Can a security system increase family safety?
Over nine million property crimes, including home burglary and auto theft, were reported in the United States in 2013. Although a large percentage of home invasions occur during work hours, these crimes can occur at any time to anyone. You can't personally surveillance your home 24 hours a day, but a monitored home security system can. While there isn't a security system that can guarantee a crime will never occur in your home, they are extremely powerful deterrents. Security systems do much more than just monitor your home 24/7. With today's smartphone and video technology, checking in on your home and loved ones has never been easier. Here are three important ways security systems can protect your family's safety:
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1. The Threat Of A Security System Prevents You From Being An Easy Target
Burglars know the risks involved in home invasions. They want to get in and out as fast as possible, steal as much as they can, and remain undetected. Seeing a home security sign in your yard and on your windows is an instant turn-off for would-be robbers. They know their risks of being caught increase dramatically when a home has an alarm or security system installed. In fact, in a study of over 400 convicted burglars, 60% said that an alarm would have caused them to seek a new target altogether, dramatically protecting your family's safety.
2. Medical Alert Monitoring
Families with elder occupants will appreciate the added benefit of medical alert monitoring. With long-range capability of up to 300 feet away from the base unit, anyone carrying a medical alert sensor can call for help with the simple push of a button.Everyone jokes about the popular infomercial where an actor screams, I've fallen and I can't get up! The truth of the matter is, this is an all too common situation. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that one out of three adults over the age of 65 falls at least once a year. Among older adults, these falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries. In 2010 alone, there were 2.3 million elderly adults treated in emergency rooms for nonfatal fall injuries. Many injuries sustained in these falls are compounded when victims are unable to get up and call for help. Medical alert monitoring takes the worry out of being alone and helpless.
3. Smartphone Apps Show You Exactly What's Happening In Your Home
Contrary to popular belief, most burglaries take place in the daytime when the house is vacant. With an ADT-Pulse home security system you'll always have a lens into your home no matter where you are. With built-in app alerts you'll be notified instantly if:
- A door and/or window has been forced open
- There is a fire or carbon monoxide leak
- Your house is flooding
- Someone non-forcibly enters your home
- An alarm is triggered in any way
- Someone in your home enters a distress signal
In addition to being notified via your smartphone, the security system also contacts the authorities and police will be dispatched to your home immediately in an emergency situation. This added layer of communication keeps you in the know at all times. With video monitoring, you'll be able to remotely view your cameras anywhere you have an internet connection. Checking on your kids when you're at work, or making sure your dog isn't destroying the house is easier than ever with remote video monitoring.
With 24/7 professional monitoring, you'll experience a sense of safety that you've never had before. Having a home security system in place not only keeps your family safe in your house; it also gives you peace of mind. Added benefits such as remote video and medical alert monitoring give even more incentive to protect your home and family with a monitored home security system.