If you’ve been considering a home security system but you’ve been waiting for the right time to install it, summer may just be what you’ve been waiting for. Most of us spend more time away from home than usual during the summer months due to family vacations and local outings. That means summer also makes the perfect time for criminals to reap a windfall while homes are left unattended for long periods of time. But you can get a leg up in protecting your home and possessions with an alarm system and monitoring package.
A home security system with alarm monitoring is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to keep your home safe from burglars. But it’s also extremely valuable to protect against other things including:
- excessive flood damage
- excessive fire damage
- carbon monoxide poisoning
Security companies like Devcon Security provide flood monitoring through the use of a water sensor that can be installed in your basement near your water tank or other plumbing features. When the detector senses any amount of water on the floor your alarm company is notified right away. They can send you an alert so you can get the problem taken care of before a minor leak becomes a major problem.
Imagine knowing within minutes that your hot water tank has sprung a leak, enabling you to get home and get the water shut off while you wait for the plumber to arrive. Without an alarm water could be spilling all over your basement for hours at a time, leading to a damaged furnace or loss of personal effects. With a flood monitor you stand a much greater chance of preventing serious damage. Flood monitoring is helpful for broken pipes, a malfunctioning some pump, or even when the local water table is just a bit too high.
Most of us know that a very small fire can become a major fire within a matter of minutes if left undetected. That’s why fire protection makes so much sense if you’re planning to get a home security system. Fire protection works the same way as your standard smoke alarm except for the fact that when smoke is detected the alarm company notifies the local fire department right away. Within minutes firefighters will be at your home ready to put out the blaze.
There’s no guarantee that fire protection will completely save your home, but it does greatly increase the chances. The sooner a fire is detected the quicker it can be brought under control. Without it a fire may rage on unnoticed until the windows break and smoke is seen billowing from the roof.
Carbon Monoxide Protection
If you have a family perhaps nothing is more important in terms of home security than carbon monoxide protection. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless gas that can kill very quickly. It’s usually in the home as the result of a malfunctioning furnace or water heater pilot.
When you have carbon monoxide monitoring as part of your home security package you can rest assured an alarm will go off before CO levels in your home get dangerously high. That gives you plenty of time to get out and get the help you need. Otherwise you wouldn’t know anything was wrong until you started feeling ill. By then you may be in real trouble.
Summer is a great time to have your new home security system installed. Get going today and get the peace of mind you deserve for you and your family.