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Top benefits of having a home security system

by Sally Webster 01/10/2023

Home security systems are incredible ways to deter break-ins. While this is the most obvious benefit of having one of these systems, there are plenty of others. The following are some of the advantages you can enjoy when you choose to get a security system for your home.

Lower home insurance rates

Since a home security system can lower your risk of burglaries, your home insurance rates may be lower. Home insurance companies often provide these discounts to homeowners who invest in a security system to protect their home.

You can check with your insurance company to see if additional discounts are offered for other services provided by some security systems, such as alerting fire departments if a fire is detected, since this can help lower the risk of property damage. These lower rates on homeowners insurance can help offset the cost of having a security system installed.

Added safety features

Home security systems are mainly used to detect intruders breaking into homes. However, some systems notify you if any of the carbon monoxide detectors or smoke alarms go off in your home when you're not there. You might also be able to have your security service providers alert the local gas company or fire department for you, which can help prevent damage to your home.

Convenient remote access

Some home security systems make it possible for you to manage them remotely through smart technology. With this type of system, you can access your home to control your security system and other smart systems, such as your thermostat or lighting. You'll also be able to access and monitor your security cameras, so you can keep an eye on what's going on in your home or outside it, which can come in handy if you have pets or older kids who are home alone.

Lower crime rates

Getting a home security system could help lower the crime rate in your area. Intruders often target homes without any security set up. When you make it clear you have a home security system, intruders may be deterred from breaking into your home. They might be discouraged from coming to your neighborhood at all if your neighbors also have these systems.

About the Author
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Sally Webster

Sally has returned to North Carolina after living in the DC/Northern Virginia area since graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill. Her successful real estate career will enable her to contribute and complement the skills of the Carolina Life Properties team and work with buyers and sellers to realize their real estate dreams. Sally was a longtime resident of Arlington and Washington, DC. Her real estate career in the DC/Northern Virginia area is built on relationships developed over 23 years of helping friends and clients find their dream home or investment property. Her previous work background includes customer service for a national retail and catalog company as well as fundraising for nonprofits. These responsibilities, combined with her volunteer work, have prepared her well to advise, negotiate and coordinate for her buyers and sellers in the DC/Northern Virginia real estate market. With a BS in Business from UNC-Chapel Hill, she has the background and experience to assist clients in evaluating the financial aspects of buying or selling a home along with her people skills that keep the process running smoothly to ensure a successful real estate transaction. She is patient, thorough, and detail-oriented and keeps her clients informed as they work together for a successful closing. When you’re ready to get started, Sally is available to help.