As a home owner, you understand the importance of taking care of your assets. Unfortunately, with crime on the rise, many home owners are often at risk for theft, as well as other events, such as fire or frozen pipes. If you wish to protect your home and your family, consider having a residential home security system installed in your house. You’ll find the benefits far outweigh the cost and they are relatively simple to use. The following are some examples for the types of security you can have in your home.
Carbon Monoxide Detection
Carbon Monoxide is a gas emitted by appliances you may have in your home, such as gas stoves, gas heaters, and kerosene space heaters. Unfortunately, if your appliance is emitting this deadly gas, you will not be able to detect it yourself. It is odorless and colorless and many people die because it went undetected in their homes. When you place a carbon monoxide detection system in your home, it will detect the current level of the gas and some are able to detect cumulative levels.
Have you ever had your precious memories damaged because water got into the basement? Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence among home owners everywhere. This can be prevented, however, when you place a water sensor in an area you want to monitor. When moisture hits the sensors, it will send an alert out that there is possible water in the area. This can prevent thousands of dollars of damage to your property.
Low Temperature Sensor
If you live in an area where the temperature can go below freezing, you may want to consider a low temperature sensor as part of your residential home security systems. When the temperature gets below forty degrees, an alert will go off. This can prevent your pipes from freezing and your home from being damaged.
Fire Alarm System
Most residential home security systems have a fire system set up. This can include several different items that can help save your family in the even to an emergency. Generally, these systems can include smoke detectors, heat detectors, and sirens set up to alert you if there is a fire in your home. You will also find that when your home has a fire alarm system set up, you may have discounts applied to your home owner’s insurance.
Residential home security systems often have a burglar system set up for the safety of you and your family. These systems may include motion detectors, glass break detectors, and door contacts. If someone enters your home without authorization, you will be alerted to their presence and if you have alarm monitoring, the alarm will be reported to the authorities.
These are just a few of the components you can have set up for residential home security systems. You will find there are plenty of options to help keep your you, your family, and your home safe from harm, including gas leak detectors, driveway motion detectors, video surveillance, and emergency response systems.
The cost of residential home security systems will vary from company to company. However, the standard cost for a basic system set up in your home to include a fire system and burglar system is generally under five-hundred dollar. This will include the labor charge. The price, however, depends upon the different components you wish to have set up and how large your home is and how many detectors and sensors are needed to fully insure your home is thoroughly protected. You may find there are security systems that will give you a major discount on the installation of the system if you sign a contract for alarm monitoring.
The most important thing you can do for your family is to protect them and their home. Residential home security systems can save the life of a family member and protect them from crime.