For many of us, the days of leaving our front door unlocked are long gone. It has been said that “we don’t live in Mayberry anymore”. Today, more than ever, there is a continued focus on the safety and security of our homes and our families. Many are debating the costs vs. the benefits of installing a smart security system in their own house. Here are just a few of the reasons you may want to consider this option.
“The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines burglary as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. To classify an offense as a burglary, the use of force to gain entry need not have occurred.”
According to the FBI’s 2019 Crime in the United States report, there were an estimated 1,117,696 burglaries in the United States alone. These crimes account for over 16% of all property crimes. The base component of most home security systems is the camera. Long gone are the days of low-resolution images fed to analog tapes. Today, HD cameras automatically record upon detecting motion. You then have the option of having an alert pushed directly to your smart device or monitoring service. The mere physical presence of the cameras may discourage a burglary attempt, as many thieves are watching for houses that they view would be ‘low effort’. Alarms installed on points of entry such as doors and windows can quickly and loudly alert you to an attempted break-in and can scare off the perpetrator. A properly installed and monitored system is then looped into the overall smart system for maximum cohesiveness.
Fire, Flooding… & The Other Joys Of Homeownership
Safety and security go far beyond protecting against home invasions and burglaries. Any system installed by M&M Fire Protection & Security can include smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and more – all tied into the overarching security system! Smart water alarms can quickly push out an alert to you if a pipe or water heater decides to fail. Medical alert devices can quickly send first responders to your home in case of an emergency. One of the great things about modern systems is that with smart device compatibility, you can reap all of the security benefits while at the office or on the road. All of it is just a tap away from your smartphone or computer.
Lower Insurance Costs
Although this is not applicable in all cases, the installation of a complete and professionally monitored home security system may allow lower homeowner insurance premiums. Since this can reduce the risk of burglaries and the impact of home catastrophes such as a water line break, a good number of insurance companies offer discounts for those who have a security system installed.
Peace of Mind
The end goal of all of this technology, all of this work, is peace of mind. Whether you are at home or on that road trip you have planned so hard for, you can rest easy knowing that your castle is being monitored and protected by industry-leading solutions. (You can even double-check to make sure you closed that garage door after leaving!) This is what we do here at M&M Fire Protection & Security. This is our passion. Will you let us partner with you? Get in touch today to learn how you can get a FREE home security system with a 24/7 monitoring agreement.
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M&M Fire Protection & Security stands ready to assist you in implementing the whole home safety solution that is right for you and your family. Utilizing our hard-won security expertise, we work to tailor each project to fit each of our client’s particular wants and needs. From fire protection equipment to fully integrated security systems, our expert technicians are ready to serve YOU throughout our Michiana area!
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