A Security System Might Decrease Your Insurance Premiums
A security system could lower your home insurance premiums -- especially when your system uses professional monitoring. Your insurer could see you as a smaller risk with little chance security incidents. This could lead to price deductions. You might also find that a monitored security system raises your home’s resale value. And a security system is a great perk for house hunters.
A Home Security System Can Protect You From More Than Intrusions
Many security systems with linked monitoring can protect against different kinds of emergencies than a break-in. Monitored smoke detectors can guard against both fire and heat. Flood sensors can alert you when water pools on the floor. And CO alarms can sense an overabundance of the silent, odorless gas. Or you can even carry or wear a portable panic button for medical emergencies.
A Complete Security System Can Make Your Life More Efficient Through Home Automation
If you pair your high-tech alarm system with home automation, your house gets burglary protection and becomes more efficient. Systems like smart bulbs, garage door sensors, and smart temperature controls, can link to the system through z-wave connections. Control all of your devices through a home security smart app and see your home in new and practical ways.
For example, you can program your your outside lights to flip on, turn down the temperature, and the alarms to come on when you leave the house. Or turn off the alarm, raise the kitchen lights, and turn on some music when you drive up to the house. With home automation, you can set triggers for security problems -- like having your lights turn on during a triggered alarm or activating a ventilator fan when the CO detector senses a leak.
How A Home Security System Could Not Be Worth Pursuing In Santa Fe
You Have To Turn On Your System For Protection
Your alarms won’t protect you if it's not activated. In theory, you should never leave the house or say goodnight without setting the alarm. But it's easy to forget, especially when you haven't ever had a problem before. With your alarms off, a window can slip open or your front door knocked in without you or your monitoring center alerted.
Of course, you can set your system with your mobile app that help you arm your system automatically. For instance, program your doors to lock up tight at the same hour every night. Or program them to react to the front door, so they arm when you leave to go out. If you use a voice assistant, you can manage your system with voice commands. Of course, some devices, like your fire, carbon monoxide, and flood detectors, are always active.
An Active System Has A Monthly Charge
Modern security systems, like what Vivint supports, have a monthly commitment for live, around-the-clock monitoring. That might feel like unnecessary money to blow on something you might never use. Professional installation costs also apply -- but you might find a coupon or special to help defray the final bill.
But, expert monitoring seems like a needed service when you think that most burglaries happen when you're out of the house. When a alarm detects something’s off, your monitoring center calls both you and emergency personnel. Even if you hurried home from your dinner out, you might see emergency services waiting for you. And if you're out of town, your monitoring professional makes sure services show up even though you can't get back home.
A Home Security System From Vivint Is Always Worth It
If you come to the conclusion that a home security system is worth it in Santa Fe, your first step is to call Vivint. Our experts will build you the best security package for your family. Just dial (505) 605-2552 or complete the form below.