Home security in the modern world is no joke. Getting caught without it when you need it most is certainly no laughing matter. However, there are always pros and cons to keep in mind when making any investment in your home security. After all, this is something you are entrusting with the safety of your family, your home, and your most treasured possessions.
The pros and cons are there also when it comes to choosing between monitored home security systems and those that are unmonitored. Before we begin comparing the two, there is the psychological benefit to consider for having any kind of home security system.
Before Getting into the Pros and Cons, Consider This
Reviews.org reported recently about a study conducted at Rutgers University involving people convicted of burglary and it revealed some important – not to mention fascinating – information about burglars and security systems, including this:
“Nearly 60 percent of the burglars said they would consider the presence of cameras or other surveillance equipment when selecting a target, and more than 40 percent said that would be a factor in prompting them to choose another target.”
Another key detail Reviews.org reports is that when home burglaries occur, homeowners lose $2,119, on average. This doesn’t include the costs of repairing damaged windows, doors, etc.
Pros of Home Security Systems
The number one benefit for buying and installing a home security system is the peace of mind it provides. Hands down, this is the reason the average homeowner makes the investment.
It isn’t, however, the only benefit. In fact, one of the most cost-effective benefit of having a monitored home security system is that you no longer need to worry about fines related to false alarms when police are called in to investigate.
This is especially the case with many modern surveillance systems that have video cameras allowing you to see and hear what is going on inside your home before the police are called in to investigate.
Other benefits to consider:
- The home security system itself acts as a deterrent for criminals as evidences in the Rutgers study mentioned above.
- Most modern systems work even when the power is out thanks to cellular technology and backup batteries.
- Properly installed systems avoid blind spots in the home so that every square inch is sufficiently monitored.
- Easy to move with you when you move.
- Reasonable monitoring fees.
- Camera monitored systems record images which can be used to help police identify criminals and in court to help prosecute them.
Obviously, there are many benefits to keep in mind when exploring your options for a home security system. Obviously, it is wort the investment in video surveillance to take advantage of technology to identify criminals and to aid in their prosecution, but the other benefits are important too.
Considerations, or Cons, of Home Security Systems
For most people, the biggest consideration when it comes to home security systems is the cost. While peace of mind is priceless, the ability to pay for it, for some, is not always the highest priority.
We understand that at Protect America. That is why we work with families, like yours, to come up with an effective home security system that meets your need for security and peace of mind at an affordable monthly cost.
We offer free, no obligation price quotes, security systems designed to meet your needs, and setup and installation you can do on your own without the expense of professional installation or allowing strangers to come into your home. We believe we have the right security system solution for you.
Of course, no security system can outdo an apathetic homeowner. House Logic reports that if you don’t believe in your system and use it regularly, you will forget codes, trigger false alarms, and find it a nuisance rather than a beneficial and necessary security feature – making it far more likely that you will defeat your security system rather than a burglar.
We believe we can offer you the security, features, and benefits you need most at a price you’ll find affordable. Contact Protect America today to learn more about our home security systems and get a free estimate for securing your home.