Contrary to statements from a recent Wall street journal article, installing security cameras is one of the smartest investments you could make. Obviously, a home security system can help to keep your family and property safe, but there are many other benefits too! Additional safety features also include things like fire, smoke, and carbon monoxide detection. And as long as you properly install your equipment and ensure you have strong passwords, you can rest easier knowing that you have done many good things for your family and your home.
Home Security Systems Have Energy Saving Features
When you install a home security system, you get more than just a few digital cameras installed in strategic locations around the home. Indeed, modern security systems are fully integrated into your home. That means they can allow for remote monitoring and application but also remote control and programming. And that is not only for things like door and window locks: you can also set timers and remotely control the lighting and thermostat. This not only lets it appear like your home has activity throughout the day, but it can also save energy over simply leaving lights or heat on all the time (as people used to do before these modern systems).
Home Security Systems Have Comfort Features
Speaking of remote control heating, one of the greatest aspects of today’s home security system is that you can remotely turn on and off the thermostat. This means you can prepare your home to warm up and welcome your family at the end of a long day. In generations past, you might come home to a freezing cold house and have to wait for the radiator to really get pumping before you could get comfortable: that is not the case anymore. And since these features are now available via simple mobile app, it is also more convenient than ever before, too.
Home Security Systems Have Financial Features
Or, rather, home security systems can save you money! Not only does remote controlling energy sources (like light and heat) help to regulate (and, hopefully, reduce) your energy costs, but safety systems typically help to reduce insurance costs, too. A car alarm (or other deterrent) can reduce your monthly auto insurance premium, and quality home security system can do the same for your home owner’s insurance, too.