Peace of mind. This is one of the biggest benefits that a home security system can deliver. But rest assured, there are plenty more! From safeguarding your family and valuables from intruders and lowering homeowners insurance rates to protecting against fire and carbon monoxide (as monitored systems can do), you will reap the rewards.
Are you thinking about installing a system or upgrading your current solution? Knowing the basic components can help you make the best choice for your needs, your home, and your family.
People often think of fire alarms as simple mechanisms. You see a fire, you pull the trigger, the alarm sounds, and everyone evacuates, right? Yet this requires someone to see the fire in the first place. What if it's happening out of the way, in an area where no one's working at that moment? What kind of fire alert system or life safety system works more effectively?
Think about it this way: home security is always evolving. Burglars and robbers are also evolving. A home security system from 10 or 15 years ago was adequate when you purchased it, but might now it likely has technological and logistical gaps that leave your home vulnerable.
Carbon monoxide is an invisible danger, a silent killer. It's something we need in order to operate gas ranges and ovens, central heating, boilers, water heaters, and more - but a leak can also mean incredible danger to your family. This is why monitoring carbon monoxide is crucial.
If there's a leak, you won't be able to tell. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. When we breathe it in, our body fails to recognize that we're not getting enough oxygen. We grow faint-headed, dizzy, and can pass out. Without a monitored alarm system, there is no one to alert the fire department or evacuate us. Without help, people die from carbon monoxide poisoning.