3 Great Benefits of Having a Home Security System

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Your family is what matters most to you.  You want to make sure they are protected no matter what time of the day or night it is and no matter where you are. 

Having a monitored home security system and the various features they provide can help prevent break ins, keep an eye on your family and alert you when they arrive safe at home and ensure they are secure when you are not there and also can give you a discount on your home owners insurance. 

The new security systems available today provide so many benefits to keeping your loved ones safe and also can add convenience and savings to your family budget. 

Many home insurance providers offer a discount on your insurance premiums if you have a professionally monitored security system in place. According to a survey of the nation’s 10 largest insurance companies, the average premium discount for a home equipped with an alarm system is 20 percent. 

Here are 3 Great Benefits to Having a Home Security System: 

1.) Answer the Door from Anywhere Using a Video Doorbell
If you choose to have a video doorbell installed with your system you can keep an eye on things whetyher you are on a different floor or across town running an errand. With two-way voice, the doorbell camera enables you to speak to the people stopping by (even the uninvited ones) so they know you are aware they are there. You can see who is at the door before you answer it and even ask a visitor to show identification while you are locked safely inside your home which prevents you from being a victom of a door to door scam.

2.) Reduce Energy Use, Lower Utility Bills, and Ensure a Safe, Bright Arrival Home
If you travel or even if you are going on a vacation you know that keeping your home safe is easier when you have someone turning lights on and off so it looks occupied.  Well, now you can do that yourself from wherever you are if you have that feature in your system. This can also save you on energy too.  

Amazon Echo and the Google Home devices can easily integrate with your home security system if you have that in place and provide voice and mobile control within your home, from your office or the road. This is a great feature for busy families or if you are taking care of elderly parents. 

3.) Protect your Pets During an Emergency
When your system has in place monitored smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, your alarm monitoring provider can send for emergency personnel when you’re not home or are unable to call for help.

When you have a full-service home security system/provider in place you will have benefits far beyond intrusion detection and protection from home break-ins.  With the ability to remotely control or set schedules for energy use you will be able to provide comfort and savings to your family that will mean the world to them and you.

If you have a monitored security system in place already please reach out to our team at John Scott Insurance and let us know so we can make sure you are getting the home insurance discount you should be.

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