Home security systems offer many benefits for every family. They can help you keep an eye on your home remotely, protect against burglary, and give you peace of mind. But most importantly, having a home security system installed can also save your life and those of your loved ones. Here are three ways home security systems can protect your most valuable treasures when you need it most.
Protect Against Home Intruders
Approximately 3.7 million homes are broken into each year in the U.S. That comes out to seven homes every minute. Though intruders typically tend to stay away from homes that have a security system installed, this isn’t always the case. Intruders can break into a house at any given moment, and if caught off-guard by the presence of a person inside, the burglary can often turn violent. Having a home security system installed can offer a family enough notice to get to a safe location while local authorities make their way to the crime scene.
Protect From Fires
In just 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a full fire. It only takes minutes for an entire house to be consumed by fire and smoke, offering few options for those inside. While most homeowners rely on smoke detectors to alert them of a fire, smoke detectors may not be in all locations of the home and do not detect heat. On the other hand, a home security system can detect these dangers. Not only can a home security system alert the authorities if someone is not able to reach the phone, but it can also protect your pets should a fire break out when no one is home.
Protect From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent killer. It is a colorless and odorless gas that is produced any time you burn fuel and can build up indoors to create a poisonous cloud affecting anyone that inhales it. Symptoms of carbon monoxide include chest pain, weakness, and confusion. The benefits of installing a carbon monoxide detector alongside your home security system are similar to those of a smoke detector. Should carbon monoxide build up in your home, emergency services will be immediately dispatched. Quick intervention can save the lives of animals that may be trapped in the house and the lives of loved ones who become too sick to call for help.
The lives of the people you love are the most valuable things you have, and installing a home security system can help protect those treasures. Take the next step to ensuring the safety of those around you and contact Hi-Tech Security today. Call (954) 394-2292 for a free installation quote.