7 Misconceptions about a Home Security System
When you work in home security on a daily basis, it's easy to forget that there is a lot of false information about alarm systems out there. At Security Doctors, we know the vital importance of having a home security system, and so do our customers. But around the country, too many homeowners aren't "sold" on the idea of protecting themselves, simply because they are confused about how these systems work (or how at risk they are).
Here are 7 of the most common misconceptions we hear and why they're dead-wrong.
- I have a dog, I don't need an alarm system.
This couldn't be further from the truth. While we all like to think our faithful companions would protect us from anything, the reality is that they don't make very good watchmen. In fact, a recent experiment by CBS Atlanta showed that most dogs won't even let out a single bark, let alone bite.
- There's no crime in my neighborhood.
Crime is everywhere. It happens in both the richest and poorest neighborhoods. No community is completely safe. Even if your neighborhood has a great track record of keeping burglars out, that doesn't mean your home couldn't be the next target. Why take the risk?
- Monitoring isn't necessary.
Completely the opposite. 24-hour monitoring is perhaps the most important reason to get a home security system in the first place. In the event of an intruder or something is wrong, your alarm system will notify the dispatch specialists at our 24/7 central monitoring system, so they can attempt to contact you or send authorities right away.
- It's only good for preventing burglary.
Wrong again. A home security system from Security Doctors provides protection from a number of very common dangers in the home, including fire, smoke and carbon monoxide.
- It's hard to use. Nope.
A Security Doctors Home Security System is very easy to use. Also, it's intuitive – it feels familiar, like you already know what to do – even if you've never had an alarm system before. But don't be fooled by the simplicity – the security is iron-clad.
- If the power goes out, the system won't work.
That's not true either. Today's systems can be installed to operate on back-up power. So that even when your neighborhood loses electricity, your alarm system continues to protect you and your family.
- It's expensive.
You may be surprised at just how affordable it is to have a 24-hour monitored security system from Security Doctors. Chances are, you're paying a lot more for other luxuries, like cable TV and smartphone data plans – and those services don't save lives.