In these hard and uncertain economic times, it’s wise to invest in a home security system to protect your family and home against injury, damage, and theft.
But if you’re still not convinced, allow us to list down and elaborate the main reasons why you should get a security system for your home:
1) It provides protection
In 2020 alone, there were 14,040 cases of house break-in and theft based on the data of the Department of Statistics in Malaysia.
Whilst the number of cases dropped a bit from last year, nothing is for certain in Malaysia. Thus, it’s better to be safe than sorry, and to be secure than not.
An effective security system allows you to monitor your home from anywhere, sounds off a loud siren when it’s broken into, and is hardy enough to prevent access and discourage thieves.
You have to be preemptive in terms of safeguarding your house, so no one would want to attempt to break in.
A good idea is to put up a sign outside your house that says your home is protected by a loud security alarm. So, before thieves even try anything, they could be discouraged and thus, call off their plans.
As a result, you and your family, and belongings will be safe from harm, in addition to possible man-made disasters like fire and water damage.
2) It is considerably less expensive than pro security monitoring
Another reason you should get a home security system is it’s not as expensive as getting a professional security crew to monitor your house 24/7 from their base.
You also get to customise your security system settings. Like, for example, you can talk through it to scare off a suspicious person, move the camera in different angles, record a video, and more.
And, once you buy and get them correctly installed, it’s yours permanently. The devices and structures are always going to be there to keep your house safe and secure all the time.
3) It gives you energy savings and convenience
Newer home security system models can work with your other smart home devices. Some examples are thermostats, garage doors, and lighting.
They can adjust automatically to conserve your total home energy output. You can also set them as you wish to give you the most convenience and security.
That said, all these innovative features are reflected in the price of building the home security system.
4) It reduces your house insurance premiums
Lastly, having a home security system can lower your house insurance premiums by 5 to 20%. This can be for those models that detect smoke, fire, and water damage in your house.
While this can’t cover the cost of installing your security monitoring unit, it gives you a lot of savings over your entire insured period.
Also, you can use the camera footage in the security camera for evidence when you’re filing a claim, making everything easier.