How much do you think it costs to install a smart home
security system? Many homeowners believe installing a modern residential security
system is costly, but holding off could cost a lot more in the long run.
We’ve been to many homes that have experienced a break-in or
damages relating to fire, flooding and furnace breakdowns. We see People going
through anxiety, spending a lot of money on insurance deductibles and endless
hours replacing their valuables. Is it worth it to go through the anxiety, stress
and feeling vulnerable? What is your time worth to file an insurance claim and
provide documentation of all the valuables that need to be replaced? What are your
keepsakes worth that can’t be replaced? Most home owners install a security
system after the fact so they don’t have to go through the pain again.
These days, you can easily find affordable security
solutions for your home without “burning” a hole in your budget.
Here are the TOP 4 REASONS TO INSTALL A SMART HOME SECURITY SYSTEM:
1. PROTECT YOUR HOME
AND FAMILY FROM INTRUDERS
The first reason to consider installing a smart home security
system is that it provides protection for the things that matter most - your
home, your belongings, and your family. Installing a home alarm system deters
burglars from breaking and entering. Intruders often avoid the homes with security
warning signage and appear to be protected. You are 400% less likely to
experience a break-in when you have a monitored home security system. The
insurance companies agree and provide discounts of 10% to 25% (because their
risk of a payout is reduced). A professionally installed security system with
door sensors, window sensors, motion sensors, glass-break sensors, siren and
24/7 Monitoring service with POLICE dispatch will limit the intruders time on site -
which also reduces your losses.
2. PROTECT YOUR HOME
AND FAMILY FROM FIRE
According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)
there are about 24,000 house fires each year in Canada, resulting in an average
of 377 deaths and 3,048 injuries per year. The #1 ignition source in all
preventable house fires is cooking equipment that ignites clothing, oil or
flammable liquids. In fatal, preventable house fires, the #1 ignition source is
smoking materials, such as cigarettes. Fires are most likely to start in the
kitchen, bedrooms and living room. In fatal, preventable house fires, more than
1/3 of the homes didn’t have a working smoke detector.
A modern home security system can protect you from smoke and
fires. Monitored Smoke and Heat sensors alert occupants of the presence of smoke,
identify the source of the heat and also contact our 24/7 Monitoring Stations with
FIRE Department dispatch. Smoke and heat sensors should be installed in hallways and near
bedrooms. Some insurance companies provide additional discounts when you have
monitored fire protection.
3. AVOID COSTLY
REPAIRS AND INSURANCE CLAIMS FROM FLOODING AND HEATING ISSUES
According to Environment Canada, floods are the costliest
natural disaster in Canada in terms of property damage. They are also the most
common Canadian natural disaster, with about 40 per cent of floods occurring in
April and May.
A monitored flood sensor wouldn’t help if there was a
natural disaster, but it could instantly alert you
- if you had flooding from snow melting
- if you had flood from broken sprinklers
- if you had a sewage backup problem
a water pipe burst
- if you had a flooding problem with your dishwasher or washing
You could potentially save thousands of dollars
by dealing with the
problem sooner and avoiding an insurance claim.
Did you ever come home to a freezing home during an ice-cold
winter? You couldn’t feel or hear the sound of forced air? OH NO - the Furnace
is out! The biggest risk when your furnace cuts out is freezing water lines. Get
ready to spend $500 to $4000 on Plumbing and HVAC repairs. By installing a
monitored temperature sensor you would receive an instant alert from ALARM.COM and
our 24/7 Monitoring Stations. You or another key-holder can deal with
the problem before it gets really expensive.
Going on vacation? Many home-owners insurance policies have
requirements that your home must be checked regularly (every 1-4 days) by someone
for the policy to remain in force. Alternatively you could install a modern smart home
security system with 24/7 Monitoring.
Some insurance companies provide additional discounts when you have monitored flood or low temperature protection.
4. STAY CONNECTED
More than a smart app or a cool thermostat, ALARM.COM
seamlessly connects the key devices in your home on one platform - so they work
together and work smarter. Each system is easily customized to your home’s
unique configuration and your needs.
Connect your security, lights, locks, thermostats, video and
more — for seamless automation and control.
SECURITY CONTROL - With a variety of panels to choose from,
you can take advantage of features such as two-way voice for emergency
response, and severe weather alerts that notify you if dangerous conditions are
detected nearby. ALARM.COM’S Crash & Smash technology ensures that your
system will still work even if the panel is smashed.
LIGHT CONTROL - Manage lights with automatic schedules, and
set rules to have lights automatically turn on in an alarm event for added
visibility and safety.
LOCK CONTROL - Eliminate the need for keys with smart locks. Give each user
their own lock code, remotely lock or unlock the door through your app, and get
a notification whenever a user unlocks the door.
THERMOSTAT CONTROL - You can keep the family room comfortable on the weekend,
make sure the nursery is exactly the right temperature at nap time, and have the
whole house drop to a savings setting when nobody is there. The Smart
Thermostat uses all the security sensors around the home so it can
automatically respond to different conditions and activities.
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE - Keep an eye on what matters to you.
Peek-in to watch live streaming video anytime, get video alerts if a specific
activity occurs, and watch recorded clips – all from your app.
INSTANT ALERTS - What time did my teenager get home? Did I
forget to close the garage door when I left today? Unlike traditional systems
that only alert you in an alarm event, ALARM.COM lets you know what’s happening
at your property at any time. It’s easy to set your own alerts and reminders to
be notified of any activity you care about, whether your system is armed or
SMART HOME PLANS & PRICING
So, what will all this security and automation cost? You can
purchase sensors and have them professionally installed a-la-carte. Security sensor
and automation device prices range from $50/ea to $300/ea. (includes
installation). A professionally installed modern smart security package will cost
between $599 and $1999+ (based on a 1500 square foot home). 24/7 Monitoring fees will range from $19.95
to $39.95 a month.
Many of our clients prefer our very popular $0 DOWN PLANS
and often use them to upgrade older systems. Instead of paying up front equipment
and installation fees we created affordable plans that range from $49.95/mo. to
$79.95/mo. O.A.C. when you sign up to a 48 month subscription. All SMARTHOME plans come with equipment, professional installation, 24/7 Monitoring with Fire and Police dispatch, ALARM.COM app and on site warranty.
If you would like to know more about any Reed Security products,
services or plans please Contact Us today for more information.
We are happy to
provide you with a FREE HOME OR BUSINESS SECURITY EVALUATION.