How Home Security Systems Provide Protection

Home security systems are the best way to provide protection to your family and all the things you hold dear. Up until now, you had an idea of what a home security system could do for you, and now you are taking the first step by researching what it means to have one installed into your home.

Stats and Thoughts

To begin, let’s take a look at some statistics for you to think about when debating whether a home security system is right for you and your family:

  • 90% of convicted burglars have Full-length of burglar entering into house 452416383admitted they try to avoid houses with home security systems and that when they hear an alarm, they leave the home.
  • Generally breaking into a home takes less than 60 seconds. The higher the difficulty for breaking in, the higher the chance a burglar will rethink continuing the break in. An estimated 74% of incomplete intrusions have been attributed to an alarm system.
  • It has been estimated that in the US, over 2,000,000 burglaries and 500,000 robberies occur on a yearly basis (that’s approximately one burglary every 15 seconds and a robbery every one and a half minutes!)

These are great reasons for wanting to research home security systems, but there is more that a home alarm system can do for you.

Everyone knows that home security systems protect against potential invaders. What you may not know is that many of these systems are also capable of protecting your home from the tragedy of a fire.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, a home fire alarm system is a crucial part of a total home security system that supervises doors, windows, and spaces within the home. Not only will a home security system monitor these areas for a break-in and dial your telephone to report the intrusion, it will detect fire in those areas and contact your local fire department. It can also give you the proper warning that you need to avoid personal injury during a fire. Firefighters at burning fire flame on wooden house roof 178868697According to a study, from the years 2008 to 2010 over 50,000 heating fires occur in the United States every year. These fires result in approximately 150 deaths, 575 injuries and $326 million in property loss. Fire departments responded to approximately 371,700 home fires in the United States each year from 2006 to 2010. These fires originated from many seemingly small reasons such as cooking mishaps, central heating units, chimneys, fireplaces, or water heaters.

Overall it is clear that to avoid a devastating loss from fire, your best defense is a great fire detection system as a part of your home security system. Please remember that you are looking into protection for all the things you love most. Your family and prized possessions are found in your home. Now is the time to find the best way to protect them by getting a home security system. If you would like to speak to a professional about home security systems, please call 866-565-4305.