The main reason to install a residential security system is the protection of the family against intruders.
- Recent studies advocate that residences without a security system are more than twice as likely to be targeted by a burglar.
In most cases, signs of an alarm system are enough to prevent a break-in. If the residence is targeted, the security system provides family members the chance to get to a safe location in or outside of the residence. The alarm system will contact local authorities and help will be dispatched without delay. Residential security systems also include early warning against fires. They detect and warn against the presence of smoke and heat and signal authorities. Time is a pressing factor in any emergency. By realizing and reacting to the issue swiftly, a security system is able to save lives and help to prevent the complete disfigurement of the residence and its actual contents. Along with smoke and heat, carbon monoxide detectors can be included as a section of a residential security system. Carbon monoxide is a deadly, colorless and odorless gas contained in combustion fumes. The security system easily warns of elevated levels, provides emergency dispatch and calls paramedics. It monitors the residence for safety and health threats regularly, whether the home is occupied or not. With an installed security system, there is always someone available to respond to serious emergency situations. There is fast action when an alarm is triggered due to smoke, heat, carbon monoxide, significant temperature variations, flooding, glass breakage or intruders. If not prevented completely, disfigurement is often minimized. Homeowner’s insurance is intended to cover the residence and possessions in the event of disfigurement or loss, however most homeowners benefit from a 10 to 20% discount on the insurance when installing a residential security system.