Home Security Systems - A Wise Investment
WHY SHOULD I GET A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM?
Home burglaries occur more often than you think…about one every 15 seconds. That equates to more than 2 million per year in the United States. According to a STUDY put out by Rutgers University in New Jersey, it was scientifically determined that a residential home security system DOES decrease the chances that a home will be targeted and broken into.
PROPERLY DESIGNED SYSTEMS WILL ACCOMPLISH THREE THINGS:
DETER – Yard signs and decals alert an intruder that your home is secured. A burglar will most likely find an easier target.
DETECT – If a thief is still intent on trying to enter your home, a working alarm system will activate as soon as a window or door is opened, motion is detected, or glass is broken.
ALERT – Once a break in is detected, a monitored alarm system will alert authorities.
WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN A SYSTEM?
It is important to point out that not all systems are created equal. A career criminal in southern NJ who was recently convicted of stealing over two million dollars in goods from 21 homes, targeted upscale homes and cut phone and alarm wires. This ARTICLE in philly.com explains how he chose homes to burglarize and what techniques he used.
Your system should communicate with monitoring centers using wireless cellular technology as primary or back-up communication. Other features that can make a difference are fire detection and medical alerts. Whether you are home or not, your system can alert the appropriate authorities. This saves not only your possessions but also lives.
IT’S EASIER AND LESS COSTLY THAN YOU THINK
Many Insurance companies offer premium discounts for homes that have monitored security alarm systems. Your return on investment is great, being a crime victim is costly in dollars as well as peace of mind.
If you are thinking about having a professionally designed and installed security system that is tailored to your specific needs, consider reading about Independent Alarm’s estimate process which spells out EXACTLY what to expect after reaching out to us.
We do NOT employ any high pressure sales tactics and offer free estimates.
Providing Peace of Mind Since 1978