Owning a home is not an easy task in the best of times. Whether it is 2022 or 800 BC, everyone wants a home. But that very demand means that not everyone has one. Powerful people view that demand as a threat. They get the sense that slaves would be tyrants had they the chance.
It might not be a pleasant way of looking at the world, but it is accurate. The powerful want to buy your home for cheap, and the powerless want to steal it from you, or at least everything in it.
There is, however, something you can do about that. Security systems are a great way of hedging your bets in both directions. And today, we are going to tell you why that is.
Wards off Burglars
When people think of what security systems are for, this is usually where their mind goes. Security systems do a lot to keep burglars from getting into your home. Or rather, they do a little to get rid of burglars, but it tends to accomplish a lot more than you might expect.
This is because if you have an alarm, burglars will flee the moment it goes off.
Allows you to Check in on Pets
Getting a security camera system will allow you to check in on pets. This can be done either by watching recordings taken by your cameras, or by monitoring the cameras directly. Direct monitoring is possible through paired phone and desktop apps that let you see through the cameras no matter where you are, as long as you have an internet connection.
Increases the Value of Your Home
One of the most common words to hear when it comes to talking about home prices is “liability”. Kids are a liability, neighbors are a liability. If the bank had it their way, the ground under your house would be declared a liability. The only thing you can do about liability is mitigate it.
That is what security systems do. They decrease the chance of something damaging your home, thereby making the home a more reliable investment.
Brings you Peace of Mind
This is a secondary effect of all the different things that security systems offer you, but anyone who installs these systems will tell you that it is very real. You can literally feel the presence of a security system. A tall fence, a strong wall, cameras, alarms, these all work to protect you.
And, more importantly, they protect your family as well. That is real peace of mind.
Smart Home Integration
Not a lot of people know this, but alarm systems are actually quite advanced. Their main function is simple, but they can serve as the hub of a lot of different smart devices in your home. Start by getting an alarm, and then spread out to connecting it to other devices.
Before long, you will be controlling your whole home through your security system.
Another aspect of security systems and their smart home extensions that frequently gets overlooked is what they do to your power use. Because they come with so many motion sensors, you can make motion-sensitive lights that turn off when no one is around.
You can also have ovens that operate more efficiently, smart air conditioning units, and self-fogging windows. Basically, everything can start using less electricity, thereby saving money.
Alongside the new features of a smart home and the energy efficiency it offers you, both security systems and the smart home technology enables a ton of convenience options. These range from remote control over your alarms, to being able to preheat your oven on an exact timer.
Lowered Home Insurance Costs
Not only will the reduced liability created by security systems make your home more valuable to sell and easier to leverage, but it will also make home insurance like Emerald Life cost less. This is no small discount either—the right security for the right property can cut a premium in half.
Just be sure to get the security system appraised by an independent contractor. Home insurance companies love to claim that things are not covered by insurance, and one of their favorite holes to poke in your claim is that your security system was faulty.
It is far easier than you would think to see into someone’s home. Many families have their lives play out in perfect visibility right through the front windows of their house.
There are a few security features that can help prevent this. The normal thing that comes with houses is privacy hedges, but those are not as good as tall fences and fogged windows though.
Imagine someone breaks into your home. If they are foolish enough to not be scared off by an alarm, then you will need a layer of protection to keep them from laying hands on your most important documents. A safe is an easy, simple solution to that problem.
Safes protect documents, money, and jewelry. But there are even more advanced safes too.
Keeps Dangerous Things out of Kids’ Hands
Safes can also be used as safety measures within a household. Many people keep their guns and alcohol in safes for exactly this reason. It is also incredibly unlikely that a child is able to leverage a safe, tip it over, and hurt themselves. In fact, it is unlikely that an adult is able to tip over a safe. They are so heavy that you can be assured that they will not go anywhere.
In short, security systems not only protect your family from a ton of different threats. They also open the way to incorporate a variety of futuristic tools into your lifestyle.
And for a lot of people, that is their end goal of owning a home. They do not just want to live in a home. They want to live a lifestyle that feels at home.