Home Security and the Holidays
The holidays are a wonderful time of year. The air is crisp, you get to spend time with family and your home transforms into a centerpiece for gatherings and celebrations. But the holidays are also one of the most active times of year for break-ins. Home security has been a hot-button topic in the real estate market recently with more and more homes moving to smart home technology. If you’re considering upgrading your home with a security system, here are some reasons why it’s a good idea.
3 Benefits of Home Security
In a recent study of home invasion offenders, 83% said they would check for an alarm system before breaking in. That’s a very high percentage. Having a home security system is only going to help protect you while you’re home and give you the peace of mind that your home’s safe while you’re away.
During the holidays, there are gifts and valuables scattered throughout your home, and a home security system will help to ensure that everything stays where it belongs. On the other hand, if you plan to travel for the holidays, you can rest assured that your home will be safe and secure while you’re away.
Pro Tip: Prominently display the sticker or official sign you’re given from the security company on your front lawn or window.
Since home security has become increasingly popular over the past few years, the cost of the tools necessary to keep your home safe have significantly decreased. Break-ins have the potential to be traumatizing, but more than anything they are an inconvenience. Filing a claim with insurance and having to replace all the items is less than enjoyable.
Security cameras are an effective tool in preventing home invaders, and since they are so affordable, you can put several of them up to cover the entire perimeter of your home. Additionally, most systems now come with the ability to remotely access the system from your computer or smart phone. This allows for you to check-in on your home whenever you’d like and gives you the ability to set up alerts should there be any new motion detected by your cameras while you’re away.
Pro Tip: Hire a professional to install and set you your home security system for best results.
Added Peace of Mind
When it comes to protecting your family, peace of mind is priceless. Your home security system can be as simple or as elaborate as you feel fit. It can be as easy as a single camera at your front door or as vast as multiple cameras encompassing the perimeter of your home. At the end of the day, whatever level of added protection makes you feel confident about the safety of your home will be what’s best for you and your family.
Pro Tip: When you give the appearance that your home is protected, even if it’s minimal, most home invaders will be dissuaded.
Expert Ladera Ranch Realtor
If you’re looking to move during the holidays or you want to start preparing to sell in the upcoming year, working with a real estate expert is crucial to find success. I’ve been serving the community of Ladera Ranch for more than 18 years, and have become a local expert. Work with the best, and let me help you with all your Ladera Ranch real estate needs this year and next.
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