6 Home Security Myths Debunked
Most homeowners understand the risks associated with an unprotected home, such as a burglary or an electrical fire. However, there are certain myths that can deter a homeowner from investing in a home security system. In fact, many homeowners will call us and inquire about a new security system after the event has occurred. In most cases, these homes only lacked some of the most standard security features, such as a monitored alarm system.
Guardian Alarm wants to help debunk some of the most common myths about home security systems and how they can protect you and your family. Here are some of those myths and the realities behind them:
Myth #1: Installing a security system is too complicated.
When you use a security company like Guardian Alarm, you’re getting a local team to help you from your free quote through years of trusted service and 24/7 monitoring support. This includes installing your system which is performed by our professional technicians with years of experience. So, no matter what, you’re working with a company that puts you and your safety above everything else. Plus, if you ever need maintenance on your system, we’ll set an appointment around your schedule and make sure that every issue is addressed and resolved.
Myth #2: Home security systems are hard to use.
Keeping up with your home security has never been easier. Guardian Alarm offers the user-friendly MyGuardianAlarm mobile app to help you stay in control of your home security from anywhere. This allows you to arm your alarm, turn off lights, lock doors, and more, right from your smartphone. Plus, you can get real-time alerts to send you alarm activity, live camera feeds, and more, all based on how you customize your system.
Myth #3: Burglars can cut the phone line and disable my alarm.
Fortunately, with today’s technology, burglars cannot just cut your phone line and disconnect your security system. Guardian Alarm uses both cellular and Wi-Fi connections to ensure you’re connected to our 24/7 monitoring center with signals at the fastest speeds. So, whether there’s a break-in or an electrical fire, your system will immediately notify us, we’ll call you during an emergency, and then we’ll contact your local police or fire department.
Myth #4: A dog is enough protection.
Dogs help provide extra peace of mind, but they’re not able to alert local police, fire, or E.M.S. during an emergency. Dogs are also not the best deterrents when it comes to an intruder. Unless you’ve trained your dog specifically to defend your home from an intruder, they may become scared or timid once a break-in occurs. Guardian Alarm’s security systems are the best first line of defense for both you and your furry friends considering how fast our 24/7 monitoring center responds during an emergency.
Myth #5: It won’t happen to me.
Home break-ins occur every 26 seconds in the United States and homes without a security system are 300% more likely to be broken into. Even if you live in a safe neighborhood with a small crime rate, the risks of being burglarized remains. According to the FBI, more than 83% of criminals will move to another home if they spot signs of a home security system. This can be because of outdoor cameras, automatic lights, or even a yard sign or window sticker.
Myth #6: Home security systems can easily be tampered with.
Today’s technology can continue communicating alarm signals even if an intruder has broken in and destroyed your main security panel. So, the more time an intruder spends destroying your panel, the less time there is to burglarize before police arrive. You can also set a unique distress code separate from your everyday disarm code if an intruder tells you to disarm your system.
Ultimately, when it comes to protecting your home, there’s nothing like using a professional security company. Guardian Alarm’s team of security consultants will help you personalize your security system to fit the needs of you and your family. We’ll help you pick the right kinds of products, show you how to use your new system, and offer local service and maintenance for years to come.