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Top 10 Reasons to have a Home Security System

Every Reason Why You Should Have a Home Alarm

The expense of having a home security system installed can be well worth it because not having one could cost you and your family a lot more than just money. Even if you feel that your home is not at risk of being robbed, anything can happen at any time. Those that have experienced home intrusions, whether they have been home or not, never expected it to happen. Even when not present at the time of the intrusion, their sense of safety is forever compromised. So if you don’t have an alarm system or you need to upgrade your existing system, now is a good time. Below, we explain the top 10 reasons why.

1. Protect Your Family and Home from Intruders

An intruder can come into your home at any time. They may think that no one is home only to find that someone is. This can be a very frightening experience. Imagine walking downstairs for a middle of the night drink of water to find a stranger in your kitchen. Unfortunately, people have been hurt by intruders in these cases and it is a very frightening experience. A home that doesn’t have a security system is 2.7 times more likely to be targeted by thieves. The simple presence of an alarm system can be a deterrent.

Even if a burglar breaks in anyway, the alarm system gives the occupants enough time to get to a safe location. Most of the time, the sounding of the alarm runs the burglar off before they can do any additional damage or cause anyone inside the home any harm.

2. Protection from Fire and Carbon Monoxide

Fires can happen at any time and so can the release of carbon monoxide if you have anything in your home that uses gas as a fuel source. Home alarm systems have built-in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors that warn the family if there is danger. But not only does your home alarm system serve as an early warning system of fire, but the fire department can be notified as well so that they can arrive at the home as soon as possible. This is the primary difference between your typical smoke detector and the smoke detector built into the alarm system – a typical smoke detector can’t signal authorities of a problem.

As for carbon monoxide, it is possible for the problem to build over time and it is toxic to humans. This odorless and invisible gas can’t hide from a good carbon monoxide detector. When you are made aware that this poisonous gas is being released in your home, you can find the source and put a stop to it before the problem becomes deadly.

3. Give You and Your Family Peace of Mind

With a home security system in place, you have peace of mind that you, your family, and your home will be safe. You know that your family can be protected while inside the home, that you will be properly warned if there is a fire in the home, and that you will be aware if carbon monoxide is being released. Your home is supposed to be a safe place, so it is important to ensure it is exactly that.

4. Your Valuables Are Protected

This goes hand-in-hand with the home being protected from intruders. However, it goes much deeper than that. Having a home security system means not having to track down valuables. Unfortunately, many thieves will take electronics and other valuables and sell them to individuals or pawn shops. These stolen possessions can be very difficult to get back even with the help of law enforcement.

5. External Monitoring

External monitoring means that you have someone else watching your home 24/7. If you have to go out of town on vacation or business, you don’t have to worry about your house not being watched. The monitoring service keeps track of what is happening and will ensure emergency services are dispatched to the home if there is a problem. You will also be notified.

6. Save Money on Homeowner’s Insurance

Insurance companies love it when a home has a security system. Because the security system reduces the chances of property damage or theft, you get a discount. This discount offsets some of the cost of the home alarm system.

7. Fast Medical Assistance

If you need medical assistance immediately, the alarm system has a button on it that you can push so that emergency services are notified. This can be much faster than having to make a call, especially when unable to dial or stay on the phone with 911. While this function is ideal for anyone, it is especially beneficial to the elderly or anyone with disabilities or illnesses.

8. Increase Home Value

A home with a home security system is going to be worth more than it would be without one. It is also beneficial to have as many people are coming in and out of the home during the selling process. You never know when one of them may be walking through the house simply to case it. If they see the alarm system, they are most likely to take it off of their target list.

9. There are Options

There are different options that you can add to a home security system. Those options include outside cameras that allow you to see what is happening outside, remote monitoring so you can see what is going on at home when you aren’t there, and even power management by being able to control thermostats and lights when you’re away. If you forget to lock the door before you leave, you can do it from wherever you are.

10. Ease of Use

A home security system is also easy to use, giving you a simple way to keep your home safer. It is amazing how this one system can make a significant difference in how safe you feel and are. Every single day, there are homes being broken into. Valuables are stolen, people are injured, and the victims don’t ever feel safe again. Carbon monoxide poisoning is very real and fires can break out in even the newest of homes. This one system can keep you and your family safe in many ways for years to come.

Contact an Experienced Rochester Alarm Company

A quality security system can make a significant difference in your level of safety and peace of mind. What’s better is that it’s affordable. To learn more about how SPS Fire & Security can help you, call 585-770-0348 for a free consult.


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  1. Kate Hansen - July 13, 2020 at 1:09 pm Reply

    I loved how you mentioned that you can have peace of mind that your family and home are safe with a security system. My sister and her husband just recently moved into their very first home a couple of weeks ago, and they were telling me yesterday evening about how they were wondering if adding a security system would be beneficial for them. I’ll make sure to pass this information along to them so that they can know the benefits of adding a security system to their home.

  2. Charlotte Fleet - January 5, 2021 at 2:04 pm Reply

    I like how you said that you can have better peace of mind with a security system for your home. My dad has recently mentioned that he wants to make our home a safer place for our family. I will be sure to pass this information along to him so he can find a reputable home security system for our house.

