1. You Catch More Fish With a Bigger Net
Let’s say you have a single security measure set up- an alarm, for instance. What happens if that alarm malfunctions? You’d be completely without security. Having multiple security measures in place increases the chances that your security system works. If your alarm fails, you still have a camera system set up… if your camera system doesn’t work, your motion-detector lights will still be operational. The more security devices that you own, the greater your chances of deterring a thief or at least catching them and reclaiming your possessions if anything is taken.
2. The Insurance Benefits
According to an article by The New York Times, more security measures make sense because “from an insurance point of view… discounts start to increase. ‘We recommend a layered approach so you are going to build out from a security system,’ said Rich Standring, risk services manager for the East Coast for Fireman’s Fund.” In other words, the more security you have, the less you’ll have to pay in insurance premiums.
3. You May Regret it Later if You Don’t
Hindsight is 20/20, and you don’t want to wait until it’s too late to invest in the full security package. This article on The Huffington Post goes into incredible detail about the importance of security which the author only realized after they experienced an attempted break-in. When all of your possessions go missing, that’s when it’s too late to start thinking about upgrading your security. If you start taking precautions now, you’ll only have yourself to thank later.