We’ve all been hearing about the potential benefits of investing in home security systems. But, the question is when the right time to invest in a security system is?
And, to answer your question, here are some tips:
#1. When You Are Moving Into a New House
Moving into a new house, a new neighborhood highlights a very important phase in someone’s life and a very exciting time, especially if you are going to live alone for the first time in your life.
While some delight over the packing and unpacking process, the legal checks and furnishing the new home with stylish new pieces, others consider it as a very stressful phase. There’s a hell of a lot of things to remember, but what should stay on top of the list is your home’s security system.
I’m sure it must have taken a lot of time, efforts and money (obviously) to find and invest in that dream home of yours. Now, the last thing you’d want is for it to go in flames or to become the target of home invaders.
Oh and living in a safe neighborhood (that is, one with a low crime rate) or having an eagle-eyed neighbor will not be enough to deter a crime. Please get that prevalent misconception out of your mind.
If your desire is for your house to be safe and sound, you need to make the right investment.
#2. You Got a Pet
Owning a pet does sound great but along with it comes the downsides and a fair share of misadventures. No matter how much you try to overlook this, the constant requests of your kids will bore you out till you have no other choice than buy them a pet (especially when you are being woken up in the middle of the night by your kids).
So, finally, there’s a new addition to your family.
Well, many many congratulations on your bundle of joy. You or rather your kids must be super happy and excited. Unfortunately, your joy is not going to last long.
In the recent years, countries like UK and USA have experienced a drastic increase in pet thefts, especially dogs.
Somewhere, doesn’t this trigger an interior alarm?
Can’t you hear a voice shouting for “pets in danger” or “potential intruders?”
Apparently, there is a myth that most homeowners assume that having a dog will scare off any home intruders.
If you think of this, even thieves can. And, so they come prepared – to distract dogs with tasty treats.
#3. You Just Bought Some Very Expensive Items
If you are someone like me – someone who’s going to brag about the brand new speakers that are still in their packing box or about the keys of the shining car that have yet to be handed over to you, then you are in serious trouble.
It feels nice when you see that new Titan Zeus in your living room or that striking red Ferrari on the drive. But, when the whole neighborhood knows about these pricey stuff, it’s a warning sign that you should invest in a home security system and stop bragging. Like seriously.
#4. You Are Going on Holiday
When you are relaxing somewhere under the warm sun of Hawaii or sitting by the window of your vacation home and enjoying New York’s best-selling novel, the last thing you’d want to think about is the security of your home.
When you are far from the constant craziness of your daily life and form your home-sweet-home, you cannot rely on neighbors to look after your home. If you want peace of mind, the best would be to invest in professional home monitoring services.
#5. Selling a House
Staging your house concentrating on focal points and using great aesthetic elements would not be enough to attract prospective buyers. But, one thing that can raise your home’s value is a home security system.
So, according to you, when is the best time to invest in a security system?