Ensure your belongings and loved ones are safe this winter.
Installing home security systems is becoming more and more common, with 40% of UK homeowners having outdoor cameras, of which 31% also own a smart doorbell. There is a good reason for it – home security systems keep you, your loved ones, and your belongings safe, as well as saving you money and offering peace of mind, especially as we approach the darker winter months.
If you don’t already have a home security system in place, here are ten reasons why you should consider having one installed before winter hits.
Be Alerted to Intruders
The main reason for installing security systems in the home is to deter and protect against intruders. Installing a smart security system not only provides a visible deterrent to would-be burglars, but it will also alert you and your family should someone break into your house.
Homes without security systems are nearly three times more likely to be broken into than those with outdoor cameras but added security measures can further deter burglars. Having visual documentation of intruders inside your home, stealing your possessions makes it more likely the burglar will be caught and punished.
Whereas smoke alarms will alert you of fire in the home, security systems have the ability to sense temperature changes, which can inform you of a fire early while simultaneously contacting the local authorities. This can help prevent the devastating effects fires can have on you and your home.
Many homeowners have a carbon monoxide sensory installed as part of their comprehensive security system to alert them to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Peace of Mind
Fears of having your home broken into or damaged in any way can make even the most confident of us feel anxious and paranoid. By installing a home security system, you can have peace of mind that your home, your possessions, and your loved ones are safe.
Today’s smart, technologically advanced home security systems allow you to access your security cameras remotely, turn lighting on and off to give the impression someone is home, and even arm or disarm your alarm from any location. You can adjust all aspects of your home security system using your smartphone with just a few taps of your fingertips, even if you’re in an entirely different country.
Alongside offering protection to your loved ones and your valuables, installing a smart home security system can also save you money on your home insurance premiums. You can expect to save around 20% on your home insurance with an intruder alarm.
Increased Home Value
Comprehensive home security systems can significantly increase the value of your home and make it a more attractive option for prospective buyers.
Having a prominent burglar alarm (which means a working bell box on the exterior of your property and or CCTV) is recommended by the UK police. They say that a visual intruder alarm can’t prevent a criminal from attempting to gain access to your property but does act as a deterrent.
Can Increase Tenant Appeal for Landlords
If you’re a landlord, installing a home security system in the form of a burglar alarm and or CCTV systems can be a big plus when it comes to attracting and retaining tenants.