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Why Do I Need to Have Home Security?

Updated on February 18, 2011

It has been said that a man’s home is his castle. And although we no longer live in military encampments with lookout towers and knights in shining armor, the need to protect one’s residence has no way diminished. As a result, homeowners all across the country have taken the steps to protect their home and family. Whether it is through getting outdoor motion detectors, installing alarm systems , having a large dog or perhaps becoming involved with a local Neighborhood Watch program, people are becoming proactive in protecting their “castle”.

However, despite the numbers of people who are taking steps in protecting their family possessions, there are many more who are doing nothing.  Unfortunately, this apathy towards home security can have dire results. For instance, statistics show that homes without a home security system are three times more likely to be targeted for a home invasion. Additional facts from Protect America that support having a home security system include:

§  Each year in the United States, a burglary occurs every 14 seconds.

§  Most burglaries occur during the day between 6am and 6pm.

§  The average residential burglary victim lost $1,991.

§  In more than a third of all burglaries, the burglar enters the front door (and 70% of the time does so forcefully).

§  There is sufficient evidence to show that in the past, when the economy has suffered, burglary and property crime has increased in parallel.

If these stats are not enough to convince one that a home security system could be one of the best home improvements you can make, then take a few minutes to assign price tags to the people and possessions in your life. Are you willing to risk the people you love to the chance that you will never have need to look back and wish you had had a home security system? Not likely. If you are still not sure about the benefits of a home security system, then consider the following features:

·         Fire alarm

·         Carbon Monoxide detection

·         Flood warning

·         Motion detectors

·         Event Log or "Buffer"

·         Remote Operation

·         Special Codes For Occasional Users

·         Duress Code

·         Two Way Audio Monitoring

·         Multiple control panels

·         Pendant panic buttons

·         E-mail alerts of when someone (e.g. when the kids come home from school)

With these features readily available from virtually every home security system provider, having an alarm system is one of the best things you can do to protect you castle and its inhabitants. Why not take a few moments to talk to a home security company and find out how you can protect what matters most? 


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