We all work very hard for our things. When we leave our homes, it is mostly to go to work. We go to work to make money. We make money to support our loved ones, to fix up our homes, to buy things we want, things our loved ones want. Whatever the case, we all work hard to have nice things in our homes. Some things are replaceable, some things are not replaceable. The point is that most of the things we care about are in our homes. We work hard for all of those things. Wouldn’t it bother you to know that someone is in your home uninvited? Wouldn’t you like to know the instant someone enters your home or tries to enter your home? All the things we care about are in jeopardy at that point. (See recent break ins in Great Neck Area of Virginia Beach)
Every 14 seconds a home is broken into in the United States. Crime is everywhere. We should all be prepared. For the cost of a candy bar, you can have your home monitored for a day. We all have had some sort of alarm on our cars for 15 to 20 years now. It is safe to say you keep more in your house than in your car, right? Put an alarm system in your house and protect your home. You won’t have to wonder if someone is in your dark home upon arrival when you have an alarm system. There are many uses for an alarm but one thing people forget is that alarms monitor for fire as well as break-ins. A burglar will take some things, but a fire will take everything. The technology is readily available and it only makes sense to protect your homes.
If your system is older than 4 years, you should have it replaced. If you think your neighborhood is too nice to have a break-in, you should think about that. Those are the houses people want to break into. If you have a road into your neighborhood you are accessible to crime. There is no homeowner that is above needing an alarm system. Yes dogs are great and so are guns for protection. Most break-ins happen between 9am-5pm when people are at work and guns won’t shoot themselves (they will get stolen with your other stuff). As for dogs, they should be protected as well. By that, I mean that if there is a house fire a monitored smoke would save their lives. Peace of mind and savings off of your homeowner’s insurance is enough reason alone to get a system installed.
In VA you should never buy a system from someone that isn’t state-licensed. All sales people in the alarm industry must have a VA Dept of Criminal Justice Services ID Badge. No alarm contract should be over 3 years. Never get an alarm without a locked rate and never get an alarm system without a full warranty. Being safe is a good thing. Being prepared is a major part of that. Don’t wait until your home has been invaded to get an alarm system.
Life Safety Specialist/Security Sales
Power Home Technologies
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