Is a home security system really necessary?
Cases of burglaries and thefts are on the rise, which means that more and more homeowners are becoming concerned about their families and their properties. A home security system with alarm monitoring makes your home a less likely target of break-ins and burglaries.
I live in a neighborhood with a good, local patrol service, and I have locks on my doors and windows. Why do I need a monitored alarm system?
There are vulnerabilities in even the safest, most well-monitored areas. Even though regular patrolling is an effective deterrent for burglaries, a monitored alarm system is "on call" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
How does an alarm system fend off potential burglars?
Approximately 90% of burglars would prefer to break into homes without security systems. These criminals want the easy way in; they don't want to risk an alarm siren going off. Read statistics on home burglaries and learn how burglar alarm monitoring helps.
Can a home security system save me money?
Yes. Not only will a home security system add value to your property, but it will also save you 10-20% on your homeowner's insurance under most policies
What if my home is located far from the security company's command centers?
Signals from your home are transmitted electronically, so your location has no effect on the monitoring station's ability to receive your alarm signals.
What are the components of a home security system?
Most alarm systems include a control panel and keypad, door or window contacts, a motion detector, and an alarm siren. Safeguard also offers other optional security devices such as remote control access, glass break detection, and 24 hour monitored smoke detection.
When can I have my home security system installed?
Safeguard can have a licensed technician at your home within 1 to 3 days on average. We will schedule an installation appointment that is most convenient with your schedule.
Can I get an alarm system if I do not have a traditional phone line?
If you do not want to have a traditional phone line installed, Safeguard can monitor your home alarm system with our digital cellular communicator. This type of system uses your smartphone to relay messages to our monitoring station.
Will the security system continue to work if there is a loss of power?
Yes. Systems come with a back-up battery that will run the system for several hours. Once the battery is low, a signal will be transmitted to the monitoring center, and you will be notified.
Does my alarm sound if I have a pet?
No. Home security systems have "pet immunity", which allows for most animals that weigh less than 40 pounds to roam free throughout the house without setting off the alarm. A system upgrade may be required for pets that weigh more than 40 pounds.
For more information about Safeguard Home Security, or to upgrade your Houston burglar alarm monitoring, call us today at (832) 469-4054!