Having a home security system comes with both benefits and drawbacks, and if you’re thinking of getting one for yourself and your family, there are a few facts you should know before making a decision.
A study by HomeFacts found that just having a theft deterrent was beneficial, but one of the main reasons homeowners decide against getting a home security system is the cost involved—there’s usually an upfront setup fee and ongoing maintenance costs. Between these two expenses, the overall cost of a home security system can vary widely.
Having a home security system should go beyond providing peace of mind and also make sense in terms of dollars and cents. An FBI study found that the average home break-in costs $1,725 in terms of stolen valuables and damage. Another study also found that one in four homes is likely to be broken into.
These days, there are plenty of programs that are less expensive relative to the amount of monitoring you get in return. You can also purchase an ongoing monitoring system so that when a door or window is open, the police are automatically notified. It’s all a matter of deciding which option is best for you.
If you’re curious about the best kinds of home security systems out there or you have any other questions about this topic, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I’d be glad to help you.