You may live in a gated community or one that has never endured a break-in, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your neighbourhood is safe. In fact, break-ins happen every 90 seconds in Canada, and in Ottawa, more than 2,000 are reported each and every year. So even if your neighbourhood has a historically low crime rate, you should still be protected in the rare chance that your area becomes a sudden target. And the best way to do that is with an active home security system. Homes with security systems are 6 to 15 times less likely to be hit by a burglar – but that’s not the only reason to have one in place. Here are a few more reasons why you still need home security even when you live in a safe location.
Do your housekeeper, nanny, and gardener often have full access to your home, even when you’re not there? You may trust them, but in the case that something does go missing, someone reports wrongdoing, or an alleged accident happens on your property, it’s best to have evidence on hand. That’s where a home security system comes in handy. Security cameras can provide you with the footage you need to back up any claims.
Fire, Flood and Carbon Monoxide Protection
Break-ins are not the only thing that a home security system can protect you from. Fire, flood and carbon monoxide leaks can strike at any time. And if you don’t have the adequate security devices in place to detect them, you could be putting your family at risk. Today’s home security systems can also be used to detect water, smoke and harmful gas as soon as it happens. Once detected, they will notify the appropriate authorities to ensure that help arrives as soon as possible.
Believe it or not, a security system can also be used to signal for help when a medical emergency occurs. By way of a 24-7 ULC-certified monitoring station, in the event of an emergency, an ambulance will be immediately dispatched to the site.
24/7 Control Over Your Home
With a home security system, you can control your home even when you’re away. Check in on the home when you’re on vacation, turn on the heat before you arrive home from work, check in on the kids when they’re off school and so forth. Smart home monitoring can add a touch of convenience and more safety to any home.
An active home security system can do several things, but most importantly, it can ensure that your family is safe and secure. To learn more about today’s state-of-the-art systems available, contact us at Bee Alarmed. We’re Ottawa’s trusted security provider offering tailored residential and commercial alarm solutions.