Additional Benefits of a Security System

Getting a security system installed in your home protects your house from potential burglaries and puts you in a much better place to find the burglar if your home still happens to be robbed. But, what else can a security system do for you? Nowadays, security systems have grown and developed to help make your life easier in many ways. Here are just a few:


  1. Protect your home from fires.

Did you know that every 20 seconds a home fire is reported? Fires are just as prevalent and dangerous as home break-ins. Many security systems, such as Honeywell’s Vista 128FBP, are able to monitor your home for fires as well.

  1. Make your home more efficient.

Security systems, like the Lynx Touch 7000, integrate almost every function of your house such as lighting, locks, thermostats, and even water valves to your security system. You’ll be able to access your home’s features while you are away to change the temperature while your away to save on heating/cooling costs, turn off a light you forgot you left on, or lock the door that you missed as you rushed out the door for work. Convenience is at your fingertips.

  1. Lower home insurance premiums.

When you own a home, you’ll want home insurance. The cost of home insurance will vary based on location, coverage, insurance company, type of home, etc., but most insurance companies will give a large discount to homeowners with a security system installed.

  1. Protect you from carbon monoxide and other poisonous gases.

Equip your security system with a carbon monoxide detector which will alert your family of dangerous levels and allow you to leave the house and get medical help, if needed, before it’s too late.

  1. Keep watch of your home while away.

Whether you are at work, away on vacation, or just wanting to check on your kids and the babysitter, you can! Your security system and cameras can be accessed from an app on your device that will allow you to see what is happening at home while you’re away.

  1. Automate your home.

Since your home’s features and functions (lights, garage door, locks, etc.) can be integrated into your system, automate your home with a schedule. You can set the air conditioning to cool down before you get home, your garage door to open as you come down the street, and many other functions that will make your life easier.

  1. Achieve peace of mind.

One of the greatest things a security system can do for you is put your fears to rest and allow you peace of mind. With 24/7 monitoring and many other useful features, your security system will help you know that your home and family are safe. And being confident that your home is safe and not needing to worry anymore, is priceless.


  1. I thought it was interesting how you said that many security systems can monitor your home for fires as well as break-ins. My father runs an autobody workshop out of his garage, and he uses a lot of equipment and tools to complete his jobs. It might be beneficial for him to have a company install a fire alarm system in his home in case there is ever an emergency.

  2. I am looking to move into a new home and am trying to save as much money as possible. I have already looked at utilities and things like that, but I had no idea that the cost of home insurance will be discounted if home owners have a security system installed. I will have to look into getting one.

  3. Thanks for helping me understand the benefits of having a home security system. I find it amazing to learn that you can use this to protect the home from wanted trespassers and to check on your family while you’re at work. My friend heard about reports of riots around his area and he’s getting anxious because of it. I’ll share this with him so he could beef up his home’s security using a security system.

  4. I can understand how a business could really benefit from getting the right alarm for their security system to make sure that they can be more secure. Knowing when someone is in the building, and isn’t supposed to be could be really useful. Making sure that they can get some help from a professional could allow them to be more effective. It was interesting to learn about how they will be able to protect them from poisonous gases, and carbon monoxide.

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