Top 4 Reasons to Install a Home Surveillance System
Although there are dozens of reasons to install a Professional home surveillance system, these are our top four: home protection, crime deterrence, nanny or sitter problems and saving money. At Allied Home Security, we hear too many horror stories from homeowners who decide to install a home surveillance system after an unfortunate incident that may have been prevented if only they had been proactive.
#1 – Home Protection
Home protection is not just about keeping intruders out but making sure the inhabitants are safe. A home surveillance system gives you peace of mind that your family is well-protected. A home security system from Allied includes smoke detectors, carbon monoxide monitors and humidity level sensors, which could alert you to mold buildup.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that kills and debilitates its victims. Our monitoring system alerts us to high carbon monoxide levels before they become dangerous. Old smoke detectors warned us that we burnt the toast, but modern home security systems monitor air quality throughout your home.
#2 – Deter Break-Ins
Home break-ins do not just happen because someone drove down your street, saw that you have expensive toys, an expensive car, no lights on, or mail bulging out of the mailbox, and decided to break-in. Home intrusions require careful planning. Burglars usually stalk their target. Some pose as the cable guy or pizza delivery, while some actually are. After all, home burglary is not a full-time job.
Be wary of home delivery and service techs, particularly those who ask to use the bathroom. They may be checking your home’s layout or unlocking a window. Remember, you are not obligated to allow delivery personnel to use your bathroom.
Most home intrusions last 10-15 minutes, and although they may come in a window, they usually go out the front door with your stuff. Most of their time is spent in your master bedroom because that is where most of the valuables are.
#3 – “Nanny Cams”
With a Professional home surveillance system, you may discover the person most dangerous to your family is someone you entrusted with their care. You can now check on your nanny or sitter on your mobile device from work or a night out. You could let the kids or sitter into the house from anywhere if they forgot their key.
With doorbell video as part of your system, you can see who stopped by and who was in the yard while you were away, answer the door from anywhere or decide not to answer it.
#4 – Save Money
With a home surveillance system, you can save money in a variety of ways. Just the 20 percent savings on your homeowner’s policy could be enough to pay for the system. You can realize additional savings through the remote thermostat and light controls. While on vacation, you can check the house, turn the thermostat down and turn lights off/on to make it appear as if you’re home.
Allied Home Security – for Professional Home Surveillance
Call Allied Security today, (866) 255-4338, to get a quote on a home surveillance system. The estimate and activation are free, so you will start saving right away. Visit our website or drop by 507 North Sam Houston Pkwy E #430.