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Four Reasons To Have a Home Security System

Posted by Scott Jefferson

Oct 8, 2013 9:43:00 AM

    

Each year an average of 16.3 million reported burglaries occur, threatening life and property. It’s no wonder homeowners seeking peace of mind often turn to home security systems. Home security systems can be beneficial in a number of ways. Here are four major reasons you should have a home security system:

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1. Home security systems reduce risk of theft.

Homes without professional security systems are three times as likely to be victims of theft. Why? It is simple; thieves look for easy targets.

2. Faster response to burglary, fire, and carbon monoxide.

Home security systems have 24 hour monitoring through a network or interconnected monitoring centers, which helps to ensure that both you and the proper authorities are notified as soon as possible of a potential threat.

3. Reduced cost of homeowners insurance.

Homeowners insurance companies offer discounts up to 20% for home security systems. In the case of a high value home, insurance companies often require home security systems.

4. Reduced risk of victimization as a result of burglary.

Trauma, bodily injury, and death are the greatest threats of burglary. Personal property can be replaced, but a life cannot. According to government statistics, 7% of burglaries involve violent victimization. Home security systems can deter burglars, decrease authority response time, and help capture and prosecute burglars, all of which help to protect lives.

Your safety and security is a priority at Clarke & Sampson. If you have any questions on this topic, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Topics: Personal Insurance, Home Security