So, you’ve made the decision to get a home security system (or at the very least you’re considering it.) You want to protect your family and your home, and a burglar alarm seems like a good way to start. But now that you’ve made that decision, the next step is actually choosing a company to install the security system and monitor it. And where exactly do you start with that? We’ve got some tips for choosing a company to install your home security system.
If you are looking for a security system for your apartment or rented home, then listen closely. You already now the importance of having a monitored burglar alarm. Thieves will literally pass by your place to find an easier apartment to break into.
Plus, with a security system, you’re eligible for a discount on your renters insurance policy!
How do you choose a security system for your rented apartment or home?
The answer isn’t as simple as you would think. Renters actually find it difficult to find a security company that is willing to work with them. Perhaps you have found that already when you heard someone say, “We don’t do apartment renters.”
Want to learn a trick to turn your burglar alarm into a fire alarm system? Before we tell you, you might be wondering why you would need a fire alarm system in your home. Here are a few fire statistics that you might not appreciate yet:
Each year there are 369,000 home fires reported by the NFPA.
- Each year approximately 2,700 people die in home fires
- The average fire claim is almost $35,000 of repair and replacement costs
- Now you can see why you should seriously think about adding a home fire alarm system
We have discussed the importance of protecting your home with a security system & the cost benefits of a monitored alarm system. But what if you live in an apartment complex?
Do you feel that it is important to get a burglar alarm system for the apartment that you rent? Would you be surprised to know that apartments are 85% more likely to be broken into than a house? If you are an apartment renter then we hope you have your attention! Many apartment renters mistakenly assume that just because they don’t live in a house that they don’t need a home security system. Burglars just love false assumptions like this. If you rent a home, you might be thinking, “won’t the landlords insurance cover me in case a thief breaks in and steals my belongings?” Unfortunately, the answer is no.
Burglars look for easy homes to break into. How does your home stack up?
1,559,284 people were arrested for property crimes?
Victims of burglary offenses suffered an estimated $4.5 billion in property losses?
The average value of property taken during larceny-thefts was $1,259?
Since property crimes are so rampant, what can you do to protect your home and family from burglaries?
Could a home security system or burglar alarm system help you save on your homeowners? The answer is yes and in a moment we will show you how you can start saving immediately.
But first, just suppose you came home to find your home burglarized.
The door is ajar. Your possessions are strewn across the living room floor. Your home is ransacked. You now feel violated. You’re alone and vulnerable. Your mind races. Could they still be in the house? You immediately leave and call the police and they arrive soon after. The police inform you that all is safe and you can now enter your home again. Now you begin to notice what is missing.