If you’re looking for a simple, yet effective way to protect your property, an alarm system is hard to beat. Using a network of sensors, they can detect break-ins and immediately notify the proper authorities. In many cases, simply having an alarm system is enough to scare off potential criminals. Homes and businesses alike can benefit from installing an alarm system, though commercial and residential alarm systems do differ.
This article will focus on six benefits of home alarm systems. If you’re interested in what an alarm can do for your business, check out our article about the benefits of business alarm systems.
1. Protect Your Family
When it comes to any security system for your home, the primary focus is family. Your family is the most important part of your life, and you’d do anything to keep them safe. An alarm system will help to protect them from intruders. In the even that someone does attempt to break into your home, the alarm system will trigger and alert the police, who can then respond in a timely manner.
Of course, everyone knows that alarm systems are designed to prevent break-ins, but did you know they can protect your family from much more than just intruders? Most modern home alarm systems can detect environmental dangers as well, including fire and carbon monoxide, and sound an alarm to alert your family. Even in the middle of the night, your family will hear the alarm and be able to safely evacuate the house. Alarm systems can also be programmed to instantly contact the fire department or other emergency services to ensure fast response times.
2. Keep Tabs on Kids
Intruders aren’t the only people you want to keep tabs on. It’s important to keep an eye on your children to make sure they’re not in any danger — or simply up to no good. Many home alarm systems can be integrated with security cameras and/or intercom systems that offer remote access. Simply log into your system and keep a watchful eye or even talk to your kids from work, the gym, on the road, or anywhere else in the world. Even while you’re away, you’ll know that your kids are safe at home.
If your kids are older and tend to come and go while you’re not home, a home alarm system can be integrated with your existing access control entry devices like keypads and garage door openers to allow access to your kids but still protect your house from intruders. Anyone with the correct credentials will be allowed access; anyone who doesn’t will get an alarm and immediate police response.
3. Request Medical Assistance
When it comes to who can benefit the most from an alarm system, households with elderly members regularly top the list. Not only are senior citizens preferred targets for criminals, but they’re also at higher risk for needing medical assistance.
Many home alarm systems offer add-on medical alert pendants that can immediately contact emergency services in the event of a fall or other medical emergency. That way, you won’t have to worry when elderly relatives are home alone.
4. Reduce Insurance Costs
In addition to protecting your family, home alarm systems can also save you money on insurance costs. Since your insurance company knows that your home is well-protected, they’ll ease up on the coverage costs and give you some breaks.
In some instances, installing a home alarm system can save you as much as 20 percent on your homeowner’s insurance! The savings aren’t limited to homeowners; renters can also see reductions on their renter’s insurance by installing an alarm system as well.
5. Simple Installation
Unlike business alarm systems, which tend to be larger and more complicated, most home alarm systems are generally simple to install. Although getting your alarm system professionally installed is preferred to ensure safety and smooth operation, there are many home alarm systems on the market that can be installed without professional experience.
Simply place the sensors and the control center in the correct locations throughout the house, make sure everything is powered, connect to your home’s Wi-Fi network, and activate. If you’re using an alarm monitoring system, contact them to make sure they have access to your network, and voila, your home is protected.
6. Peace of Mind
In the end, whether you ever need to use your home alarm system or not — hopefully not — it’s going to give you peace of mind. You’ll be more confident knowing that your system is watching over your family and property 24/7, protecting them from intruders and environmental disasters. Feel free to take long vacations, leave possessions in your home, work late, or do any of the things you want/need to do in life without worrying. That’s really the benefit of a home alarm system.
If you’re ready to take the next step towards gaining that peace of mind, contact the experts at Four Walls Security. We have years of experience working with Brisbane area families, ensuring that they’re secure and protected from harm. We can help you pick out the perfect system to match your needs and professionally install it in your home. Feel free to contact us with any questions or for a free, no obligation quote today.