This blog post is sponsored by ADT.
As a homeowner, there’s nothing more important than keeping your home and your family safe. While FBI crime statistics show that the number of burglaries in the United States went down from 2010 to 2011, most burglaries are committed during the summer months when people are away on vacation. And with getaway season fast approaching, now is the perfect time to make sure your home is protected. Installing a home security system can bring you peace of mind—but did you know that it could also save you money at the same time?
According to FBI statistics, installing a monitored security system decreases the chance of a break-in by up to 80 percent—making it that much less likely that you will have to spend money to replace stolen items. Plus, a 24-hour security system, which could cost as little as a dollar a day, helps guard your home against fire, carbon monoxide dangers, flood and other critical—and potentially costly—conditions.
Investing in a security system also can save you money on homeowners insurance. According to MSN Money, installing a home security system could help you save 20 to 25 percent on your homeowner’s insurance premium.
You’ve heard of a smart phone—but what about a smart home? There are now security systems that let you control things in your home from your office or smart phone. That means you can remotely activate or deactivate your home alarm system, lock doors, set thermostats and turn on or off lights. This new way of interacting with your home is very convenient and saves costs—the perfect combination.