Do Home Security Systems Make My House Safer?
In short, yes, they do. Around 6 percent of homeowner’s claims are a result of theft from the premises. There are some short-term steps like always making sure your doors and windows are locked, making your home appear as though you are there while you are traveling (by leaving lights on, having neighbors remove packages and fliers from the entrance etc.) and by generally being vigilant.
However, the addition of a centrally monitored security system can greatly enhance those preliminary measures. Most systems now allow you to check your security video from your smart phone and come with a 24/7 support team that will monitor your home and the system remotely.
They can even alert the police for you if they detect an unauthorized entry. These systems reduce the chances of theft, keep you safer and can even get you a discount on your homeowner’s policy. We believe they are worth considering.