According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, approximately 2 million homes become the victim of burglaries in the United States each year. This means that every 13 seconds, someone ends up breaking into a home somewhere in the country.

The best way to prevent this from happening to you is to consider investing in a home security system; however, before making any kind of final decision on which specific system you want to invest in, there are a few important things that you should take into consideration

Below, we will go over three things that you should make note of before purchasing a security system for you home.

Not a Burglar Alarm

It’s important to note that a home security system is not the same thing as a burglar alarm. There are major differences between the two. Burglar alarms have sensors on all doors and windows and will alert either you or law enforcement that there is an intruder in your home, while home security systems will do the same thing plus warn you about other dangers such as a fire, flooding, and even carbon monoxide poisoning. While a potential break-in may be at the top of your security concerns, having an extra layer of safety for fires that could break out while no one is home, flooding that could happen while you’re on vacation, or and alert to high carbon monoxide levels while you’re sleeping could make all the difference in protecting your home and family.

Power Outages? No Worries

Another important thing to note about home security systems is that in the event that your home suffers a power outage, your system will not be affected – it will still operate regardless of the type of system you have installed. Even if you are on vacation and there is a storm in your area that knocks the power out, you won’t have to worry. Your home will still be protected thanks to your security system!

Affordability

While you can’t put a price on peace of mind, one other important thing regarding home security systems is that the systems themselves are affordable, even for homeowners who may be on a limited budget. Whether you want just a traditional burglar alarm system or a larger-sized security system that’s more advanced and has additional features, the chances are high that you will be able to find one that works the best for you and your family, your home, and within your budget.

Thank you for reading our real estate and homeowners blog. We are Weichert Realtors – The Place of Houses, and we’re happy to have helped you learn more about why you may want to invest in a home security system.