In Denver and other cities in the US, there are numerous home security myths that hold people from making an effort to protect their homes. The worst part is that these myths are mostly unsubstantiated and highly unrealistic when placed under scrutiny. Always be on the safe side, and don’t let your assumptions hold you back from doing all you can to protect your family.
Let’s debunk the following home security myths:
- Home security systems are too expensive!
There is always that feeling that advanced home security is expensive and is only a preserve of the very rich. In reality, there are some upfront, one-time charges that come with home security service. However, most homeowners end up paying less than $100 a month for the first year of service and the package includes installation and equipment.
- A safe neighborhood will protect me!
Many people hold to the false sense that living in a safe neighborhood will provide sufficient guarantee of protection. However, as is evident in various news cycles, a neighborhood is only safe until something unexpected happens. A home security system, on the other hand, will keep you and property on guard, 24/7.
- Home security systems require too many contracts!
There are certain contracts that must be signed for services such as home monitoring. However, these contracts are very straightforward and procedural, in line with security practices everywhere. You must understand that contract is designed to protect you and guarantee the service you are receiving. You just need to make sure you have read and understood the fine print. In case you do not understand anything, seek redress from the security company.
- My possessions can always be replaced!
Whereas this is true for most part, it will set you back a couple of dollars and breed a feeling of insecurity in your consciousness. This feeling is often felt much more than the actual loss of valuables and this is something you want to avoid at all cost.
- My dog is all the protection I need!
When it comes to home security, the dog should essentially be treated as an additional layer of security, but not an end to itself. Because dogs like other carnivals can easily be swayed by treats or become a victim of an attack by the intruders. In addition, unlike you or a good security system, the dog cannot call the police during the emergency.
- You cannot trust a wireless system!
To the contrary, modern day wireless security systems are highly efficient and reliable compared to the older cable based security systems. For starters, there is not going to be any cables to cut in case of an invasion because the system is connected to a control center via cellular technology. Secondly, most wireless security systems will continue to operate even when there is a power blackout.
- My pets will trigger the alarms!
Modern home security systems come with highly sophisticated and intelligent features that can differentiate between various objects including pets and the bad guys. If you have a pet in your home, let your home security company know this ahead of time so that all necessary considerations are given due attention.
- It is impossible to stop a determined burglar!
The motive of any burglar is to break into a property and get away with valuables undetected. For this reason, every layer of security placed on the way of burglar will act as a crucial deterrent. A determined criminal can still be caught and apprehended with the right security measures in place.