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Whether you’ve just moved to a new neighbourhood, had a slight security scare, or your simply just looking for some peace of mind, investing in a home security system might be something you’ve thought about.

But is it worth it?

What with the fees, installing, arming and disarming, it can all seem like an unnecessary hassle.

Although this extra legwork can’t be denied, there are some excellent benefits that come with installing your own home security system, benefits that you might have initially overlooked.

So, in this article, we’ll detail these benefits for you, along with fleshing out some of the more basic ones.

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Protect your family from intruders

Perhaps this particular reason doesn’t need spelling out to you, since it’s probably what led you to arrive at this article in the first place.

That said, there’s an important statistic that might help you understand just how a security system might do this. According to research carried out by Simon Hakim and Erwin Blackstone in their book ‘Securing Home and Business’, homes without home security are 2.7 times more likely to burgled.

First and foremost, this demonstrates that the mere presence of a home security is enough to deter most criminals.

And it’s this benefit – home security system as deterrent – that is the prominent.

Reduces home insurance fees

Although home security isn’t cheap, there is a particular benefit which offsets this: cheaper home insurance.

That is, investing in a home security system can reduce your fees by 20%. Why? Well, since you’ve taken the initiative to make your home less of a target for criminals, there’s a reduced risk for them, too.

What’s more, if in the unlikely event that you are burgled, you will have evidence to back up your insurance claims. This will make the whole process run a great deal smoother.

Manage your electricity while away

As home security systems get more technologically advanced year on year, even more useful features become available.

Take smart thermostats, for example.

Security systems with this feature allow you to control your heating, lights and any other electrical device you might have accidentally left on – all from your smartphone.

One particularly useful benefit of this feature is that you can put your lights on a timer while you’re away on holiday, leading any would-be burglars to believe you’re still at home.

Keep an eye on your home remotely

For homeowners with a tendency to worry, a home security system offers complete peace of mind.

Whether you want to just make sure your children are safe, ensure all the lights are off or simply check-in, having remote visual access to your home is certainly a huge benefit of having a home security system.

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