  3. Taylor Hicken - February 3, 2021 at 8:40 pm Reply

    I liked it when you shared that having a home security system will give you peace of mind knowing that your property and loved ones are in good hands. My uncle just mentioned the other day that he is concerned about the safety of his family since there has been a rise in burglary cases in his neighborhood. I will suggest to him installing a reliable home security system to keep his house and family safe.

  4. Braden Bills - February 18, 2021 at 9:56 am Reply

    I want to make sure that my home is safe from robberies. It makes sense that I would want to get a home alarm installed! I can see how that could help drive people away if they’re trying anything on my property.

  5. rachel frampton - April 1, 2021 at 6:50 pm Reply

    My dad would like to have a security alarm installed in his home since this will provide extra protection on his property. Well, I guess you made a pretty good point that this will allow him to have cheaper insurance too. Thank you for clarifying here that this will help increase his proeprty’s value too.

  6. Eli Richardson - April 15, 2021 at 12:27 pm Reply

    I’m glad you talked about how a security system also helps during a fire emergency. Recently, my wife and I heard there was a fire incident in our neighborhood. We’re not sure what happened, but we want to avoid that at all costs, so we’ll be sure to look into a home security system. Thanks for the information on how to protect our home.

  7. Chris Pederson - April 16, 2021 at 2:48 pm Reply

    You made a great point about how I could possibly sell my house for more by having a home security system installed. I’d love to increase my home’s value honestly. Then I could get more back and buy an ever better house.

  8. Adam Golightly - May 10, 2021 at 3:34 pm Reply

    My cousin has been thinking about getting a security system for her home because she wants to make sure that she knows who is around her home. I liked what you said about how they can get the right medical assistance with the right system to prevent damages, theft, and can allow them to be a lot better. Getting some cameras from a professional could allow them to be a lot safer, and reduce problems.

  9. Hailey Miller - May 28, 2021 at 12:40 am Reply

    It really helped when you said that having security systems can help protect homes and families from intruders. My husband and I are moving to another location because of work requirements in July, and the safety of our two kids is our top priority. I guess I should talk with my husband tomorrow morning so we can check out the latest CCTV and intercoms available in the market today.

  10. Max Jones - June 17, 2021 at 11:26 am Reply

    Thanks for explaining that home security systems can be simple and easy to use. There have been some burglaries and break-ins in my neighborhood in the past three months, and I am concerned about my home’s safety. I’ll consider getting a security system for my home so I can protect my family from anyone who tries to break into our home.

  11. Eve Mitchell - June 25, 2021 at 11:53 am Reply

    I love that you mentioned that a home security system can warn of intruders or fire and ige you peace of mind. My mother now lives alone, and he has expressed her nervousness at not having anyone else around in the house. I think it will be beneficial for her to have a home camera system to make her feel a little safer.

  12. Braden Bills - August 10, 2021 at 9:58 am Reply

    I want to make sure that my home is protected. It makes sense that I would want to get a home security system! I can see how that would make things a lot easier for me in the long run.

  13. Kristofer Van Wagner - September 9, 2021 at 12:23 am Reply

    I definitely agree with this post that one of the many benefits of having a home security system is that it protects our home from potential danger. My in-laws shared that one of their neighbor’s homes was broken into recently. I will definitely encourage them to have home security installed for safe measures.

  14. Mia Evans - September 9, 2021 at 7:57 pm Reply

    I never took into account the fact that security systems can save us on homeowner’s insurance. As you said, this is because they reduce the chances of property damage or theft, so we can get a discount. I guess I should get one as well before I move into the new home that I bought and before I find an insurance company to get a policy from. It will save me a lot now that I have spend almost all my savings on the purchase of the house.

  15. Eve Mitchell - September 29, 2021 at 4:39 pm Reply

    It’s good to know that home security can also protect against carbon monoxide. I think that is a super powerful thing to protect against! It’s a threat that no one ever suspects.

  16. Eliza Harding - December 15, 2021 at 9:04 pm Reply

    I like how you mentioned that you will have peace of mind when you have a home security system to keep your family safe. My husband and I are planning to have security cameras around the house just to ensure the safety of our family since we have two little kids. We’ll make sure to find trusted security system services to install cameras at home properly.

  17. Max Jones - December 28, 2021 at 12:11 pm Reply

    Thanks for the info about security systems. A friend of mine is worried about his safety. I’ll tell my friend to get a security system.

  18. John Carston - January 14, 2022 at 7:45 pm Reply

    It’s awesome that this article talked about the importance of having access to guarding your home externally. After moving to our current area, my wife is asking about the home security cameras for us to be safe from dangers. I wanted to thank you for your explanation about the advantage of having a security system and I’ll be sure to consult a trusted home security service.

  19. Victoria Addington - January 17, 2022 at 9:01 am Reply

    Thank you for explaining that with a home security system in place, you know that your family can be protected while inside the home, that you will be properly warned if there is a fire in the home, and that you will be aware of carbon monoxide is being released. My husband always tells me to have a security system, especially since he’s always away from home. I think I should go for it, and it would be perfect if there’s a 24-hour alarm monitoring installed as well.

  20. John Carston - January 17, 2022 at 9:39 pm Reply

    I like how you mentioned that installing a security camera system will protect your family. After moving to our current area, my uncle mentioned to me that he is planning to have a security camera installed for security purposes and asked if I have any idea what is the best option to do. Thanks to this informative article and I’ll be sure to tell him that I will be consulting a trusted CCTV surveillance system service as they can answer all our concerns.

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