Home security systems installed in Leeds by Dalec

The university of Carolina proved that 41% of burglars are likely to retreat a home if they come across a security system. Installing a home security system is a very important step to improve the safety of your home.

Here’s a guide on the pros and cons of installing a security system in your home.

  • Protection

Home security systems provide a lot of protection for your home whether you are in or out of the house. Some systems can call the authorities for you if you are unavailable. Today they can even store footage via the cloud, therefore if the burglars managed to break the system all your evidence will be safe. 

  • Remote viewing

Almost all home security systems today come with an app that can be downloaded onto a smartphone. This way wherever you have data or wifi you are able to see what’s going on in your home. This can relieve any stress you have about burglary if you are going on a long journey or away from home for a period of time.

  • Cheaper home insurance

By installing a home security system you may be able to lower your home insurance. If you live in an area with high crime rates the cost of your home insurance could drop even more.

This could make the cost of installing a system more appealing for people hesitant about the cost.

Here are some downsides you should consider before investing into a system;

  • Difficult to set up

Installing a home security system is usually a simple process, however depending on your home there may be wiring issues that could arise. These issues aren’t very common but they are still worth thinking about.

  • False alarms

If you have a keypad system a child could possibly trip the alarm off accidentally or you could accidentally type in the wrong code.This could potentially cause law enforcement to show up and you may end up having to pay a substantial fine.

  • Cost

On average a security system for your home could cost from  £125-£300 to install and then if you are getting a professionally monitored system this could cost between £15 -£45 a month.

This is an investment that some people just won’t be able to afford. 

Another thing to consider about home security systems is the fact that there are so many options from wireless to wired solutions, professionally monitored solutions and even DIY solutions. This can ensure you that you can install home security systems in any type of home environment.

Contact Dalec to find out more about our security installation services

Your home is one of your biggest investments, making it secure should be a very high priority. Hopefully this guide can ensure that you inform a good decision on the security of your home.