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Is a home security system worth it?

Is a home security system worth it?

When evaluating whether or not a security system is right for you, cost is a major factor. Though attaching a price to peace-of-mind is a difficult thing to do, especially if you have loved ones you want to keep safe. That’s why many families decide to invest in a security system that will do just that. The average cost can range from $250 to more then $2,000 depending on the system, equipment and installation you choose. Thankfully that is usually just a one time charge and then you own the equipment but then there may be a monthly cost that comes into play. So finances are definitely something to consider when searching for the right home security system.

Signs of a security system can be a major deterrent to burglars. Obvious indications of an alarm system, such as stickers, yard signs, outdoor cameras for video surveillance have been proven to deter a burglar. Studies show that 83% of burglars look for signs of an alarm first before breaking into a home, and more than half said they would give up if they saw one.

Another major benefit is that many homeowners insurance companies offer a premium discount of 5% to 20% if you have a professionally monitored security system. This discount can easily offset the cost of having a professional monitoring security system installed in the long run. Additionally, if you have cameras for video surveillance, video footage can help when it comes to filing insurance claims.

Overall, the financial impact of a home security system may be daunting at first but is a huge value add to your home investment and helps keep your most valuable possessions (your family) safe.

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