Don’t let negative rumors about home security systems keep you from adding this valuable protection for you and your family. Before you buy a system, consider these myths and realities:
Myth: No one will break into my home.
Reality:Â Burglars can target any home anywhere, and they’re seeking unprotected targets like yours. In 2011, the FBI reported more than 1.5 million residential burglaries, an average of more than one a minute.
Myth. Security systems cost too much.
Reality:Â According to the FBI, burglaries cost victims an average of $2,185 in 2011. A security system that costs $50 a month (a mid-range figure for most systems) can provide more than three and a half years of protection for the money and valuables you might lose in a home burglary, not to mention helping ensure your peace of mind.
Myth: My pet will set off false alarms
Reality:Â Many home security systems are pet friendly, designed to distinguish between pets and intruder.
Myth: Having a security system won’t lower my insurance rate
Reality:Â Because insurance companies can save a ton of money when policyholders use quality alarm systems (which reduce the chances of burglary claims significantly) they offer these customers a sizeable discount on homeowners coverage. You can use these savings to offset the cost of your system.
Myth: Because I have insurance, I don’t need a security system
Reality:Â Insurance can’t bring back irreplaceable items, such as family heirlooms or other valuables, which a home security system can help protect. What’s more, many people don’t want to deal with filing a claim and receiving an insurance settlement.
For more information on the benefits that alarm systems can provide, feel free to get in touch with Tracy-Driscoll at (860)-589-3434.