Home Security May Decrease Your Home Insurance Premiums
A home security system could reduce your home insurance costs -- especially when your system uses 24/7 monitoring. Your insurer may envision you as a lower risk with fewer security problems. This could lead to discounts. You could also find that a home security system raises your home resale value. And a home security system is a attractive selling point for potential homebuyers.
A Home Security System Can Protect You From More Than Invasion
Good security systems with professional monitoring can protect against different kinds of emergencies than burglary. Monitored fire alarms can protect against both heat and smoke. Flood detectors can warn you to potential leaks. And carbon monoxide detectors alert you to carbon monoxide. Or you can even use a two-button pendant for unanticipated emergencies.
A Complete Security System Can Make Your House More Efficient Through Home Automation
By linking your high-tech alarm system with home automation, your house gets burglary protection while becoming more efficient. That's because a myriad of systems, like smart lighting fixtures, smart locks, and programmable thermostats, can link to the system using z-wave connections. Access all of your home automation devices through a home security app and view life in new and practical ways.
For example, you can direct your your outside lights to flip on, turn down the temperature, and the alarms to come on when you leave the house. Then turn off your alarms, raise the garage door, and flip on the heat when you pull up the driveway. With your automated devices, you can set triggers for security events -- like turning on the lights during a break-in or activating a ventilator fan when the CO detector senses a leak.
Reasons Why A Home Security System Could Not Be Worth The Cost In San Antonio
You Need To Turn On Your Alarms To Detect Intrusion
A home security system doesn't work well if it's not activated. In theory, you should never leave the house or go to bed without setting the alarm. But you can easily forget, especially when you haven’t had an intrusion before now. With your alarms off, a window can shatter or your front door knocked in without your family or the monitoring station alerted.
Then again, you can set some features that help you activate your system automatically. For instance, instruct your doors to lock up tight at the same time every night. Or geofence them to the front door, so they activate when you leave for work. If you have Google Home or Amazon Alexa, you can control your system with voice commands. And, of course, some alarms, like your fire and safety devices, stay "always on."
Monitoring Has A Monthly Charge
Complete security systems that are monitored by Vivint, have a monthly commitment for live, around-the-clock monitoring. That might feel like a lot of cash to spend on a protection you may not ever use. Professional installation costs also apply -- but you might find a deal or coupon to help defray the final bill.
But then again, expert monitoring seems more critical when you think that most security emergencies happen when you're away from home. When a component detects something’s off, your monitoring station calls both you and emergency personnel. Even if you hurried home from work, you might see flashing lights and sirens waiting for you. And if you're not close to home, your alarm monitoring makes sure the police or fire department show up even though you can't get back home.
A Home Security System From Vivint Is Always Worth It
If you come to the conclusion that a security system is worth it in San Antonio, your first step is to call Vivint. Our pros will build you the perfect security bundle for your home. Just call (210) 934-3694 or send in the form below.