Choosing a Security System: Do You Need the Full Package?

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The cost of a home security system can vary wildly depending on how much security you want for your property. The number one question that you have to ask yourself when making this decision is “How much is the safety of my home worth?” Most people will answer that there’s no cost too high when it comes to protecting themselves, their family, their home, and their possessions. They will buy security adequate enough to protect them from any possible intruders. Of course, security companies offer many different packages, so how are you supposed to know which one really is adequate? Do you really need the full package that these companies offer? Once again, you can find the answer by thinking about just how important security is to you. There are multiple advantages to getting the full package.

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.