With a home security system, you are able to prevent burglars from gaining access to your home. This keeps your valuables safe whenever you are away. Since an alarm will be triggered if a door or window is open, the intruder will normally flee before they get the chance to do any damage.
Not only are your properties and valuables safe, a home security system also keeps family and loved ones safe. Any would be assailant has a hard time gaining access and in cases where they do, the alarm will notify everybody in the vicinity of a possible danger. A home security system can also be set to alert the local authorities when it goes off.
Home security systems make it possible to access the house remotely. Most come with mobile apps that allow the owner to monitor the house via installed cameras. In case of any break in, the control panel will send a message to the owner. He or she can then alert the police.
Granted this type of security system requires you to pay a monthly subscription but the good news is that insurers will bring down the premiums on your home policy simply because of having a home security system installed.
The mobile app that comes with the package allows the owner to control certain aspects of the home such as lighting. When away from the house, it is possible to turn on the lights remotely which will give the impression that someone is home which would deter would be intruders.
Another feature is gas and smoke sensors. In case they are triggered the control, panel will send a message to the phone allowing you to prevent any serious damage by calling in the relevant assistance from the authorities. They can even be set to send a message directly to the authorities.
Lastly having a home security system gives the owner peace of mind. It has been shown to improve productivity and overall health.
However, home security systems do come with their own share of drawbacks. For one they can give off false alarms. Sometimes a small animal such as a cat may gain access to the house triggering the system. If it is set to alert the local authorities, security may get dispatched for no serious reason.
The control panel uses batteries which may run out of charge over time. This would render the system useless until the batteries are replaced.
If the security system is connected to the local authorities through a wired phone, the intruder may cut the telephone line and then gain access.
Home security systems charge a monthly fee for the services. If you are on a budget, this may put extra strain on your finances.