Why Wouldn't You Want a Home Security System?

home-security Put simply, a home security system is one of those things that once you have it, you can't see not having it ever again. I honestly don't see why homes don't come with security systems just like most cars these days come with an alarm system. Especially considering how valuable the things you keep in your home are compared to what you store in your car (jewelry, electronics, family heirlooms, pets, children, etc.)

There really is no good reason not to have one. Studies have shown that homes with security systems are much less likely to be broken into than homes without security systems. In addition, security systems today can also be equipped with smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors that will help avert a major tragedy whether or not you are even home.

Consider the smoke detector you have right now. If you aren't home, what good does it do? If an electrical fire were to start in your house the alarm would go off and start wailing away, but then what? Even if your neighbors are home, which may not be the case in the middle of a workday, they probably aren't going to hear the alarm and won't call the fire department until they see smoke coming from your home. And at that point how much damage has been done? What precious things have been destroyed?

But if you have a smoke detector integrated with your alarm system, once your alarm goes off, the fire department is alerted and dispatched to your home. Even before any of your neighbors know there is a problem, the department can be on scene. As a result, your home and your belongings (including you pets) have a better chance of being saved.

So considering all the benefits of having a home security system, there really is only one reason people could give for not having one - the cost. Home security systems can be costly to get installed and then there are ongoing monthly monitoring fees. While it is impossible to put a price tag on the well being of your family, there are certain real work limitations that do exist.

Fortunately, many homeowners insurance providers look at a security system as a sort of preventative maintenance program. They know that someone with a home security system is less likely to need to file a claim so they will often times give you a discount on your insurance premiums which can help offset or completely negate the expense of having a security system.