Think you don't need a home security system? Think again.
We recently stumbled across a great post at blogher.com, which outlined 5 of the most common reasons why people say "I don't need an alarm system." As you'll see below, each of these reasons is based on false beliefs and a false sense of security. They're myths. The real truth is: crime is everywhere. It happens every day. And if you truly want to keep your home, family and possessions safe, then you need a home security system.
Let's look at those 5 myths and see why they're so dangerously untrue…
- It won't happen to me.
Even if you've never said these words aloud, you're probably thinking it. Otherwise, why wouldn't you get an alarm system? The reality is that burglary, home invasion, fire and carbon monoxide poisoning can happen in any home. Every year, thousands of people become victims, and they had the same false belief as you have: "It won't happen to me." By the time they realize how wrong they were, it's way too late.
- My neighborhood is safe.
This is simply not true. No community is immune to crime. Whether you live in a major metropolis or in an extremely rural area, there's always the chance your home could be burglarized, whether you're at home, asleep or away. Even if you live in a gated community, savvy criminals know how to enter and how to identify homes like yours that don't have alarm systems – this makes you MORE of a target!
- My dog is the only alarm I need.
Tell that to the millions of dog-owners who have been robbed, burglarized, hurt and worse – because they assumed Fide would keep them safe. Dogs are great companions; nobody is denying that. But when it comes to home security, even the most ferocious canine just doesn't cut it.
- I'm not worried about a fire. I have smoke alarms.
What if you're asleep, trapped or not at home? When home security smoke alarms go off, they alert a 24-hour monitoring center, so that the alarm company can send help right away. With an ordinary smoke alarm, you or your loved ones may not be able to react until it's too late.
- I can't afford it.
We hear this all the time from people who are spending hundreds of dollars a month on other luxuries, like cable TV, HBO, Netflix, cell phone data plans and others. Yet, none of these services do anything for your security! Meanwhile, a monitored home security system costs a mere fraction of services like cable TV, and it could save your life someday.
These are only a few common myths about home security – the list could go on and on. If you're still on the fence about an alarm system for your home, give us a call at (855) 239-5500. We're happy to go over your options and determine the best plan to keep your loved ones safe.