Home Security Companies Address the Myths!

Posted by Omega Security on October 24, 2013

Many homeowners make the smart decision to protect their homes and families by investing in an alarm system service, but there are still many who do not. Unfortunately, there are many myths that prevent homeowners from making the commitment and investment. Before becoming one of those homeowners who write off home security companies and their services, get the facts.

Myth #1: “Alarm system services are expensive.”

This is one of the most commonly stated myths that keep homeowners from protecting themselves. The truth? Home security companies can install a system for a nominal fee and can work with you to fit your budget and needs. In addition, insurance companies often give discounts that can offset the cost.

Myth #2: “Alarm companies require long contracts.”

Many consumers mistakenly believe that they need to sign long contracts to protect their homes with an alarm system. While it is true that the rates are generally lowered when customers sign contracts for multiple years, most security companies will not offer contracts longer than three years in length, and may even offer month-to-month contracts.

Myth #3: “Motion Sensors Cause False Alarms.”

Motion sensors can easily be adjusted and strategically places to accommodate pets, curtains or anything else that may set off a sensor. You can turn motion sensors on and off as you find necessary as well. You need only to discuss with a home security professional to make such adjustments.

Homes in Safe Neighborhoods Don’t Need Alarms

Just because a house is in a relatively safe neighborhood does not mean that it is safe from theft. Thieves often prey on neighborhoods where residents are complacent about theft. And while it’s nice to have neighbors or pets to keep an extra eye on your property, they cannot always be relied on like an alarm system can. Not only will this alarm system protect your home and family from burglary, but it will also help to protect your home against fire, carbon monoxide, vandalism and unwanted intruders, as well.

Do your research. If you’re having doubts or are having trouble deciding whether or not you need a home alarm system, consult a professional and consider the worst case scenario. Don’t wait until it’s too late to realize how important these systems are to the safety and security of your family and your home.