3 Reasons Why You’ll Be Glad You Have A Home Security System

When we’re thinking about whether or not to add a residential security system to our home, the first question we ask ourselves is generally, “Do I need one?” That’s a hard question to answer, since it really is almost impossible to predict when a burglar might opt to target your home, or when an environmental issue — like a fire or a water leak — might pop up.

Just having an alarm system in place is a deterrent to burglars.

Just having an alarm system in place is a deterrent to burglars.

What we can answer, though, is whether or not you’ll be glad you opted to add more security to your home. A national survey from the Consumer Reports National Research Center showed that nearly 80 percent of homeowners with a residential alarm system felt that their system was “effective at protecting their homes.” And feeling protected, by and large, makes us all feel more at ease.

Here are just a few of the reasons that we think you’ll be glad to have a home security system:

Just Having A Security System Deters Burglars

One thing that’s universally true about burglars: They’re not in a hurry to get caught. And having an Unlimited Security system in your home gives potential intruders reason to pause and move on. That’s not just an assumption, either — The University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology conducted a survey of more than 400 convicted burglars in 2012, called “Understanding Decisions to Burglarize From the Offender’s Perspective.” During that study, 60 percent of the respondents said that seeing a residential alarm system would spur them to “seek an alternative target altogether. 

You Gain Peace Of Mind When You Travel

When you’re a worrier, traveling almost always comes with a bunch of added stresses, from getting where you’re going to wondering what’s happening back at home. Unlimited Security’s residential security clients can feel confident that we’re keeping a close eye on your home when you’re not there. Our services include a wide variety of options that can stamp down your stresses, from intrusion detection to environmental monitoring (to sense things like fire, flooding or freezing). This way, you can take a vacation with your loved ones without worrying whether or not your home and belongings are safe.

You Can Also Gain Savings On Your Homeowners or Renters Insurance

Specifics will differ depending on your insurance company and your coverage, but many insurance companies are happy to extend a discount on your policy — often around 10 percent or more — if you have a home security system in place. You’re adding extra protection against crime to your home and the valuables in it, which benefits both you and your insurance company. Give your provider a call and ask about whether you can save on your homeowners or renters policy with an Unlimited Security residential security system.

If you have any questions about home security, we’re always glad to help. Just give Unlimited Security a call!