10 Good Reasons to Get a Security System

Installing a security system in your home is one of the best ways you can go about securing your home for the protection of yourself and everyone in it. Here are ten good reasons you should get a new security system: 

1: Burglary prevention

One of the biggest reasons why you should have a security system is to prevent burglars from breaking into your home, stealing your belongings, and possibly harming someone in your household. 

2: Fire detection

Another one of the main reasons for having a security system is because they can detect a fire and alert your household, helping them to get out in time. They can also alert emergency services, so the fire department arrives sooner. 

3: Carbon monoxide detection

Carbon monoxide is especially dangerous because it can't be seen or smelled. This means it can harm everyone in your household and no one will know it until it's too late. A security system can also act as a carbon monoxide detector and alert you to the issue. 

4: Stalker prevention

Stalkers invade their victim's privacy and spy on them, follow them around, and almost always progress in their boldness until things finally become physical and dangerous. A security system can record the stalker with the cameras and it will alert you to their presence on the property. So, they can be caught and prosecuted. 

5: Vandalism prevention

From eggs thrown on cars to spray paint being used on the house and cars, there are many ways people can cause damage to your home. A security system can help prevent this from happening and if it still does, you have the video footage to help prosecute the people involved and it can be used in civil court to recoup damages as well. 

6: Flood detection

If you live in an area where floods are a real concern, or if you are just concerned about a flood should something happen with the plumbing, security systems can even come with flood detection sensors that alert you to the presence of a flood in the home. 

7: Medical assistance

When you have a security system installed, it will also have medical alert panic buttons you or someone in your household can use to get help in an emergency. 

8: Kid check

If you want to know what your kids are doing while you are away from home, then you can check in with the cameras and make sure they are doing what they should be. 

9: Pet check

Just as how you can check in on the kids, you can also make sure the pets are fine without you. 

10: Energy savings

Your security system can also monitor your home's energy use. You can use remote access through your smartphone and the security system to turn off lights and appliances you accidentally left on.