If you are in the market for a security system you may wonder if having a security system effectively protects your home. Living in the Houston area provides no shortage of crime. Keeping your family and home safe becomes a top priority. There are a couple different ways to go about getting a security system for your home. The first option, purchase a system out of a box from a retail store. The Second and more practical option, go with a security system company that will come and install a custom system for your home.
Statistics suggest that even having a sign in front of your house that says you have a home security system inside deters burglars. The thieves would rather avoid a home that has an alarm in it. Police have increased odds of catching burglars, especially in the Houston area, where homes have a security system installed.
Other added features of modern security systems include state-of-the-art technology that improves response time. Old systems ran through the telephone landline. Now, most systems come designed to carry on a signal like your cell phone, that way burglars cannot cut the landline and disable your home security system. Homeowners can even have cameras installed as part of their security system. Cameras can help identify home intruders, as long as the crooks do not have masks on.
Some areas surrounding Houston may require a little more home security protection than other areas. The police need all the help they can catching burglars or at the very least deterring burglars. Having a sign in front of your home during the day, or while on vacation tells would-be-thieves that you have a home security system, and they should just keep on moving.
Studies also suggest that homes that have a security system not only improve home protection, but also improve the safety of the neighborhood. In areas that have more home security systems, the crime rate tends to decrease. If more homes have security systems, burglars believe more home owners keep an eye on each other’s homes like a neighborhood watch.
Back to the security system in a box. Some of the issues that people have with a security system in a box from a retail store come from having to self monitor. The factory systems generally do not have the backing of a security company to help monitor and protect your home. The factory boxes require the home owner to monitor their own system. A burglar who does their homework will quickly know if your home is protected by a security factory set, or a security system backed by a company.
Studies and statistic do suggest that having a home security system will decrease the chances of a home invasion. Having a system designed for your home and installed by professionals will decrease the chances of burglars.