7 Reasons You Need a Home or Business Security System

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Many residents in East Texas don’t give home or business security much of a thought until after an incident has occurred. Many break-ins and burglaries could be prevented with a proper security system, but many people don’t realize how inexpensive and effective modern security systems can be.

Here is a list of 7 reasons why a security system is a wise investment for your home and/or business.

Deter Would-Be Criminals

Criminals often target the easiest opportunities. They may stake out a potential target for a length of time to determine how secure the premises is before making a move. However, if there are signs that a home or building is properly secured, they will generally be less inclined to move forward with a break-in and more inclined to move on to easier targets.

Save on Insurance

Many big insurance companies may offer a reduced rate for homes and businesses that have adequate security in place. These savings can help offset the cost of installing and maintaining a security system for your premises.

Improve Your Property’s Value

If you plan on selling your property at some point, highlighting a solid, dependable security system can add to the value. This applies to both commercial and residential properties, so it’s a good idea to implement a decent security system if you don’t already have one—not only can you benefit from it now, but it can bring your more money when you sell.

Keep an Eye on Your Property While Away

Whether you’re down the road or half-way across the world on a vacation (or for business, etc.), you can rest easy knowing your property is secure at all times. If you utilize video surveillance or CCTV technology in your security system, you can view live and recorded security footage streams, but many systems can alert you of breaches even without video capabilities. From there, you can work with local law enforcement (even from long-distance) to ensure your property is protected. Additionally, you can receive alerts when doors or windows are opened at any time. Some systems even allow access control that can grant admission when necessary and lock remotely.

Protect from More than Bad Actors

Many modern security systems can help detect a wide array of threats, from carbon monoxide to fire, smoke, and flooding. In the event of a fire or broken pipe, you can be alerted quickly, which can help mitigate damages.

Faster Response to Emergencies

If your system doesn’t deter a criminal, it can certainly help prevent them from doing as much damage or stealing as many valuables as they would have without the security system. You and authorities can be quickly alerted, allowing for a swift response. The same goes for fires and flooding if your system is equipped to detect these threats.

Keep Your Family and/or Employees & Visitors Safe

Perhaps the most important job a security system has is to keep your family safe (for residential security systems) and to keep your employees, clients and visitors safe (for commercial/business security systems). The peace of mind provided by a reliable system is invaluable, as protecting those you’re responsible for and care about should always be a top priority.

If you’re ready to protect your home, family, business, and/or staff and visitors, contact 3D Security, Inc. today to discuss your needs and goals. We’ll work with you to provide an ideal security system solution for your home or business.