5 Ways a Home Alarm can Give you Peace of MindFebruary 15, 2018
Rising crime rates over the past few years have resulted in home alarm systems becoming more of a necessity than a luxury, especially in areas that experience higher crime rates than others. After having a home alarm installed, you will be able to enjoy peace of mind in many ways.
1. Protect your Family against Trespassers
In many cases, just knowing an alarm system is installed will be enough to deter all but the most determined of intruders. If an intruder happens to gain access to your home, the noise of the alarm will most likely scare them off, while also giving you and your family enough warning to get to safety or call for help if anyone is at home.
If you have children or elderly persons living in your home, you will also be able to rest assured that they can summon help within seconds in case of an emergency when you aren’t able to be around.
2. Safeguard your Possessions
Although home owner’s insurance will help cover the cost of replacing possessions that are stolen, no price can be put on the amount of heartache, inconvenience and feelings of vulnerability that will be experienced after a burglary. Having an alarm installed can help prevent a burglary from occurring in the first place.
If your alarm has been connected to security cameras, footage obtained from them can not only be used as evidence in court; it can be used as a tool to identify items that have been stolen as well.
3. Get Help Fast in a Medical Emergency
When a medical emergency such as a stroke, heart attack or a bad fall occurs, it’s not always possible to pick up the phone to call for assistance.
These days, most home alarms are supplied with one touch button systems that, when activated, will call for assistance on your behalf. This will enable a team of qualified medics to assist you or a family member with getting the medical attention required.
4. Obtain Early Warnings for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning or Fires
Carbon monoxide is known as a silent killer because it has no smell, while fires can break out and engulf a home within mere minutes. Having reliable carbon monoxide and smoke detectors installed with your alarm system will help you and your family exit the house safety, while also alerting your local fire department of the situation.
5. Control Lights, Locks and Appliances Remotely
Today’s home alarms can be programmed and set up in such a way that they are able to control other smart appliances, such as thermostats, lights and door locks. This prevents you from having to struggle to find your way into the house when it is dark and it also enables you to unlock your house door from afar if your children are not responsible enough to have keys of their own.
If you are interested in learning more about how you and your family will benefit from having a home alarm installed, call and speak with one of our consultants today.