The decision to get a home security and home automation system is not always easy. For some, it is because having a home security system is a convenience and therefore a luxury. Home security does indeed add convenience and an element of luxury, but it is not an “extra” or frivolous buy.
An Easy Way to Determine if You Need Home Security and Automation
There are many important reasons to consider getting home security. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help make your decision clear.
Are You Concerned About Crime?
You cannot predict crime and no neighborhood is crime-free. Being concerned about crime is smart because it can prompt you to be proactive and take preventative steps. Studies show that as many as 60% of burglars choose to avoid homes with home security systems. If you have concerns about crimes such as theft, home invasion, or vandalism, having a home security system is one of the best measures you can take.
Do You Receive Packages on Your Doorstep?
Online shopping is a huge convenience—that is, if the package does not get stolen from your doorstep. With the rise in online shopping, package theft has become big business for thieves. If you have a video doorbell, you can get an alert when someone is at or near the door so you know the package has arrived. Since the doorbell also has 2-way communication, you can talk to the delivery person and ask them to place the package in a safe place. You can even unlock the smart lock and let them slip it inside the door or garage and then lock up when they leave.
Are You Energy Conscious?
Saving energy is important for the environment and our budget. Each day, we waste an untold amount of energy leaving lights and electronics on or running heating and air conditioning unnecessarily. Home automation solves the problem by responding to your usage patterns and scenes settings.
Do You Have Children?
If you have children, you know how quickly they can get into trouble and find ways to make even safe activities unsafe! Whether home or away, you can monitor their activities so that they stay safe and you have peace of mind.
Have You Lost or Forgotten Your Keys?
If you have every spent those frantic moments looking for the keys to the house so you can leave and hopefully make it to work on time, smart locks are not just a sanity saver—they could be a job saver, too. And if you have ever lost your keys outside of the home, you know the fear and uncertainty that brings. Smart locks do not require a physical key and so can never be lost. You can also provide different codes to each member of the family and temporary codes for guests!
GuardMe Security starts out two steps ahead of other life and property protection companies—designing, installing, and servicing virtually any type of system. Outstanding customer service and user-friendly systems make GuardMe Security customers the core of the business.
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