A Security System May Decrease Your Insurance Premiums
A security system might lower your home insurance costs -- especially when the system features round-the-clock monitoring. Insurance companies may see you as a smaller risk with less security incidents. This could lead to rebates. You might also see that a home security system increases your home’s resale value. Or at least your home will look better to other house hunters.
A Home Security System Can Protect You From More Than Break-Ins
Many security systems with 24/7 monitoring can handle more kinds of emergencies than intrusions. Monitored fire alarms can protect against both heat and smoke. Flood sensors will warn you to potential leaks. And carbon monoxide detectors will sound off when they sense the silent, odorless gas. Or you can even carry or wear a portable panic button for medical emergencies.
A Complete Security System Can Make Your House More Efficient Through Home Automation
If you pair home security with home automation, your home gets monitored protection and becomes more efficient. Systems like smart bulbs, smart door locks, and smart temperature controls, can pair with your system using z-wave connections. Access all of your devices through the same home security app and see life in new and practical ways.
For example, you can set your your downstairs lights to turn off, turn down the temperature, and arm your alarms when you leave the house. Then power down the alarm, unlock the doors, and turn on some music when you drive up to the house. With your mobile app, you can also set triggers for security events -- like illuminating the house during a break-in or having the vent fan during a fire.
How A Home Security System Might Not Be Worth Pursuing In Palm Springs
You Need To Arm Your System For Protection
Your system won’t protect you if it's not turned on. In theory, you should never leave the house or say goodnight without arming your system. But you can easily forget, especially if you haven't ever had a break-in in the past. Without your alarms on, a window can break or your front door knocked in without your family or the monitoring station alerted.
Of course, you can set your security system’s app to help you arm your system automatically. Now you can instruct your doors to lock up tight at the same hour every night. Or geofence them to the front door, so your alarms go on when you leave for work. If you use a voice assistant, you can activate your system with a simple voice command. Of course, some alarms, like your fire, carbon monoxide, and flood detectors, always stay active.
Home Security Has A Monthly Responsibility
Proactive security systems that are monitored by Vivint, come with a monthly price tag for live, around-the-clock monitoring. That could seem like wasted dollars to spend on a protection you might never use. You may also need to finance the install -- unless you find a coupon or special that reduces the final bill.
However, 24/7 monitoring looks like a needed service when you consider that most security emergencies happen when you're away from home. When a alarm senses motion, your monitoring station contacts both you and emergency services. That saves you time when you’re rushing to the house. And if you're not close to home, your alarm monitoring makes sure the police or fire department show up even though you can't get back home.
An Vivint Security System From Vivint Is Always Worth It
If you come to the conclusion that a security system is worth it in Palm Springs, your first step is to call Vivint. Our experts will customize the best security bundle for your home. Just call (760) 334-5668 or complete the form below.