A Security System Might Decrease Your Insurance Premiums
A home alarm system might lower your insurance premiums -- especially when a system features round-the-clock monitoring. Underwriters now envision you as a decrease in risk with less security incidents. That can lead to rebates. You might even see that a monitored security system increases your home resale value. Or at least a security system makes your house more attractive than other houses for sale.
A Home Security System Can Protect You From More Than Intrusions
Good security systems with 24/7 monitoring can protect against more categories of emergencies than burglary. Monitored fire alarms can protect against both fire and heat. Flood alarms will warn you to potential leaks. And CO detectors can sense an overabundance of deadly gas. Or you can even carry or wear a two-button pendant for medical events.
A Connected Security System Will Make Your Day More Efficient Through Home Automation
By linking your security system with home automation, your home gets burglary protection while becoming more efficient. Systems like smart bulbs, smart locks, and smart thermostats, can be linked through wireless connections. Manage all of your home automation devices through the same home security app and view your day-to-day life in a whole new way.
For example, you can direct your your outside lights to flip on, turn down the temperature, and the alarms to come on when you leave the house. Then disarm your alarms, raise the kitchen lights, and send a phone alert to your significant other when you drive up to the house. With your mobile app, you can also set what happens during security issues -- like turning on the lights during a break-in or having the vent fan during a fire.
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You Have To Turn On Your Alarms For Protection
Your alarms won’t guard your home if it's not armed. Common sense tells you that you should never walk out the door or say goodnight without setting the alarm. But it's easy to forget, especially if you haven't ever had an intrusion in the past. Without your alarms on, a window can shatter or your front door knocked in without your family or the monitoring station notified.
Of course, you can program your system using the mobile device that help you arm your system automatically. Now you can instruct your devices to arm at the same time every night. Or define a boundary at the front door, so they arm as you leave the house. If you have Alexa or Google Home, you can activate your system with voice commands. And, of course, some devices, like your fire detectors or security cameras, stay "always on."
An Active System Has A Monthly Charge
Proactive home security systems, like what Vivint supports, come with a monthly price tag for live, around-the-clock monitoring. That may feel like a lot of dollars to spend on something you may not ever use. You may also need to finance the professional installation -- unless you find a special deal that discounts the cost.
However, professional monitoring looks like a needed service when you realize that most security emergencies take place when you're away from home. When a component senses motion, your monitoring station contacts both you and emergency services. That saves you precious moments when you’re rushing back home. And if you're not close to home, your monitoring professional makes sure help show up even though miles and miles away.
Your Vivint Security System From Vivint Is Always Worth It
If you decide that a security system is worth it in Jacksonville, your initial step is to contact Vivint. Our experts will customize the perfect security bundle for your family. Just call (904) 977-6139 or complete the form below.