Switching the pattern of lights can make it seem as if someone is at home, even when the house is empty.
I wasn’t certain that a home security system was a worthwhile investment. These systems can be quite costly. However, a home security system protects the family from intruders. Homes that lack a security system are more than twice as likely to be targeted by a burglar. The presence of an alarm is often enough to prevent a break-in. Along with minimizing the chance of home intrusion, security systems also sound an alarm with there is smoke, excess heat or carbon monoxide in the home. The system provides early warning and automatically contacts local authorities. A smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector does not include emergency service dispatch. A complete home security system offers peace of mind. At any given time, you can watch real time footage of the inside or outside property. If there is a problem, video creates a record for the authorities as well as for insurance claims. Whether you’re at home, at work or away on vacation, a monitoring services makes sure that emergencies are handled quickly. Because of advancements in technology, home security systems now allow you to access all the various features through your computer or smartphone. Cameras can be monitored, alarms activated, lights turned on and off, motion detectors armed and heating/cooling adjusted. Switching the pattern of lights can make it seem as if someone is at home, even when the house is empty. Adjusting the indoor temperature can prevent water pipes from freezing and trim monthly energy bills. Plus, the installation of a security system typically lowers your homeowners insurance. Homeowners often benefit from a ten to twenty percent discount on their insurance by having an alarm system.