When investing in a home security system, many people think of it as a way to prevent burglars, but that’s about as far as most of us go. Lots of homeowners, though, have found that their security system provides them with some rather unexpected benefits beyond just making your home less likely to be targeted by break-in artists.
Benefit #1: Keep an Eye on Your Kids
Whether it’s your fussy newborn down the hall, or your older kids playing outside, a home security system often gives you the tools to keep an eye on them when you need to. This lets you monitor children from a distance, keeping an eye out while not interfering until you need to.
Benefit #2: Watch Those You Invite Into Your Home
It’s unfortunate, but most of the crime we’ll deal with is caused by people we invite into our homes. Whether it’s that house cleaner you hired to help you spruce up for the holidays, or that one guest you didn’t know that a casual acquaintance brought to your party, not everyone who steals from you does so while wearing a mask and carrying a crowbar. A security system is an extra layer to help keep people honest, and it gives you the tools to find out who is responsible for your missing valuables.
Benefit #3: Save Money
We usually look at security systems in terms of how much they’re going to cost us to install and operate, but we rarely ask us how much money they’re going to save us. When you install a security system in your home, it increases the market value for when you decide to sell. Even more important, though, a security system lowers the costs of your insurance, freeing your money for use on your other necessities. That’s why, even if you don’t genuinely feel you need the protection a security system offers, it might be a good investment regardless.