Having a home alarm system will give you peace of mind, knowing your family will be alerted and authorities called if any potential danger should arise, ranging from burglary to a fire or toxic gas leak. This initial warning & faster emergency response can make a big difference in the end, but the question remains, does having a home alarm system also lower the chances of an emergency situation ever occurring in the first place?
The answer is yes! Simply having a home alarm system installed can greatly lower the chances your house is the targeted by a burglar or random act of property damage. It is one of the most effective crime deterrents available when it comes to home safety. With the simple addition of exterior security cameras, motion sensor outdoor lighting & visible security warning stickers on your doors, you can greatly reduce the chances of a random crime occurring on or around your property.
The psychology of why home alarm systems are such a great crime deterrent is fairly simple: most criminals don’t want to risk getting caught. Random acts of crime for the most part are done using split-second decisions based on risk vs. reward. If you make the risks blatantly apparent, most random acts of crime will never have the opportunity to happen.
The simple addition of motion sensor lighting at the front & back of your house can greatly reduce unwanted activity, making it much harder for a potential criminal to go unseen. Having exterior security cameras will let the potential criminal know their actions are being monitored & recorded, while the highly visible security sticker on your door makes it known that your house is equipped with a constantly monitored home alarm system and any further action will not go unnoticed.