It’s that time of year again—the holidays are well behind us but the chilly temperatures are not. It’s time to escape to a warmer client to relax and have fun in the sun. Before you do, however, are you forgetting anything? No, we aren’t talking about stopping your mail or grabbing your sunscreen. Rather, we are talking about protecting your home.
We’re sure you lock up. Maybe you even tell your neighbors you’ll be gone for a week or two so they don’t worry about you. But a door lock is not always enough to protect your home. What you need to truly keep your home safe while you’re away on vacation is a comprehensive home security system in the Boston area.
Your Burglary Risks
Burglaries happen in the safest of neighborhoods, particularly when there’s nobody home. But homes without security systems are far more likely to be targeted by a burglar than homes with such systems. Just the presence of an alarm system in many cases is enough to protect your home, whether occupied or not.
The sad fact of the matter is that many times a burglar may be surprised to discover someone in the home, and may become aggressive. Not only can an alarm system potentially scare off an intruder, it also gives the home’s occupants time to find a safe place to retreat to or to call the police.
Other Home Risks
Monitored home alarm systems do much more than just scare away burglars or potential burglars. They also can be hooked up to alert authorities if there is a fire or break in into your home, whether you are occupying the space at the time or not.
And then of course there’s the subject of valuables. While your home itself is likely one of your largest investments, you surely have both monetary and sentimental valuables in your home that you wouldn’t want to lose. In many cases it’s not even about the money—it’s about losing your prized possessions.
Ensure a Peace of Mind with a Home Security System
The greatest thing a comprehensive home security system can give you is a peace of mind that your home is protected from a variety of potentially devastating scenarios. This is particularly advantageous if you have occupants in your home who are left alone and may not be able or know how to exit the home quickly in case of an emergency—such as children who’ve been left alone while you go to the store or even your elderly parents.
Save Money with a Security System
One final benefit you may not have been aware of is that a home security installation could save you on your homeowner’s insurance. Insurance companies charge more or less depending on how high or low your home risks are. Therefore, if you have a home security system—especially a monitoring one that alerts authorities to a break-in or fire—your insurance company will likely give you a break on your premium.
FB Electrical Services Inc. is committed not only to your comfort, but also your safety. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive security options or to schedule service.