A Home Security System May Lower Your Home Insurance Premiums
Put in a security system if you need your home insurance costs to reduce -- especially if a system includes round-the-clock monitoring. Insurance companies may look at you as a smaller risk with less security problems, which leads to discounts. You may even find that a security system increases your home resale value. And it’s a strong perk for those in the market.
A Security System Can Alert You To More Than Intrusions
Good alarm systems with 24/7 monitoring can protect against different categories of emergencies than intrusions. Monitored fire alarms can guard against both fire and heat. Flood alarms can notify you when water pools on the floor. And CO detectors will sound off when they sense the silent, odorless gas. Or you can even use a panic button for personal medical emergencies.
A Complete Security System Will Make Your Day More Efficient By Using Home Automation
By linking home security with home automation, your home gets burglary protection while becoming more efficient. That's because a myriad of systems, like smart lighting fixtures, garage door sensors, and smart temperature controls, can be linked using z-wave technology. Control all of your devices with a home security app and view your day-to-day life in a whole new way.
For instance, you can program your lights to turn off, lower the thermostat, and arm your security system when it's time for bed. Then disarm the alarm, unlock the doors, and turn on some music when you drive up to the house. With your mobile app, you can even set what happens during security events -- like illuminating the house during a break-in or turning off the heat during a fire.
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You Have To Arm Your System To Detect Intrusion
Your alarms won’t guard your home if it's not turned on. In theory, you should never walk out the door or say goodnight without activating the alarms. But you can easily forget, especially if you haven't ever had a break-in before. With your alarms off, a window can slip open or your front door knocked in without your family or the monitoring station alerted.
Luckily, you can program your devices through the mobile app that help you arm your system automatically. Now you can set your alarms to click on at the same bedtime every night. Or geofence them to the front door, so your alarms go on as you leave for work. If you have Google Home or Amazon Alexa, you can manage your devices with your voice. Then again, some devices, like your fire and safety devices, are always active.
Monitoring Has A Monthly Charge
Complete home security systems that are monitored by Vivint, have a monthly price tag for live, around-the-clock monitoring. That may feel like wasted dollars to blow on a protection you might never use. Installation fees also apply -- but you might find a coupon or special that reduces the cost.
However, 24/7 monitoring becomes more critical when you consider that most security emergencies happen when you're not at home. When a component trips, your monitoring center quickly contacts both you and a first responder. That saves you time when you’re trying to get back home. And if you're out of town, your alarm monitoring makes sure services arrives even though you can't get back home.
A Home Security System From Vivint Is Always Worth It
If you determine that a home security system is worth it in Cincinnati, your initial step is to contact Vivint. Our pros will customize the best security bundle for your needs. Just call (513) 506-9171 or send in the form below.