Is a home security system worth the investment?

The answer to this question is not straightforward, but hopefully after reading this blog, you can determine for yourself what the true value of a home security system is.
First of all, I would like to start by listing some of the perceived drawbacks of a home security system that might cause folks to reconsider this type of investment.

They just cause False Alarms. It’s true! False Alarms are an ongoing problem with home security systems. This is one of my biggest criticisms with …

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Stop the Ongoing Problem of False Alarms with Home Security Systems

We all laugh at this cartoon clip especially if you have kids, but when it comes to false alarm calls to law enforcement, this is no joke.  According to the SAPD alarm permit website (http://www.sanantonio.gov/SAPD/AlarmPermits.aspx) over 90% of all burglary calls in the San Antonio area are false alarms, and nationwide, these numbers still hold true. So while the cartoon was meant to be humorous, this is effectively how we treat our local law enforcement— we have them come out …

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The Financial Benefits of a Home Security System

A very important but often overlooked benefit of a security system is that it can give you substantial savings on your insurance premiums and tax liability. In fact, it’s not unusual for savings in these areas to largely offset the cost of security system installation and monitoring.
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Insurance companies know that monitored security systems help prevent losses. In fact, a home with a security system is far less likely to be burglarized than a home without …

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How a Video Verified Security System Can Help Protect Your Children

Many people think that security systems are meant to deter burglars from breaking into homes and businesses when people aren’t there. That’s true. But perhaps more importantly, a well-designed system will help protect occupants when they are on the premises. One of the best examples of this kind of protection is with kids who are sometimes left home alone—so-called “latchkey kids.”
Imagine for a moment that your son or daughter has just arrived home from school before you get home …

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