We all want to feel safe in our homes and will often take measures to ensure our security. One of the most common security additions for living spaces is a security alarm. With various brands and models to choose from, it’s possible to find one that will meet the needs of your home. Though security systems add another layer of security to a living space, are they enough to protect a home on their own? We’re taking a look at some of the areas where using only a security alarm leaves your home vulnerable.
Prevention or Response
Many people will install a home security system to prevent a break-in to their homes. Though a system can help to deter some intruders, it doesn’t completely stop them all. A security alarm is just that, an alarm. Like security technology, burglars have evolved and adapted over the years. Many will understand how a security system works and know that they will have a few minutes before police arrive. This means that in the time it takes police to arrive, the intruder could already be gone with your valuable items.
Who’s it Gonna Call?
Depending on your system, the security alarm might not directly call the police. Instead, most security systems will call the security company. They will then try to contact you and notify the police depending on your response. This chain of communication could add time to how long it takes to get some kind of response to your home. During a break-in, those extra minutes could make all the difference in whether or not an intruder can carry out their plans.
A security alarm will do its job of alerting you of activity in your home. Still, sometimes this activity isn’t a cause for panic. Whether it be kids getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, or a pet getting a drink of water from the kitchen, the activity could trigger the security alarm. This will depend on the security system and its settings, but any kind of activity while your alarm system is active could mean a phone call from your security provider.
Consistency is Key
One of the biggest problems when using a security system is that people don’t activate their alarm. Sometimes they forget, and other times they choose not to. For a security alarm to work and do its job effectively, it has to be activated. We all have those mornings where we’re in a hurry, and things get forgotten. If your alarm system is connected to an app, this can be an easy fix. If it isn’t, your home will be unprotected while you are away.
Often, security alarm owners will deactivate their systems while they are at home to prevent false alarms. Though it may be more convenient to turn your security system off while you are home, this leaves your home unprotected from intruders. To keep your living space secure using a security alarm, it is important to keep it activated and adjust any settings available when you are in your house.
Enhance Your Lifestyle
Security and peace-of-mind are important to anyone, and the inclusion of home security additions can provide that to any living space. Crimsafe Security Screens and Doors are built and tested to ensure the security of your home and family. Our security screens offer a wide variety of lifestyle benefits, in addition to securing your home, that you can’t get from just using a security alarm. Enjoy your peace-of-mind and find a Crimsafe dealer near you!