How Secure Is Your Home? 4 Common Myths Busted
The security of your home is a top priority. Sadly, it may have fallen victim to a few safety myths. To keep your home security systems up-to-date, it is important to do your research about new products and installations. Unfortunately, when considering security, many people leave it up to fiction.
So, read on as we bust 4 common security myths – and give you the facts you need.
Myth 1 – Home security systems are unreliable
Technology is always advancing and so are home security systems. In the past, people may have found systems to be unresponsive and unreliable, but as they improve so does their reliability.
No longer do people have to rely on clunky out-dated hardware. Safety and surveillance equipment now has multi-layered options for keeping your home secure. With wireless video surveillance and smart operating systems, you can control your safety on smart devices even when you’re on holiday!
Myth 2 – My neighbourhood is safe, I don’t need security systems
No one ever thinks their home is in danger, until it’s too late. And, although neighbourhood watch patrols and community support are fantastic additions, it can’t solve every security risk. This relies on the good will of individuals and how vigilant they can be.
The smartest thing for anyone to do is be prepared in their own home. Prevention is key. That’s why, even in the perceived safest streets and neighbourhoods, it’s good to have systems in place such as video surveillance and gate operators.
Myth 3 – My pet will protect my house
Many people wonder if a guard dog is enough to secure their home. Dogs are man’s best friend, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best security technique.
If a perpetrator breaks into your home, your pets could be tempted away with tasty treats or in the worst-case scenario could be severely hurt. Don’t put your pup in danger. Opt for purpose-built home security instead.
Myth 4 – Home security is too expensive and not worth it
One myth that is often exaggerated is that home security systems are too expensive and not worth the hassle. However, with advances in technology, intruder alarms and CCTV are now surprisingly affordable, as well as having vastly improved in quality.
Costs also depend on what systems you select, so you can choose systems that work within your budget. Curate your own system and select which options work best for you. Whatever suits your property, lifestyle and budget. Can you put a price on safety? It’s better to have peace of mind and settle any worries with systems such as intruder alarms and CCTV.
Can we help?
Considering a new security system? If you want to protect your home and debunk these safety myths for yourself, Selectron can help. We are residential security experts, with a selection of home security products to keep your home safe all year round. We also offer fully monitored fire and intruder detection systems. Get in touch today and see how we can help make your home completely safe and secure.
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