Feb 17, 2021

Do You Need A Home Security System

Do you need a home security system?  It is pretty easy to answer that question.  Aside from your personal safety, if you have things worth stealing then the answer is probably that you do need a home security system.  This is particularly true if you don't live in a gated community and you do live in or near a high crime area.  Robberies happen all the time.  And, thieves are not stupid.  They go where the goods are worth stealing that they can sell for drugs or money.  

The good news is that home security systems are relatively inexpensive today.  Installation is quick and easy and monthly fees are usually about $30 to $40 a month to monitor your home.  However, if you don't remember to turn off the system when you enter your home and the alarm goes off,  though you may get one or two freebies, if the sheriff comes out to a false alarm, eventually you will get a charge from your city.  I have heard that the charge could be as much as $250 every time they have to come out to a false alarm.

The key pad is usually right at the door so easy to access.  But, you must have the discipline to push the buttons when you enter your home.  If not, it can get pretty expensive to pay for false alarms.   This blogger really likes gated communities especially for older people; but really for everybody.  Of course, it will mean an HOA fee; but I think the extra security is worth it.  

Sadly, we live in a world where crimes happen.  We see anarchy on our streets in many cities.  Their are cries to "defund" the police, which is crazy.  We often think crimes hit other people; but the reality is that crimes can hit anyone.  Always be aware of your surroundings.  Make your home as safe as possible by installing lots of outdoor lighting. Crooks love dark spaces where they can hide when breaking into your home. 

At Paragon Home Resources, we work with partners that can install home security systems.  We believe it is better to be safe than sorry.  We can help you choose a system that is right for you and your family.