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Top Reasons Why Homeowners Need to Invest in an Alarm System

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As a homeowner, whether you’re spending time with your family at home or away on a holiday, the security of your residence remains a top concern.

If you’re the type of person who likes to take all precautions to fully protect their home, then you should consider buying an alarm system.

Here are the top reasons why it’s worth the investment.

1. Creates Piece of Mind

The best thing about getting a home alarm security system is the fact your home will be protected 24/7, which will make you more relaxed, especially when going on longer trips.

You won’t be counting only on your neighbours to watch your house while you’re gone.

At the same time, most of today’s alarm systems are connected to smartphones through their dedicated applications.

For example, the EasyFit SmartPhone Alarm from Yale will send you an email and a push notification (iOS only) if the system detects motion in your home.

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Moreover, when the PIR (passive infrared) sensors will detect movement in the rooms they are installed in, the PIR camera will take a photo of the room from that moment and send it to your phone.

A PIR sensor is an electronic sensor which measures the infrared radiation emitted by someone.

All of this means you’ll know right away if someone breached the security of your home so you can take immediate action.

2. Ward off Intruders

An extensive study showed the majority of intruders are first trying to determine if a house has an alarm system before they decide to break in.

Simply put, if your home doesn’t have a security system, it’s up to three times more likely to be broken into then a home which does have such a system.

It’s important you use a yard sign or a window sticker to alert potential intruders about the fact you have an alarm system. The signs should be visible from the street preferably, not just from the front door.

3. Lower Your Home Insurance Costs

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The cost of your home insurance will vary based on the coverage you choose, location, insurance company, the age of the home, insurance score and other factors.

Every policy is designed to cover losses or damages which may occur due to several types of events.

By installing an alarm system, you maximize the security of your home, which makes it less likely for someone to break into. As a result, there are smaller chances the insurance company will have to cover any losses which occur due to a burglary.

This means you will represent less of a risk to your insurer. Many insurance companies are willing to give discounts to homeowners who installed security systems, so we recommend contacting your insurer to find out how much you can save.

Improve Your Home Security with an Alarm System

You can’t put a price on your home and family’s safety, which is why investing in a high-quality alarm system is the best decision you can make to upgrade your home’s security.

If you need help figuring out which system would be fitted for your home, you can give us a call at 0800 0612 677 to ask more details and receive a free, no-obligation quote.

Top Reasons Why You Should Purchase an Alarm System

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A home represents more than just a roof over our heads. It’s where you sleep, make memories, laugh, love, and where you keep your valuables.

Because of this, you need to think about the safety and security of your home, whether you’re renting or owning a place.

Besides locking the doors and windows, it’s also worth investing in a home alarm system. 

Here are the top reasons why you should do it.

Top Reasons Why You Should Purchase an Alarm System

1. Deters intruders

The most important reason why you should install a security system is to keep your family safe from intruders.

The visual sign of an alarm system is going to ward off intruders and they will think twice before breaking into your home. Most burglaries happen in broad daylight and so, if someone tries to rob your home, then the security system going off might scare them.

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2. Offers continuous protection

You can’t stay at home 24/7 to keep an eye on the house. That’s why you need a trusted system – so you can leave whenever you want and still make sure that your home will be watched the entire time.

This gives you that piece of mind you need so you can focus on what’s important.

3. You can check on your home remotely

Today’s alarm systems are pretty advanced and so you can keep an eye on your home, even if you are away. The great thing is that you only need a laptop or your smartphone and internet connection to check on your home.

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Moreover, some security systems allow you to switch the lights on or off. This is a great feature to use, especially if you’re going to be gone for a few weeks. That way, you will be able to give the illusion that someone is home.

4. You can save on homeowner insurance

The cost of homeowner insurance will vary on the type of house, insurance company, coverage, location and other factors.

You may be eligible to get a discount if your home has an alarm system installed. You can find out how much money you could save by simply calling your insurance company and asking them about this.

In some cases, the more advanced the system, the higher the discount you could receive for the insurance.

5. Protects your home against gas leaks

Carbon monoxide is odourless and colourless, and it can be released by your heating system or the stove.

People can’t detect this gas in the air, but a security system can identify if there’s a high amount of carbon monoxide in your home and alert you right away.

Finding the Best Alarm System for Your Home

Statistics show that more than 60% of burglars will feel discouraged if they see a home with an alarm system.

Luckily, today’s security systems provide more than protection for your family and belongings. We’ve partnered with Yale to bring you one of the most reliable systems on the market.

If you’d like to request a quote or simply want more information about our smart security range, give us a call at 0800 0612 677.

The Alarm System – A History of Home Security

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People have always been concerned with their personal and home safety – starting with the cavemen who set their shelters in caves predators could not access.

Throughout time, this preoccupation has manifested in different forms, according to the available means, and it’s fascinating to find out how people found new ways of protecting their households and how they perfected them.

In what follows, we’ll try to draw a timeline consisting of main events in recent history which influenced the development of household security systems.

Home Security Started with Sound

When you hear a different sound than the ones you’re used to, your instinct tells you to pay attention immediately.

So, it’s the most natural move to design an alarm system based on some sound-triggered mechanism.

The first such system was built mid-18th century by Tildesley, an English inventor. He was said to have put together an assembly of bells/chimes which were connected to a door lock. Once someone used the door, the mechanical setting would produce an alerting sound.

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Home Alarms Get Powered up

1853 is the year home security got more intricate and reliable, with the invention of the patented, electricity-powered alarm by Augustus Russell Pope in Boston, MA.

Four years later, Edwin Holmes took Pope’s concept and founded what it is considered to be the first home security company. The new concept integrated electromagnetic and mechanical applications.

In the Business

The year 1871 saw the foundation of the American District Telegraph, which enabled a central monitoring system that would also use alarms. This way, police and fire services could be alerted of burglaries or emergencies using the telephone wires.

Edwin Holmes’s pioneering home security company was bought by The American Telephone and Telegraph company, thus paving the way for the mass distribution of security technologies.

Information, Awareness and the Last Decades

Once information was more and more accessible to the large public, home safety devices commerce was accompanied by campaigns of awareness raising.

Video surveillance started to be a matter of interest, especially with the issues the post-war era was carrying. 1966 marked the breakthrough of Marie van Brittan Brown‘s first home security video system. This system also made it possible for doors to be opened using a remote only.

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After a Canadian study revealed the life-saving potential of fire and smoke detectors in 1963, alarm systems providers added fire alert devices to their services.

In 1970, cameras which moved down a track were employed to ensure the view of a home exterior. They were connected to a panel incorporating intercoms, door lock switches or alarm buttons.

As the millennial milestone was approaching, home security encompassed more and more technologies (like fibre optics, for instance). Even more so, the 90’s came with a significant drop in prices, which led to more homeowners having access to surveillance systems.

The Best Is Yet to Come

We’re currently at that point where a few taps on our smartphones’ displays activate, deactivate and customize our home surveillance experiences.

At Lockrite, we value all the work which has been put into the development of this industry and seek to offer smart home security services by partnering with the Yale Smart Security locks. 

Make sure to also follow our blog section for more tips, tricks and news in the industry.

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