Smart House Security Systems Aren’t Just for the Elite

Smart House Security Systems Aren’t Just for the Elite

Written By

Deborah Abrams Kaplan

While some may think they don’t have enough in their house to warrant getting a smart home security system, that isn’t necessarily true. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there were 2.15 million home burglaries back in 2010. Of these, 60.5 percent used forcible entry. On average, each burglary cost the homeowners more than $2,000.

A smart house security system isn’t as costly as many people think, and home automation systems make sense for middle-class families. Here are some reasons why these systems can fit into your budget.

There’s more to steal

In the six years since the FBI statistics, more people bought and used portable electronic devices like tablets and smartphones, and these are expensive items for burglars to swipe. Yes, flat screen televisions are popular, but jewelry and small electronics are easier for a burglar to hide. A home security system is a great way to protect your belongings.

Homeowners insurance discounts

Homeowners insurance companies offer a discount on their rates if you have a house security system. That yearly savings helps pay for the security system.

You can monitor your kids

Smart home automation systems let you track your kids when they come home.

If your kids are home alone, you’ll have peace of mind knowing they’re safe with an alarm system. Using surveillance cameras, window and door sensors and smart door entry systems, you’ll be comfortable leaving them home without a babysitter. Keep track of their comings and goings on the app or your office computer.

Monitor your home for fire

A smoke alarm doesn’t help anyone if no one’s home to hear it beep. If there’s a fire in your home when you’re not there, a home security system will alert you, the security company and fire department. It’s more affordable to have a security system monitoring your home for fire than it is to lose all your belongings and move to a new house.

make sure your smoke alarm is connected to your smart house automation system

Lower electricity costs

Your smart house system can help regulate the temperature inside when you’re not home. With high electricity and gas prices, this will save you money. You can program the system to keep the house at a temperature you like when you’re home, but change the temperature when it’s not being used.

You don’t need to be a celebrity or in the top 1 percent to benefit from a home automation security system. They have features that are helpful to everyone, and they’re more affordable than you think.

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