Home security is a key element in today’s modern life. There are numerous types of home security systems available without paying monthly monitoring fees or with monthly monitoring fees.
Crime is on the rise in many areas of our country. Burglaries occur every 13 seconds somewhere- not to mention the potential risk to personal safety. Many experts point to the unemployment, economic crisis, drug, mental illness as leading indicators for a continued rise in the crime rate.
Out of 1.5 million property crimes in Canada a year, approximately 400,000 are break and enters. It is almost impossible to anticipate when or where a break-in is going to happen. Each home, unless suitably secured, is susceptible to a burglary which may result in property loss, physical injury and emotional trauma to you, your family, loved ones or business associates.
- robbery occurs every 59 seconds
- theft occurs every 4 seconds
- aggressive assault occurs every 31 seconds
- murder occurs every 27 minutes
- violent crime occurs every 19 seconds
- property crime occurs every 3 seconds
- burglary occurs every 13 seconds
- auto theft occurs every 23 seconds
FACT: Homes with security systems are 6 times less likely to be burglarized! Businesses with security systems are 3 times less likely to be burglarized.
Recent research confirms that alarm systems do help prevent crime. The best way to protect your family or business from burglary, fire or any other type of emergency that can be detected by an alarm is to have an alarms system installed by our independent dealer network and monitored by a company of your choice.
Safeguarding your home is essentially important to the protection of your property and loved ones. Properly placed outside lights, turning it on using some sort of automated system or timer, installed security camera or security system with Digital Video Recording and good dead bolts can help reduce the odds of being a victim. As per the expert opinion, an experienced burglar may get through nearly all locks in less than a minute. As a result, most experts suggest investing in a home security system for your safety and peace of mind. You will also get discount in your home insurance if you have a home security system installed and monitored.
It is easy to understand that the majority of criminals will choose a home without a security system. Home security systems can vary depending on the home size, neighborhood, type of protection required, monitored or unmonitored etc.
Some home security systems provide free equipment along with installation for a monthly monitoring contract, while others charge for installation as well as monitoring services. The best home security systems are adaptable with or without home phone line requirements, can connect to cell phones wirelessly, webcam enabled, view using any browser, remote monitoring enabled.
Before deciding a home security system it’s important to know all the options available today. Some important aspects to consider are:
Equipment Costs: What does the company charge for the home security equipment? How many motion sensors, door contacts does that include? Is the wireless cell card included?
Installation Costs: What does the company charge for the system installation? What is the experience of the installer? What kind of documentaion do they provide?
Monitoring Services: Does the company provide 24 hours, 7 days a week, live monitoring service? Is it Video monitoring, audio monitoring or contact closure?What is the response time in the event of a break-in?
Guarantee: Does the company provide a written guarantee for their home security system, or a warranty for faulty equipments?
We hope you find these points helpful in determining your home security system which will keep you and your family the safest. If you need any support please feel free to contact us.