Aug 28, 2018|

Just Moved? Now's the Time to Consider a Security System

Moving is a fresh start. It means a new house, new neighborhood, and a chance to start making new memories.

It's also the perfect time to consider how you can protect your family—and your new investment—right from the start.

Does your new home need a security system?

The short answer: yes, it does. While there are plenty of reasons why a home security system is a worthwhile investment for your new home, here are some of the most critical:

It protects your investment

Your home is probably the biggest investment you'll make, so it makes sense to protect it. According to the FBI, approximately 1.5 million homes are burglarized every year, and the average loss from each burglary is $2,000.

burglar in front of a house
A security system helps protect your home against burglary and break-ins.
 

Even homeowners insurance only goes so far after a burglary. Cash and jewelry, for example, are not covered under traditional home insurance policies (or are very limited).

Home security systems act as a preventative measure. One survey of inmates serving time for burglary found that the majority of burglars would leave a home immediately if a security alarm went off. Home security features like visible cameras were also named as effective deterrents for break-ins.

Given that the average loss from a break-in is far more than the yearly cost of a security system, it's a precaution you can't afford not to take.

“My family moved to a new city 800 miles away from everything we know, due to a promotion with my job. With me away 15 hours a day, 7 days a week, I know I can count on the safety and security provided by Vivint to keep my wife, kids, and pets safe.”
- Danny R., Indianapolis, IN

It keeps your home safe until you move in

On average, it takes 50 days to close on a new home. In some cases, the home was vacant before it was sold, or the previous owner will have moved out weeks before you take ownership.

Vacant homes are easy targets for would-be burglars, and with so many people coming and going when a house is for sale or recently sold, most neighbors wouldn’t even notice if a burglary happened.

A security system with round-the-clock monitoring helps protect your home from break-ins, fires, and other threats before and after you’ve officially moved in.

It provides peace of mind

Perhaps the most important benefit of a security system is the peace of mind it provides.

If you’ve ever moved, you already know how stressful it can be. Between coordinating movers, packing and unpacking, starting schools, and getting acclimated, it’s no wonder moving is considered one of the five most stressful life events. Not only that but when you're in an unfamiliar area, you may not be sure what to expect from your new neighborhood.

A security system can help alleviate some of that stress by providing one less thing for you to worry about.

“My family recently moved into a new neighborhood, and my husband works out of town a lot. So being home alone with my children has made me feel uneasy. Now that I have a surveillance and security system with Vivint, I no longer have to worry about what is going on at my house when I am away. The plus side is that my husband doesn't either. He can view the house and see who comes and goes on his phone using the easy Vivint app. I would recommend this company for their product, and service. The installation was done professionally. No wires all around my house and they came to install it when it was convenient for me.”

- Sarah P., Lakeland, FL

What can a modern security system do for your home?

Average home security systems used to be little more than a motion detector and an alarm. Over the past few years, however, security systems have come a long way.

Vivint panel near window
A smart home combines home security with home automation to provide unparalleled protection and control for homeowners.
 
Modern security systems, like those offered by Vivint, combine advanced security features with the convenience and benefit of home automation to create a smart home. With Vivint, you can customize your system based on your family's needs with features like:
  • Burglary detection, which include glass break sensors and door and window sensors that detect unauthorized entry.
  • Smoke alarms that also detect increases in heat, to alert you and the proper authorities to fires before you even see or smell smoke.
  • CO detectors for protection against carbon monoxide, the "silent killer."
  • Smart locks that lock automatically and can also be locked or unlocked remotely, protecting your front door from unauthorized access.
  • Smart garage door control, which not only protects against unauthorized entry through the garage, but alerts you if your garage door is left open.
  • Outdoor surveillance cameras with night vision, HD-clarity, and auto-recording when motion is detected.

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Protection around the clock

With a Vivint system, our 24/7 security monitoring team keeps an eye on your home to protect what matters most. In an emergency, these specialists will contact you and request police, fire, or medical help when requested or automatically if they can't reach you.

For example, if you're away from home when a fire starts and a smoke alarm goes off, our monitoring team will notify you and contact the fire department.

Buying a new home is an exciting time of change, and with a Vivint system, you can start your new home experience off on the right foot.

Give us a call today at 844.481.8630 for a free quote on a home security system.

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