RETURN TO BLOG

Should You Have a Security System in a Safe Neighborhood?

Home Security Tips

If you live in a safe neighborhood, you might be wondering if you need a security system. 

Good question!

While unsafe areas tend to have higher crime rates, home invasions and robberies can happen at any point— no matter where you live. 

It pays to invest in home security to protect yourself and your family. But if you’re still on the fence, let’s take a look at some of the key benefits that a security system provides:

  • Discourage criminals
  • Immediate activity alerts
  • Higher chance of theft recovery
  • Reduced home insurance premiums
  • Peace of mind

At Ackerman Security, we help Atlanta homeowners safeguard against home invasions, robberies, and more. For peace of mind and a no-theft guarantee, give our security experts a call today: 800.552.1111. You can also get a free instant security quote online.


 

Discourage Criminals

Security systems deter criminal activity. 

Why? 

Because criminals are notoriously opportunistic, they also don’t want to get caught. So, if you make it even the slightest bit difficult to break into your home (either through visible signage or cameras), they’re likely to move onto an easier target. 

When it comes to safeguarding your family against property theft, home invasions, and robberies, prevention can make all the difference.

 

Immediate Activity Alerts

Home security systems have come a long way in recent years. With the latest technological advancements, homeowners can now monitor and control their homes directly from a phone or tablet. This includes receiving immediate alerts if suspicious activity is detected anywhere inside or outside your home.

For example, let’s say that you’re on vacation. The house is locked up, but someone steps onto your property near the front door. With motion detectors and/or a smart door lock system in place, you’ll get an immediate alert straight to your phone. And with the tap of a button, you can check and breathe a sigh of relief that it was just the postman delivering an Amazon package. 

Of course, if you happen to view an unknown character snooping around your yard, you can have the opportunity to alert the authorities. And depending on the security system you have in place, you could even speak directly to them through voice-activated front door cameras. 

Advanced home security systems allow homeowners to remotely monitor camera footage, door locks, and more from the convenience of their phone or tablet.

 

Higher Chance of Theft Recovery

People commonly ask, “how can a security system actually stop a criminal from robbing my home? Even if the alarm goes off, they could still have time to grab valuable items and then get away before the police arrive.”

It’s true, a home security system isn’t a physical blocking force. However, they do provide recourse for retrieving any stolen items. 

For example, with security camera footage, you’ll have a clear visual of a home invader’s physical appearance, including proof of forced entry. Moreover, by knowing precisely where they entered and exited your home, detectives will have an easier time finding fingerprints, shoe prints, clothing fibers, and other trails of evidence. This could lead not only to the perpetrator’s capture, but the return of your stolen property.

 

Reduced Home Insurance Premiums

Home insurance providers don’t want to pay out claims. It costs them money and takes up time and resources that they could otherwise use to sign new customers. So, to incentivize homeowners to prevent property theft and other crime-related home damage, many companies will discount insurance premiums if you install a home security system.

Discounts range from 2-10% of your premium, and although it may not seem like much, it could make up for any monthly monitoring fees paid to your home security provider.

If you’re someone who likes saving money, this is just a small bonus for keeping your home safe and protected. 

Security systems can reduce your home insurance premiums.

 

Peace of Mind

According to the most recent FBI records, you have a 1 in 22 chance of falling victim to a property crime in Atlanta. That’s higher than the national average and an unsettling statistic. 

However, with a professional home security system in place, you don’t have to worry about falling victim to crime stats. 

You can have peace of mind that you, your family, and your priceless belongings are safe—regardless of whether you’re home or not.

At the end of the day, that peace of mind is truly priceless.

Review home security video footage from your phone, tablet, or centrally located touchscreen platform.

 

Let Ackerman Keep Your Home Safe and Protected.

Ackerman Security has been a leading home security company in Atlanta for more than 50 years. We offer the latest technology, customized security solutions, and 24/7 monitoring and support. To get a free quote on a home security system tailored to your needs and budget, give us a call at 800.552.1111 or book directly through our website.

Recent articles and publications on home security