Don’t Be That Homeowner That Has Regret in Hindsight: Here Are The Top Reasons to Install a Professional Alarm System In Your Home

It comes as no surprise that installing a home security system can be very costly. However, you should know that not installing one could cost you even more in the long run; both emotionally and financially. Below are some of the top reasons that you should consider either installing a home security system, or upgrading your existing home alarm system.

Protecting your house and family from break-ins

The most prevalent reason a home owner should consider installing a home security system is that it offers protection to family members from intruders. Homes without security systems are 2.8x more likely to be targeted by a burglar. This indicates that the mere presence of an alarm system is enough in most cases to protect the home and its occupants from the possibility of a potentialbreak-in.

In some cases, burglars may still target a home either knowingly or unknowingly when members of the family are inside. For the burglar who enters the home expecting it to be empty, finding members of the family inside can cause enough shock and panic to facilitate aggressive behavior.

Having a security system in place often provides family members with enough warning to get to a safe location in our outside the home while the alarm system dispatches local authorities. For burglars that enter a home knowing that family members are inside, their intentions are often much more malicious and the home alarm system again serves as an early warning system and calls the authorities.

Protecting your house and family from fire

The mention of home security systems tends to bring to mind home intrusion scenarios; however, these alarm systems also provide additional protection barriers for homeowners. While many home owners rely upon smoke alarms to warn them of a fire outbreak, home security systems offer an early warning system.

Monitored home alarm systems will not only warn home occupants of the presence of smoke in the home, but they will also warn of sources of heat and contact authorities. While heat detectors can be purchased without the installation of a home security system, using a heat detector alone will not signal authorities, so remember to find a way to take precaution in that regard as well. 

This may surprise you, but in just 30 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.

These two facts alone are enough to reinforce the importance of having a home security system that will signal authorities to respond to a house fire. Time is the biggest factor in any emergency, but in the case of fire, time is of the essence. A few seconds of a fire safety concern could mean death or the complete destruction of a house, and all the belongings in it.


  • I am so grateful for our alarm system. We actually rent, we don’t own, but we have ADT. The only thing about them is that you have to sign a 2 year contract, and most people don’t plan to live in one specific rental for more than the usual 1 year lease term. However, we liked the place that we were in and knew we would stay likely longer than a year, so we just went ahead and committed. And are so glad we did. I sleep better at night knowing we have one.

    • Anne, you bring up a great point. Always (and not just with alarm systems) check to see how much early cancellation fees cost. Many times, businesses won’t let you know that there are early cancellation fees, and how much they are. It is up to the consumer to find out this information before signing a contract.

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