With recent advancements in technology, it’s no wonder that home security systems are better than ever before. Install your own system and monitor your home while at work or on vacation, see who comes to your door without getting up from your seat, have a system professionally installed and alert the authorities automatically in the event of a break-in — the options are endless.
If you’ve been considering a home security system for your home, you’re making the right choice. And here’s why:
Top Reasons to Install a New Home Security System
You have a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector in your home. Why not have a home security system?
Today, home security systems prevent thousands of break-ins, thefts, and other intrusions from occurring in American homes — providing peace of mind and saving homeowners hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars.
A home security system can be used to keep trespassers and intruders away from your home. You can also avoid delivered package theft from your front door or porch. Even while you’re at work or away on a business trip, you can protect your home by monitoring it from afar. It’s the absolute best way to stay safe and protect your family and property at the same time.
How Do Various Home Security Systems Differ?
Once you start the search for a new home security system, you’ll notice you have numerous options. This can be a bit daunting for someone who’s never had a system before. To start with, you’ll want to take note of these key differences between systems:
- Monitoring and notification methods
Most of the simple security systems available allow you, the homeowner, to keep tabs on your home. With a wireless system, you can get live feedback and even video surveillance of one or several cameras on your property. In some cases, the feedback may simply be motion sensors or doorbell alarms (you get an alert whenever someone rings your doorbell).
But other monitoring systems may employ an actual security company to look after your home. These companies watch for any breaches of your security or alert you when there’s suspicious activity. You can usually set the terms of your contract to meet your needs, and you’ll also tell the company how you want the authorities alerted in the event of an actual break-in. To save precious time, you can actually have them notify authorities right away — even before notifying you.
- Installation methods
Choose to have your system professionally installed, or go with a DIY system. Professionally installed systems may be more comprehensive and complex, but today’s DIY systems are highly competent at keeping your homes safe as well.
- Connection methods
Choose a WiFi-enabled system or a hardwired system. Depending on your needs, a WiFi system may be best because you can get feedback on your smartphone or computer no matter where you are in the world.
- Added automation features
Choose whether you want loud alarms and/or floodlights to go on if there’s a breach in your security. Decide how you want to receive video feedback or if you want to be able to zoom, pan, use night vision, or take pictures via your cameras. Go for motion alert alarms, or adopt home automation options like being able to open or close your locks remotely. A myriad of other features are available as well.
Interested in learning more about how a new security system may affect your homeowner’s insurance? Are you thinking about changing insurance companies and need information on varied rates from new companies? We’re always here to help at Couri Insurance. Please give us a call today, or stop by and visit us.