They may indeed. Stands to reason that if you install the best home security system, your safety and security ought to go up. Here’s how, for the curious:
Home security system sales have increased since people have realised several important factors. One: you do not have to live in a “bad” area to be burgled. Two: Your insurance company will not pay out if it can prove you have contributed to your own burglary or home damage. Three: Burglary is not the only threat to the safety of your home.
Let’s take these points in order. First up, then – burglars and bad areas. Technically speaking there’s no such thing a s a place that burglars won’t go – and when you think about it, the nicer the area the more risk it should be at from burglars looking to steal stuff that will get good resale value on the streets. Often, the reason a “Nice” area doesn’t get burgled is because it has home security systems in plain view. Burglars have no qualms about stealing from nice houses but they’re rarely stupid.
So if you go to a home security system sales person and ask for a nice visible home system, you’ll be sending a clear warning out to would be thieves – stay away or risk being surprised and then caught.
The second reason we listed above is reason enough to buy a home security system, whether or not it makes you feel that your property is any safer after you’ve done so. What it will do for sure is make you feel surer that your insurance will pay out in the event of a burglary or an incident that causes damage to your home. Given that the longest lasting consequence of a burglary or damaging incident to an uninsured home (and technically you are uninsured, if your home insurer requires a home security system and you don’t have one) is financial, this is reason enough to visit a home security system sales depot and get yourself protected.
Our third reason is pretty good too. A home security system these days is about so much more than breaking a circuit hidden in a window frame and raising hell. No – these days your home security system can have a built in CO2 monitor, a built in carbon monoxide monitor, a gas monitor – even a flood monitor. It will go off if there’s a fire, or a breach of the premises, or an unnatural concentration of dangerous gases in the air.
Your home security system is even capable of letting you know whether your kids are going places they shouldn’t. You can use the same areas you defined for arming the system, disarm it, and listen for chimes that refer to nominated doors, windows or sensors – they’ll tell you where the kids are without actually setting off the alarm. But you’ll know if one of them has gone into the garage, for example, because the tone of the chime will alert you to their location.
Home security system sales are rising steadily as their capabilities extend beyond just informing you of a break in. If you want to feel safe all day long, you could do a lot worse.