The benefits of having a home security system seem apparent. First and foremost, a home security system aims to protect your property, valuables, and those inside your home from a break-in, home intrusion, and even disasters like a fire or burst water pipe. Today’s home security systems can also act as a hub for home automation systems, adding a modern feel to your space by including things like energy savings options to your home.
Let us help you figure out if you are ready to have home security monitoring set up in your home by answering some of the most frequently asked questions that home security companies get proposed about their services. Here, we answer all your common questions.
Is a home security monitoring system worth it?
We looked at five reasons you need a home security system in a previous post, and it’s well worth a read. You’ll discover here that security systems can do more than deter burglars. The right system can keep you linked to your home wherever you are, monitoring your fire and flood sensors and any other areas that you install sensors, such as a gun or liquor cabinet.
Can a home security system increase property value?
If you are looking to add value to your home, whether it’s because you plan to sell shortly or raise your investment’s worth, adding a home security monitoring system is an easy way to do this. Many property agents can confirm that adding a home security system will increase the number of offers to purchase that you’ll receive and even a higher amount offered. This is because many buyers see the value in the convenience of already having the system installed. There is also a perceived value that a security system brings due to its functionality. Potential buyers will see the added benefits the home alarm system brings: safety, security, and peace of mind.
Do you need a landline to have a home security system?
Home security systems rely on telephone lines to contact third-party monitoring services that alert emergency responders when any issues arise. But most homes these days don’t have landlines anymore. So now what? Don’t worry; home security monitoring is still possible without a landline. It’s pretty common for home security companies to rely on other technologies, and they can be run using cell phones. These systems can be convenient and cost-effective, and more secure as there are no phone lines to cut when burgled. A wireless monitoring system will use cell towers near your home or cellular transmitters installed on your property. The system will connect to these transmitters or cell towers and don’t rely on your internet connection.
What is the average cost of having a home security system?
Your home security system’s cost will depend on the pricing of the equipment needed, the plan you choose, installation, and other factors. A lot of the cost is in the equipment. Your home security service may include 24/7 monitoring services, cloud storage for your camera footage, and the ability to control your system via a mobile app.
But if you look at average costs, you’ll probably be paying:
• between $15 and $35 per month for monitoring services
• from $100-$250 for the upfront costs of the equipment
• from $10-$35 per month for monthly security equipment costs
Does having a home security system reduce homeowners insurance?
The answer is yes, and can do so by up to 20 percent. The reason for this is because burglary occurs approximately every 15 seconds in the U.S., according to the FBI. Homes without security systems are three times more likely to be burglarized. Insurance companies understand these break-in statistics and that home security service offers an extra layer of protection from break-ins and even water or fire damage. This means there is less chance you will file a claim with an insurance provider, and so they can offer you a reduced cost on your homeowner’s insurance.
Install a Home Security System Today
The best way to look at a home security service is as an investment. Home security companies can make your life easier, safer, and more enjoyable by setting up a home security monitoring system.
At Aeon Systems, we can help you figure out if an alarm system will suit your family and give you the peace of mind you are after. We will run you through what you need to know when it comes to home security service and monitoring.
The professionals at Aeon Security Systems offer comprehensive and affordable security solutions. You can have full access to your security system straight from your mobile device, laptop, or tablet. We offer 24 hours 7 days a week monitoring – there is no price that you can put on your family’s safety and security, property, and personal belongings.
For more information, call us on 817-466-9079.