Home Security? Why? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

“A man’s home is his castle.” Centuries ago, securing and protecting a castle required an army of armored ruffians and high, impassable walls. Today’s homes are not threatened by hoards of alienated villagers or revolutionaries looking to overthrow the king, but modern statistics bear witness to a variety of potential threats nevertheless.

The decision for today’s residents seems to be whether or not the potential threats are legitimate and if so, to what extent should the home be monitored and protected.

To answer that question, a matter of priority has to be evaluated. How important is safety and a sense of well-being to a family? Is safety more important than a desire to beat the odds? Recent statistics reveal that homes with security and alarm systems are much less likely to be broken into by intruders. http://www.6webs.com/best-home-security-systems/ reviews security companies. The risk of injury due to household accidents, toxic gas inhalation or fire is decreased as well because quick response systems dispatch help from local emergency crews automatically.

The Specific, Potential Threats That Exist Today

(According to recent statistics and safety research analytics…)

CRIME

A home without a security system is 300% more likely to be victim to theft.

PHYSICAL DANGER FROM INTRUDERS

An alarm system reduces this dramatically as sound of an alarm frightens off invading strangers.

FIRE

Damage and injury due to fire is substantially decreased as home systems quickly alert and dispatch emergency services.

ACCIDENTS

Emergency response to gas leaks, injury to elderly or children can be made instantaneously, much quicker than 911.

Potential Scenario:

Man vs. Man

The father, husband is on the seventh tee of a local golf course. He is having a banner day. He boasts, “I can’t wait to finish you guys off, I can taste my winnings already.” While he presses his tee and ball into the soil, an intruder crushes the latch of his basement door and prepares to enter his home. The alarm connected to sensors on the basement door shrills and the intruder, well-versed on the capabilities of security systems, leaves the premises for good. A local, emergency response team is automatically dispatched by the system, arriving at the home within moments to remove any threat and to secure the home and residents.

What if…the wife and children were not at the park playing Frisbee golf?

What if…they were in the home, oblivious to anything beyond their headphones?

What if…the home had no type of security system to warn anyone of the intrusion?

Whether the emergency is “man vs. man”, “man vs. nature”, or “man vs. himself”, emergencies do happen. The bottom line remains, what do we need to do about it? We can hope that the statistics never include our home or family. We can hope that Murphy’s Law mistreats only the Murphys.

…..OR…..

One could install a home alarm and security system:

to speed response…

lower risk of theft, injury or death…

secure family with sense of well-being while home or away…

…..AND…..

lower homeowner’s insurance while increasing the property value of the home…

What is the bottom line? Ultimately, it is an individual family’s matter of priority.