What is a Home Security System?

A home security system is a system designed to secure a home by using various technologies and components to detect and deter potential intruders. A typical home security system may include various components such as door/window contacts, motion detectors, glassbreak detectors, surveillance cameras and the alarm system control panel. These components work together to alert homeowners, authorities or a monitoring company about potential intrusions or other threats, and may also include additional features such as smoke and carbon monoxide detection. The purpose of a home security system is to provide peace of mind and protect a home from burglary, theft, and other unwanted activities.

The main reasons to choose a home security system are:

1. Protection from Burglaries and Break-In's: A home security system can help deter burglars from entering your home, and can alert you and the authorities if someone does.

2. Peace of Mind: Knowing that your home is protected by a security system can give you peace of mind, whether you're at home, at work, or on vacation.

3. Property Damage Prevention: Home security systems can detect events like fire or flooding, allowing you to take action before significant damage occurs.

4. Access Control: Modern home security systems can be integrated with smart locks and other access control systems, allowing you to monitor and control who has access to your home.

5. Lower Home Insurance Premiums: Many home insurance companies offer discounts on insurance premiums for homes that are protected by security systems with professional GeoArm central station alarm monitoring services, as these homes are typically less risky to insure.

Home security systems can be effective at fighting crime by deterring potential burglars and intruders from attempting to break into your home in the first place. If a burglary does occur, a security system can quickly alert you and/or the GeoArm central monitoring station where a live operator can quickly dispatch your local authorities having jurisdiction, increasing the chances of catching the perpetrator and recovering stolen property.

In the United States, a burglary happens once every 23 seconds. Most burglaries (about 60%) happen during the day when homeowners are at work or school. Burglaries are more common in urban areas than in rural areas. The average loss per burglary is around $2,500. About 30% of burglars enter a home through an unlocked door or window. Homes without security systems are three times more likely to be burglarized than homes with GeoArm powered alarm monitoring.

No-Term Contracts? Month-to-Month Subscription Plans Long-Term with Liquidated Damages
New Security Systems? Own the Alarm Equipment on Day 1 Lease the Alarm Equipment for 3 Years
Proprietary Technology? Unlocked Non-Proprietary Equipment Locked Out Proprietary Equipment
Live Operator Service? Optional 24-Hour PRO Central Station Required 24-Hour PRO Central Station
Do-It-Yourself Options? Most Flexible DIY Brands and Services Less DIY Brands to Choose and Pick
Free Move Program? Nationwide Coverage is Supported Some Limitations on Coverage Areas
Technical Support? Inexpensive Remote Technicians Costly Onsite Hourly Service Rates

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