Why Should I Get Home Security?

There are many reasons why you should get home security. The most obvious reason is to protect yourself, your loved ones and all of your belongings. Many people also get home security in order to save money on their homeowner's insurance and to use Z-Wave home automation devices.

In the event of a burglary, having a home security system is the best way to protect yourself and your property. Your home will be monitored 24/7 in case trouble ever occurs. If you receive service from a central monitoring station, you can have the police sent out to your home automatically, even if you aren't around to make the call. With the fast response times of today's modern security systems, it is very unlikely that any intruder would be able to escape in time. And in many cases, a loud siren will be enough to scare away an intruder before they can even take anything in the first place.

But alarm systems protect you from more than just burglaries. Many people integrate life-safety devices, such as smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors into their home security setup. And with central station monitoring, you can have the fire department or an ambulance automatically sent out to your home, even if you aren't able to place the call yourself. Environmental sensors, such as temperature sensors and flood sensors, are also commonly used with alarm systems.

An often overlooked benefit of getting a home security system is the potential savings one can receive on their homeowner's insurance. Many insurance companies offer special discounts for having burglary and fire protection. These savings typically vary between different companies and locations. In some cases, the savings can cover the cost of monitoring service entirely. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to see what kinds of discounts are available for you.

Finally, many people get home security so that they can use Z-Wave home automation devices. Z-Wave devices are special peripherals that can be controlled remotely. A user can operate their Z-Wave devices either from their security panel or online using an interactive service like Total Connect or Alarm.com. Both of these services also offer their own mobile apps that allow users to operate their Z-Wave devices from almost anywhere.

To learn more about the monitoring plans available from Alarm Grid, please check out our monitoring page.

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