During the last 18 months the worldwide pandemic has led to lots of changes to our lifestyle. Things like lockdown, working from home and the inability to travel abroad, have meant that houses are probably not left unattended as often as they once were. However, as restrictions lift, and things begin to return to some sort of normality it is time to review our home security.
Over the last 12 months there has been a reduction in home intrusion crimes, however there were still over 250,000 burglaries committed in the UK in 2020. With this in mind it’s time to ask yourself if your home is properly protected. Because unfortunately as we return to office based work and go on holiday again there are always unscrupulous people who will look to take advantage of our absence and help themselves to what doesn’t belong to them.
One of the best ways to protect your home and deter thieves is to install a Wigan Burglar Alarm or in fact a security system wherever you are based. Listed below are five good reasons why installing a home security system would be of benefit to you.
It Will Act as a Serious Deterrent
The main reason for installing a security system is that it will deter all but the most determined burglars from attempting to break into your home. The mere visible presence of an alarm means that burglars will often bypass your property and move onto easier pickings. This is because the majority of burglaries are opportunist crimes, and most burglars are looking for somewhere they can get in and out of quickly. Alarm systems deter crime because not only does it take time to disable them (if you can), but if they are triggered they make loud noises and trust us the last think any burglar wants to do is draw attention to themselves.
Alarms Create a Safer Environment
If your house is broken into it’s not just the loss of valuable possessions that is upsetting, probably even worse than that is the fact that an intruder has been in your home and through your belongings. They say an Englishman’s home is his castle and as such it is important he can feel safe while in there. Most modern alarm systems can be zoned which means that you can ensure you are protected while you are in the house or sleeping at night.
Alarm Systems Can be Monitored for Fast Response
If by some chance a burglar isn’t deterred by the presence of an alarm, once it is activated it is highly likely to reduce the amount of time an intruder spends in your property. However, if you are looking for an extra level of protection, modern alarms can be linked to a monitoring station. This means that if your alarm is activated it can be responded to quickly. Where required monitoring stations will call the police to request a response, increasing the chances of the criminals being caught in the act.
Reduced Insurance Premiums
It is quite commonplace for insurance companies to offer discounted premiums to homeowners who have a security system installed in their premises. The fact that a property is protected by a security system is likely to be more secure making it a lower risk to insure. Premiums can be reduced even further by linking your alarm to an approved monitoring centre.
Most alarm systems nowadays are fitted with a fast response button, meaning that if someone falls ill it is easy for them to attract attention and get help. This means that an alarm system will not only protect your belongings but you and your family as well.
While this list is not exhaustive it covers some of the main reason why an alarm would be beneficial for any household.