CCTV Home Security Benefits
Installing a home security system can be costly but the benefits are enormous.
17:54 04 September 2017
Home security systems can protect not just your home but also everything that you consider important in your life.
Below, we will take a look at the top reasons why it is important for you to install or upgrade your home security system:
· Keep intruders at bay – The most common reason why homeowners invest in a home security system is to protect their home and family members from intruders. According to 'Securing Home and Business' by Simon Hakim/Erwin Blackstone, homes without security systems are 2.7 times more likely to be targeted by a burglar. This suggests that the presence of an alarm system is often enough to prevent break-ins.
· Protect your home and family from fires – Many home security systems have features that warn occupants of the presence of smoke in the home and can indicate the sources of heat and contact authorities. This is crucial because according to the U.S. Fire Administration, in just thirty seconds a small flame can turn in to a full-blown fire. In just minutes of a fire breaking out, the home will be filled with thick black smoke that makes it impossible for family members to breathe.
· Protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning – Many home security systems also have built-in carbon monoxide detectors. Carbon monoxide is caused by a colorless and odorless gas that can be released from stoves, burning wood or charcoal, heating systems, and gas ranges. With built-in carbon monoxide detectors, home security systems can trigger an emergency dispatch as well as call paramedics as soon as possible.