an issue, but what’s even better is to avoid any issues in the first place. When criminals see that a security system is in place, they are less likely to even bother trying to gain access.
#8 – It’s Not That Expensive
In recent years, the cost of home security systems has come down significantly, making this a more affordable investment for a wide range of families.
#9 – Technology Has Improved
If you had a security system years ago and weren’t impressed by what it offered, you may want to take a new look at the options. Technological advances have led to far improved security systems that offer a range of features.
#10 – Integration
For those who are interested in the growing ‘Internet of Things’, you might be able to integrate your security system with other smart features in your home.
And there you have it! Check back next month for our next security solutions blog post!